We'll be at SHOT Show 2018 all week, snapping photos and shooting...
Last week at SHOT Show 2018 in Las Vegas, we had the opportunity to get our hands on four new 9mm handguns and put some rounds down range with each. These included the Archon Type B, the Hudson H9A, the SIG Sauer P365, and the Walther PPQ SC. Below, we’ll share a quick recap of each pistol:
The Archon Firearms Type B, formerly known as the Arsenal Stryk B, is a new polymer handgun with a 15+1 capacity. Its low bore axis and square-edged “grip mapping” texture made it easy to control. We did experience a stovepipe failure to eject near the end of our first magazine, but the guns had been run continuously for several hours by that point of the Industry Day at the Range, so it may have simply been in need of cleaning.
This is the new aluminum version of the “Best of SHOT Show 2017”-award-winning Hudson H9. The new model is roughly half a pound lighter than its predecessor, but shares 85% of its components. Shooting the H9 and H9A side-by-side, the aluminum gun has a little more perceived recoil, but that’s a small price to pay for a gun that should be easier to carry and manipulate. We still enjoyed shooting the H9A just as much as the original model.
To read more about the Hudson H9A, check out this article on RECOILweb.
SIG showed us its new “high-capacity micro-compact” P365 handgun, which measures just 1 inch wide and 4.3 inches tall. The standard magazine fits flush with the short grip, but holds 10 rounds of 9mm, and the longer extended mag holds 12 rounds. That’s an impressive capacity for a gun this size.
Walther brought its new sub-compact 9mm handgun to SHOT Show 2018. The PPQ SC is comparable in size to the P365, measuring 1.3 inches wide and 4.4 inches tall. Capacity is 10 rounds with the standard magazine, or 15 with the extended mag shown above. The smooth trigger and ergonomics will be familiar to anyone who has used a full-size Walther PPQ M2, but the PPQ Sub-Compact offers a much smaller carry-friendly size.
So, which of these four new handguns from SHOT Show 2018 seems most appealing to you? Let us know in the poll below.