Springfield Armory has created the smallest, most concealable 1911 available: The Enhanced Micro Pistol - EMP. Importantly, you can't reduce the outer dimensions of a pistol without going after the inner workings, too. All together we had to re-engineer 15 different parts. What we got in the end was not just a new gun, but a new class of gun - the short-action 1911. Now that the hard part is out of the way, other gunmakers will surely copy it. But when you see their copies that look almost like a Springfield EMP, you'll say to yourself, Hey, that looks almost like a Springfield EMP. It's great to be first .