NEW: Hudson H9 Pistol Released

Hudson Manufacturing has just released their new H9 pistol, which they announced earlier. It is a striker fired double stack pistol chambered in 9x19mm. Hudson H9 has a steel frame with interchangeable G10 made grips.

The unusually large dust cover of the slide allows positioning the recoil spring assembly and the barrel lower than it is in 1911s. The result is a lower bore axis, which should decrease the muzzle flip. Below the dust cover H9 features a standard accessory rail. Imagine how futuristic will the gun look with some of the handgun lights installed. The magazine capacity is 15 rounds.

Hudson H9 bore axis

All images are from the manufacturer’s website (

The design of this firearm is based on the 1911 pistol – heavily modified and modernized. The pistol has a unique trigger combining some good features of 1911 and modern pistol triggers. Particularly, it has a straight pull 1911-style trigger with a built in Glock-ish trigger safety. The trigger pull is from 4.5 to 5 lbs with .115″ of trigger travel. Hudson H9 comes standard with the trigger safety, however, it can be configured to have a 1911-style manual safety either in left or right-hand position or ambidextrous.

Hudson H9 trigger

Hudson H9 also features an ambidextrous slide release lever and a reversible magazine release button. The gun weighs 34 oz unloaded. You can see the dimensions of H9 in the picture below.

Hudson H9 dimensions

Here is a video also from Hudson Manufacturing’s website:

The MSRP for H9 pistol is $1,147.

Hudson Manufacturing will be exhibiting at SHOT Show 2017. So we’ll learn more about the gun in a few days.

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  • cons2p8ted

    Weighs 25% more than my Glock 19 and cost 2X as much…eeehhhh..thanks but no thanks!

  • BattleshipGrey

    That was a nice video showing their history in the arms business. They went from a humble, one rock, spear sharpening service to providing low recoil 9mm pistols.

    Seriously though, I’m surprised they didn’t start off with a 45acp and compare it to a traditional 1911.

    • Anonymoose

      I would really like a .45 version of this that takes 14-round Para mags.

      • I’d settle for STI-compatible, HK45 compatible, or even Sig P227 compatible. With Para pretty much gone, the Mags aren’t likely to be as available and there’s no significant design reason to go with the Para mags over other, more readily available DS .45 ACP mags. Plus, Para’s mags are so big that it necessitates a *huge* grip, whereas at least with STI or the other modern .45 DS guns, they’re slim enough to keep the grip size reasonable.

        • raz-0

          Looking at the pics in recoil. The only pick with a mag displayed appeared to be a S&W 5900 series mag with a STI loloking mag catch cut added up the tube. Capacity matches. Had the right witness holes and engraving and the weird square dent on the front at the bottom.

    • Eh, I’m kind of glad they didn’t though. I mean, if you’re going to go with an evolution of the design, and I mean a real evolution, not only is it about more efficiency of the gun, but also of the ammo.

      I’ll be the first to say that i love the .45 ACP and shoot the snot out of it (to the tune of about 300-400k rounds in the last 15 years, easily), but as we now know based on science (SCIENCE! It works b*tches) and medical knowledge, the big, fat, slow pistol cartridges don’t actually offer us any advantages over the small, fast ones and a 9mm with sufficient increase in velocity will perform more than adequately to the point that, really, aside from an enjoyment and purely emotional love for the .45, there’s not a super major reason to choose it over a 9 anymore.

      That being said, this gun is probably as close to what I would call “1911 2.0” as you can get, since it really is a pretty significant advancement while keeping the principles of the gun intact, so if we’re going to go with updating the design, no reason to stick to the original caliber.

      Plus, if Para Ordnance, STI and Caspian have taught us anything, it’s that a double-stack .45 ACP gun’s grip is just huge, and that outside of a niche clientele is going to be a major point of failure. Doesn’t make sense to limit your audience further just to keep the .45.

      Now, I’d love to see a .45 ACP version of this gun down the line, but to get them out the door and successful enough to be able to expand to that, it’s gotta be 9mm.

      • iksnilol

        But if you measure Para Ordnance grips, they’re actually thinner than normal 1911s, it’s just that they’re more square.

