In a land dominated by CZ and Glock I can understand how something new and outside the box can be exciting. The Hudson H9 initially sparked my interest when I heard about it. 15 round magazine, low bore axis, and all steel construction sounded pretty neat. However people have been claiming that this gun is the cure-all for everything that ails the modern pistol shooter. It’s not the gun gentlemen, it’s the shooter. I have little doubt that the low bore axis (height of the barrel above your grip, basically) will aid in mitigating recoil. However due to some design elements the front rail sits extremely low which will make actuating a weapon mounted light difficult compared to most modern handguns.
The Hudson H9 should shoot flat, it weighs 34 ounces unloaded. Let’s take the Glock 19 and compare it. The Glock 19 comes in at around 23.65 ounces unloaded. When you add a Surefire X300 Ultra, you add 4 ounces, add a Trijicon RMR and you add another 1.2 ounces (with the battery installed) which brings us to a grand total of 28.85 ounces. With these accessories we have a much more effective weapon that can be shot just as “flat” as the Hudson H9.