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I'm kinda over weight on 1911s in .45acp and thinking about a 9mm on next purchase. I know there is a strong following on Wilson EDC X series. I have fondled but not shot an EDC X9. Other than mag capacity, I do not see the advantages of the EDC models over a 9mm Wilson Commander or Professional. I know EDCs do not have the grip safety but I don't necessarily see that as an advantage. Educate me. Why not just purchase purchase 9mm in Commander or Professional?
 

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They are all nice. And if almost double the capacity isn’t a big benefit to you, I don’t see much reason. Just pick the one you like the looks of best if capacity is if no concern.
 

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Capacity is the only real benefit of the EDC X series in my mind. If you’re not concerned with capacity, then go for the traditional frame you’re already comfortable and competent with.
 

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Capacity is the only real benefit of the EDC X series in my mind. If you’re not concerned with capacity, then go for the traditional frame you’re already comfortable and competent with.
Plus the advantage of not buying another round of holsters and mags.
 

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Plus the advantage of not buying another round of holsters and mags.
If I were closer I would let you shoot, borrow, carry, my EDC X9 for a few days. I'll pretty much never own a single stack 9mm 1911 but I love this gun. The XTAC grip is one of my favorites on the market. Mags aren't really that much more expensive than regular Wilson 1911 magazines and mine, with its rail, will fit in a 1911 railed Commander holster.

I would imagine the non railed version would fit regular Commander holsters.

I'm not a Wilson fanboy and like Colt, Nighthawk, Alchemy for single stack guns. But, I've owned 17 different Wilson guns and this one is a winner and one of their best models. Try it out.
 

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Capacity is the only real benefit of the EDC X series in my mind. If you’re not concerned with capacity, then go for the traditional frame you’re already comfortable and competent with.
My nonrail x9 fits pretty good in most leather Commander holsters..mag pouches are same as Beretta.

(Do people who buy $3,000 carry guns really care about a few hundred more $$ in holsters?)
 

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Hello R-B,

I just traded for a EDC X9L without the rail but I haven't shot it yet. It came with only 50 rounds through it, an extended magwell, large backstrap, & also a new Pure Kustom's holster. (I'll post pics below) Also included were 2-15 rnd. & 5-18 rnd. magazines.

This is my 1st EDC X & I'd like to say it just feels fantastic, better than any firearm I've held in a long time. I wanted this for my "bump in the night" bedside firearm. And my choice of this was several factors but 2 main ones.

The #1 reason I like it (for self/home defense purposes) is the no grip safety. On a 1911, when I'm sleepy, tired, or in a hurry, I sometimes fail to depress the grip safety in all the way for it to function. Some worse than others depending on the style of the grip safety. With the EDC X, I have one less thing that I have to think about, especially when in a hurry or sleepy.

#2 reason is the firepower. 19 rounds at your disposal without a mag change is a lot of firepower! Some of the other reasons, but not limited to, are that WC has designed a firearm that flat out works. I've shot some buddy's X9 & X9L's and they were just 110% reliable & sweet shooters. Also to me they're just a good looking firearm that feels great. BCD 45

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I really liked mine - though it went out the door in a trade for the -S version. The X9 ate everything, never threw a failure due to a magazine (I can't say that about a 9mm 1911) and was accurate and easy to shoot. In the end, though, it concealed no better than my faithful Glock 19 - and I'm not a Glock lover, just someone who has thousands of rounds through them. I do like the -S. So well that I might let a Nighthawk Counselor go in an Addict trade. The -S gives me two rounds over the Counselor, drops 2 ounces of loaded weight (with the ten round mag) and so far, has run just like the original X9. I haven't had the luck of others on holster interchangeability for the X9 nor the -S. Some 1911 holsters work fine; more work OK; many just don't work right. Regrettably, the gun's a small market item for holster makers - it's going to be a make-do world for a while yet.
 

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I'm kinda over weight on 1911s in .45acp and thinking about a 9mm on next purchase. I know there is a strong following on Wilson EDC X series. I have fondled but not shot an EDC X9. Other than mag capacity, I do not see the advantages of the EDC models over a 9mm Wilson Commander or Professional. I know EDCs do not have the grip safety but I don't necessarily see that as an advantage. Educate me. Why not just purchase purchase 9mm in Commander or Professional?
You off your meds? You must not be a true addict. Your supposed to get both or should I say all three, commander, professional and an X9!!! That’s what I did.
Wait....make that four as you’ll need an X9s also ;)
 

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Lol, yes that would be the end game, but we have to play through all 4 quarters.;)

You off your meds? You must not be a true addict. Your supposed to get both or should I say all three, commander, professional and an X9!!! That’s what I did.
Wait....make that four as you’ll need an X9s also ;)
 

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You off your meds? You must not be a true addict. Your supposed to get both or should I say all three, commander, professional and an X9!!! That’s what I did.
Wait....make that four as you’ll need an X9s also ;)

I’m with you on this one. I want them all and Jim is my new adopted older brother haha. He’s gonna send that one on over to me when he’s done with it.
 

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My only two 9’s are the X9 and a CQB Commander. The X9 is a great gun but the only plus in my mind is the added capacity. My Commander is by far my favorite between the two. It is a true 1911 and all the quality that Wilson produces. The X9 is 1911ish and not quite as much hand work goes into producing it. The CNC machines do most of the work. I do have about 6,000 rounds through mine without a malfunction.

I’m not knocking the X9 at all, it is a great gun. Rarely carry a 9 and my X9 has become my bedroom gun with a TLR8 mounted on it.
 

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I found the grip angle in the EDC X9 and 9S very different and could never shoot the nearly as accurately. While I'm sure they have thier purpose I never found in while I was an owner and moved both along after several months of ownership
 
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My nonrail x9 fits pretty good in most leather Commander holsters..mag pouches are same as Beretta.

(Do people who buy $3,000 carry guns really care about a few hundred more $$ in holsters?)
True, holster cost and mags is not a biggie relative to the gun. When I open the holster drawer looks like rabbits been breeding on Viagra. Simpler is better as I get older.
 

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I’m not sure this helps you any but I have a 55BN for the EDC X9 and it currently is what I use to carry my DW TCP.
 

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Another option might be the Experior double stack. Wilson makes them in 4”, 4.25” and 5” models. They have a traditional slide profile and a couple other differences. I have the Commander size and like it quite well, to me it’s what the X9 should have been. My Experior fits in both a 55BN and Criterion made for a Commander.

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I’m not sure this helps you any but I have a 55BN for the EDC X9 and it currently is what I use to carry my DW TCP.
Well, I have holsters for my (2) DW ECPs so they should work for a 4" EDC also. I'll keep that in mind, thanks Gregg.
 

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You off your meds? You must not be a true addict. Your supposed to get both or should I say all three, commander, professional and an X9!!! That’s what I did.
Wait....make that four as you’ll need an X9s also ;)
Another option might be the Experior double stack. Wilson makes them in 4”, 4.25” and 5” models. They have a traditional slide profile and a couple other differences. I have the Commander size and like it quite well, to me it’s what the X9 should have been. My Experior fits in both a 55BN and Criterion made for a Commander.

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Make that five! Now you need FIVE:bored:
 
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