        • Bucho4Prez

          Not a good hill to die on…

          • iksnilol

            I wouldn’t recommend dying on any hill.

          • LCON

            or ditch, or mountain, Or Street, generally Dying is a bad thing all around.

          • iksnilol

            Oh yes, I mean, being dead ain’t that bad. I’ve glipped outta conscious enough times to be aware of that.

            It’s just that dying in itself sorta sucks big time… and not like a high school cheerleader.

          • oldman

            I believe Patton said the object is not to die it is for the other guy to die. Not the exact quote but you get the idea.

          • oldman

            No hill is a good hill to die on.

        • Flounder

          That isnt quite true… i measured it once and the double stack frame was way thicker. Relatively of course. Its something like 1/4 or 1/8 of an inch thicker. And once you put the grips on both they were very comparable less than 1/16 of an inch. Although there are fat single stacks that are thicker than the para doubles.

          And to david…. isnt this pistol only coming out in 9 for the moment?

    • Ebby123

      45 Auto is declining in popularity compared to where it once was. It will still be around probably forever, but 9MM LUGER has become the clear dominant pistol caliber in the U.S.

      Disclaimer: Both are effective calibers, this is not a statement about merit, simply an observation about popularity.

      • Swarf

        Put away the torches, boys!

        He disclaimered.

  • shut up and take my money!

  • Henrik Bergdahl

    I will buy one and fly in it to Mars. I will be the first to CCW on Mars with my own handgunspaceship! Ha! (scifiguns are awesome).

  • Red McCloud

    The biggest problems with this is the fact that it’s 9mm out of the gate and not, say, .45 ACP in order to attract the 1911 purists and also the freakin’ price point and the price. If MSRP was around $900 then, yes, it would have a very good chance on the market, especially if it could go against high quality 1911s, but $1,147?!?!? Haha no. They’ll sell a few dozen, maybe.

  • Jack Morris

    I really wanted to make fun of the video, but as pretentious as it is, they did a good job of it. The pistol looks interesting. If it has a great trigger and a relatively small grip, I’ll look into it.

    • Edeco

      Yup, ballsy commercial, but well done and it seems (if the H9 is not vaporware or unreliable etc.) they have the substance to back it up.

  • Gidge

    Has some serious potential. I’m very keen to try one. What I’d love to see is a 5″ version so we can have it in Australia, preferably a competition focused model

    • VanDiemensLand

      Where in Aus are you man?

      • Gidge

        I’m in Melbourne and shoot mostly IPSC.

        I’m guessing from your screen name you’re somewhere in Tassie?

        • VanDiemensLand

          Indeed, an hour South of Hobart.

  • Dickie

    Im digging it.

  • No one

    Well, I’ll be the first to ssay it looks ugly as sin.

    I personally don’t care if my weapons are pretty or not, but considering that’s what most people seem to first complain about for some reason…

    • Dickie

      I like kt. But to each their own

  • Dickie

    Please get moar info at shotshow.

  • ExMachina1

    “The unusually large dust cover of the slide allows positioning the recoil spring assembly and the barrel lower than it is in 1911s. The result is a lower bore axis,”

    Lowering the recoil spring does NOTHING to lower the bore axis. It DOES lower the rotational center of mass, but that’s different–basically, the H9 is simply more muzzle heavy.

    For 9mm I don’t imagine that any of this is going to make any real difference in recoil control. But the gun might feel more point-able.

    The trigger however, might prove interesting.

    • ontheedge

      I believe what they’re getting at is by lowering the recoil spring that gives them more room to lower the barrel, thus the lower bore axis.

      • ExMachina1

        That’s right. But they aren’t lowering it more than several other 9mm striker guns (Styer, M&P). Guns like the Arsenal Strike One achieve an even lower bore axis, again without resorting to the strange recoil spring placement of the H9.

        What the H9 design IS doing is adding a huge (steel) counterbalance in front of the trigger. So yeah, I predict the H9 will FEEL less flippy, but that’s going to have nothing to do with a low bore axis.

  • ExMachina1

    Shooters are an unpredictable bunch.

