Yes, this is five hits with Wilson Combat 124 grain +P XTP ammo at 25 yards. To see it better, this photo was shot of the exit holes on opposite side of target to reveal the 3 distinct radii in the 3-shot cluster.

And in the Field

G10 grips with a unique and ingenious attachment design are a signature feature of the EDC pistol. Trust me, they do not allow movement inside your grasp no matter how fast you are shooting. These grips are rough against bare skin in deep concealment, though. If you’re carrying inside the waistband beneath a tails-out shirt, wear an undershirt. Ask me how I know.

Another Wilson Combat signature feature is the BattleSights with a big U-notch rear and bright green fiber optic front. Loved ‘em. So did everyone else on the test team. Our testers liked the gun overall. For my part, I’ve found that the EDC points low for me. This, I have to add, is highly subjective. As a purchaser of Wilson Combat 1911s and Wilson Combat Berettas, both of which I’ve been eminently satisfied with, the EDC X9 feels to me like a cross between the two.

Shot-recovery time with the EDC X9 is nothing short of impressive. Reliability was also 100-percent through hundreds of rounds of the author’s testing, as well as an equal amount back at On Target headquarters.

This is my second Wilson EDC test gun, the first having been run at a class I taught for Karl Rehn (krtraining.com) in Texas. That first gun gave me a perfect 300 out of 300 score shooting a demonstration qualification in front of our students, with all sixty shots in a sub-five-inch group, shooting under time and including one-hand-only strings with each hand. It’s hard to ask for better performance than that under pressure. With several hundred rounds through this particular specimen of the EDC X9, it has yet to experience its first malfunction. Comfortable carry, accuracy and reliability, and the cachet of its famous name—it’s no wonder that Wilson Combat is selling all of these they can make, despite their $2,895 MSRP. Contact Wilson Combat; Tel.: (800) 955-4856; Web: www.wilsoncombat.com