Military Review

2017 New Weapons: Hudson H9 Pistol

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Recently, plastic has confidently pressed steel in individual parts of the firearms. weapons. Despite the fact that polymers fully cope with the loads that occur when using weapons, can reduce the overall weight and cost, many still do not trust plastics. For this reason, very rarely, some manufacturers produce all-metal weapons. This year, a similar gun presented the company Hudson. Given that most models of firearms at the SHOT Show 2017 show were more than half plastic, this gun immediately attracted attention.


The reasons for the appearance of the gun Hudson H9

As always, the emergence of new weapons provoked by demand in the market. Indeed, in recent years, too many new models of pistols are made with plastic frames, the only exceptions being that pistols for very powerful cartridges, of which there are not so many.

Thus, a small niche was formed on the market, albeit a small niche, occupying which the manufacturer can make a profit. While other companies were chasing state orders, the designers at Hudson designed the new pistol with a metal frame.

In addition to the all-metal construction, the gun has another advantage over similar weapons - it is based on the well-known Colt 1911. Although many refer to the M1911 as an inviolable classic, not less people understand that, whatever one may say, the weapon is outdated and needs updating. Thus, the success of the gun can be guaranteed, albeit with a small circle of weapons lovers.

Hudson H9 Pistol Design

Despite the fact that the basis for the pistol served as the Colt 1911, they have quite a lot of both external and internal differences. First of all, the pistol has no trigger. Shock trigger mechanism of a shotgun weapon of only double action, so to speak, with the latest weapon mods.

The second clear difference is the enlarged frame under the barrel. This tide is due to the fact that the designers have significantly reduced the height of the return spring guide. This is done in order to reduce the toss of a pistol when fired. It is difficult to judge how effective such a decision is, but even if there is a minimal effect, then why not.

The next detail that attracts attention is the release key. It is located automatic fuse, ensuring the safety of the handling of weapons. Actually this is the only safety device gun Hudson H9. Despite the fact that on the back of the handle is clearly visible key automatic safety, characteristic of the Colt 1911, this item has no purpose, it is left for greater similarity with the original gun.

In addition to the modified trigger mechanism of the weapon, the changes also affected the automation system, which, although it still works, uses the recoil energy in the short course of the barrel, but without the swinging “earring”. Now the decline of the breech breech for disengaging it from the casing of the shutter is due to the figure cutout in the tide under the chamber. Coupling the same with the barrel cover-casing is due to the protruding part above the chamber, which enters the window for ejection of spent cartridges.

Sights gun consist of a pillar and front sight, which can be removed and replaced by others. In addition, under the barrel of the weapon in the frame there is a seat for a flashlight or laser pointer.

Taking into account all these changes, you can make an uncomplicated conclusion that the Hudson H9 pistol is just a weapon that looks like the Colt 1911, but in reality it is a completely different pistol with its own design features and, accordingly, its own advantages and disadvantages.

Characteristics of the gun Hudson H9

Due to the fact that the designers deliberately abandoned the plastic in the design of the weapon, the gun turned out to be quite heavy by modern standards, its weight is 960 grams without cartridges. Dimensions of weapons are also considerable, but quite acceptable. The length of the gun 195 millimeters, thickness 31 millimeter, height 132 millimeter. The length of the barrel with all this is equal to 109 millimeters. The weapons are powered from two-row stores with an 15 xNX9 ammunition capacity of 19.

Pros and cons of the gun Hudson H9

The main plus of the Hudson H9 pistol is its external similarity with the Colt 1911, whatever one may say, but many can buy it. The second big plus is that the frame of the weapon is made of metal, even though it increases the weight of the gun, the metal is still more resistant to external damage, and the scratches on the steel look like decoration of the weapon, but on plastic ... it is, of course, a matter of taste.

Separately, it should be said that the trigger mechanism was reworked. Now the gun is completely safe, even with a cartridge in the chamber and is always ready to fire. True, the shot will happen when the trigger key is tight enough - 4 kgf, which is not very convenient, especially since every shot of this weapon will be accompanied by such an effort of pressing. In general, over the past few years, the number of new pistols with such a trigger mechanism has increased dramatically, which shows the same exhibition SHOT Show.

