Wilson Combat EDC X9: An Officer, Only Smaller

Wilson Combat is well-known and highly respected for its firearms. In fact, if you’re looking for a fantastically designed 1911 capable of impressive accuracy and reliability, they’re the gun maker to check out. The company’s EDC X9 is one of their well-made 1911s that was created specifically to function for dedicated concealed carriers. This pistol offers 1911 features on a sub-Officer-sized frame and promises to be a comfortable, precise pistol.

Wilson Combat EDC X9
The Wilson Combat EDC X9 has a 3.25 inch barrel and is chambered in 9mm. (Photo credit: Wilson Combat)

The gun manufacturer released the following details about their EDC X9:

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.

Wilson Combat EDC X9
The Wilson Combat EDC X9 3.25 inch has X-TAC Rear & Front Cocking Serrations and a serrated hammer. (Photo credit: Wilson Combat)

From its classic starburst grips to the X-TAC rear and front slide serrations, this is a gun that was made for superior performance when fired under stress. Its features facilitate a firm grip, even with wet hands, and are also made to help rapid target acquisition. Trigger pull weight is set at the factory between 3.5 and 4.5 pounds. There’s no doubt this is an accurate gun, so as long as you do your part you should be pleased with the results.

Wilson Combat EDC X9 grip
Aggressive texturing at the front of the grip helps the shooter keep a solid hold on the gun even with wet or sweaty hands. (Photo credit: Wilson Combat)

Wilson Combat EDC X9 3.25 inch Features

  • 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 ½# – 4 ½# Crisp Trigger Pull with Lightweight Medium Pad
  • Bullet Proof Magazine Release
  • Black G10 Aggressive Starburst Grips with Pewter Medallions
  • 4” Stainless Steel Tri-Top Slide with External Extractor
  • Black DLC Finish on Slide
  • Unique X-TAC Rear & Front Cocking Serration Treatment on Slide
  • Heavy Machine Chamfer on Bottom of Slide
  • Elevation Adjustable Tactical Battlesight with Fiber Optic Front Sight with 4-40 Hex Head Cap Screw
  • 4” Stainless Cone Barrel with Reliability Enhancing Lock-up, Flush Cut Reverse Crown
  • Fluted Chamber
  • Fluted Barrel
  • 30 LPI Slide Top Serrations
  • 40 LPI Serrated Rear of Slide
  • Carry Cuts/Ball Endmill Cuts
  • 2 18-Round Magazines With Optional Magwell
  • 2 15-Round Magazines Without Magwell
fiber optic front sight
The Wilson Combat EDC X9 3.25-inch pistol has a fiber optic front sight for rapid target acquisition. (Photo credit: Wilson Combat)

Specifications:

  • Available Calibers: 9mm
  • Magazine Capacity: 15 or 18 rounds
  • Barrel Length: 4 inches
  • Overall Length: 7.4 inches
  • Sight Radius: 5.6 inches
  • Height: 5.25 inches
  • Width: 1.4 inches
  • Weight Empty: 29.09 ounces
  • Weight Loaded: 35.04 ounces
  • Accuracy Guarantee: 1.5 inches at 25 yards
  • MSRP starts at $3145
Kat Ainsworth Stevens is a long-time outdoor writer, official OGC (Original Gun Cognoscenti), and author of Handgun Hunting: a Comprehensive Guide to Choosing and Using the Right Firearms for Big and Small Game. Der Teufel Katze has written for a number of industry publications (print and online) and edited some of the others, so chances are you've seen or read her work before, somewhere. A woman of eclectic background and habits, Kat has been carrying concealed for over two decades, used to be a farrier, and worked for a long time in emergency veterinary medicine. She prefers big bores, enjoys K9 Search & Rescue, and has a Master's Degree in Pitiless Snarkastic Delivery.

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