Many shooters are aware that the B&T GHM9 was initially not feeding hollow points – as designed, it met the EU need of using strictly FMJ. However, B&T listened to the American market and user requests to resolve the issue have been met with a new update. The ability to feed hollow-points was particularly important to me: I purchased a GHM9 for my wife to use as a home defense platform. To deliver the proper ballistics and kinetic energy on target hollow points were a necessity.
Last month I contacted B&T to find out the process necessary to get the feed issue resolved. They stayed in contact with me and kept me up to date on the each of the steps along the way. The first batch of GHM9s were accepted the first week in April and I got my upper sent in April 6th.
B&T charges a $50 gunsmithing fee paid via check or credit card using an emailed form. While the customer is responsible for shipping out the upper, B&T overnights the upper back to the customer via FedEx at their expense. Less than a week after shipping the upper I received the upper with the update on the 12th. In addition to the short lead time B&T kept me promptly updated via email throughout the week.
After shooting two magazines of old 9mm hollow-points, I experienced no malfunctions or failures to feed from any of the various hollow-points tested.
Because B&T’s designs were made for European LE/Mil who use FMJ, failure to feed hollow points was not a fault in design. There was simply a different end user requirement in mind. However, B&T quickly resolved the issue. For a low price and quality build of the GHM9 I highly suggest those looking for a 9mm platform to check out the GHM9 as a top contender. Current production GHM9s will come standard with the update and will feed hollow points reliably. Previous batches are being accepted for the update using the aforementioned process. In my opinion, there is no comparison of the quality of a B&T firearm and their competitors in similar market segments. They continue to raise the bar in the pistol caliber carbine market.
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