    The general reception for the Hudson H9 has been positive, this in spite of the premium price point. However, a few years back when the innovative Boberg XR9 came out (at a lower MSRP), it seemed like every-other forum comment called it a solution to a problem that didn’t exist. Really?–an extra round and an extra inch of barrel in a +p rated 9mm pocket gun seemed like something that EVERYone would be happy for. But nope.

    And here, I honestly can’t see that the H9 really will offer much (if anything) of measurable value. Still, everyone seems to be ga-ga over the futuristic looks and handling improvements that a slack-jaw dust cover is going to give to…to…to what exactly? To the brutally punishing, hard-to-control 9mm? To the holster makers who have been clamoring to make ginormous holsters??

    Oh well. Time will tell I guess…

    • pokab

      Nobody takes pocket pistols seriously unless they are from established manufacturers with the arguable exception of kel-tec which invented the hi-cap pocket pistol the P32
      The reasoning is that it is not reliable or trustworthy, which the kel-tec wasn’t as it required a wearing in and a ‘fluff and buff’ procedure.
      Boberg XR9 should have first come out with a standard size 9mm, which although would not have been a big seller, (seeing as they don’t know what customers want) it after being proven as reliable, would have made a pocket version an easy sell.

      • ExMachina1

        “Nobody takes pocket pistols seriously unless they are from established manufacturers”

        Right. And this seems totally backwards to me. Pocket pistols are the most likely to actually be carried by most people because they are handy. So creating a better pocket gun would seem like an area that is ripe for innovation–but it’s not. Guns like the H9 are going to (at best) be a range or competition gun and I doubt anyone will carry one, at least not for long.

        You’re likely right about Boberg’s marketing. That’s where that company failed IMO.

        • Keiichi

          The LCP II is the closest thing to a “next gen” pocket pistol that I’ve seen (which is why I bought one…)

          15oz loaded – thin, with a nice palm swell in the grip – accurate – reliable – single action trigger with a clean break, working with a concealed hammer – no mag disconnect

          With the right .380 round, pretty close to perfect.

          Note that I EDC a Sig P938… the LCP is my summer shorts, exercise, and deep conceal choice.

    • pokab

      The big advance of this pistol and things people have been clamoring for a long time are.
      Single action trigger with the 1911 as it’s ideal.
      No safeties (apart from glock like internal safeties)
      Looks classy ie not a glock brick
      Unfortunately the weight is a deal killer for most. I assume

      • ExMachina1

        There are plenty of pistols without safeties, with a low bore axis and with a trigger that is as close as you can get to a 1911 SA pull in a striker-fired pistol. If you mean the linear trigger press, than yes, that IS innovative and t’ll be cool to see how it works–but in the absence of the 1911’s hammer/sear interface, I think it’s marginal benefits will be completely lost in a striker fired gun.

        And I agree. the weight is absurd. Maybe it will find a niche on the competition circuit?

        • Rob

          It weights just a tad less than a sig p229 with Al frame yet has a longer barrel and (seemingly) a steal frame. How much do you want a metal framed full size gun to weigh?

          • ExMachina1

            “It weights just a tad less than a sig p229”

            The H9 is reported to weigh 34oz–that’s 2 ounces MORE than a 229.

            Anyway, for a striker fired 9mm carry gun I really don’t want a metal frame at all. It’s no longer the 1980s and polymer has proven itself to be a more-than-suitable material for pistol frames.

          • Rob

            I assumed that Sig knows what a p229 weighs:

            Some people still want a metal frame on a pistol. Sig, Beretta and Colt all sell a lot of legacy pistols. This is atleast not an off brand Glock so I will give them credit for that.

            We shall see how it shoots.

            FWIW, I carry a Glock 19.

          • Rob

            Because I can’t seem to post photos below. Sig lists the weight of a p226 as 34.4. I assumed they know what their product weights.

      • Sam

        I love heavy pistols.

    • Tom

      Because what people really want is something that looks new but uses a traditional/established operating mechanism.

      That and a pistol which is not fussy about feeding ammunition.

      • ExMachina1

        New yet innovative.
        Conventional yet cutting edge.
        Traditional yet radical.

        Sounds like corporate America’s versions of Buddhist koans…

    • JumpIf NotZero

      I laughed out loud at the triggers of three guns when I went to SHOT last…

      Walther CCP
      Remington R51
      Boberg XR9 (now Bond Arms iirc)

      For the premium price point, it was A JOKE. I was stunned because seeing it on the internet over and over I had just assumed it would be a quality piece.

