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From Wilson Combat . . .

The Wilson Combat EDC X9 9mm defensive handgun is now available with a 3.25” subcompact barrel and slide assembly. This rendition of the EDC X9 is a very fast-handling defensive carry gun.

The hand-fitted 3.25” stainless-steel barrel design has the same match-grade accuracy potential as the larger EDC X9 handguns and is painstakingly tuned by our gunsmiths for flawless reliability with a wide variety of target and defensive ammunition. The stainless steel slide wears the most advanced black DLC (Diamond-like-Carbon) physical vapor deposition finish available with chromium and tungsten underlayers for long-lasting corrosion and abrasion resistance.

The 3.25” subcompact slide assembly is tailored to the varying power level of 9mm ammunition and maintains impressive reliability in all conditions, even when heavily fouled and low on lubrication. Other features include a Tri-Top slide profile with user-replaceable front sight, single lug tapered cone match-grade 1911 barrel, rear Tactical Concealment Battlesight, and a rugged, user-replaceable extractor.

The X-frame is a 15-round, high capacity 9mm 1911 frame that is similar in size to a traditional compact, single stack 1911. The X-frame is machined at Wilson Combat from T6-7075 aluminum and accepts a high-capacity magazine with a grip that is smaller in circumference than a standard 1911 while retaining traditional 1911 controls. The EDC X9 15 and 18-round, double-column magazines were developed jointly with Mec-Gar, industry leaders in double column magazine design.

The screwless X-frame design uses hammer spring tension to keep the aggressive traction Wilson/VZ G-10 starburst pattern grips securely in place. The result is a highly concealable, high-capacity pistol frame that completely disassembles for cleaning with only a single punch without screws or frame bushings and a more natural, oval grip shape. The ergonomic design of the X-frame grip in conjunction with an enlarged trigger guard window and your choice of radiused trigger pad length fits all hand sizes comfortably and improves recoil control. The EDC X9 front and back strap are machined with the Wilson Combat X-Tac tread pattern that provides a comfortable but tactile grip in all shooting conditions.

The EDC X9 3.25” will fit the majority of holsters on the market designed for subcompact 1911 pistols and is offered with or without an accessory rail.
Thoroughly tested by our team of designers, champion shooters, and external industry experts, the Wilson Combat EDC X9 offers discriminating shooters 1911 match-grade accuracy, superior ergonomics, and concealability combined with modern service pistol capacity and reliability.

Available Calibers: 9mm
Magazine Capacity: 15 rounds
Barrel Length: 3.25”
Overall Length: 6.75”
Sight Radius: 5”
Height: 5.25”
Width: 1.4”
Weight Empty: 27.6 oz
Weight Loaded: 34.3 oz
Accuracy Guarantee: 1.5” at 25 yds


High-Capacity Compact Size Aluminum X-Frame with Reliability Enhanced Frame Rails
Unique X-TAC Frontstrap/Mainspring Housing Treatment
Concealment Bullet Proof® Hammer
Bullet Proof® Thumb Safety
3.5# – 4.5# Crisp Trigger Pull with Medium Length Lightweight Pad
Bullet Proof® Magazine Release
Black G10 Aggressive Starburst Grips with Pewter Medallions
3.25” Stainless Steel Tri-Top Slide with External Extractor
Black DLC Finish on Slide
Unique X-TAC Rear Cocking Serration Treatment on Slide
Heavy Machine Chamfer on Bottom of Slide
Concealment Battlesight with Red Fiber Optic Front Sight with 4.40 Hex Head Cap Screw
3.25” Stainless Cone Barrel with Reliability Enhancing Lock-up, Flush Cut Reverse Crown
Fluted Chamber
Fluted Barrel
30 LPI Slide Top Serrations
Carry Cuts
2 15-Round Capacity Magazines

Armor-Tuff Finish
Grips – Black, Gray/Black, Dirty Olive, Black Cherry
Backstrap – Small or Large
Ambidextrous Thumb Safety
Sights – Green Fiber Optic, Red Fiber Optic, Tritium, Gold Bead
Frame Type (Standard – Lightrail)
Trigger Length – Short, Medium, Long
Magwell/Grip Extension
MSRP: (prices include two 15 Round Magazines)

$3,195 with Ambidextrous Thumb Safety

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  1. If this only comes in 9mm, and they worked with Mec-Gar to develop the magazines, W T F doesn’t it use 9mm-width magazines?!

