Major thing I used to prefer any other pistol over M9 is actually a rate of fire. I may not be correct on this data, but you have to spam around 7.5 shots a second to sustain its full ~110 DPS. Low damage & high ROF combined with higher recoil(accuracy) per shot always made me prefer any other pistol.
Now moving to Hoigat, I’m not sure if you can even sustain those 8.5 shots a second to deal your theoretic 110 DPS entirely. Take that huge ROF and mix it with trash accuracy/recoil per shot all you get is very awfull practical DPS. You’ll have this choice:
- to spam like crazy and miss a lot shots which cuts your practical DPS;
- go for accurate shots and sacrifice ROF which cuts your nominal DPS;
Second option is very far from being as rewarding as landing accurate 68, 60, 52 or even 40 head shots. 26 damage on headshot doesn’t look attractive at all expecially assuming you aren’t likely to hit another right after.
On the other hand 2- or 3-shot burst will let you fully utilize such ROF to go for (1) option and may be let you land accurate bursts to go for (2).