First 100 Rounds: A Look at the Springfield Armory Hellcat
By Jacki Billings
The Hellcat leaped onto the scene offering an impressive 13+1 capacity. (Photo: Jacki Billings/Guns.com)
Springfield Armory took the concealed carry market to task in 2019 with the launch of a sub-compact 13+1 capacity pistol, the Hellcat.
As a concealed carrier always willing to test out the latest and greatest, I was curious how the Hellcat would perform. Normally, I sport a Glock 19 sized carry gun, stepping down to the Smith & Wesson Shield 9mm when I need something a little less inconspicuous. The Shield, though, only offers 7+1 rounds so the idea of almost double the rounds is tantalizing.
Springfield Armory hooked me up with a Hellcat to take for a test drive. Though my full thoughts and opinions will come later in a video and article review, I figured why not share my first 100 rounds with loyal Guns.com readers.
The Hellcat ships in a fabric carrying case large enough for the gun and spare mags. (Photo: Jacki Billings/Guns.com)
As stated, the Hellcat boasts an impressive 13+1 capacity with extended magazine or 11+1 with the flush fit. All of this nestles inside the 6-inch overall length, 4-inch height and 1-inch width of the Hellcat. Equipped with a 3-inch barrel, the Hellcat weighs