In 2007 the Springfield EMP champion 9mm set the bar for carry 1911s. With a new patented short action, you get all the ergonomics and reliablilty of the legendary John Moses Browning 1911 pistol but in a smaller built for the shorter 9mm cartridge. The bevel cut lightweight aluminum frame is easy to carry and the frame cut helps it hide under clothes without the sharp edges of the traditional frame 1911. The 4" match grade stainless steel barrel on the Springfield EMP champion 9mm delivers excellent ballistic performance while still being easy to carry, 2 dot combat style rear sights and fiber optic front are incredibly accurate and smooth on the draw. Ambidextrous frame mounted manual thumb safety is great for left and right handed shooters alike, and the G10 checkered grips along with front and rear checkering will keep the Springfield EMP champion 9mm firmly in your hand in any condition you might find yourself in.