  • Mitch

    So… Light single-action-y trigger, and they ship without a manual safety? First time in a long while that I actually think a pistol needs an additional safety it does not have. Guess I’m getting old…

    • Keiichi

      Eh… the LCP II has a single action trigger with no manual safety, and it’s fine… granted it’s not a five pound trigger (more like eight, iirc).

    • Sam

      Maybe you are. Glock style trigger safety. Works fine lasts long time unless you have an old worn out holster.

    • ostiariusalpha

      It does come with a manual safety if you buy the specific model that allows for one to be installed. Otherwise, why force others to pay for a safety they don’t want and won’t use?

  • Keiichi

    Show me one in 10mm with at least 14+1 capacity, and we’ll talk.

    • Randy Graham

      ..Or 9×23 Winchester. I’d be all over either one.

  • Brian Peterson

    Yep… went from “oooo next new pistol :-)” to oh :-(” pretty quickly.

  • Bucho4Prez

    Same. That ~$600 poly striker pistol price point everyone has landed on is hard to get over. Like anything, when it costs twice as much to perform the same function, it better have astronomical value in other areas.

    • raz-0

      They aren’t in the poly gun market. It’s an all steel gun, and the price really isn’t out of line. Look what sig charges, or any of the 1911s out there of good fit and finish.

      I don’t think they showed up planning to displace glock. Heck if they did and succeded they’d pretty much put themselves out of business.

      • Bucho4Prez

        Fair enough. Just seems neither fish nor foul, and I don’t see much of a market for it.

      • Blake

        Yeah it’s definitely not in the same market as Glocks, but when you can get a Sig P226 for the same price (or even less depending on retail price) that’s a hard sell.

  • santi

    Definitely will pre-order this when the option comes around. I do predict that the price will stagger slightly upwards as it nears the release to vendors. I am in great hopes that they release a threaded barrel this year as well.

  • TheNotoriousIUD

    If youre able to shoot this at the range day try to get some video so we can see muzzle flippage.

    • Matt Taylor

      If the muzzle flip is really what their video shows it’s amazing.

  • mechamaster

    Very amusing concept indeed.

    Imagine if the slide design is based on CZ-75 ( slide rides inside the frame rails ), it has extra benefits too.

  • I’ll watch the review on LifeSizedPotato next year (in 4k quality.)

  • M.

    You can get some of the best 9mm handguns ever made for easily less than $700. I understand there’s a lot of work and innovation on this gun but I don’t understand how they are going to compete at that price point


    I wonder why no current maker has tried placing the recoil spring above the barrel, like on some early self-loaders (Browning, Dreyse, Pieper) in order to lower the bore axis.

    • SGT Fish

      because it makes the pistol bigger. think about where recoil springs are located now, they don’t cause the pistol to be any taller because they are in the “empty space” in front of the trigger/below the front of the barrel. if you lower the barrel too much, youll need to figure out how to still have the grip and trigger mechanism in the space where your barrel now sits. or make the gun very long and have a forward mag like a Kriss, so that your grip and trigger is then behind the barrel instead of under it.
      remember, you not only have to fit the barrel, but the bolt face and magazine lips have to line up directly behind it

  • Harry’s Holsters

    This will be a tough design to make holsters for. Some guns due to their lines work very well with kydex holsters. Glock and M&Ps are two of those. The Sig P320 has some issues but this gun takes the cake. This looks like it’ll be just as difficult as a holster for TLR6 lights. Doable but there will be chaffing.

    The biggest problem I have with the gun is I don’t believe it’ll be easy to use a light. I’m not big on integrated options but I wish they had mounted a light between the barrel and recoil assembly.

  • .45

    Looks cool, I like the futuristic Glock/1911 blend, especially the trigger, but man, that price tag and all…

  • Tim Pearce

    4.5 to 5 lbs? Come now, if you’re trying to make a striker fired 1911, shouldn’t it have a nice light trigger pull, as well? Drop that to 3 lbs, and this might gain some traction.

    It does look nice, at least.

