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Round table gun review’s Wilson Combat EDCX9 9mm Gun Review [VIDEO]

Round table gun review’s Wilson Combat EDCX9 9mm Gun Review. It’s a simple scheme. Shooters from different backgrounds get together, shoot guns, discuss guns and rate guns. Thumbs up, thumbs down or the ever noncommittal “meh” are the only options. What starts out as four separate reviews culminates in a broad overview and full bodied review of each individual gun. WE WELCOME COMMENTS! Agree, disagree, call us names, whatever you wish… we even welcome discord if it will ultimately serve the prospective buyer of these guns and help them make informed decisions.

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(rock music)

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(gun clicks)

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(continuous gun bangs)

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- Hey buddy,

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it's Mark Baron and Hans

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with Arms and Arms

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and we are looking today

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at the Wilson Combat EDC X

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which I seem to forget every
single time nine right?

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A gun I really really really wanna love.

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I'm not quite there.

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So that's,

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there's the short review right?

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I'm a huge fan of the segment of 1911's

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and 2011's specifically 2011's

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the wide body 1911's
and I that's oh my god,

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that's what I love.

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And so here comes this you know,

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'been out a couple years now

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but here comes this kind of
like really interesting package

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with a lot of the characteristics
of a wide body 1911,

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engineered by a company that you know

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is very good at this
which is Wilson Combat

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not only are they good at making 1911's

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but they're really good
at like their take on

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the brigadiere you know

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we've got the Beretta pistols

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and even some Glocks right?

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And they've done some
interesting things right?

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- In 320s now which was super cool.

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- Interesting we'll
have to check that out.

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So here's this like
kind of concept pistol,

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which is like the carry variant.

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You know really like,

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for those of you who aren't you know,

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or near low more capacity

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or whatever,

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like this is really a carry pistol.

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I think that's the market
they're going after.

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- The everyday carry.

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- Yeah the everyday gun right?

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And you know looking at someone
like me who like you know,

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I don't think anyone
would make an argument

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that I don't think highly of myself right?

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Like I'm fine with that.

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I got that.

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And I like a little flashy gun you know

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years I carried a shield,

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because it was like in my waistband

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and I just stopped doing that

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because frankly it's
just isn't cool enough.

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- Agreed.

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- And I it's like there's
always the whole thing

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we're like it's okay to say like

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"if you just like
something 'cause it's cool

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go for it"

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like his reviews are you know

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opinions of a pistol at a time

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if you love this thing,

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this is the one for you I mean,

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you can always nothing fancy
calls this thing kind of cool.

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you can always throw that down right?

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- Yeah I suppose.

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- Yeah right?

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So anyway here's a DCX9.

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So this is the first chance I've had

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to really really play with one of these.

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And

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(gun bangs)

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I was a little underwhelmed.

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Just a little right?

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I guess I kind of wanted this to be like,

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everything I ever wanted and it's closed.

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Really really really closed.

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I think the ergos are great right?

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It's a very comfortable gun to shoot.

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(gun clicks)

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It feels awesome in the hand,

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it looks fantastic.

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It would look amazing
hand off your nice piece

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of leather look fantastic right?

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And it shoots great.

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That's I wouldn't expect any less

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from the company that does this.

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It just didn't shoot like
remarkably well for me.

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It just shot well right?

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And so I think under like stress

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I would have had a very similar experience

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with a hot rod and Glock.

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- Yep.

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- And their thousand bucks

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and this thing starts at three right?

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But when we have here is pretty

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you know milk toast as it relates to this

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is a whole lot upgrades on this one

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we've seen them in the 3500 range

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3600 range with some different toys on it.

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I thought the sight picture was fantastic.

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I am a fan of the four inch

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or the shorter gun especially

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for carry so the presentation is great

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there's anexcellent
amount of like daylight

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between the left and right
posts I could see my front sight

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like in really bury that
front sight on what I want

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still have a pretty clear sight picture,

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I liked all that

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because of the ergos are good.

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The look is fantastic,

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These Butler cuts up front are stunning.

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And it would do all the
things I wanted to do.

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I guess what it comes
down to for me is this

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am I gonna carry this pistol?

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(gun clickes)

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I just I don't think I would.

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I think at $3,000

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the performance wasn't
there for me to like,

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push myself outside of a cool,

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I would go to four and
I would carry something,

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you know like a Knicks
or something like that

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or one of these kind of
super high end pistols.

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You know at that point if I'm spending

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three grand on a pistol
it's for that big a deal.

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So you know I'm kind of a man on this,

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I'm gonna reserve right

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'cause I still think I'm a thumbs up

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'cause you can't really mean ultimately,

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this is it was four degrees
outside or five degrees outside.

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This is a pistol that historically

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these types of guns don't run

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that great and in really
crappy conditions like that.

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It ran flawlessly for three people.

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I mean we put a few
hundred rounds through it.

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So it's hard for me to
ever be like anything less

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than a man for a gun that runs right.

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But I would have a little
trouble going all in

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on this pistol at this price point.

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So that's kind of my my
beginning assessment of it.

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So Baron.

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- I get the super contrast that'll be

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- yeah

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- So the BBCX9 to be a super cool

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because it to me it's finally
an evolution of the 1911

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and I'm a Smith I love 1911.

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I don't think there's
well you won't convince me

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there's a platform that
can be more accurate

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than a 1911 and a handgun.

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Like there's just so much
introduced to those guns

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and I mean,

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you watch any review video
ever the gonna compare

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the trigger on their pistol to a good 1911

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or even an average 1911

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- Yeah.

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- You know a crappy 1911 triggers better

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than a good striker fire trigger you know,

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with this you're getting
the modern features

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plugged into that heritage right.

