Hudson MFG

I've not found anything here about this, and I don't want to derail another thread.

Kind of an interesting design, basically a striker fired 9mm 1911. It is a funky looking pistol, due to how they positioned the the recoil spring. They aren't on the market yet so the only info is on their website, and it may be a giant piece of garbage, but the design is intriguing. The accessory rail is to low to really be of any use, which makes it a no go for anything like duty use.

What do ya'll think of this?

www . hudsonmfg.com (remove the spaces)

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The more I look at it, the more this looks like a Steyr M9.  The difference being all metal, non useful accessory rail, and costs more, and comes from an unknown manufacturer.

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Even if this were made by some place everyone knew and trusted, it still begs the question of "why?"

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I'm pretty intrigued by it- the recoil spring set up allows a very low bore axis and the videos indicate it's extremely flat shooting and in some ways a striker fired high capacity 1911 is the best of both worlds. That being said, cost ($1100), weight (it's got a steel frame), size, and completely impractical light set up negate it from any type of serious duty or CCW use. Still, I'm hoping it does well and they later come out with an aluminum frame later.

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There is a multi-page  thread over on the Pistol Forum, if you really want to see what others think.  

https://pistol-forum.com/showt....php?23761-Hudson-H9

I'm not sure how a low RSA = low bore axis, but that will all shake out in Beta Testing  (e.g. First 1,000 buyers   .  

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I've been following it on FB need to look at the other thread today. I'm interested but will see what happens with the first 1000 or so before I get to interested

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B0308 posted:

I'm not sure how a low RSA = low bore axis, but that will all shake out in Beta Testing  (e.g. First 1,000 buyers  &nbsp.  

The lower RSA allowed them to move the barrel locking block lower in the frame compared to a more conventional set up.

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I get the engineering and to a point it makes sense. It looks like the result is very little "flip" per the Hudson site video so it may be a flat shooter with very controllable follow up. I just can't get over what looks to be an unusable rail.

The PX4 rotating barrel seems to minimize recoil flip just as well without sacrificing U-Boat real estate. 

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My initial thoughts on it, first posted elsewhere: The striker/firing pin assembly reminds me of the firing pin assembly & bushing of HK's P7 series of pistols. Another apparent nod (intentional or not) is the recoil spring housing vs. the placement of the gas piston of the P7.

Food for thought. Flirting with the edge of my lane.

Lights are not for everybody.  A Surefire type DG switch would likely abate some of the running w the light issue. Raven style "pancake" kydex OWB  holster could conceal the pistol light package fairly well presuming a good belt. I say this as someone who AIWBs a Gadget equipped G35 most days and used to OWB a G35 w/ a TLR 1 routinely with a Raven set up described above.    

There are many that would gladly give 1k for a 15+ round 9mm with a 1911esque trigger presuming 1. quality sights were available 2. The magazines were reliable/available under 40-50 and did not need to be "tuned" etc.  and 3. The weapon itself proved to be reliable. The 1kish  price point is a bargain relative to many 1911 inspired "hicap" 9mms pistols on the market i.e. SVI and STI.

I have only seen the one "History of the Sharp Stick Video". To my moderately trained eye, that pistol seems to shoot very flat at the 1:40ish mark.

 

Bottom Line: Color me intrigued.

 

It says it's a Trijicon HD front sight, but I didn't see mention of the rear.

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I was on the fence on this pistol.  I thought it was cool, but expensive and unproven.  After watching the interview below, I am wanting one and will root for the company and it's founders/owners.  Cy was an Arctic Warrior in the Army, and is a West Point Graduate.  Lauren is the perfect package, smart, driven, loves guns.  They seem like good folks and a great couple.  This is a long video, 40-ish minutes, but I think you will like the story, like the humility, and like the vision they have.  

Here is part 2 of the interview, which focuses on the pistol itself.

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There are 2 articles in the recent Recoil magazine about this pistol. 

Still interested 

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