Brugger & Thomet (B&T), a Swiss-based firearms manufacturer, is importing a collection of firearm accessories, suppressors, carbines and pistols to the U.S. market, one of which is the company’s GHM9 Gen 2 pistol. As noticed by police agencies and militaries around the globe, B&T is known for providing modularity, and the GHM9 pistol represents the Swiss manufacturer and its ability to provide the consumer with options.
Chambered for 9 mm Luger, the B&T GHM9 is a straight-blowback-operated semi-automatic and includes features that cater to left- and right-handed shooters. Additionally, a reciprocating charging handle affixed to the GHM9’s bolt is accommodating for left- and right-hand operation.
The sample sent to American Rifleman for testing includes a 6.9” barrel capped with a knurled protector over 1/2"x28 TPI muzzle threads and an H&K-style three-lug muzzle adapter designed to mate with compensators, flash hiders and suppressors. A ventilated handguard protects the barrel and the shooter’s support hand. A Picatinny rail is supplied top and bottom, and Magpul’s M-Lok-style slots are provided on the left and right sides.
An angled pistol grip is provided with the gun’s lower unit and provides wide-gap serrations along the front- and backstrap to help control what little recoil is imparted on the shooter’s hand. To mitigate recoil and provide reliable function of the pistol, the company installed a hydraulic buffer system to further lighten the recoil, allowing for precise follow-up shots.
Putting rounds on target is aided by the supplied Gear Head Works Tailhook stabilizing pistol brace. The brace is attached to a telescoping twin-arm unit supplied by B&T. Additional accessories of the GHM9 include sling attachment points and flip-up adjustable sights. Overall weight comes to 4-lbs., 10-ozs. empty and a trigger pull requiring 6 lbs., 14 ozs. to break sear engagement.