I was looking for a gun to meet several criteria and bought a used Springfield EMP 9mm with G10 grips. The criteria was: compact 1911, stainless slide, 9mm caliber, around $1,000 budget. I like to shoot my guns and wanted a caliber I could afford to buy in quantity. I wanted the stainless slide so that it would be less likely to scratch up. I also wanted a fairly respected brand that would be likely to hold up with a lot if use. My local range called me when this used EMP was traded in to them. I picked it up for $950. It looks nearly unfired. Not a scratch or wear mark on it.
Well... After a little shooting it failed to go into battery... A lot. The slide would sort of hang back and move forward with a long hesitation. It also kept failing to lock back after the last round.
My dealer is sending it back to Springfield for me to see about fixing this problem. Am I correct in thinking that this has been a common problem with these guns but also that Springfield usually does an excellent job at fixing them and making them run right if returned to them for work?