The 4 Best Springfield EMP Accessories – 9mm Parts Upgrades 2023

So why upgrade your Springfield 9mm with accessories? While the EMP is a purpose-built, concealed carry 1911 is a great gun, it, like all stock weapons, can be improved via aftermarket parts. Those few accessories will go a long way to not only making your gun fit better but also more individual to your own needs? As a CCW, this gun can benefit from a great holster, from some training tools, and a means to make it easier to carry. So without further ago . . .

Here are our recommendations for the 4 best Springfield EMP Accessories on the market:

Springfield Emp Accessory 1: Alien Gear Cloak Tuck 3.5

The Alien Gear Cloak Tuck 3.5 is the perfect concealed carry holster for your little Springfield EMP. This is a hybrid holster that mixed soft leather-like material with a hard custom molded retention shell. The soft Neoprene material is comfortable against the skin and wicks away sweat. The material is already breathable, but summer is summer.

The Cloak Tuck 3.5 (see full specs) comes in right, and left-handed variants and each shell are custom molded to your gun. The use of a polymer shell means the holster will not collapse when the weapon is drawn. You can safely and effectively reholster your concealed carry gun with ease. The shells are even swappable so you can change the shell to carry a different weapon. The Cloak Tuck 3.5 sports a series of holes to provide adjustable cant and ride height. The use of Neoprene material means the holster conforms to your body to maximize both comfort and concealability.

The Alien Gear Cloak Tuck 3.5 is backed by Alien Gear’s ironclad guarantee, and you get a 30-day period to test drive the holster. A lot of love and patience went into designing this holster and into giving concealed carriers a flexible and lightweight option for IWB carry.

ALIEN GEAR 3.5 Holster IWB Cloak Tuck Quick Review

Springfield Emp Accessory 2: Snag Mag

As a concealed carry handgun with relatively low magazine capacity, the EMP can improved via a spare magazine or two. But to maintain concealability, you’ll need a low profile magazine carrier. The Snag Mag concealed magazine holster is a pocket carry option. When pocket carrying a magazine it’s critical you use some form of magazine carrier. A pocket mag carrier protects your magazine from gunk and junk building up inside the magazine. A pocket mag carrier also makes it easy to draw the magazine.

If you have to reload while defending your life, you can bet it’s going to be a critical situation. The Snag Mag makes it simple to draw the magazine and reload quick and in a hurry. The Snag Mag clips onto your pocket like a pocket knife. The clip keeps the magazine in the same place and makes it easy to draw. The Snag Mag is also an easy to carry solution that takes up barely any pocket space.

The Snag Mag’s minimalist design also makes it a comfortable to carry. The thin and small size of the EMP magazines also makes it easy to carry with other things in your pocket. Although, you don’t want to put too much junk in your pockets where it will interrupt your reload. The Snag Mags are made for specific firearm magazines, and the Springfield EMP is well represented.

Carrying an Extra Handgun Magazine - Snagmag

Springfield Emp Accessory 3: Magazine Speed Loader

The Springfield EMP is designed for defensive purposes, and if you are carrying a firearm for defensive purposes, you have to get out there and train with it. Training means lots of shooting, and lots of shooting means lots of loading magazines. If you’ve ever done a high volume defensive pistol course, you know that loading magazines can suck. Eventually, your thumbs get sore and tired, and your hands ache.

That’s why you shouldn’t leave home without a magazine speed loader. The MakerShot magazine speedloaders are custom fit to each gun and caliber. They produce one for the EMP Specifically. This is important because a loose or sloppy fit just isn’t going to work, well when loading hundreds of rounds a day. The speed loader is a simple device that locks over your magazine and takes all the pain out of reloading magazines.

Not to pick on the Springfield EMP, but the magazines have some sharp edges, and without a mag loader you’ll start feeling the pain pretty quickly. The MakerShot speed loader fits over the magazine, takes pressure off the shooter and makes life much easier. This affordable upgrade is simply one way to make life a little easier when it comes to high round count shooting.

How to use a MakerShot speedloader

Springfield Emp Accessory 4: LaserLyte Laser Trainer and Target

As much as we all love to train, we can’t always get to the range. To keep your skills sharp, there are tons of gadgets and gizmos. The LaserLyte Laser Trainer and Trainer Target (see full specs) are two components of one awesome system. The LaserLyte Laser Trainer is a cartridge shaped like a 9mm shell that fits into the chamber of your gun. Every time the firing pin strikes the rear of the laser it “fires.” By firing, I mean it shoots a laser. This gives you immediate feedback when the trigger is pulled. The 9mm laser cartridge is easy to use and comes in 40 S&W as well as additional calibers.

The LaserLyte trainer works well by itself as a dry fire training device. The LaserLyte trainer’s feedback lets you know when and where you are throwing shots and allows for training past it. Alone, it’s fine, but when combined with the Laserlyte target you have an almost video game-like experience when it comes to training.

The Target reads hits from the laser and registers those hits and misses. The laser target has a built-in shot timer and a laser trace mode that tests your reflexes. These modes are a lot of fun and spice up your dry fire training.


The Spring EMP is an excellent little gun, and with a bit of help for some good ole-fashioned capitalism, you’ll be shooting faster, straighter, and with more accuracy. Combine a few or all of the above-listed accessories, and you’ll be ready to conquer the world. Good luck!

  • Owner of, Boyd Smith is a major handgun enthusiast, and although he owns Glocks, he prefers the revolving wheel type. His go-to guns are a Smith & Wesson 642 Performance Center for carry and a Ruger GP100 in the nightstand biometric safe (he has kids). He loads both revolvers with old-school 148-grain Federal Gold Medal .38 wadcutters. It’s OK if you think he’s a wimp. Email him.

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