      • That’s not why.

        I have a 1911A2 9mm. Because it shares its frame with RIA’s .45 and 10mm double-stack 1911s, it has a huge grip to accept disproportionately wide magazines with indentations down the sides to center 9mm rounds in two staggered columns. 2011s are the same, as is pistol shown in this article.

        A pistol designed from the beginning with 9mm in mind can be slimmer because it uses a magazine that is only wide enough to hold two staggered stacks of 9mm, and has no indentations (except where the cartridges converge into one column near the top) – e.g. a P11 using S&W 59 mags.

  2. That is a lot o’ money! While I don’t argue that it is much better than a Hi-Point, you could buy 20 of them for the list price of this firearm.

    Just Sayin’

  3. Good lord that’s a lot of money. I’d hate for that to get confiscated.
    Nice thing about my Sig P938 is relatively low price and easily replaced. Even if it is inferior to the WC.

    • Tentatively getting a Taurus GX4 for something like a 10th of this. Best reviewed Brazil boy ever. How much are them thar meteorite gats compared to Wilson?!?

      • I handled a Cabot 1911 with meteorite grips that my FFL had a few months ago.
        Was priced at $100k. 😯
        It sold a few days later. 🤯

        • “I handled a Cabot 1911 with meteorite grips that my FFL had a few months ago.”

          Touching those grips was literally touching something older that this planet. And it took a few million years to cool down to develop that crystalline structure…

  4. I got to handle an EDC X9 about a year ago. A friend of a friend (who’s obviously not a poor) purchased one. FFL got it in the day he was leaving for a trip. He picked it up and instead of driving all the way back home, he dropped it off with my buddy before heading to the airport. Buddy called me over to take a look at it. After fondling the X9 for a while, my buddy took it away from me, wiped the fingerprints & drool off of it, and put it back in his safe. Damn nice gun but waaaayyyyyy the hell out of my price range.

    • jwm, I don’t know. I have firearms that cost a lot less than $3000 that I bet my life on every day. I also have firearms that cost more than S3000 that I bet my life on every day. It’s my life. I’ll eat hamburger instead of rib eye. I will not walk out my front door with a weapon that I consider inferior to another simply based on cost.

      • Not the whole story. My G19 will do the same job at 1/6 of the cost. If I use my gun for its intended purpose the gun will go into an evidence locker and I will need a lawyer.

        People that go into debt for bling, guns, cars, boats, etc. will need to sell all that in a hurry for a lawyer and they will have to sell short.

        Live a debt free life from the git go and be prepared for life’s little sh^tstorms.

        • It’s too much for an EDC (IMO) with so many other nice, more affordable options available, but it isn’t a ton of money when you think about it. Some people pay cash for older used vehicles instead of losing money on financing and depreciation. Some people bring their lunch to work instead of eating out every day. Some people don’t have an endless list of useless subscription fees every month. Most of those people that save their money could afford this on an average salary if they wanted to. Not that they would buy this, but it’s possible.

        • Dude,
          Exactly. At the average US price, a pack-a-day cigarette habit (hardly the exclusive province of the rich – quite the opposite) would buy an X9 a year.

          Also, many / most shooters have a plethora of “affordable” firearms of the same type (I certainly did).

        • I always pay cash for my cars. Newer used vehicles. But you describe how I live. But consider that I bought a new Ruger gp100-7 and a new Benelli m2 for a little less than this one pistol would cost.

          My priorities are first, money in the bank and then nice things. Both can be done.

          For me a 3 grand pistol is a really nice thing that just ain’t needed.

  5. They used “high-capacity” three times and “high capacity” once.

    D’ya suppose that differentiator was pretty high up on the bullet list of features in their design team’s pitch to get this product greenlighted for development?

  6. I love a beautiful gun. However, my carry gun is gonna be a bit cheaper contribution to the establishment’s confiscation scheme after I have to use it.

  7. SWEET! My wife just been shooting about a year and she loves looking at and handling the Wilson’s. This might be her first one.

    • I’m on record against spending this much on an edc. But if it will get your wife into the game, have at it.

      My wife likes that I have guns. And she’s one hell of a shot. She just doesn’t care about guns. Hi-Point, Python, Kimber, all the same to her. She knows safe gun handling. But that’s it.

