New Wilson Combat EDC X9 2.0: improving the EDC X9

Wilson Combat claims that the latest iteration of the 9mm EDC X9, the EDC X9 2.0, “builds upon the foundation of its predecessor, featuring upgrades that deliver superior performance and reliability without sacrificing the visually striking aesthetics that have won widespread admiration since its debut”. Let's see how.

The aluminum X-Frame of the EDC X9 2.0 accepts a high-capacity magazine with a grip that is smaller in circumference than a standard 1911 while retaining traditional 1911 controls.

The key feature of the EDC X9 2.0 is the solid  “X-Frame” design, a 15-round high capacity 9mm 1911 frame that is similar in size to a traditional compact, single stack 1911. The X-Frame in fact accepts a high-capacity magazine with a grip that is smaller in circumference than a standard 1911 while retaining traditional 1911 controls. 

Wilson Combat's EDC X9 2.0 now has customizable, easily interchangeable screw-on 1911 style grips. Available options include Black, Gray/Black and Black Cherry grips. 

Wilson Combat machines it from T6-7075 aluminum, while the 15-round, double-column magazine was developed jointly with Mec-Gar. From the earlier single-stack EDC pistols, the new model carries over the slide assembly with Wilson Combat's ERS "Enhanced Reliability System", tailored to the varying power level of 9mm ammunition to guarantee full reliability in all conditions. The Tri-Top slide profile with user-replaceable front sight, single-lug tapered cone match-grade 1911 barrel, rear Tactical Adjustable Battlesight, fluted chamber and rugged, user-serviceable external extractor are also signature details.

The EDC X9 2.0 now also adds customizable, easily interchangeable and  more versatile Classic 1911 style grips. These are screw-on grips available in a choice of Black, Gray/Black, Black Cherry options that “help you quickly fine-tune your setup and feel great in hand, striking the perfect balance between comfort and concealability”.

Video: introducing the Wilson Combat EDC X9 2.0

Wilson Combat EDC X9 2.0, three versions available

Wilson Combat EDC X9 2.0 pistols feature single-lug, tapered cone match-grade 1911 barrels with Reliability Enhancing Lock-up, flush cut reverse crown.  

Wilson Combat's EDC X9 2.0 is offered in three different size options, with 5”, 4” or 3.25” barrel (subcompact model) respectively, all in 9mm caliber. The first two models use 15 or 18-round capacity magazines (with optional magwell) while the subcompact version uses a 15-round capacity magazine. The 5” EDC X9 2.0 comes with an accuracy guarantee of 1" at 25 yards; the 4” and 3.25” versions with  an accuracy guarantee of 1.5" at 25 yards

All EDC X9 2.0 pistols features an ambidextrous thumb safety, Unique X-TAC rear and front cocking serrations, and a Black Armor-Tuff finish on slide. 

Prices range from $3,210 for the 5” and 4” versions, up to $3,315 for the 5” version.

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