June 20, 2017

Hudson Manufacturing H9: Personal Defense World’s ‘Gun of the Month’ For June 2017


We like new guns, especially the weirder ones. And the Hudson Manufacturing H9 definitely fits that bill because it’s an unusual-looking striker-fired 9mm that takes several cues from the storied 1911—America’s favorite handgun.

Look closely at the grip frame. You can’t help but see the 1911 resemblance, and with it comes a low bore axis to reduce muzzle rise. The trigger is the star of the show, however. It’s crisp with a smooth, straight pull, a short reset and an integral safety. And yet this blade-style safety won’t pinch your finger after a long range session.

The H9’s other features are a bit more common, including front and rear slide serrations, a dust-cover rail and ambidextrous controls. Thumb safeties can also be added. What’s not to like?

MSRP comes in at $1,147. For more information, please visit hudsonmfg.com.