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We are still fresh into 2017 and it is shaping up to be the year of the pistol. An anonymous source has revealed that Wilson Combat will be releasing a new 4″ alloy 1911 that takes double stack magazines. Dubbed the EDC X9, the new model won’t use STI/SVI 2011 magazines. Instead Wilson’s new handgun will accept 18 round magazines similar to the MecGar’s for the Beretta 92.

The details stem from a listing at Shooters Connection and shows a base MSRP of $2,895.

Available Calibers: 9mm
Magazine Capacity: 15 rounds
Barrel Length: 4”
Overall Length: 7.4”
Sight Radius: 5.6”
Height: 5.25”
Width: 1.4”
Weight Empty: 29.09 oz
Weight Loaded: 35.04 oz
Accuracy Guarantee: 1.5” at 25 yds

WILSON COMBAT X9 SPECIFICATIONS:

  • High-Capacity Compact Size Aluminum X-Frame with Reliability Enhanced Frame Rails
  • Unique X-TAC Frontstrap/Mainspring Housing Treatment
  • Concealment Bullet Proof® Hammer
  • Bullet Proof® Thumb Safety
  • 3 ½# – 4 ½# Crisp Trigger Pull with Medium Length Pad
  • Bullet Proof® Magazine Release
  • Black G10 Aggressive Starburst Grips with Pewter Medallions
  • 4” Carbon Steel Tri-Top Slide with External Extractor
  • Unique X-TAC Rear & Front Cocking Serration Treatment on Slide
  • Heavy Machine Chamfer on Bottom of Slide
  • Elevation Adjustable Tactical Battlesight with Fiber Optic Front Sight with 4-40 Hex Head Cap Screw
  • 4” Stainless Cone Barrel with Reliability Enhancing Lock-up, Flush Cut Reverse Crown
  • Fluted Chamber
  • Fluted Barrel
  • 30 LPI Slide Top Serrations
  • 40 LPI Serrated Rear of Slide
  • Carry Cuts/Ball Endmill Cuts

Obviously Sig has dominated the firearms news cycle with their P320 contract awards to both the U.S. Army and the Department of Homeland Security. H&K dropped the news of their new VP9 variants. FN is rumored to have a M17 contract contender that will hopefully filter down to the civilian market. And of course Smith and Wesson released the M&P 2.0 that hit store shelves in January.

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