Springfield’s current introduction of a high-capacity small-frame 9mm marks a peak in polymer-frame pistols, a minimum of in my opinion. The 9mm is our most popular caliber, and also Springfield Hellcat pistols are several of the most reputable pistols ever before produced. Leading up to this test, we have actually utilized a number of contemporary 9mm handguns thoroughly.
Springfield Hellcat Characteristics as well as Specifications
The Springfield Armory Hellcat is as easy to use well as some bigger guns, even more exact than smaller weapons, and holds 14 rounds of 9mm with the extended magazine in position.
That is an excellent get of ammo. There is an optics-ready variation of the Hellcat as well. My instance is the requirement, fixed-sight version.
The handgun resembles the Springfield XD-S handguns, as well as this suggests tested innovation and dependability. The Springfield Hellcat is smaller sized, however, and also features a high-capacity magazine.
The steel slide features basic and also forward cocking serrations, and even a set of cocking serrations on top of the slide. The U-notch back sight is the type that was as soon as called the old man’s sight.
It is simple enough to swiftly get this sight, as well as when lined up, the combination of a U-notch rear sight as well as the fiber-optic rear sight creates superb presence.
The back sight might be locked on a weapon belt and also used to rack the slide. The barrel is 3 inches long. The Hellcat dismantles conveniently adequate for regular upkeep.
Simply dump the pistol, double-check to be specific the chamber isn’t packed, secure the slide to the back, revolve the takedown bar, and afterwards release the slide lock as well as run the slide off of the framework.
The pistol is well-finished and also there are no obvious tool marks. The recoil spring is a large part of the gun’s recoil-absorbing qualities.
This is a dual-spring arrangement, the hot number for managing recoil in extremely light pistols. As for measurements, the handgun is just six-inches long and also 4.5-inches tall.
The pistol includes a flat trigger with a necessary bladed bar security set right into the trigger face. The handgun is striker-fired. The trigger isn’t hard to handle with marginal adjustment.
The magazine release is positive in operation. The conical magazine makes funneling the magazine in the magazine well quickly. This is a tiny gun with less compromises than some.
The hold stippling is not overly unpleasant, but supplies an excellent balance of attachment as well as abrasion. I commonly bring my Springfield Lightweight Driver 1911 under a taken out Tees.
While it isn’t hard to conceal with an appropriate holster, the shredder-type grasps are rather abrasive, occasionally uneasy, versus my back unless I use an undergarment.
The Springfield Hellcat doesn’t provide this issue. The pistol is available in a cardboard box. Inside is the pistol as well as a zippered nylon situation. 2 magazines are suppled, one 11-round flush fit variation and also a 13-round expanded variation.
The trigger guard is somewhat undercut. The outcome is exceptional hand fit. While handguns are meant to be useful tools, they are greater than tools. They ought to feature some satisfaction of possession. The Hellcat 9mm handled satisfaction of possession with its exceptional performance.