NRA Gun of the Week: B&T USA GHM9 Gen 2

posted on May 8, 2020
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.
Left-side view of semi-automatic GHM9 on white background with text on image calling out the make and model.
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.
Left-side of GHM9 receiver showing the magazine well and controls.
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.
Muzzle and fore-end of GHM9 with tri-lug mount and knurled thread suppressor.
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.
Man on shooting range wearing protective gear and holding a B&T GHM9 pistol.
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.
GHM9 pistol in a shooter's right hand and text on image calling out the four-position stabilizing brace.
Watch our NRA Gun of the Week video above to learn more about the B&T GHM9 Gen 2 pistol.
Four pistol magazines standing in a picket fence arrangement from most capacity (left) to shortest and least capacity (right).
B&T GHM9 Gen 2 Specifications
Manufacturer: B&T AG
Importer: B&T USA
Model: GHM9 Gen 2
Action Type: blowback-operated, semi-automatic, center-fire pistol
Chambering: 9 mm Luger
Barrel: 6.9”
Trigger: 6-lb., 14-oz. pull
Magazine: 30-round detachable box
Sights: adjustable, flip-up
Stock: Gear Head Works Tailhook
MSRP: $1,649

Further Reading:
DS Arms B&T TP9 Pistol
Switzerland's B &T Introduces USW-A1 to U.S. Market
8 Reasons to Invest in a 9 mm Pistol-Caliber Carbine
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