      The only gun she shows any interest in is the Taurus Judge and we can’t have one in CA.

      • Will California let you have the Taurus Lawyer?
        Maybe Taurus Public Defender if you’ve not got the $$$$$$
        It is nice to have a judge in your pocket. Say, maybe they should have the Taurus President.
        Nah that wouldn’t do, only guys named Xi could have those in their pocket.

  8. I understand. That would not have been an option during the years we were raising the family but we are near our retirement years now. Neither one of us smokes, drinks, gambles, uses recreational drugs, or spends good money on clothes, jewelry, cars, etc. She is also very good to me.

    What I meant is it could be her first Wilson. Her first pistol is the M&P EZ Shield 9MM PC which works very well for her. She likes to shoot but not as avid as I am about it. Probably one more nice pistol for “her” would be it.

  9. Oh, I have spent $850 at the most on a pistol. When I got into classic P series SIGs a bit back the ones I bought were CPO or nice used German made/proofed ones at $550 or less.

  10. Over THREE THOUSAND DOLLARS for a bloody hand gun. You can say what you like but I’ve yet to see anyone who could hold a 1.5” inch group with any handgun at 25 metres let alone a bloody 3.5 incher. ALL a load of marketting bullshit to part you from your money. Manyb years ago I provided rang service at Royal Air Force CREDENHILL for the SAS from BRADBURY LINES and they practiceed with handguns on an near daily basis and I never ever witnessed anything like that level of consistency.
    That is NOT to say that is such a handgun was clamped in a PROVING CLAMP it could not be done. But hand- holding to that level of accuracybis impossible.
    Why is it that so many REALLY DIM GUN FREAK idiots always think that the next ‘good’ thing is going to turn them into more than an Olympic shot.
    Over $3000 bucks? You have to be bloody delusional

    • $3000 is chicken feed to us American’s Albert. What the media dont want’cha to know is how really really, really, rich us American’s are.
      Were rich, even the poor are rich.
      A $3000 handgunm ain’t nothing.
      And being in England it really doesn’t matter if its $30 or $3,000 you cant have it anyway.

      • Possum, this is true even up here in Canada, where we just let the brits think they still own us when in fact we have had our very own royal family for decades now. We feign the poverty and gun control thing as well, just to keep them across the pond. I think nothing of buying $6k dollar hand guns (so about $3k us) on a daily basis and drive around in my hummer with them falling off the roof and hood. Unless I’m going to town whereupon I take the Lambo and just toss them on the dash and floorboards. Way nicer paint on the Lambo.

  11. A fluted barrel I could see.

    But a fluted chamber?


  12. Spring retained grips , somthing like the tt33 uses?
    3.25 inch barrel. I wonder what the velocity is ?
    I wouldn’t want a 124gr bullet less then 950fps.
    Nice gunm though.
    Let’s see, gunm gas or food, gunm gas or food, tails it is kids, drink more water.

  13. $3200 will buy you one Wilson EDC X9, or five Sig P365’s, or one Sig P365 and 8000 rounds of CCI 9mm 115gr practice ammo.

      • CSX for me. SAO without replicating the quaint turn-of-the-centuryisms nobody uses in new designs anymore, and uses a properly 9mm-size mag. It came with a heavy trigger, but I got it to a crisp 3.25lb for the price of a set screw and some polish. While not everyone is comfortable doing that, a professional trigger job from even a premium gunsmith would be a fraction of the price difference.

  14. I was enthusiastic all the way up until that price tag reared it’s ugly head. I have no problem with spending the moon & stars on anything of value to me; on the other hand, an EDC? Yah, nope. No effing way I’m going to lose that to the man.

    Staccato suffers from the same, unless end of days where all bets are off and the dogs of war are loosed, this is a hard nope. And for clarity, my primary EDC right now is a bit over 1/2 the cost of this one as outfitted, so not cheap either.

  15. This gun is not for the poors. Keep thinking your Glock, Sig or Hi Point is “just as good” as a Wilson or Staccato. Some people CAN actually afford them without going hungry or into debt. Hard to believe!

    btw…if you are in a shooting you will need an attorney anyway, and not just to get your gun out of evidence. Guns are returned to the owner after you are cleared of charges.

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