First Look: Wilson Combat SFX9 Solid Frame 9 mm
The new X9 family from Wilson Combat continues to evolve with the introduction of the new SFX9 solid frame models. This variant of the SFX9 has a 3.25-inch sub-compact top-end that is mated with Wilson Combat’s new SF (Solid Frame) lightweight full-size aluminum grip frame design.
The SFX9 frame is machined from solid T6-7075 aluminum to create a firearm that is rugged, comfortable, and highly concealable. The SFX9 is light enough to carry for long periods of time and the solid frame’s enhanced grip shape enhances recoil control while shooting rapid-fire or during extended range sessions.
The slim and flat SFX9 solid frame with the Wilson Combat X-Tac tread pattern helps improves control with a non-abrasive, comfortable grip in all shooting conditions. The SFX9 is available for order with various trigger, finish and sight options. There is also an option for machining for a mounting area for a red-dot sight into the slide.
The original EDC X9 magazine is retained for the SFX9 and has a tube and follower system that was designed specifically around the 9 mm cartridge by Mec-Gar, the industry leaders in double column magazine design.
The SFX9 sub-compact slide assembly has Wilson Combat’s “Enhanced Reliability System” (ERS) for 9 mm 1911s. The ERS is tailored to the varying power levels of 9mm ammunition and maintains its reliability in all conditions, even when heavily fouled or when low on lubrication. Other cosmetic and performance features include a tri-top slide profile with user-replaceable front sight, single-lug, tapered cone match-grade 1911 barrel, reliability enhancing reduced frame rails, and a rugged, user-serviceable external extractor.
The hand-fitted 3.25-inch barrel design has the match-grade accuracy as the larger EDC X9 handguns and is hand-tuned by our gunsmiths for optimal reliability when using target or defensive ammunition. The SFX9 can be field stripped without tools and can be completely disassembled using only a single punch, just like the other EDC X9 models. The stainless steel slide wears an advanced black DLC (Diamond-like-Carbon) physical vapor deposition finish available with chromium and tungsten underlayers for long-lasting corrosion and abrasion resistance.
For pricing on the full range of option for the SFX9, as well as more information on this gun and other products from Wilson Combat, please visit wilsoncombat.com.
Article by SI Staff