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I have had my EDC X9 for just under a week and have about 630 rounds through it now. I would like to give my thoughts and initial impressions.

I ordered this gun from Tyler at Cajun Concealed and, as always, he is great to do business with. This particular EDC X9 has a light rail and is completely blacked out, except for the barrel. I ordered it with 5 extra mags, for a total of 7. The magazines are great. They load smoothly, I like where the holes are placed, the red followers are nice, and they just feel like an all around great design. I haven't had a single issue with them yet and I don't expect to. My EDC X9 also has the small backstrap with a medium trigger. So far it feels great and I don't really know if a large backstrap would make a difference for the better or worse; I will likely just leave it as is.

When I first handled the gun, I was very satisfied with the fit and finish. I have had much more expensive guns underwhelm me, so there is always a bit of nervousness on my end because I always want guns to just "feel right" when I receive them and function properly from the get go. This particular gun is fit just about perfect, in my opinion. Everything looks aesthetically how it should and the thumb safety clicks on and off perfectly. Just enough resistance, but nothing I have to think about when drawing the pistol.

Shooting the gun has also been great. This pistol is set up with a red fiber optic front sight and a black u-notch rear. I have come to really like this combination and, when I do my part, this gun seems to be very accurate. The trigger is phenomenal; one of the best I have felt on any of my guns - 1911-style or otherwise. One of my friends shot the gun just yesterday and commented that he thinks it is the best trigger he has ever felt on any gun he has fired, period. Also, a random thought I just had that I would like to add: this pistol was ordered with a completely naked slide and I dig the look!

Let's talk about the recoil impulse. Recoil while shooting the EDC X9 feels a bit more like a soft push to me than anything snappy. Sometimes, with 9mm, when shooting the light, fast loads like 115 grain stuff, guns feel a bit snappy, but not this one. If I could describe it, I guess I would say it feels like a less-recoiling .45. A push, not a snap. Hopefully that makes a little bit of sense. I also shot some 147 grain Speer Gold Dot GDHP and it fed and fired perfectly. 147 grain feels even softer, more of a push, and even less snappy; a very pleasant load to shoot which will be my carry load.

I have a Milt Sparks Criterion on order specifically fit for this gun. It should be here any week now. In the meantime, I am utilizing a Criterion made for a full rail 1911. I know, I know.. it is definitely too big for this gun, but the EDC X9 fits well enough and I just had to start carrying it after shooting it well and after it showed me its reliability. On my left side I'm carrying a Milt Sparks D-4C double mag carrier in natural color. The Criterion that is on order is black with elephant trim. I have a serious addiction to nice leather, Milt Sparks in particular because their products have never let me down; not once. Currently, this gear rides on a Mean Gene leather belt with polymer reinfocement sewn in. Mean Gene products have also pleasantly surprised me as the quality is right up there with some of the best of them. The belt carries this gun and extra mags no problem at all and everything is very comfortable and kept close to my body. I also have this holster on order:

https://shopwilsoncombat.com/Milt-Sp...o/LCA-MSP-X9R/

I am normally an IWB carry kind of gun, but want to give OWB carry another shot, especially during these winter months, and if any holster can make it work well, I believe it is this one. Plus, it is so damn good looking!

I plan to shoot this gun, a 9mm CCO 1911 made by Guncrafter Industries, a Wilson / Beretta 92G CC, and a Glock 19 on some standard drills and, over time, determine what I truly shoot best and what works best for me. In the mix will also be a full size Guncrafter Industries Hellcat 9mm, which I will receive next week
, but it will likely not be a candidate for concealed carry.

All-in-all, I am very excited about this new EDC X9. It has, so far, not disappointed one bit and has lived up to my very lofty expectations. I can honestly say I was a bit ready to be disappointed, just because I do not like to get my hopes up with new guns anymore; been let down too many times.

Oh! One thing I should mention before I conclude. I did have two FTRTB within the first 50-75 rounds or so. They were resolved with a very light tap on the back of the slide. It was at that time that I remembered the gun shipped with a shock buff installed. I field stripped the gun and trashed that devilish little blue object. I am not a fan of shock buffs, personally. I do not think they do any good in a gun like this and I really want that extra millimeter or two of slide travel and spring compression to ensure proper function. After I trashed the shock buff, feeding and reliability in general has been 100%.

Thanks all for looking! Please let me know if you have any questions and I will do my best to answer them for you.
 

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I should also add that I am using Wilson Combat’s light oil on this pistol and, so far, it seems to be a very good choice for this well-fit 9mm.







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Thank you for sharing and congrats! I really like mine as well although it did take me a little bit of time to get used to the grip. It is definitely accurate and soft shooting with the classic Wilson silky smoothness. I haven’t tried carrying yet so will definitely be interested in your feedback on the holsters.
 

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Thank you for sharing and congrats! I really like mine as well although it did take me a little bit of time to get used to the grip. It is definitely accurate and soft shooting with the classic Wilson silky smoothness. I haven’t tried carrying yet so will definitely be interested in your feedback on the holsters.
Thank you. I agree, it does take a little time getting used to the grip, but so far I have found the learning curve to be quite short as the way the grip fills up my hand makes pointing the gun very intuitive. I also really like the Xtac pattern. For once, a grip that advertises something and actually delivers. It truly does dig in nicely the more you squeeze, but I haven't found it to be uncomfortable, only beneficial.

I will let you know how the gun carries once I get more time carrying it and especially once the new Milt Sparks Criterion arrives and I break it in a bit.
 

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How we doin’ with this gem a year later?
I sold it like 6 months ago lol. Great gun, just went a different direction.


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