EMP4: Springfield Armory Introduces Pistol in .40 S&W
Springfield Armory’s EMP 4″ Lightweight Champion, also known as the EMP4, was an instant hit when the 9mm version was released.
It comes as no surprise that the company followed in suit with a .40 S&W-caliber version of the EMP4.
Springfield Armory engineered the original EMP with an all-new patented short action. Seventeen re-designed parts later, the EMP came out a smaller, more comfortable, and more concealable package optimized for the smaller 9mm and .40 S&W calibers.
The 4″ Lightweight Champion offers a longer four-inch barrel that presents increased sight radius and more practical accuracy. The longer barrel adds a significant amount of extra velocity to any given cartridge.
Better yet, the EMP4 offers an extra half inch of height, providing plenty of room for a strong and positive grip.
The EMP 4″ is loaded with extras like a fiber optic front sight and two-dot, low-profile combat rear sight for effortless target acquisition. Ambidextrous safety levers, a match-grade barrel, and Posi-Lock grip texture to the front strap add extra high value benefits for the serious shooter.
The new EMP4 also offers the same reduced grip circumference that made the original so successful.