  • Meatpants

    I like how the promo video only shows about 10 seconds of the actual product. Neat.

  • ClintTorres

    Made for those who just can’t choose between a Glock and a 1911…and can only buy one gun.

    They took most everything from the “Pros” column of each gun and put those features in one gun: low bore axis, 1911 ergos, beavertail, hi-cap, modified-browning lock-up, optional thumb safety…if it’s reliable, I’m a believer.

    • DIR911911 .

      if you can afford this , you can afford more than one gun. I CAN’T afford this and I’ve got three and a black powder. (of course legal restrictions can always limit options) . . .carry on

      • Joe

        What legal options would restrict your ability to purchase more than three firearms?

  • Joel

    It sounds as though they prioritized feedback from the M1911 crowd. The open question is if the M1911 crowd will buy enough of them to satisfy their business model.

    • Duray

      Based on what?

  • Shaun Connery Oliver II

    Hey sign me up! I have been following this pistol for so long. I will trade my M&P40 in a heartbeat for this gun. Hudson did a fantastic job with this handgun despite whether or not it is chambered in 9mm or .45ACP and I hand them massive credit on out of box thinking. It isn’t just a handgun, it’s Handgun of the Year!

  • Alex Waits

    This is new hotness I can get on board with.

  • Shaun Connery Oliver II

    They just got their foot through the door. Plus eith all the features it offers, I would pick that one up faster than a single stack handgun. Period.

  • Joseph Goins

    I don’t know why the dust cover is so lo low on the gun. That will pretty much eliminate the ability of most people to use a weapon-mounted light.

    • Southpaw89

      2nd paragraph.

      • Joseph Goins

        I read that, but I still don’t understand the concept. Other than adding weight, it shouldn’t change the recoil.

  • JumpIf NotZero

    I don’t get it. LOTS of guns that sell LOTS of units cost $1100 MSRP.

    I’m not a rich man, but I’m really glad I don’t shop like a foolish person. I have no idea if this gun is a turd, but sometimes you really should just spend money on things as it’ll save you money later.

    • Christian in KS

      Umm…. “spend the money on things that will save you money later”? I’m pretty sure when I buy a GLOCK I don’t have to worry about fixing it later.

      • ostiariusalpha

        The Indianapolis Metro Police Department might beg to differ from you there.

        • Al Wise

          Yea, one department out of 12.000 world wide? Seriously?

          • ostiariusalpha

            They’re not the only ones. Seriously.

          • Dirk Dasterdly

            Texas DPS picked up the Sig320 last year I think. Not that they’re a big department or anything (only about 2100 troopers), but technically that’s two departments out of 12,000 world wide.

          • Karl Hasenoehrl

            Glock offers the police departments stupid low pricing. That’s a fact, agreed? So we all know that government contracts are driven by the all mighty dollar. So add 2+2 and you’ll know why at one time 80% of American police carried Glocks. That’s just a fact not an opinion. Glocks have no soul, that’s an opinion. A correct opinion but still an opinion!

          • GOT12

            sig is winning most of the military & police deals its a price war not a quality or function war, sig might win the official hand gun issued, but i bet glock is carried by more police & special ops, what would you carry if you planned to do battle the pretty gun or the kick ass gun

          • Karl Hasenoehrl

            You seem to be saying exactly what I just said. The exception is that now finally 20yrs later someone other than Glock figured out you have to be competative in your price point if you’re going to get large contracts. Sig literally is starting to beat Glock at Glocks own game. They even started producing polymer guns. This particular contract it seems Glock missed the whole modular part of the contract. So they kind of eliminated themselves.

          • GOT12

            sig is paying to get contracts for bragging rights and marketing,

            sigs claim [quote]Sig Sauer P320. World renowned and the choice for many of the premier global military, law enforcement and commercial users.[endquote] aka pulling the wool over your eyes marketing

            sig is still trying to build a glock but they have not got the durability and reliability part figured out yet, until then a lot of police and military issued a sig will continue carrying their own glocks

          • Karl Hasenoehrl

            Lol. Marketing statements are exactly that marketing statements. Every company has them firearm related or not. (You can quote me on that.). The rest of your statement sounds like opinion to me. I’d love to see some sources for your opinion of Sig is paying to get contracts. Curious as to who those payments are going?? Or a source showing that “a lot” of police and military are choosing to carry privately owned weapons instead of an issued Sig. Just for the record I am a veteran and there is absolutely no way we would have been authorized to carry a privately owned weapon. Not during my time. Maybe things have changed. There are plenty of veterans on this site who should be able to confirm or deny that statement.

