Springfield Hellcat Pro 9mm Compact
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It used to be that handguns were introduced in full-size models, with manufacturers then paring them down into smaller compact and subcompact versions. Now we’ve come full circle. Springfield Armory rolled out their Hellcat microcompact back in 2019. They added the RDP, basically an optics-cut standard Hellcat with extended 15-round mags and a compensator.

Now, however, they’ve upsized the design. The new Hellcat Pro is basically the size and capacity of a G19 with full-fingered 15+1 capacity. Here’s their press release . . .

Combining the performance of a larger handgun with class-leading concealability to provide an exceptional everyday carry pistol, Springfield Armory is proud to announce the release of the new Hellcat Pro 9mm pistol.

Designed to deliver the perfect balance, the new Hellcat Pro is a compact pistol chambered in 9mm that offers 15+1 capacity in a smaller footprint than any other gun in its class. The compact 9mm packs in impressive capacity while still maintaining the ergonomic, slim profile of the original Hellcat for seamless concealability.

At just 1″ wide, the slim-line grip feels superb in the hand, increasing contact and control, while the additional mass in the slide and barrel translates into reduced muzzle flip and faster follow-up shots. The lightweight polymer frame features our Adaptive Grip Texture, a seamless, pressure-activated texture featuring a pattern of staggered pyramid shapes. The taller pyramids have a flattened top to ensure comfort in the waistband, while the shorter pyramids come to a point and are engaged when the pistol is firmly gripped.

Springfield Hellcat Pro 9mm Compact

Developed with the use of red dot optics in mind, the Hellcat Pro features an OSP (Optical Sight Pistol) configuration. The slide is milled with the Springfield Micro™ footprint, designed to direct mount the smallest, most popular micro red dots on the market for the lowest mount possible. Backing up your choice of optic is an excellent set of co-witnessing U-Dot™ sights, made up of a high visibility tritium & luminescent front sight paired with a Tactical Rack rear sight.

Ensuring you can mount the light or laser of your choice on the Hellcat Pro, the pistol features a versatile Picatinny rail on the dustcover portion of the frame. This longer section of rail provides users the flexibility to deploy a wide range of accessories for varied applications and conditions.

Springfield Hellcat Pro 9mm Compact

“The Hellcat Pro delivers full-size performance in a concealable, EDC-ready package with unmatched ergonomics,” says Steve Kramer, Springfield Armory’s Vice President of Marketing. “This is a pistol that shoots like a much larger handgun while still being extremely easy to conceal, offering you the best of both worlds.”

Springfield Hellcat Pro 9mm Compact

With an MSRP of just $634 and packed with two 15-round magazines, the Hellcat Pro offers shooters an exceptional everyday carry pistol that delivers the perfect balance for the most demanding performance-minded shooters.



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    • From what I can gather, it looks like S&W dropped the ball on that one. I’d wait until they iron out the issues, or better yet, a future Performance Center model.

  1. Oh boy! An opportunity to directly give money to people who are proven to be dishonest and have shown to put their own greed above my natural rights!

    I don’t care if this thing shoots laser beams and gets me dates with supermodels, Springfield doesn’t get a single penny from my wallet as long as the CEO/Owner has any affiliation with the company.

      • I’m sure there are numerous Springfield employees who are not onboard with the few bad actors at Springfield HQ. Throwing everyone under the bus and running over them again and again says a lot about the “perfect” individual who focuses on a few at the expense of the many it takes to bring a firearm to market. Frankly if Springfield were squeaky clean it would be the country of origin thrown under the bus, etc.

        • I’m sure there are plenty of fine Russians too, but the fact they they are going to suffer from sanctions imposed on those on top doesn’t mean we shouldn’t impose them.

          As far as Springfield, if *you* choose to do business with them, that’s your decision. I choose not to and to encourage others to do likewise, both to punish the bad actors at the top (who, I remind you, are still there) and to dissuade others who might try such a stunt in the future.

  2. It looks like the grip frames are fully interchangeable, but not available. Those could offer a significant market advantage over competing pistols.

  3. Wow, another Springfield product that I would have seriously purchased, if not for them pissing on everyone’s shoes.

      • LOL I know. It’d probably do well. I doubt Sig would want to invest in stealing thunder from their P320 cash cow.

        • Their “modularity” is pure marketing hype, since both families only offer near-identical “options”. They could still profit (look at the prices of their P320 conversion kits), but simply choose not to.

          Unfortunately, the P320 military contract disincentivized shifting broad support to their own newer, better design.

        • I’d get this IF it came die-rectly from HS PRODUCKT in Croatia..and I was reminded of treacherous behavior with the federal indictment of Mike Madigan.

  4. Loks cool, but I’m a little concerned about the build quality on the hellcats. I rented one at a range a few months ago and just couldn’t get any consistent groups. I asked my buddy to try it out and the front sight fell off…

  5. What a load of bollocks. I was a Smallarms Instructor in Her Majesties Forces for years and There is NOTHING in those vids that I could not do with a BROWNING 9mm Hi Power SLP. Side arms are generally speaking only useful for ‘close-up and personal’ combat and by that I mean no more than 25 metres for a real expert and for most no more than 10 and then in the hands of the ordinary Joe they’d be luck to get a good hit and the most all that bloody blazing away does in essence is to keep heads down. That’s why we have SUB-MACHINE GUNS and Assault Rifles for the real combat.
    As for self-defence If the bad guy has a gun pointed at your head one thing is for sure YOU WILL NO OUTDRAW the bad guy What you will be is most probably dead because you have, by ATTEMPTING to be bloody RAMBO, turned a Primary Intention to rob into a near certainty of an attempt to kill as self protection.

    • The world that’s suffers fools like yourself to exist is fast coming to an end.

      Get your affairs in order.

    • Mr Hall, this is bar none the only sensible thing we’ve heard you spit out. Now go back to yer hand licking servitude. Go on now, git, y’hear? Git!

      • But before you git, come and git yer former prince and take him and his dominant bitch back acrost the pond with you.


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