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
Watch this segment of American Rifleman Television "The Men And Guns Of D-Day" to learn more about the men of the 101st Airborne Division, their stories and the firearms they used during "The Great Crusade."
The Colt Single Action Army revolver used by Pat Garrett to kill Billy The Kid sold at auction from Bonhams for more than $6 million dollars, in what is probably the highest price ever paid for a civilian firearm.