The EMP platform is a downsized 1911 designed specifically aroundthe 9mm platform. The original had a three-inch barrel, and this gun was followed by a gun with a four-inch barrel, the EMP 4 Lightweight Champion. New is the EMP 4 Lightweight Champion with Concealed Carry Contour (CCC) — basically make a good carry gun a great one for those who prefer the single-action 1911 design. The big change over the EMP 4 is the angled cut at the bottom of the frame, which helps prevent the gun from printing through clothing when carried concealed. Weight is just 30.5 ounces with an empty magazine, and overall length is a mere 7.5 inches.