Our first look at the Springfield Armory Hellcat was impressive. Now that I have shot it, I like it even more. This new little 9mm sports a 3-inch barrel, a 13-round magazine and some outstanding sights. Moreover, the little gun really shoots. Clearly, it was created to compete directly with the SIG P365 and will certainly do just that.

The gun offers outstanding ergonomics, a great price point and a set of sights that even my aging eyes can pick up very quickly. First impressions of this gun are that it will serve the shooter very well as a defensive pistol. If you are in the market for a small 9mm, take a look at the Hellcat.

Springfield Hellcat Usability

The Springfield Armory Hellcat is incredibly ergonomic, easy to field strip and accurate. You really could not ask for more when it comes to a concealable 9mm pistol.


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About Kevin Michalowski

Kevin Michalowski is executive editor of Concealed Carry Magazine and a fully certified law enforcement officer working part time in rural Wisconsin. He is a USCCA- and NRA-Certified Trainer. Kevin has participated in training across the U.S. as both a student and an instructor in multiple disciplines. These specialties include pistol, rifle, shotgun, empty-hand defense and rapid response to the active shooter. Kevin is passionate about the concealed carry lifestyle, studying the legal, ethical and moral aspects of the use of force in self-defense. He is a graduate of the Force Science Institute Certification Course and has worked as a professional witness and consultant on matters concerning the judicious use of deadly force and deadly force decision-making.