There must have been too many Glock vs. 1911 memes or arguments online – someone decided to do something about the age-old question. That someone appears to be Hudson Manufacturing, based out of Temple, Texas…and their answer to the question is their new pistol, the H9.
Looking rather “Blade Runner” up front and John Moses Browning in the back, the H9 strives to offer striker-fired safety and reliability with the ergonomics and straight-back 4.5 lb trigger pull of a 1911. The 15-shot 9mm pistol boasts seven patents pending (according to Hudson’s snazzy website), as well as a host of standard features like interchangeable Hogue G10 grips, low bore axis, light/accessory rail, optional 1911-style thumb safeties, forward slide serrations, Trijicon HD front sight, etc. The pistol has a 4 1/4″ barrel and weights 34 ounces unloaded, with an overall length of 7 5/8″, height just shy of 5 1/4″, and a width of 1 1/4″.
With a website-stated MSRP of $1,147.00, the customer is gonna want to have the answer to the age-old question pretty badly. But it’s great to see new firearms designs and industry pop up here in the USA, with radical new designs that may just point towards the future of gun design. I wonder how many purists are already complaining that it’s not offered in .45 ACP as of yet.