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Discussion in 'General Firearms Forum' started by Pier23, Jun 10, 2020.
Don’t get out much... saw a GB plug for a Hudson H9.
That was new to me. Am I missing anything?
The company is dead, but I believe someone bought up the parts so you can still get those.
At one point they were being cleared for $550. Now I see they are going for $900+.
I wanted one of those the instant I saw it. This was sex made into a gun.
Too bad they went out of business, and parts made will dry up at some point. No support in the future? I won't be stuck with a non-working gun.
Never understood the draw of those myself...
They shot accurately and the action seemed smooth as glass, at least at first. And then there's guys like me, who thought it just looked sexy as well.
That was the draw for a lot of other people, anyway.
Funny you should start the thread.
I just bought one on GB today, Don.
Company went out of business and they will start to dry up. I like the way they feel in hand and the trigger is very nice.
Reliability has been hit and miss judging from the reviews, but I love unique pistols like that. Bore axis is very low. The couple I handled pointed extremely well for me.
Just something different is all.
They feel awesome in hand.
Many of my guns are from companies long out of business and/or guns long out of production with no parts available. That’s just the collector in me.
The one I shot certainly wasn't accurate. Could barely hold 6" at 7 yards.
Felt nice in the hands though.
Yeah I’m hearing a mixed bag on accuracy, which means there’s probably some QC issues with the lockup. Hoping mine is decent.
If it had shot remotely close to decently accurate I would have bought one back when, probably would have shot it enough to break it and lost it in the customer service Vortex like so many.
But I really liked the trigger, the ergonomics, the flat profile and the recoil felt odd but it did seem to shoot pretty fast.
Yeah I like everything about them from a handling standpoint. Just haven’t shot one yet.
Who knows. A decade from now, they may become collectable.
They check a lot of boxes for becoming a valuable collectable firearm. They've already appreciated in value for quite a few that bought them.
This pistol turned into a disaster. A total collapse of the company that shafted a lot of people. I guess some people will collect anything.
If I'd have seen one anywhere near $500, I'd have snatched it up.
I, too, have always loved the look. I may get one after the divorce is final.
It is an ugly gun. If you're into ugly guns, get a hi-point instead. It's even uglier and it might be more accurate.
Proof for your consideration:
It reminds me of the Wolf SV and the Mateba auto-revolver. Interesting guns that failed in the marketplace. You could buy them super cheap after the companies went belly up. After a decade or two they become collectible oddities that demand good prices. I can see the H9 being a sound investment for a collector.
What prompted Hudson to fail? Market too crowded for another polymer? Distributor issues? Neutral reviewers?
Note MY hands are not free from whimsy - I got a Remington R51 because anything so universally denigrated HAD to have SOMETHING going for it.
Also note I have yet to shoot the R51 either...
But $900 for an orphaned firearm is, for me, outside of whimsy. It will be interesting to see how GB ends up determining the fai market value of the H9.
I bought a Hudson H9 shortly after they filed for bankruptcy. They're cool and interesting guns but you can see some of the reasons they went out of business. With the slide locked back, and an empty magazine in the gun, the slide release doesn't work.
For me it's all about how interesting the guns are. I hope another company picks up the design and starts manufacturing them again.