It should be noted, and bilateral weapons. On both sides of the gun, slide shutter buttons are displayed, and the magazine eject button can be rearranged to any convenient side.

Disadvantages of a gun Hudson H9 are available, albeit in small quantities. The first is the weight of the weapon. Still, one kilogram without ammunition with a barrel length of a little more than 10 centimeters is a lot in modern times. It is impossible to note the advantage of the fact that the automatic weapon system was changed. Yes, it has become more reliable and durable in comparison with the original system with a swinging "earring", but the feeling of deception is still present. It seems to be a weapon in appearance and looks like M1911, but this is a completely different weapon.
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  1. Lekov L
    Lekov L 24 March 2017 06: 50 New
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    Mark, thank you very much ..
    But calibers, cartridges, magazine capacity? request
    Something like that about a weapon they are used to reading differently.
    Respectfully..
    1. inkass_98
      inkass_98 24 March 2017 07: 18 New
      +1
      The caliber of this particular specimen is 9x19 Luger / Parabellum, as can be seen from the markings on the gun and cartridges with cartridges. And the name of the model as if hints.
    2. AlexMark
      24 March 2017 19: 42 New
      +2
      Good day. So kind of indicated everything:
      Characteristics of the gun Hudson H9

      Due to the fact that the designers deliberately abandoned the plastic in the design of the weapon, the gun turned out to be quite heavy by modern standards, its weight is 960 grams without cartridges. Dimensions of weapons are also considerable, but quite acceptable. The length of the gun 195 millimeters, thickness 31 millimeter, height 132 millimeter. The length of the barrel with all this is equal to 109 millimeters. The weapons are powered from two-row stores with an 15 xNX9 ammunition capacity of 19.
  2. alex-cn
    alex-cn 24 March 2017 07: 07 New
    +2
    I still don’t understand where does the M911 come about ... A very interesting pistol in itself.
    1. the47th
      the47th 24 March 2017 08: 07 New
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      The trunk has a curved neckline for lowering, like High-Power, 1911 had an earring.
      1. AlexMark
        24 March 2017 19: 48 New
        +3
        And the fact that the automation system is different also indicated:
        In addition to the modified trigger mechanism of the weapon, the changes also affected the automation system, which, although it still works, uses the recoil energy in the short course of the barrel, but without the swinging “earring”.

        The High Power cutout design is slightly different, but the principle is the same:
        1. Boris Borisovich Skrynnik
          Boris Borisovich Skrynnik 31 March 2017 08: 36 New
          +3
          Sorry but this is not H9 and not K1911?
    2. AlexMark
      24 March 2017 19: 45 New
      +2
      Well, since there is a resemblance wink
  3. otto meer
    otto meer 24 March 2017 12: 11 New
    +3
    About the weight, I do not really agree. Maybe this is a minus with constant wear, but it is much more comfortable to shoot from a heavy (in reasonable aisles) pistol. Personally for me at least. But USM double action, and even with such an effort of descent, it’s really like that ...
    As for the similarity with the 911th ... well, I don’t know ...
    1. Petrucho
      Petrucho 24 March 2017 12: 45 New
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      Greetings! Of those videos about the presentation of this gun at the exhibition, and some time ago, each weapon channel on YouTube considered it his duty to tell about it, (and it was my duty to watch them wink ) I realized that the shooters were amazed that the descent at the hudson felt no different from the classic Colt, despite the fact that the systems were completely different. The developers of this device also focused on this fact. So what I think with the descent effort should be all right.
    2. voyaka uh
      voyaka uh 24 March 2017 13: 14 New
      +3
      "but to shoot much more comfortably from a heavy (in reasonable aisles) pistol" ////

