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Springfield Hellcat Pro


Compact Semi-Automatic Handgun [ 2022 ]



The Springfield Hellcat Pro brings together the important qualities of a full-sized sidearm into a more compact, manageable form.



Authored By: Staff Writer | Last Edited: 03/05/2022 | Content ©www.MilitaryFactory.com | The following text is exclusive to this site.

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The Hellcat Pro is part of the Hellcat lineup of proven semi-automatic sidearms produced by Springfield Armory. The weapon is chambered for the ubiquitous 9mm handgun cartridge and is fed from a 15-round detachable box magazine. With a round loaded in the chamber, this brings the total ammunition count to 15+1 - a decided advantage. Two magazines are sold with the base kit. As marketed, the Hellcat Pro brings together the ammunition capacity and performance of a full-sized sidearm and couples this to a more manageable, compact footprint suitable of concealed-carry actions.

Dimensions include an overall length of 6.6" with a 1" width and a height of 4.8". The barrel assembly is 3.7" long and of hammer forged construction.

The general arrangement of the pistol is conventional with a single-piece slide set over the barrel and recoil spring. The slide runs the length of the design and iron sights are fitted fore (tritium and luminescent) and aft ("Tactical Rack U-Dot") along the top. Both the top and sides of the rear section of the assembly are serrated for a firm grip when actuating the assembly. The grip handle is hollowed to accept the detachable box magazine and the magazine release is adaptable to either side of the frame to suit the firer. The trigger loop is oblong and protects trigger frim accidental fire. The slide release and safety lever are all located along the left side of the receiver with the ejection port facing right. A loaded chamber indicator provides instant feedback to the shooter. A Melonite finish is used to coat and protect the gun from general wear.

The gun is marketed as optics-ready out-of-the-box and can mount accessories over the frame (aft of the ejection port) and under the muzzle (a short section of Picatinny rail is provided just ahead of the trigger ring). The handgun supports a wide variety of after-market red dot sight devices due to its Optical Sight Pistol (OSP) configuration and can also be equipped with a compact tactical light for low-light-level function.
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Specifications



Service Year
2022

Origin
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United States

Classification


Compact Semi-Automatic Handgun


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Pistol / Sidearm
Compact design for close-quarters work or general self-defense.


COMPACT NATURE
Compact nature allows for relatively easy concealment.
SEMI-AUTO FIRE
Internal action allows release of single round per trigger pull, actuating a semi-automatic loading mechanism for successive shots.
REPEAT-FIRE CAPABLE
An automatic, or pseudo-automatic, function is built into the system, allowing for repeat firing to be achieved.
IRON SIGHTS
Supports 'iron sights' allowing for inherent accuracy in ranged fire.
ADAPTABLE
Design offers mounting points for external, after-market hardware including laser aimers, flashlights, scopes, and grips.


Overall Length
168 mm
6.61 in
Barrel Length
94 mm
3.70 in
Sights


Iron from and Rear; Optional Optics.


Action


Semi-Automatic

Semi-Automatic
One shot per trigger pull; self-loading or auto-loading action aided by internal mechanism; trigger management (and initial cocking) typically required by the operator; subsequent shots are aided by the unlocked / moved bolt.
(Material presented above is for historical and entertainment value and should not be construed as usable for hardware restoration, maintenance, or general operation - always consult official manufacturer sources for such information)


Caliber(s)*


9mm

Rounds / Feed


15-round detachable box magazine.
Cartridge relative size chart
*May not represent an exhuastive list; calibers are model-specific dependent, always consult official manufacturer sources.
**Graphics not to actual size; not all cartridges may be represented visually; graphics intended for general reference only.
Max Eff.Range
150 ft
(46 m | 50 yd)


Hellcat Pro - Base Series Name.


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