New For 2024: Wilson Combat EDC X9 2.0

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posted on June 22, 2024
A Wilson Combat EDC X9 2.0 leans up against a guitar laying on a wooden tabletop.
Images courtesy of Wilson Combat.

While Wilson Combat cut its teeth on custom M1911s, the company has branched out into other types of firearms over the years, from AR-15s to the P320. In 2016, the company introduced an all-new from the ground-up handgun design with the EDC X9. While having the basic lines of an M1911, the EDC X9 was an alloy-frame pistol that was chambered in 9 mm Luger and housed a double-column 15-round magazine. New for 2024, Wilson is updating the model with the EDC X9 2.0.

Right side profile of the Wilson Combat EDC X9 2.0.The EDC X9 2.0 is an updated version of Wilson Combat’s original alloy-frame, double-column magazine, 9 mm Luger pistol.

Like the original version, the EDC 2.0 uses a T6-7075 aluminum alloy frame that is similar in size to a traditional compact single-stack M1911 frame. On the 2.0 version, the frame is a solid design “with improvements made to enhance accuracy and reduce recoil” with Wilson’s “X-TAC” pattern checkering on the front and rear grip straps. Grips are now a customizable M1911-style that attach with screws and are made of G10 material with a checkered starburst pattern.  

A disassembled view of the Wilson Combat EDC X9 2.0 pistol.The EDC X9 2.0 uses a design that is familiar to those who have used an M1911.

The EDC X9 2.0 uses a single-action, hammer-fired mechanism and can be carried “cocked and locked” with the manual safety applied. Many of the EDC X9 2.0’s parts, including the hammer, magazine release button and safety lever, are Wilson’s CNC-machined from solid steel billet “Bullet Proof” style. The pistol is supplied with two 15-round magazines or optional 18-round magazines with a frame-mounted magwell.

Left side view of the Wilson Combat EDC X9 2.0.The EDC X9 2.0 uses a “Tri-Profile” slide with top serrations and front and rear X-Tac gripping areas. An X9L with 5” bushing barrel shown.

The EDC X9 2.0 will be offered in three versions—the original 4” barreled X9, as well as 5” (X9L) and 3.25” (Subcompact) barrel versions. On all versions, the slide is made of stainless steel with an external extractor, and a black Armor-Tuff finish. The slide has a “Tri-Top” profile, with 30 LPI top serrations and 40 LPI rear serrated to reduce glare in the sight picture, the front of the slide has carry cuts and ball endmill cuts, and the lower outside edge of the slide is given a heavy chamfer. Sights on the 4” and 5” models are Wilson’s Tactical Adjustable Battlesight at the rear and a front post with a fiber-optic insert at the front, with fixed rear Concealment Battlesight on the 3.25” version.

Rear view of the Wilson Combat EDC X9 2.0's external skeletonized hammer and rear battlesight.Four and 5” barreled versions of the EDC X9 2.0 use Wilson’s rear Tactical Adjustable Battlesight.

The match-grade barrel is made of stainless steel and has a reverse target crown on the muzzle. It uses a traditional swinging link and has Wilson’s “Reliability Enhancing Lock-up” treatment. The 4" and 3.25” models use a bushingless cone barrel, while the 5” version uses a traditional bushing. The gun's 5" barrels have a fluted surface on the exterior of the chamber, while 4” and 3.25” barrels are fluted on the chamber and the length of the barrel. The pistol is given Wilson’s “Enhanced Reliability System” (ERS) for 9 mm M1911s, which includes Reliability Enhanced Frame Rails and an action that is tuned for the wide range in ballistics of 9 mm Luger ammunition.  

The fiber-optic front sight and muzzle on the Wilson Combat EDC X9 2.0 pistol.Front sights on all EDC X9s is a front post with fiber-optic insert. Four and 3.25” barreled versions use a bushingless barrel system.

Wilson Combat EDC X9 pistols have a base MSRP of $3,210 (3.25” and 4”) and $3,315 (5”). Available options include grip material, sights, finishes, trigger length, bilateral safeties and a dustcover accessory rail. For more information, visit wilsoncombat.com.

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