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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

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    Anyone seen one in stores yet? Better yet, anyone have one?
     
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  2. Cameronswmp9

    Cameronswmp9 Happy to be here

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    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)
     
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  3. Sandman_NC

    Sandman_NC Child Of Christ Charter Member Supporting Member

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    I’m wanting to fondle one to see if it’s for me. Just reading about it has got my interest up. :)
     
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    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
     
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  5. Bill

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    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.
     
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    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

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    Good info Thanks Bill...……………..these tiny mega mag guns interest me...…………………...
     
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    Ben Jefferson Well-Known Member Supporting Member

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    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!
     
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    Girlish!
     
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