New for 2020: Wilson Combat EDC X9S

posted on January 17, 2020
Wilson Combat expanded its lineup of EDC X9 handguns in 2020, providing its most compact model yet in the form of the EDC X9S. The alloy-framed gun joins several models in the concealed-carry world that have pushed gun design into the micro-compact realm, such as the SIG Sauer P365 or Springfield Armory Hellcat. Now, Wilson Combat's X9S provides a premium option in the micro-compact market that offers expanded capacity in an easily carried size.

Unlike other small, double-stack models on the market, the Wilson Combat EDC X9S is constructed using a 7075-T6 aluminum-alloy frame, which is contoured and textured in a way that makes it comfortable and compatible in most shooters' hands. Unloaded, the alloy-framed pistol weighs 25.5 ozs., which is light enough to be carried comfortably all day while also providing more mass in the frame to tame the recoil of 9 mm Luger loads in such a compact platform. The compact slide assembly makes use of Wilson's Enhanced Reliability System, which is tailored to the different power levels of varying 9 mm Luger ammunition and designed to provide enhanced reliability, even with heavy fouling and poor lubrication.

Inside the frame of the Wilson Combat EDC X9S, consumers will find a medium-length trigger as standard, but three different trigger pads are available to customize the size of the pistol's frame to a user's hand. The guns are fed through a unique, double-column magazine designed in a joint effort between Wilson Combat and Mec-Gar engineering teams. The result is a 10-round, flush-fit magazine built from the ground up to provide premium performance. In addition to the 10-round magazine, each X9S ships with a 15-round extended magazine, complete with a machined-aluminum grip-frame extension.

 The Wilson Combat EXC X9S can be ordered with or without a machined Picatinny accessory rail on the dust cover, and the pistol is compatible with most holsters on the market designed for 3.25"-barreled 1911s. Those X9S handguns ordered with an accessory rail are compatible with holsters designed for 3.5" 1911s. Other select features found in the Wilson Combat EDC X9S include a fluted chamber, fluted barrel, stainless-steel tri-top slide with external extractor, Concealment Battlesight, fiber-optic front sight and Wilson's X-TAC treatment on the front strap and backstrap of the frame.

The base MSRP on the Wilson Combat EDC X9S is $2,695. For more information, visit


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