          • GOT12

            most special ops teams can chose whatever weapons they want to carry, same with police, not all the people i know in those groups carry glocks but most do

            one guy in vietnam carried his own marlin 45/70 lever action

          • Karl Hasenoehrl

            Agreed SF have always had that option. But then they’re …..well special. Lol. I don’t hate Glocks. Great gun goes bang every time you pull the trigger. Probably more accurate than 90% of their owners. They’re just cookie cutter guns with no soul in my opinion. I’ve owned 3 of them but it never fails I end up trading them off for something that feels better in my hand. Ultimately gun choice should be about what fits and feels good to a shooter. The army chose the P320 but I just now read the Marines and navy are going with Glock.

          • GOT12

            good points, only you can tell what is best for you, i collect guns but hardly ever shoot any of them, i like them all, every gun i pick up i want to ad to my collection

      • b0x3r0ck

        If you’re buying a factory Glock that’s all your doing is fixing it. There are a few guns that perform as good or better around the same price. The only thing Glock has over other guns is cheaper overall mags and a huge aftermarket support.

        • TheMontuckian

          If you’re buying a factory Glock and *think* you have to “fix” it, you’re an idiot.

          Been a Glock armorer for almost a decade. Most of them I’ve fixed were from crappy aftermarket parts that don’t hold up or allow for proper function, or the odd upside-down trigger spring or backward slide lock (improperly installed by the end-user), lost locking block pins or shot out recoil springs after 10K+ rounds. Granted, not all aftermarket parts are crap, but a lot of them are.

          If you can’t effectively run a stock Glock then you shouldn’t get off the couch. Only thing you should maybe consider changing are the sights if the factory ones don’t suit you. And learning how to shoot. That too.

          “Perform” is a highly subjective term. Example: if you actually know how to shoot, a stock Glock will perform with boring repetition.

          • Mikial

            Agreed. I’ve had the same G21 since 2001. I had a qualified Glock armorer install a 4 pound trigger for USPSA meets, and have carried it EDC over all these years. It has been 100% reliable in all that time and I trust it with my life.

          • Dirk Dasterdly

            You’re definitely a Glock Armorer. I am too. And it sounds like you drank the Kool-Aid. For those of you who dno’t know, if you send your Glock to Glock to fix, the only thing you’ll get back is the sights. All other aftermarket parts are tossed. The OEM parts are all very cheap. They’ll gut it, put all new parts in, and return it to stock. The philosophy is that most of the problems are caused by modifications. Of course, we are on Gen4 of the Glocks so apparently there were changes needed for Gen 1-3. I have a hard time imagining that polishing parts or putting a ghost trigger in is really the problem, but Glock will tell you that it is all your fault. Glock is VERY proud of their design and in armorers school, the first solution is usually to return it all to stock. Granted, Henry Hammerhands often does screw stuff up, but there are also plenty of well made aftermarket parts that seem to work fine. Having said that, I’m guessing the spring weight in my LaserMax guiderod laser is the reason for my recent FTEs/stovepipes. Didn’t do it before with my tungsten guide rod or aftermarket spring (but, according to Glock, it should have failed miserably).

            If you like the stock glock and shoot production class, great. If you want to shoot esp or whatever modified class, then go ahead and trick it out against glocks recommendations. and if you’ve got money burning a hole in your pocket, get some ZEV or Taran Tactical or Vickers Tactical modifications. Hard to believe that the Glock gen 4 is the penultimate gun that cannot be improved upon…except the sights.

        • Mikial

          And the fact that they are utterly reliable under the most adverse conditions, are more than accurate enough for combat shooting, and will last forever.

      • Red

        But then you have a Glock. No one ever looks at a Ferrari as they get in their Carola and says “Glad I don’t have that thing.”

        • Mikial

          A Glock is hardly a Corolla. A Hi-Point is Corolla,. A Glock is a reliable and aggressive Charger.

