NRA Gun of the Week: Springfield Armory Hellcat Pistol

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posted on December 21, 2019
In 2019, Springfield Armory came to market with its Hellcat pistol chambered for 9 mm Luger and built by HS Produkt of Croatia. This 18.3-oz. micro-compact pistol measures just 4” tall with a supplied 11-round-capacity flush-fit magazine. Furthermore, the striker-fired, recoil-operated pistol commands an overall length of just 6” while providing a 3” hammer-forged steel barrel. The gun's machined-from-billet steel slide features a black Melonite finish for wear resistance, and serrations to enhance purchase by its user. Adapative grip texturing built into the polymer frame is comprised of pyramid shapes specifically engineered to provide solid purchase without abrasiveness. Springfield's designers specified use of Tritium for its front sight and a white U-notch rear, both of which are secured within machined dovetails. Additionally, the company's Hellcat OSP variant boasts a specialized slide cut-out to host optical sights. To learn more about Springfield Armory’s Hellcat pistol, watch this NRA Gun of the Week hosted by American Rifleman’s Christopher Olsen.

Specifications
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Manufacturer: HS Produkt (Croatia)
Importer: Springfield Armory
Model: Hellcat
Action Type: recoil-operated, semi-automatic, center-fire pistol
Chambering: 9 mm Luger
Slide: steel, machined billet; black Melonite finish
Frame: polymer, black
Barrel: 3”, steel, hammer-forged; black Melonite finish
Magazine: 11-round, flush-fit detachable box
Sights: luminescent yellow front with Tritium, white U-notch rear; steel, dovetailed
Trigger: striker-fired; 6-lb., 5-oz. pull
Width: 1.08” (frame), 0.98” (slide)
Weight: 18.3 ozs.
MSRP: $569, $599 (OSP)

Additional Reading:
Tested: Springfield Armory’s Hellcat
Tested: Springfield Armory 9 mm XD-S Mod.2 Pistol
Tested: Springfield XD-E Pistol
5 Reasons to Own the Springfield 911 Pocket Pistol





    





Extras:
NRA Gun Gear of the Week: Top 3 Handguns For Concealed Carry


First Look: Springfield Armory Saint Victor .308


NRA Gun of the Week: Springfield Armory 1911 5” TRP 10 mm—RMR


American Rifleman Television: Springfield SOCOM 16 CQB Rifle Review


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