On September 25, 2019, Springfield Armory unveiled their new Hellcat 9mm Micro Pistol. The well-kept secret was in development for 2 1/2 years and immediately bumped the Sig P365 from the High Capacity Micro Pistol throne. The Hellcat is essentially the exact same size as the P365, but it ships with an 11 round flush and a 13 round extended magazine which tops the P365 and P365XL options from Sig Sauer. The Hellcat is also a departure from the traditional XD and XDM line of pistols. Gone is the Backstrap Safety and the overly aggressive grip texture of the XDM and the “Grip Zone” texture found on the XD Mod 2. The Hellcat comes with a U-Dot™ Tritium/Luminescent Front and Tactical Rack Rear sight, but there is also an Optical Sight Pistol (OSP) option for those wishing to easily add a Red Dot on your carry gun. The Sig P365 was a game-changer when it was released last year and is a great pistol, but the Hellcat has literally and figuratively “one up’ed” it. If you are in the market for a high capacity Micro 9mm you now have two very good choices

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