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”
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.
GLOCK, CZ, Springfield? You’re on deck.
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