The Springfield Hellcat is going big with the new Hellcat Pro. This fully-featured, extra-large micro-compact by Springfield Armory blurs the lines between thin and light pistol and midsize service pistol with its longer grip and slide assembly.
The Hellcat Pro is a polymer-framed, striker-fired pistol for everyday carry chambered for 9mm Luger. But with its longer barrel and slide, it has a longer sight radius for better practical accuracy, higher muzzle velocities, and a full-size grip for increased capacity.
The Hellcat Pro is built on a slim frame, the same width as the original Hellcat, now extended to accommodate flush-fitting 15-round magazines. The front of the frame is also lengthened to match the 3.7-inch barrel and slide, and provide a little more room for lights and other pistol accessories along its standard accessory rail.
The steel slide and hammer-forged barrel have a durable Melonite finish for wear and corrosion resistance, with additional slide serrations up front and even on top of the optics cover plate. Like with a lot of today’s crop of everyday carry guns, the Hellcat Pro is optics-ready for use with Hex optics and other compatible mini red dot sights.
Other features include a loaded chamber port, a reversible magazine release, and Springfield’s “adaptive grip texture.” The grip is designed to sit comfortably in the waistband but still provide a positive grip when held tightly.
The frame also has “memory pads” above the trigger guard to remind users to place their trigger finger on the frame when they’re not pulling the trigger. The Hellcat Pro comes with a passive trigger safety and no manual thumb safety or grip safety.
Every Hellcat Pro ships with two 15-round flush mags and comes with a front tritium day and night sight and rear U-notch ledge-style sight. They measure just over 6.5 inches long, just under 5 inches tall and just an inch wide at the widest. The Hellcat Pro has an unloaded weight of 21 ounces.
The new Hellcat Pro has a suggested price of $634, which will likely work out to a mid-$500 price point in stores and online.
For more information about the Hellcat Pro and the rest of the Hellcat family, visit Springfield Armory today.