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So I've still got the linear trigger,

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which is part of the reason

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that people love the
1911 is the trigger moves

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in a straight line instead of a hinge.

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It's just a lot easier
to engineer and trigger.

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You know you still have
your manual thumb safety

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that's really easy to ride on.

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It uses a gas pedal

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But now we've started to add things

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like double stack
magazines without making it

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a much larger pistol like getting into

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your wide your true wide body 1970s

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your 20th is this isn't that

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this is its own thing ground up

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built to be the carry modern
1911 style gun I think.

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You know you can get it with a railer

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without depending on
you know if you kill you

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with a lighter if you
just like that the look of

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that classic 1911 with
the rounded dust cover

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I can get a red dot on this gun

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I can change out what my backstrap sizes

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I can change the trigger
length I can get an ambi safety

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I can not like you have all
those those other features

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that you're like current
polymer guns can add in

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but plugged into a gun

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that I think absolutely
shoots like a $3,000 pistol

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you know when I but you
know pushed out broke

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the first shot like yep cool,

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decide shoot where I wanted to.

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And then I broke another couple of them

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like well half this
gun tracks really well.

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Then I just you know I
we had a heaps of target

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and then a piece of steel

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and just the doing
transitions between those two

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it's really easy to shoot this gun.

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And then I think I shot like six

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or seven rounds at the
end just put it on target

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and just ran with the gun feed

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and it just stayed there
where I wanted it to.

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So I'm really,

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I was really excited about that.

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The controls are all easy to reach for me

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which I got little stubby thumb.

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So being able to get to the
magazine release is a big deal.

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And the the ergos on the
grip kind of remind me

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of a Beretta that was the
when I first got the first one

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in after they launched it.

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I picked it up and like
that's kinda reminds me

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of a Beretta and you know,

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just kind of what were the
radius is on the bottom

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of the grip they're installing that.

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so you know you got some
of those features there.

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It's a huge thumbs up for me

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I'm really fond of this pistol
like to the point I you know,

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I was thinking on the drive home

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after we got done shooting I'm like "man."

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I wanna put it on the clock
like tried to build drills

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and stuff with it.

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See what I want the gun world before

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and I'm like "man you know if I treated

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all of the other hand
guns I have right now,

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maybe I can get one"

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- Have a couple of kids
scientific experiments

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- Perfect

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- You know the guns you are.

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- There we go.

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- Yeah.

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- So kid D got a gun literally.

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- Selling themselves wrong

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- Them for a large sum of money

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- I will go,

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I'm kind of on the other side of the train

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I'm with Mark on the
fact of that it's hard

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to hate on the gun that runs flawlessly

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regardless of the price

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it's a 3000 above $3,000 starting point

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does it shoot like a $3,000 gun?

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Absolutely.

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- Yeah.

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- But do I have guns that
cost a third less you know,

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maybe even more that shoot close.

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I mean we're for me I don't
know where the metric is

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that I'm a Glock fan.

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I there I am one on that's
running stat stock sites

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and has MLS cut out I'm not a so

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- We'll deal with that later.

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- But I do love this site

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with the with the night big Trijicon front

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and then the you so there's like you said

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a lot of daylight and there

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that I can get that target
on my sights on the target.

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The grip the herbals for me
are the worst part of this gun.

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I'm a 1992 fan or am
nine fan bread fan also,

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but that grip is more like actually

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the Smith was victory 22
to me it It almost feels

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like I'm grabbing a pop bottle

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rather than a pistol grip me to me.

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It doesn't look quite as round

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as it feels in my hand it
comes up a little short

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just at the bottom for me

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and I understand that's where
the carry aspect of the gun.

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- I think it's 'cause we
both have little bit hands.

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- It could be.

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- This are stubby very dainty.

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- My hands are very well could be

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that I'm seeing it's just
not sitting in my hand

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as much as I like

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- Now am looking at it you're like it.

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- That being said,

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it does shoot amazingly well.

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(gun shots)

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I absolutely am thumbs up on this gun

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just because of the Wilson
Combat nature of the gun

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they built a beautiful gun.

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I just don't think it's for me.

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I'm not a theory fan with the 1911 style.

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Anyway with the manual safety

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but what would I want one?

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Absolutely.

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Am a bearer am gonna
have to sell a few guns.

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I do have a few kids that
can come on the yard.

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- I guess that's a more humane one.

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It could take longer but its humane.

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I got it.

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So if thumbs up thumbs up man.

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- Thumbs up for sure.

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- Thumbs up right on.

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There

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- Thumbs up man.

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This gun was,

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this has gone into like one of my personal

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favorites in general having shot it.

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- Look my calculus is pretty simple

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when it comes to these stuff,

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I will never say less than
maths for a gun that runs

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but as soon as you start
getting into an envelope,

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this is a thumbs up pistol in performance

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there is no question about that for me.

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But I've gotta deal with the price tag

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so am gonna be like a thumbs up minus.

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I know I'm settling.

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Its hard for me to give this a thumbs up

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because at three grand
there's like some more

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$2500 plus for a pistol

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then am expecting something
a little more you know.

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And we've certainly shopped pistols

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that were way more expensive than this.

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And you are like "it's worthied"

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- Yes.

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- And am just not able to
quite make that commitment.

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I think it's a remarkable gun.

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Kudos for the engineer

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like you talked about in the
other video we did you know.

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Whatever company steps up and
does something new you know.

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Hudson is a great example of this.

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It didn't go very well but
what path did they clear

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we don't even know about right?

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By taking a risk like that right ?

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And I'll give a punch for that.

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So it's a thumbs up for me
Ill be straight about it.

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I'm just a little,

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I just can't quite like get

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that excitement about it that I wanted.

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So let's see Wilson Combat EDCX9.

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(upbeat music)

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