One of the most highly anticipated and hyped handguns in the Firearms Community. When demoed at Shot Show, it received substantial attention from the Firearms Community due to its low bore-axis and 1911 style trigger out of a striker fired handgun. Every review I saw hyped the heck out of that trigger and smooth recoil.

The question is whether it actually lives up to the hype or not. After a few delays in manufacturing, the Hudson H9 is finally here.

John from Active Self Protection gives this hyped pistol a review.

First impressions, this is a heckuva gun

The Hudson H9 certainly seems to be living up to the hype when it comes to the quality of the trigger and the minimal felt recoil and muzzle flip. The game changing design certainly seem to be delivering as promised. John did experience one failure to eject, so now we need to see some community endurance testing to see if reliability issues are common, or just a few here and there like any other handgun.

Hudson H9 vs the 1911 handgun

Hudson H9 Key Features

  • 1911 Style 4.5-5lbs short pull trigger out of a striker fire design
  • Non-traditional recoil spring for an incredibly low bore-axis for minimal recoil
  • 15+1 double stack 9mm capacity
  • Ambidextrous controls
  • Slim profile for carry
  • Metal frame design
  • Trijicon HD Front Sight
  • Optional thumb safety
  • Accessory rail for lights and lasers

Hudson H9 Specifications

Hudson H9 Specifications

  • Caliber: 9mm
  • Capacity: 15+1
  • Weight Unloaded: 34oz / 2.215lbs
  • Overall Length: 7.625in
  • Barrel Length: 4.28in
  • Sight Radius: 6.26in
  • Overall Height: 5.225in
  • Overall Width: 1.24in
  • Trigger Pull Weight: 4.5-5lbs
  • Trigger Travel: 0.115in
  • MSRP: $1,147.00

Official Hudson H9 Site