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Old 08-07-2020, 10:31 AM
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Got The Old X9 Out To The Range

After reading many posts about people getting new X9ís this year I decided that mine has been too neglected as it has been almost two years since I shot it. I was shooting and carrying primarily 9mmís for a couple years until I had surgery on both hands and luckily am back to primarily .45ís. My X9 has become my bedroom gun and is there waiting with a TLR8 on it in case of nighttime emergencies.

My X9 is a low 200ís serial number and has been flawless through 5,400 rounds. My only complaint and it is not about the ambi-safety but how the right side ambi got hung up on my trigger finger when attempting to take it off safety on numerous occasions. This does not happen with any of my 1911ís but apparently my hands and grip on the X9 allow this to happen. Was lucky enough to get get a single sided safety and installed it.

I took it out to the range this week and fired another 300 rounds through it and as always it was flawless. The single sided safety is wonderful and not any issues with taking the gun off safe which really increases my confidence in carrying the gun.

I shot multiple drills on IDPA targets at aprox 13 yards with the targets about 4í apart. As the X9 does feels a little different than a standard 1911 with the grip and wide trigger it took a few rounds to get reacquainted with it.

These are just great guns. I still feel more comfortable carrying a .45 but I realize that the primary difference between the two is mainly in my head. SD shootings are much more about where you hit and not what you hit with.

In any case it was a good day and I really need to take this gun out to the range more often.

Took a quick photo of the targets after I carried them back to the line.
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Old 08-07-2020, 10:37 AM
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Good job David! And good to see that X9 get some exercise again...I've been a bit remiss lately with mine as well, and as soon as the weather cools down I will be getting mine out and doing some range work with it too.
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Old 08-07-2020, 10:50 AM
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Hi David. Good to hear that the surgery worked and you are back to pristine. Nice shooting.
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Old 08-07-2020, 04:09 PM
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Nice shootin’. I really wish I could get some trigger time on an X9 locally or at least fondle one to get an idea of the grip. Very interested in one.
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Old 08-07-2020, 05:44 PM
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So, I have an issue that's creeped up with mine.
Really just something to be aware of and I wonder if it has happened to others..( it happens with my Wife's also).

Sometimes when I set it down in holster or out, it will release the magazine.
Doesn't take much for this to happen.
It has become habit to double check it.
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Old 08-07-2020, 05:51 PM
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So, I have an issue that's creeped up with mine.
Really just something to be aware of and I wonder if it has happened to others..( it happens with my Wife's also).

Sometimes when I set it down in holster or out, it will release the magazine.
Doesn't take much for this to happen.
It has become habit to double check it.
Perhaps a new mag release spring is needed. Have had no issues with mine and have not heard of anyone else with that issue.
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Old 08-07-2020, 06:10 PM
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I agree with David - check the amount of force it takes to press the mag release; if it is less than what you're used to on the 1911, then the spring sounds like it is possibly weak. If same amount of force, contact Wilson and see if the magazine catch is a little off in engagement. Just my own observation.
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Old 08-07-2020, 06:12 PM
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Thanks Guys... good thoughts.
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Old 08-07-2020, 06:17 PM
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This is the one you had re-coated? That seems like yesterday.
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Old 08-07-2020, 07:18 PM
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Old 08-07-2020, 07:29 PM
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Dang David....that looks just like mine!
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Old 08-07-2020, 07:42 PM
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Great job.

I really enjoy the EDC X9. Super design.

My only complaint with mine is that it ate most of the 9mm I had on hand......and small pistol primers are scarce.....
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Old 08-07-2020, 09:39 PM
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Great shooting.
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Old 08-07-2020, 10:12 PM
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Great job.

I really enjoy the EDC X9. Super design.

My only complaint with mine is that it ate most of the 9mm I had on hand......and small pistol primers are scarce.....
That's a problem many of us are having to deal with...
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Old 08-08-2020, 04:44 AM
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All ammo and components are scare all around and the pricing has sky rocketed.I think it will be like this till 2021 sometime.

Nice EDC X9 great pistols!
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Old 08-08-2020, 05:20 AM
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Old x9

Is that an oxymoron?
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Old 08-08-2020, 07:07 AM
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Very nice shooting...Glad you hands have both recovered...

Yea, same here, I just feel more comfortable with a 45...Yes, shot placement is critical, but ballistics matter also. In real SD, movement, etc., no guarantee one will get that perfect head-shot, or heart shot, so fatter bullets matter, and fatter bullets with more momentum matter. It is anywhere btwn 1.5X or 2X fatter in 45 depending on what 2 rounds one compares.

At any rate, for me it is a no-brainier with a 10 Round limit. Would be nuts to trade my 10R poly's in 45 for 10 r 9mm...Would be nutz to trade my 8r 1911's for 10R 9mm...I do love my one 9mm though, a PPQ Q5 match. Lot of fun to shoot.

I have to get out again, soon as the miserable heat/humidity subsides. Running daily dew points in the 70's.
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Old 08-08-2020, 07:10 AM
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Yes.

I really like the black over gray. Mighty sharp. You have my wheels turning on future guns.




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That's a problem many of us are having to deal with...
Yep. It surely is.


I did have some success locally this past Monday. Buffered the .45scp & .223 fodder a small bit.
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Old 08-08-2020, 07:16 AM
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Old 08-08-2020, 10:06 AM
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Old X9...on a 1911 forum.
Old is relative. Being different from the newly purchased first time shooting reports. By the way, we missed you this year in B-ville.
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Old 08-08-2020, 05:06 PM
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I missed being there... but I've switched jobs, and my new schedule is much more flexible!
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Old 08-08-2020, 06:27 PM
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I missed being there... but I've switched jobs, and my new schedule is much more flexible!
That is indeed great news - hope to see you at the reunion Bash next May/June.
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Old 08-10-2020, 12:42 PM
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Looks great, love my X9. Daily carry and I couldn't be more pleased with it.

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Great job.

I really enjoy the EDC X9. Super design.

My only complaint with mine is that it ate most of the 9mm I had on hand......and small pistol primers are scarce.....
Same here, mine has been on a strict diet since all this nonsense has been going on. Plenty of bullets, powder and brass, but I'm down to my last few thousand SPP and no resupply in sight.

So, rationing is the name of the game, and shooting more rifle.
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Last I heard from a big supplier that I have a backorder with was six months.
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