Daniel Defense just unveiled its first handgun, and its a beauty! The brand new Daniel H9 sports one of the thinnest profiles and lowest bore axis available in a pistol today. The low bore axis makes for a flatter shooting, more controllable gun, while its thin profile aids in concealability.
“But hang on a sec’,” some of you might be thinking, “this pistol looks familiar.” Well, yes, it does because this pistol is, essentially, the resurrection of the Hudson H9A design. This second coming of the H9 is manufactured in-house by Daniel Defense, leaving behind all the baggage of the pistol’s originator, Cy Hudson, and his company, Hudson Manufacturing.
You may recall the debacle that was Hudson Manufacturing when it went belly up while holding on to dozens of customer’s H9 pistols that were in for warranty work and skipping out on hundreds of thousands of dollars of debt owed to vendors and creditors. It turns out, during the fire sale of Hudson’s assets, Hudson’s sister company “Skunk Labs, LLC” held the rights to the H9’s technical data package and appears it was able to sell it to Daniel Defense.
But, that’s a story for another day. We’re here to celebrate the launch of what may be the pistol garnering the most buzz at SHOT Show 2024.
After years of research, detailed design work, and testing, we couldn’t be more excited to launch the Daniel H9,” says Marty Daniel, Founder of Daniel Defense.
Daniel Defense says the Daniel H9 shares the ergonomics, pointability, and straight-pull trigger with the classic 1911, but has everything you’d expect in a modern, striker-fired handgun, like ambidextrous controls, an accessory rail, optics compatibility, and more. The aluminum grip module keeps the pistol’s weight down while providing notable durability. And, like all of its rifle brethren, the Daniel H9 features a cold hammer forged barrel for “unparalleled precision.”
As with any freshly developed firearm action, its operation must be vetted with a ton of testing, and Daniel Defense seems to have put in the necessary work, telling us that it put over a million rounds through the platform during testing.
“It wasn’t enough to just be another handgun in an already crowded market. It had to be better than anything out there. It had to redefine how people thought about handgun,” says Rod Reasen, the CEO of Daniel Defense.
The DANIEL H9 is available for purchase today at select dealers. Visit DanielDefense.com/H9 for more details.
- Low bore axis for less muzzle rise and faster, more accurate follow-up shots.
- Straight-pull trigger and trigger safety blade for precise control and improved safety.
- One-piece-machined ambidextrous slide stop and reversible mag-release button for superior ergonomics.
- Cold hammer-forged barrel, 1:10 twist, 6-groove, with polygonal rifling.
- Type 7075 aluminum grip module for less weight and more strength.
- Balanced-texture grip panels for comfort and secure purchase.
- Compatible with most popular red dot optics.
- Slim profile for optimal concealability.
- Steel factory sights with dovetail cut.
- Low friction magazine finish for smooth insertion and removal.
|Striker-Fired, Reciprocating Slide, Tilting Barrel
|1.2 in. (Slide Stops)
|29.6 oz. (Unloaded Magazine)
|Fiber-Optic Front, Blacked-Out U-Notch Fixed Rear
|Trigger Safety Blade, Trigger Safety Plunger, Striker Block
|Metal Construction, Straight Pull w/Integral Safety Blade