          • Jamie Bordato

            Glock is a camry or an accord. V6, mid level trim.

          • javierjuanmanuel

            Hell no. Glock is a v6 mid level accord or camry. Beige, cloth seats, no moon roof. Second from bottom trim level.

            Fair priced, works well, lasts, NOT sexy. Zero sex appeal. No thrill.

          • andrey kireev

            Hi-point is a Yugo. Corolla is basic, but it’s not a POS.

          • valorius

            A Corolla is a good analogy to a glock. They also like to maim their owners with airbag and unintentional acceleration issues….so it’s an even better analogy.

            Corolla Leg. 😀

  • MrBrassporkchop

    I hope the trigger feels like a 1911. I love the 1911 trigger, it’s like popping bubble wrap or running your hand through uncooked rice. Very satisfying. I’d buy a 1911 just to dry fire it all day.

    • diana pierce

      Your festish du jour ?

  • Spencerhut

    Should have called it the Edsel. Fugly.

  • Mr Mxyzptlk

    I’d be curious to see what the inside of this thing’s frame looks like ahead of the trigger. The height difference between the barrel and recoil spring axes on this is more than an inch which is much more than on most pistols. I assume that the reason for this is to do with how the barrel locking works, as there is no room for it above the trigger where this would normally happen.

  • SirOliverHumperdink
  • A.WChuck

    It looks like a modernised Zastava M88a or Tokarev.

  • ostiariusalpha

    Why are we comparing the weight of a duty-size pistol to a compact P229 in the first place?

  • John

    $1100 is not a deal breaker for a high quality gun you can keep for literally decades and give to your kids.

    Two words: Sig Sauer

    • Flounder

      True… but sig has been at it for decades. This is a brand new product. It reminds me of the R51 remington tried to launch… and failed horribly.

      You arent paying for quality, you are dropping 1200 to be a guinue pig for a tiny company. If this isnt amazing the company may fail. I also seriously question the companies ability to produce the pistol in numbers and i am curious about how they will handle warrantees. I really hope it succeeds and is awesome, i guess i am just jaded to so many people promising things in the firearm industry then failing to deliver.

      • Rob

        In fairness 1200 doesn’t get you quality with Sig Sauer either…

        • John

          Every large manufacturer in the U.S. is now a slave to their shareholders who are screaming “MORE PROFIT”!! You can expect almost all of them to go from a 98% reliability rating to about an 87% and not miss any profits caused by the returns and bad ratings.

          I bought a brand new stainless Ruger GP100 for $280 and now it’s about $600 and not as nice as the old ones.

          Things change.

      • John

        True. For a new manufacturer to get their foot in the door, the need to come in UNDER their competition’s price point. Or they must have something new and amazing.

        I suggest this company gets a celebrity spokesperson like Mayor Bloomberg to really tout the benefits and quality of this new gun!

      • Michael Brohl

        Don’t you think they are well aware of the fact that everything is riding on the success of this pistol and therefore have made sure it will be a high quality product ?Remington is a large manufacturer who have never depended heavily on producing pistols. If a design flops like the R51 Remington is still in business making rifles. Your comparison is not a fair one.

        • valorius

          And yet companies first offerings fail all the time.

    • a p226 this is not though

  • VF 1777

    incredibly intriguing gun. they got a lot right. love the innovating recoil spring idea/low bore access, 1911 styling/trigger/grip/steel-frame, left out the grip safety, chambered it in 9mm. frankly it looks awesome and I hope it lives up to it’s potential.

    having said all that, even if it sells at $999, it’s still more than twice the cost of new CZ P10c. and it’s steel and heavy and sizeable — which would make it a potentially awesome race gun!

  • Sledgecrowbar

    Low bore axis is one of those features that might be a natural evolution of good handgun design that eventually all guns will have compared to today, the way short recoil actions are now, not every single gun is a short-recoil action, but the vast majority are. That said, It’s still very new and most people have no hands-on experience with it, so it’s going to be gradual for the market to adopt it.

