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Springfield Ronin EMP (Enhanced Micro Pistol) 9mm 1911: First Look

Springfield Ronin EMP (Enhanced Micro Pistol) 9mm 1911: First Look

(Photo Courtesy of Springfield Armory)

Springfield Armory announced the newest addition to its family of 1911s — the Ronin EMP. Combining the popular features of the Ronin series of pistols with the CCW-ready Enhanced Micro Pistol (EMP) platform, the result is a potent and packable EDC partner that offers the smallest 1911 in the world.

Springfield Ronin EMP (Enhanced Micro Pistol) 9mm 1911: First Look
(Photo Courtesy of Springfield Armory)

The patented EMP stands apart in the 1911 market, having been specifically engineered around the 9mm cartridge and its overall shorter length than rounds such as the .45 ACP and 10mm. Rather than simply shortening the barrel and slide like most compact 1911 pistols, the EMP also shortens the frame of the pistol fore to aft. As a result, the pistol is not only shorter and more compact, but also has a reduced grip radius for both enhanced comfort and concealability.

Springfield Ronin EMP (Enhanced Micro Pistol) 9mm 1911: First Look
(Photo Courtesy of Springfield Armory)

Now, the EMP gets the Ronin family treatment. The Ronin EMP features an attractive two-tone finish, made up of a carbon steel slide with a hot salt blue finish and satin silver Cerakote® finish on the lightweight aluminum frame. Additional Ronin features include Crossed Cannon™ wood grips, a fiber optic front sight paired to a Tactical Rack rear sight, extended beavertail grip safety with memory bump, and much more.

Springfield Ronin EMP (Enhanced Micro Pistol) 9mm 1911: First Look
(Photo Courtesy of Springfield Armory)

“The EMP has long been a popular CCW pistol for 1911 fans, due to its incredible ergonomics and easily concealable dimensions,” explains Steve Kramer, Vice President of Marketing for Springfield Armory. “And now with the new Ronin EMP, shooters get one with all the benefits and features of the Ronin series of 1911 pistols.”


The EMP Ronin is offered in two variants — an ultra-compact 3" with a 9+1 capacity, and a 4" version with a 10+1 capacity. Like all Springfield Armory 1911-style pistols, the Ronin EMP pistols feature forged steel construction in their slides and barrels, as well as forged alloy frames. The result are pistols that are lightweight and packable, yet also ruggedly durable. MSRP is $849.


Springfield Ronin EMP (Enhanced Micro Pistol) 9mm 1911: First Look
(Photo Courtesy of Springfield Armory)

Designed and built for a lifetime of EDC service, the Ronin EMP pistols offer 1911 enthusiasts a highly refined handgun with unparalleled durability and strength — and all in a package offering CCW-ready performance. 

The Ronin EMP 9mm is available with a 3-inch barrel, PX9123L, or a 4-inch barrel, PX9124L.

Springfield Ronin EMP (Enhanced Micro Pistol) 9mm 1911: First Look
(Photo Courtesy of Springfield Armory)

Springfield Armory Ronin EMP 3-Inch Barrel Specifications

  • Caliber/Chambering: 9mm
  • Color: Stainless/Black
  • Barrel: 3-inch Forged Stainless Steel, Match Grade, Fully Supported Ramp, Bull, 1:16
  • Slide: Forged Carbon Steel, Blued
  • Frame: Forged Aluminum Alloy, Satin Aluminum Cerakote
  • Sights: Fiber Optic Front, Tactical Rack White Dot Rear
  • Recoil System: Dual Captive Recoil Spring with Full-Length Guide Rod
  • Grips: Wood
  • Magazines: (1) 9-Round
  • Weight: 24 oz
  • Length: 6.6 inches
  • Height: 4.8 inches
  • MSRP: $849; springfield-armory.com
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