      Why? You apparently have a lot of your own weight and very strong hands. Then - maybe ...
      I let the plastic Cisetta jump after the shot — exactly enough — as she wants. I'm not trying to keep on the line of sight. The rate of fire does not work, but I do not need it. But, the gun in a simple man purse does not pull to the ground (light) and does not attract attention.
  4. mercaptan
    mercaptan 24 March 2017 14: 06 New
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    give this bundle to conduct a full range of tests according to the requirements of the Ministry of Defense of the Russian Federation, and then (if suddenly (!) pass the test), transfer it to trial operation in the ATS. then it will be possible to rant whether this one, um, a gun, or pig dung is good.
    1. Chtononibrator
      Chtononibrator 24 March 2017 16: 46 New
      +4
      Quote: mercaptan
      if suddenly (!) pass the test
      I recall a joke about a Japanese chainsaw.
    2. AlexMark
      24 March 2017 19: 53 New
      +4
      Do you think that a good weapon is only one that has a mark of compliance with the requirements of the Ministry of Defense? It is necessary to write about this to the major weapons companies, I am in the Steyr Mannlicher writing laughing And then the guys do not even know that pig manure is produced wink
  5. beeper
    beeper 24 March 2017 16: 59 New
    +2
    The view of the gun is elaborate and not entirely ergonomic, but not clumsy, it feels like the designer is friends with a sense of proportion and loves weapons.
    It doesn’t pull on an army pistol. but it’s not positioned this way, so for lovers of exotics ?! About Colt M1911, it’s completely unobvious, only after persistent repetitions in the article I tried to see some similar features in the straight handle and the design of the descent ... and nothing more! request
    The concept of the construction of the shutter looks doubtful, although it made it possible for the designers of the pistol to shift the center of mass towards the barrel and simplify the layout of the barrel-bolt group contactor.
    The frame simply asks to be polymer, with metal reinforcement in its most loaded parts winked .
    For such a total length and a single-cartridge output, the barrel holder is a bit short! IMHO
    For an interesting introductory article to the author of Grand Mersey! hi
  6. erased
    erased 24 March 2017 18: 12 New
    +4
    Author, stop mocking the poor Russians! Looking at all this splendor (not only the presented sample), you can choke on saliva. Well, we don’t have a civilian short-barrel. I mean real weapons, not traumatic vyser. Yes, in the shooting ranges of practical shooting, you can try a lot of things, but to own this in any way. And after visiting one import exhibition of weapons, ammunition and other weapons, where everything is there and served !!! everything, it became very sad. So we look at new and not very trunks and scratch turnips. And when are we? But the owners of the Russian Federation for some reason do not want to return to the people the right to a short barrel. Amba!
    1. AlexMark
      24 March 2017 19: 55 New
      +3
      No, I'm still that sadist))) Everything is just beginning wink
      1. Victor Wolz
        Victor Wolz 25 March 2017 14: 08 New
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        I wonder what’s there with the Lebedev pistol, which has no analogues, was again not accepted into service?
        1. unknown
          unknown 25 March 2017 17: 28 New
          +1
          Maybe it was worth following the example of the Americans, not only inventing new things, but also improving existing ones.
          For example, return to TT.
          We need a new cartridge, so TT options under 9 * 19 are not measured.
          The option with a more capacious store also existed.
          And with a more comfortable grip
          Yugoslavian TTs are equipped with a very convenient fuse.
          Need a self-win? Initially, the TT was in this version.
          And if you rotate the liner from the TT to a 9mm bullet?
  7. serge siberian
    serge siberian 8 June 2017 17: 39 New
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    Quote: erased
    But the owners of the Russian Federation for some reason do not want to return to the people the right to a short barrel. Amba!
    Reply Citiro

    “DON'T NEED TO BE AFRAID OF A MAN WITH A GUN.” That is how V.I. Ulyanov (Lenin) used to say, but after that not a single leader of our country said that, but was afraid and will be afraid. Yes, and there are plenty of people who are inadequate with injuries. will give.
  8. tol
    tol 2 March 2018 22: 46 New
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    Who shouted that Stechkin is heavy)