Hudson Mfg. has taken a serious stab at re-inventing the 9 mm Luger-chambered semi-automatic pistol with its H9—a forged-steel-frame, 15-round-capacity, striker-fired gun that bears a strong resemblance to the classic M1911, if only on the outside. Wearing a Trijicon HD front sight and VZ stocks of G10 laminate, the rail-equipped pistol measures 7.63" long by 5.23" high by 1.24" wide and weighs 34 ozs. Its trigger pivots at the bottom end and slides rearward in the style of Old Slabsides. Further defying classification, the gun’s locking lug and recoil spring are housed in a frame extension ahead of the trigger guard, yielding a low bore axis and quick shot-to-shot recovery. hudsonmfg.com
Editors’ Picks 2017: Hudson Mfg. H9
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When Colt's Paul Spitale arrived at the company, his mission was to develop a refined version of the Colt Gold Cup National Match M1911. The pistol here is exactly what he came up with, and it harkens back to the glory days of Colt's classic guns.