    Outside of that one non-standard feature, it’s a run-of-the-mill striker-fired gun that happens to have a steel frame with 1911-shaped grip that’s kind of an interesting splice. I’m interested in steel-framed guns as I don’t own any, I have aluminum-framed guns and like them. If this kind of thing catches on, I’d be interested to get something like it at half the price range, like other striker-fired guns are, but I get that they’re a boutique operation with a unique thing for the moment.

    • mig1nc

      Straight pull trigger is pretty exciting though.

  • Dr. Longfellow Buchenrad

    I imagine that would decrease if it gains a significant portion of the market and they can increase production volume.



    >1911’S ARE OLD

  • thePUNisher

    Reminds me of the Strike One or the Izhmash PL-14, all 3 are 21st century pistols with ridiculously low bore axis. Only this one is American. Murka! I’d like to give it a shot (PUNished!)

  • Geoff Timm

    Call me back in ten years and I will examine the track record.
    Who has seen too many bright idea gun companies crash and burn.

  • Edeco

    How’d they only get 15 rounds? Looks like it should fit more. I hope it’s a true double stack, not a fan of the staggered-column.

  • Michael Brohl

    If the this shoots the way it appears in the video and the quality and reliability is high. These will fly off the shelves even at the $1000 + price point.

  • Brett

    I want to make a Hudson Soft joke here, but I don’t think anyone will get it.

  • jmf552

    Somebody explain to me why we need another striker-fired 9mm, especially an expensive one from a little known manufacturer. Does it do something a Glock, a Walther, a Springfield or an S&W doesn’t do? Good luck to these guys, they’ll need it.

  • AD

    Looks pretty cool. Not sure the barrel axis is actually lower than, say, a Steyr C9 or an Arsenal Strike One or an HK P7?

  • T Rex

    A striker fired 9 that weighs over 2lbs empty with price tag over $1100?

    I suppose if you wake up one morning and decide you’ve just got to have a needlessly heavy and expensive 9mm pistol, Hudson can hook you up!

  • andrey kireev

    I’ll likely pick one up after I see some reliability testing videos =)

  • CharlesH

    I love how Sci-Fi it looks, guess I gotta add it to the list (sigh).

  • Joe

    The BS about this handgun having reduced bore axis in relation to the shooting grip is unreal, look at the schematics! the barrel is about an inch ABOVE the RSA! There are many ways to achieve lower bore axis….this is NOT it!
    That said I would love to get my mitts on one and shoot a few thousand rounds through it.

    My free and unsolicited recommendations to Hudson, (or any other Handgun Mfg.).

    1. Design it to use and function with Glock 19 magazines,extractor, ejector, RSA’s and barrels.
    2. Make the frame out of polymer with a steel frame chassis insert Ala Sig 250/320.
    3. Keep the 1911 aesthetics, sights, safety, slide lock lever, and grip panels.
    4. Equipped with a 1913 accessory rail.
    5. Design it to fit and function inside 1911 rail handgun holsters.
    6. Incorporate good aggressive front and back strap checkering, (then the stipple junkies can screw up the cheap Magpul 1911 grip panels).
    7. Utilize the 1911’s trigger design with a safety dingus….good job Hudson, ya got one right!

  • valorius

    Very space agey looking, and very overpriced.

  • bjensen

    I like the concept and can’t wait to see them on the market for a while to see how they perform (and what they actually sell for in a year or so….if the company lasts)

  • valorius

    What’s in the boxy area under the barrel?

  • Dirk Dasterdly

    I love me a 1911 in 45, but 8 shots divided by multiple bad guys gets small real quick. In MANY of the recent bad things happening, there are multiple bad guys. With the 9, assuming you have 10-15 rounds versus 8 max for the 45, that gives you options. 15 rounds for 1 bad guy or about 4 apiece for 4 bad guys. with 8 rounds, you get at most 2 each on 4 bad guys. Not much room for error. And a miss is a miss regardless of the caliber.

    Having said that, I’ve seen plenty of videos of people defending themselves with a 5-shot 38sp. After a few loud noises, hopefully, those 4-5 guys are running away (or the 3 that are left after you smoke a few baddies). Still, more ammo always seems to be better.

    • El Mac

      My solution to that is to carry more magazines. It may come down to one and only shot. All things being equal, would you rather that be a .45 or 9mm if the BG was about to shove a knife into the eye socket of your kid?