Thanks to another Addict, I have enjoyed a Wilson Combat EDC X9 for over two years, or slightly longer. Enjoyed it to the tune of several thousand rounds and learned that a gun designed around a cartridge has a lot going for it. But it was the size of a Glock 19, a gun I liken to a carpenter’s 16 ounce claw hammer. Not the tool to do furniture work, roof or frame all day; but capable to doing anything the carpenter might need. I learned to shoot the EDC fast and accurately. A timer showed it led a couple of other guns by a measurable factor. Including my beloved Hi-Power. Then came the XL - and I waited. Now there’s the EDC-S and thanks to a LGS which turned three EDC guns in one day (in a very small town) - I own one. But you guessed it - the EDC X9 hit the trading block. The EDC-S hits asweet spot with me - it’s Glock 26 size, it’s smaller than my Nighthawk Counselor for the curious minded among you. It’s made to carry with 10 round mags, but comes with a 15 for backup. First impressions? It shoots well, draws a clock tick in front of the EDC X9, stays on target and has that wonderful trigger we all love about the 1911. Mine went through 200 rounds today. 100 Winclean 124 FMJ flat nosed;100 Missouri Bullet Company Smallball 124 grain reloads at a nominal 1.110 OAL. One Winchester round failed to eject at about round 60+; one reload failed to chamber at about 120. The later fed, fired and ejected on a second pass while following another round - go figure. I do not cartridge gauge every reload, in batches of 1,000 they are practice ammo. I simply expect any 9mm in the house to eat them by the handful. The Wilson did with that one exception. The gun came to me in a vicious day of trading, it’s the non-railed model with my worst choice of front sight - the blessed fiber optic. I’ll be honest, the first $75 I free up will deal with that. After day one I can tell you the gun will ride with the ten round magazine seated and a 15 for backup. I’ve no desire to carry it with the 15 inserted. I can also tell you this non-railed version sneaks into more holsters laying around here than I expected…..which is nice. Though most of mine are cut for 4 1/4 inch guns except for one by Warbird Leather. I’ve a shorter Kramer coming from another Addict, it’s IWB and will take the EDC-S hopefully. Trigger was absent any take-up, the fit and finish were Wilson and the gun sat well in my hand with the front sight staying insight during recoil. For those people who like numbers, here’s a few, and you can keep these in mind while looking at the photos - especially the one with the EDC-S laying hidden beneath the Nighthawk Counselor - no large gun itself. Numbers in ounces: (124 grain ammo mag to capacity) Empty Loaded 8/10 rounds Wilson Combat EDC-S 23.2 29. 6 (15 rounds/32 oz) Nighthawk Counselor 25.6 31.3 Glock 26 20.2 26.7 Kimber Ultra Raptor 23.4 30.7 (200grain x 7) Brown Kobra Carry LW 25.6 33.2 (200 grain x 7) Dan Wesson CCO 28 35.3 (200 grain x 7) Dimensions that matter to me — in thousands Midway down grip Frame at front of trigger guard EDC-S 1.105 .835 Counselor 1.218 .768 Trigger Guard Width Trigger face to back of grip EDC-S .386 2.621 Counselor .262 2.795 Remember the Nighthawk Counselor is a true officer grip length with its mag well. The Wilson is shorter and slightly thinner in the grip area. Why? Because it wear no grip panels. And after my initial outing, I’m thinking someone thought about that X-Tac pattern and bare skin. In a few trial runs, the left-side of the grip didn’t irritate bare skin - call it 10-15 minutes. I’ll get back to you on that down the road. One negative today - when I tried the gun at controlled speed left-handed to take advantage of the left-side safety, the right-side safety bit the dickens out of the web of my left hand - and I don’t have big, or fat, hands. The photos show more clearance on the left side and obviously I got a bit of skin in the visible crack - hurt like the dickens. Accuracy was great, the sights align close enough for the moment. I might try a slightly lower front to raise POI a bit, but then again, perhaps not. My generic 124 lead ball reload put 10 rounds in <3 inches at 15 yards off-hand with four rounds overlapping in the group. Any Addict with an EDC-S holster which might be on the auction block, let me know. I’m shopping. 3-3.5 inch guns deserve their own holsters - anything else just grows length and weight. I’m about done with the idea of shaving guns to put half a steer back on or in my britches in the form of a holster. For now, the only made-for-it holster in house is a Davis Leather Company OWB, but for the EDC-X9 but takes the EDC-S just fine - with a dab of holster left over. The trigger is fully covered so it's OK for now....... In the photos, the bottom pic is the EDC-S completely obscured by the Nighthawk Counselor laid (gently) on top. Draw your own conclusion about the EDC’s size.