Last week, Wilson Combat announced the release of their new subcompact the EDC X9S. The EDC X9S is an addition to Wilson Combat’s EDC X9 current lineup. The new 1911 style pistol from Wilson Combat was designed to be lightweight, compact, and be a high capacity 1911 for conceal carry.
The EDC X9S features a slim profile for concealed carry. Wilson has lowered the profile of the rear battlesight, thumb safety, and magazine to help provide greater concealment for the user.
The slide features Wilson’s Enhanced Reliability System. This system also for the EDC X9S to cycle different power levels of 9mm ammunition with no problem. The EDC X9S also features a fluted 3.25-inch match grade barrel for increased accuracy. The EDC X9S lives up to Wilson Combat high level of quality, detail, and function.
Wilson designed the EDC X9S to be comparable to the other popular subcompact on the market such as the Sig P365, G26 & G43, and Springfield Hellcat. They wanted to show how compared to the other models Wilson put up diagrams comparing the size t show consumers where the EDC X9S stacks up.
The Wilson Combat EDC X9S retails at $2,695. It’s a pretty penny for a EDC pistol but, definitely worth the price of admission.
Below is an in-depth product overview from Wilson Combat’s website.
Wilson Combat has further refined the groundbreaking EDC X9 family of high-performance defensive handguns with the new EDC X9S, a sub-compact double-column 9mm with a gripless lightweight aluminum grip frame design. The trim X9S solid frame accepts an enhanced capacity double-column magazine but is smaller in size than most comparably sized single-stack handguns. The sub-compact 10-round, double-column 9mm X9S magazine is based on our EDC X9 magazine that was developed jointly with Mec-Gar, industry leaders in double column magazine design.
The new EDC X9S frame is expertly machined from solid T6-7075 aluminum and with a size and shape that is ideal for concealed carry use for shooters of most hand sizes. At 25.5 ounces unloaded and right at 30 ounces fully loaded, the X9S is light enough to carry for long durations but has enough frame mass that recoil during rapid fire is greatly enhanced over other sub-compact 9mm handguns. Like the EDC X9, the EDC X9S can be field stripped without tools and can be completely disassembled using only a single punch.
The slim and flat EDC X9S solid frame with the Wilson Combat X-Tac tread pattern improves control with a non-abrasive, comfortable grip in all shooting conditions. An all-new, lower profile “concealment” rear battlesight, thumb safety, magazine release, and slide controls give the X9S a lower profile than the standard EDC X9. A medium length trigger is standard, but three trigger pad lengths are available on custom order to allow shooters to customize the X9S to suit their hand size. The EDC X9S is available for order with or without an accessory rail and most leather holsters for 3.25″-3.5″ 1911 handguns will fit the non-rail version.
The EDC X9S sub-compact slide assembly retains Wilson Combat’s “Enhanced Reliability System” (ERS) for 9mm 1911’s. The ERS is tailored to the varying power levels of 9mm ammunition and maintains impressive reliability in all conditions, even when heavily fouled and low on lubrication. Other cosmetic and performance features include a tri-top slide profile with user-replaceable front sight, single-lug, tapered cone match-grade 1911 barrel, reliability enhancing reduced frame rails and a rugged, user-serviceable external extractor. The hand-fitted 3.25” 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.
Rugged, light and incredibly easy to shoot-the sub-compact EDC X9S has been optimized to be the best option for concealed carry by the leaders in 1911 quality engineering and manufacturing.
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