Springfield Armory Hellcat Unboxed at the Gun Counter

Springfield Hellcat (OSP) 9mm

The new Springfield Armory Hellcat and Hellcat OSP (Optics Sight Pistol) is the highest capacity micro compact 9mm available on the market with an 11 + 1 standard capacity. It also comes with a 13-round extended magazine, an extra flush fitting base plate for ultimate concealment, and a soft padded pistol case. For those living in magazine capacity restricted states, a 10-round magazine is coming soon.

The slide is milled from billet steel and is paired with a 3-inch hammer forged barrel. Both are Melonite coated for wear and corrosion resistance. The top of the slide includes a witness hole for visibly checking if there is a round in the chamber. Updated slide serrations are located on the front and surround the entire rear part of the slide giving it a unique look. The OSP version comes with a cover plate with the same serrations for a seamless look. The Shield RMSc and JP Enterprises JPoint red dot fit best on the OSP version and mount directly to the slide without need for baseplate adapters. Springfield’s steel U-Dot™ sight system features a front tritium sight with a luminescent surrounding, and a U-shaped rear sight notch with tactical ledge for one handed manipulation. It also features a dual recoil spring on a full-length guide rod for improved recoil control and added reliability.

A reinforced polymer frame with Springfield’s new Adaptive Grip Texture™ on the grip and on the front for your support finger. The unique texture pattern guarantees you will have no problem gripping and controlling the Hellcat in all conditions. It’s not overly aggressive and has a similar feel to a custom stippled frame. The frame has an undercut trigger guard with a high-hand beavertail making it sit lower in your hand for increased control. A standard front picatinny rail allows for accessory use. The Hellcat has a flat faced trigger design with integrated blade safety and a nickel boron coated trigger group for a smooth consistent pull. The magazine release can be switched to either side.

MSRP on the Springfield Hellcat is $569 and $599 for the OSP version. You can find one from your local dealer on GunsAmerica for slightly less.

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  • Greg January 25, 2020, 11:05 pm

    Today I shot the Sig P365 and Hellcat side by side. Loved the sight picture on the Hellcat. Perfect. The Hellcat also felt better in the hand, especially with the 13-round mag. But I admit this is a very personal thing. One significant difference between the two is the fact that in my hands the Hellcat is much more difficult to rack. That’s a very stiff spring, especially compared to the P365. Still I think it’s a great gun. Def. not too snappy for a baby 9mm.

  • rodolfo ramirez December 17, 2019, 11:44 pm

    how much is it and were can i buy

  • P Melton Culpepper Jr December 17, 2019, 5:37 pm

    Why didn’t he field strip it? Does it require tools or pins?.. Otherwise, the gun is inviting. Without knowing about field stripping, I’ll have to stick with Walther or Glock.

  • Charles Modgling December 17, 2019, 4:17 pm

    Any discount for law enforcement

  • johnnyraygun December 17, 2019, 3:57 pm

    I own an 2013 XDm with the 13 and 19 round magazine option. Like the pistol, but the magazine incompatibility is disappointing. XD mags do not fit in my XDm.. I understand the hellcat does not take XD magazines, I do not know about XDm mags.
    My point is,,, this sucks. Many gun manufactures are making interchangeable magazine inserts. Keltec Sub 2000 comes to mind. Springfield needs to change this proprietary stance, it hurts the buyer and I have not bought a Springfield firearm since.
    Oh, Springfield, where is your 9mm carbine,,,, please make it with magazine compatibility within your own pistol brand, or better one that can handle 92fs or Glock mags also,,,, DUH!!!!

  • Larry McIntire December 17, 2019, 3:24 pm

    Handled the Hellcat – had great difficulty racking it. Did not buy because of it Don’t know if just that gun or common to all Hellcats?

    • Jose Nunez December 19, 2019, 10:33 am

      Larry, yes and that’s the same thing I said. It’s hard to rack. I got rid of my Kahr MK9 because of that.

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