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Dozens of TTAG readers braved pea soup-thick fog and Boston rush hour-like traffic last night to attend our December get-together at the Range at Austin’s plush Patriot Club. There they shot a variety of premium pistols like the Wilson Combat EDC-X9, Beretta’s APX, SilencerCo’s integrally suppressed Maxim 9, and Hudson Manufacturing’s innovative new H9.

About 45 readers from all over the central Texas area who braved the conditions got the chance to compete for a new handgun using a Hudson H9 (TTAG review here).

Attendees got to check out the latest suppressors from SilencerCo . . .

and some of G2 Precision’s ultra-accurate AR’s.

Everyone who was there had a chance to answer one of Nick’s well-researched trivia questions and take home something from the pile swag provided by companies like Federal Premium, Klik Belts, Silencer Shop, BLACKHAWK!, Beretta, Butler Creek, IMI Systems, GLOCK, and many more.

The night’s top shooter won a Rock Island Armory PRO Match Ultra .40 S&W 2011.

And everyone in attendance put their name in a hat for a chance to take home our review sample Springfield Armory XD-E.

Attendees fondled firearms of all sorts, from the B&T GHM9 and TP9 to a CzechPoint vz 61 to the FK BRNO Field Pistol and Bond Arms Bullpup seen above. Even the newest XM42 flamethrower!

In short, a good time was had by all. Thanks to everyone who made it out, G2 Precision, SilencerCo and Hudson Manufacturing, as well as The Range at Austin for hosting us. Watch this space for news of our next get-together after the first of the year.


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  1. That Bond Arms BullPup9 looks interesting.

    It looks like it will go a long way in mitigating not pleasant ‘slide bite’ that is common on tiny semi-autos.

    Will TTAG be reviewing it soon?

  2. The Bond Arms bullpup was reviewed in a recent American Rifleman. Lots cool but mega pricey. Austin looks fun…I live at least 1100 miles away so I doubt I’ll ever join y’all😄

  3. I want to expressly thank the ammo supplier, IMI. That is really nice ammo! There will be 1,000 rounds of IMI 9mm in my future!

    • It IS nice! It’s still inexpensive while they’re trying to penetrate the U.S. market, but I doubt that’ll remain the case when enough folks figure out how consistent, clean, and generally legit it is.

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