EDC X9 at the range.

Discussion in 'Range Reports & Reviews' started by Dwe, Sep 26, 2018.

  1. Dwe

    Dwe I'm a terminal 1911 Addict!

    Sep 4, 2011
    I’ve been somewhat intrigued about the Wilson Combat EDC X9.
    Being unwilling to put out 3 grand and wait for a long long time, I’ve
    just considered it a pipe dream.
    Then there was this season
    where the was a different
    X9 hitting the classifieds every week. This provided an opportunity of which I took advantage, and I traded into one.
    Ok, as Robski on the AKfiles would say... Enough with the Bullchit talk!
    On to the meat of it.

    My lightly used like new WC EDC X9 is of the railed variety. I would have preferred the non-railed version but the deal was made and last week I picked it up.

    It’s first impression was good.
    Simply put it’s a typical Wilson product. Well thought out, and engineered, and the attention to detail just screams Wilson Combat.

    I could give you all my version of the same stuff on the you tube but if you are interested in the X9, you already have researched it.
    Bottom line is that like many of you on this board, I have been searching for the perfect EDC and up until last week, I just got close but never have been
    completely satisfied. The 1911 Bobtail Commander came closer than anything.

    IMHO this EDC X9 is Awesome! Commander sized double stack 9mm, SA with 1911 controls and trigger made by one of my favorite semi custom 1911 makers, Wilson Combat.
    The only thing that could have been better is if it were made to chamber the 38 Superb but that would require an even bigger grip frame, and then you have a 2011.
    Tonight I put 100 flawless rounds through it and was very impressed with its handling as well
    accuracy and reliability. Not much to dislike here.

    As with most things, most will either love it or hate it. And so far... I love it.
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  2. azguy1911

    azguy1911 I'm done buying guns, I'm just a bystander now

    Oct 22, 2015
    I actually believe it's a lot of gun for the money, especially at recently pre-owned prices I've seen on the forum. Enjoy, congratulations ;)
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  3. BigJimP

    BigJimP Well-Known Member

    Mar 12, 2018
    Congratulations...glad to hear you enjoy it !
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  4. Sneaky One

    Sneaky One Well-Known Member

    Aug 14, 2016
    Congrats enjoy
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  5. BuckyP

    BuckyP Well-Known Member

    Sep 15, 2011
    I agree, these guns are awesome.

    I disagree about it being better in .38 super though. The fact that the gun was purpose built for the 9mm, take advantage of all that the 9mm has to offer.

    I do agree that the .38 super is better in a traditional 9mm.
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  6. apipeguy

    apipeguy Well-Known Member

    Feb 28, 2014
    I really took a while to learn to fully appreciate my X-9. It is just over 5,000 rounds now and I do love it for what it is, simply a fantastic new gun design. Carried in a 55BN or Criterion it just about disappears, it is so light and easy to carry.

    Hoping my wife’s X-9 will arrive next month so she will leave mine alone.
  7. Mr. B

    Mr. B VFW - Life Member

    May 10, 2016
    @Dwe, is your X9 ammo sensitive? What brand(s) of ammo did you use?
  8. apipeguy

    apipeguy Well-Known Member

    Feb 28, 2014
    I certainly agree and am considering a second, so I can have a carry gun and a high count range gun.
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  9. Dwe

    Dwe I'm a terminal 1911 Addict!

    Sep 4, 2011
    Shot for the first time last night.
    Local range no name crap. 115g ball.
    Was 100%.

    Why? What ammo are you having issues with?
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  10. Journeyman1234

    Journeyman1234 Well-Known Member

    Feb 28, 2017
    Congrats and Happy Shooting!
  11. BuckyP

    BuckyP Well-Known Member

    Sep 15, 2011
    Mine hasn't hiccuped yet, about 2600 rounds. I've shot Remington 115s, 124s, 147s, factory and reloads, including 147 HST (my current load) and 124 Speed Gold Dot. I've also tried to limp wrist shoot it with various ammo, and still functioned without issue. The alignment of bullet in magazine to barrel is almost like a Beretta 92, where it's almost a straight path into the chamber. Wilson really did their homework on this one.
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  12. Mr. B

    Mr. B VFW - Life Member

    May 10, 2016
    Don't laugh at this target. (Actually, really embarrassed to even post it since it's so bad, and this is probably the worst target I've had in a couple of decades.) POA was center, POI was all over the place. The left side is what I shot, and the right side is what a friend of mine did. Tried Rem UMC, WWB, Federal, and a couple of others. The 3 brands that it does like is Sellier & Bellot, Win. USA Forged, and Speer Gold Dot.

    Don't have a pic of the better groups, but am going to the range today and will take some pics to post.

  13. Old Sea Dragon

    Old Sea Dragon Well-Known Member

    Feb 10, 2018
    Editing due to surfing Addicts and replying to texts being to much for me! What distances were the above targets shot at?
  14. Mr. B

    Mr. B VFW - Life Member

    May 10, 2016
    @Old Sea, the above target was shot at 25'.

    Back from the range and the targets is
    Top Left - 115 PMC, Top Right - 115 USA Forged
    Middle Left - 147 Reloads, Middle Right - 124 WWB
    Bottom Left 115 Federal, Bottom Right - 115 Blazer

    Target was at 30' and off the bench.

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  15. Old Sea Dragon

    Old Sea Dragon Well-Known Member

    Feb 10, 2018
    It likes your reloads!
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  16. 605atthe wheels

    605atthe wheels In the staging lanes Supporting Addict

    Oct 19, 2012
    Up to 790 rnds, various (new) loads flawlessly so far. Most recent was Aguila 124 fmj (@ 25 ft). Since I've had this my DW ECO (previous EDC 85% of the time) hasn't seen the light of day & I LOVE that little gun. I'll echo others thoughts, you either love 'em or you don't & Wilson really did a fantastic job on these.


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  17. boatdoc

    boatdoc Well-Known Member

    Aug 3, 2015
    congrats @Dwe. nice write up too

    for me,the edcx9 is the 2nd spec ops I have wanted since WC discontinued making it. the spec ops is my favorite wc hands down.this gun was a real treat for me once released.it is worth every penny IMHO
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  18. Mr. B

    Mr. B VFW - Life Member

    May 10, 2016
    Great shooting. I'd take that target all day long.
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    HOTCHKIS NRA Life Member

    Apr 21, 2013
    I'm gonna shoot mine next week to see how I do!
  20. Dwe

    Dwe I'm a terminal 1911 Addict!

    Sep 4, 2011
    So I finally got time to field strip and clean the X9 yesterday and got a good look at the inside of the major parts. First thing I noticed was this thing just was not as dirty as expected. Second was the split rails on the frame but I was really surprised at the lack of barrel lugs.

    Overall I’m hoping that WC moves forward with the design and offers a full sized variant.

    Guys when I first saw the X9 I was skeptical. Not any more.
    I’m actually thinking of picking up a nonrailed version.
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