Covering the news and events surrounding the demise of the firearms industry’s shooting star Hudson Manufacturing is an unpleasant task. So much promise and excitement dashed upon the shores of our dreams (you can use that line for yourselves if you have the need). But with every piece of news, another piece of the puzzle falls into place. This week, KE Arms announced the availability of Hudson parts available due to unpaid bills by the former pistol makers.
Apparently, KE Arms manufactured the bulk of the Hudson H9 pistol slides and are now sitting on unused (and un-paid for) stock that could help them recover costs as well as give Hudson owners a source for parts. The last payment that KE Arms received from Hudson was in July in 2018 and the amount now owed reportedly stretches into the seven-figure range.
HUDSON PARTS? KE Arms Has You Covered
In the past week Hudson Manufacturing’s bankruptcy filings became public. KE Arms LLC is listed as a creditor in these documents. As this is now in the public sphere, we feel it is now appropriate to discuss this publicly.
KE Arms manufactured the bulk of the slides for Hudson H9s. We were selected to produce these parts by Hudson because of our experience manufacturing pistol slides for a variety of OEM clients, and our ability to ramp up production. At one point we were delivering 400 H9 slides per week to Hudson Manufacturing. We also developed and prototyped the H9A frame.
The last payment we received from Hudson was in July of 2018. Between delivered product, inventory on hand, and development fees we are owed in the upwards of seven figure range.
We are currently exploring market demand for the slides and alloy frames (made from 7075 billet) we have on hand, and manufacturing new small parts. We want to recover our costs, and help existing owners of H9s that currently have nowhere to turn for service and support. Like those who have sent in guns months ago to Hudson for service and heard nothing back, we also have not had communication with Hudson in months.
If you’re interested in slides, frames, and parts for the H9 Pistol. Please e-mail [email protected]