Springfield Armory Hellcat

Discussion in 'Handguns' started by Sandman_NC, Dec 6, 2019.

  1. Sandman_NC

    Sandman_NC Child Of Christ Charter Member Supporting Member

    Joined:
    Dec 19, 2016
    Messages:
    2,743
    Likes Received:
    2,521
    Location:
    Southeast NC
    Anyone seen one in stores yet? Better yet, anyone have one?
     
    Last edited: Dec 6, 2019
  2. Cameronswmp9

    Cameronswmp9 Happy to be here

    Joined:
    Jan 12, 2017
    Messages:
    642
    Likes Received:
    398
    Location:
    Cary/DTC
    Seen one at TSA but didn't handle it. Looked nice, but slide lock looked similar place as on XDS and I could never not be on it, so it's a pass for me (not that it's a bad gun, or the XDS is bad, it's just not for me)
     
    Sandman_NC likes this.
  3. Sandman_NC

    Sandman_NC Child Of Christ Charter Member Supporting Member

    Joined:
    Dec 19, 2016
    Messages:
    2,743
    Likes Received:
    2,521
    Location:
    Southeast NC
    I’m wanting to fondle one to see if it’s for me. Just reading about it has got my interest up. :)
     
  4. Love2shoot

    Love2shoot Stay Gray

    Joined:
    Jun 9, 2017
    Messages:
    1,108
    Likes Received:
    1,056
    Location:
    Low & Left
    Buddy of mine has one, I took him to the range with me and we shot it. My take on it after putting about 100 rounds through are it feels like a well built gun, I liked the sights alot, BUT my daily carry is a p365 and I shoot it alot. I personally found the hellcat is quite a bit more snappy, also for me, something weird was going on and kept pinching my pinky between the mag and the gun every shot. Personally I prefer the 365 but the hellcat is a nice gun. If anyone wanted to try it in the Durham or Hillsborough area I'm sure I could get it over to Central Carolina gun club for a couple rounds.

    Oh and just one addition, I've never shot one before but also was really not a fan of the flatface trigger. Ymmv
     
    Last edited: Dec 6, 2019
    Metalliman27055, Sandman_NC and Jeppo like this.
  5. Bill

    Bill Valued Member

    Joined:
    Mar 2, 2017
    Messages:
    74
    Likes Received:
    59
    Location:
    Moncks Corner, SC
    I have one from Grab a Gun. Definitely a class above my Shield. Sights take a little getting use to and factory trigger is heavy, mine measured 6.5lbs. Gun carries well in a Vedder Light Tuck IWB. The finish is very nice and tough. Fully loaded -13+1- it weights about the same as my Shield with 8+1.
    Powder River Precision has just released a trigger kit ($ 108.) for the Hellcat to lower the pull and smooth out the sear release. My Hellcat is with the Gunsmith for installation right now.
    I will update after I exercise the new trigger.
     
  6. Bill

    Bill Valued Member

    Joined:
    Mar 2, 2017
    Messages:
    74
    Likes Received:
    59
    Location:
    Moncks Corner, SC
    The Hellcat update. The Powder River Precision kit ($108.00) includes a new sear and a new spring, a new striker disconnect and its spring and a couple other springs. The OEM trigger was 6.5 lbs and the break was a little mushy. Post install the trigger press is 4 lbs +/- a couple of ounces. Both before and after measured on the same Lyman gauge. The break is smooth and very crisp. This morning I put 75 rounds, now for a total of 140 with zero malfunctions, and importantly no light primer strikes. I consider this money very well spent. The Hellcat is going to replace my Shield.
    BTW the flat trigger gets no praise from me. I find them to be painful after 25 or 30 rounds. Future range trips will include a glove.
     
  7. BatteryOaksBilly

    BatteryOaksBilly A SHOOTER Benefactor Life Member Supporting Member

    Joined:
    Jan 1, 2018
    Messages:
    10,632
    Likes Received:
    27,003
    Location:
    Conway, S.C.
    Good info Thanks Bill...……………..these tiny mega mag guns interest me...…………………...
     
    ladder13 and Sandman_NC like this.
  8. Ben Jefferson

    Ben Jefferson Well-Known Member Benefactor Supporting Member

    Joined:
    Sep 26, 2019
    Messages:
    2,350
    Likes Received:
    3,391
    Location:
    Sophia, NC
    Do you have small hands Billy?

    I do not ask for the same reason Mr Trump wore out Sen Rubio;)

    Because you have a deep seeded love for revolvers!
     
  9. BatteryOaksBilly

    BatteryOaksBilly A SHOOTER Benefactor Life Member Supporting Member

    Joined:
    Jan 1, 2018
    Messages:
    10,632
    Likes Received:
    27,003
    Location:
    Conway, S.C.
    Girlish!
     
    Millie likes this.
  10. B00ger

    B00ger Bull headed and opinionated but really loves you. Charter Member

    Joined:
    Dec 17, 2016
    Messages:
    7,673
    Likes Received:
    25,990
    Location:
    ...except you...I only kinda love you...
    Dainty


    Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
     
    Millie and BatteryOaksBilly like this.