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Hello all, just shot my brand new Hellcat micro OSP yesterday. Living in CA, this was a massive accomplishment to be able to find one of these not being a cop. It's a lot snappier than I expected but shot great nonetheless and I didn't have any malfunctions. I kept shooting to the left with it but it must have just been me because my shooting partner was able to shoot straight with it no prob. (My excuse to get a red dot for it.) The trigger feels pretty much identical to a Glock 19/Glock 26. The photo below is after 50 rounds of regular Winchester 115gr FMJ target ammo. You are looking at the rear left slide rail. The front left isn't as bad but has some wear on it too. Front right rail also has some wear.

Just curious if this is a normal amount of wear after only 50 rounds (gun was properly lubed). Would appreciate if anyone could post a photo of their rails with their approximate round count.

Thanks!

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Thinking it’s a holster issue. Here’s my only wear (very light) on front and I practice dry firing dozens of times daily. Of course, if were used, former owner may have did some touch up on it. Changing my tune, probably dropped and tried to clean, looks like it was sanded.
I'm referring to the rails that hold the slide (once the slide is removed). The gun was brand new when I purchased it and was never holstered. That's just wear from shooting the first 50 rounds which wasn't there before.
 

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Take a look at the slide and feel to see if there are any burrs or rough areas in the rail groove on that side. I know you said it was properly lubed but I don't see any lube in the picture. Maybe you wiped it off before taking the pic. It does appear to be a little excessive.
 

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Take a look at the slide and feel to see if there are any burrs or rough areas in the rail groove on that side. I know you said it was properly lubed but I don't see any lube in the picture. Maybe you wiped it off before taking the pic. It does appear to be a little excessive.
I just slid a pick through the rails and didn't feel any rough areas or burrs anywhere. The slide itself barely even had any wear on it. And yes, that pic was after I cleaned it. When I was shooting, it was lubed with Gun Butter.

I'm taking an XD to a gunsmith next week so I'll bring the Hellcat along and ask him his opinion. Springfield will probably just tell me to send it in and might not give me an opinion over the phone/email.
 

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Hello all, just shot my brand new Hellcat micro OSP yesterday. Living in CA, this was a massive accomplishment to be able to find one of these not being a cop. It's a lot snappier than I expected but shot great nonetheless and I didn't have any malfunctions. I kept shooting to the left with it but it must have just been me because my shooting partner was able to shoot straight with it no prob. (My excuse to get a red dot for it.) The trigger feels pretty much identical to a Glock 19/Glock 26. The photo below is after 50 rounds of regular Winchester 115gr FMJ target ammo. You are looking at the rear left slide rail. The front left isn't as bad but has some wear on it too. Front right rail also has some wear.

Just curious if this is a normal amount of wear after only 50 rounds (gun was properly lubed). Would appreciate if anyone could post a photo of their rails with their approximate round count.

Thanks!

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my xds with about 400 rounds through it looks the same on the left side.
 

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Mine has wear on all four rails, the two rear ones look like the ones above with more of the bluing wore off the parts
I have many rounds threw mine & all is 100%
I would have to say it absolutely normal wear IMO
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Hello all, just shot my brand new Hellcat micro OSP yesterday. Living in CA, this was a massive accomplishment to be able to find one of these not being a cop. It's a lot snappier than I expected but shot great nonetheless and I didn't have any malfunctions. I kept shooting to the left with it but it must have just been me because my shooting partner was able to shoot straight with it no prob. (My excuse to get a red dot for it.) The trigger feels pretty much identical to a Glock 19/Glock 26. The photo below is after 50 rounds of regular Winchester 115gr FMJ target ammo. You are looking at the rear left slide rail. The front left isn't as bad but has some wear on it too. Front right rail also has some wear.

Just curious if this is a normal amount of wear after only 50 rounds (gun was properly lubed). Would appreciate if anyone could post a photo of their rails with their approximate round count.

Thanks!

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Hello! I have an original Hellcat (non-OSP version), which was purchased new and as yet has never been hot fired (have some medical issues so could not get to range). This Hellcat was dry fired over 300 times and the wear is identical to what you have. Wanted to include my photo but am a newbe to this forum so i don't know how to do it. I also have an order Glock G19.5 which was hot and dry fired hundred of times and i see no such wear anywhere. So, not sure if this is something to worry about or not. What will be the wear after 500 hot fires? Also, i had a major issue with the trigger where if there was any side pressure on the trigger, it was not possible to pull it no matter how much force was exerted. With help from folks on the web, i followed instructions and that issue is now resolved. Many thanks for your post.
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Here is a pic of the wear on my Hellcats. The wear is similar to yours, but my round counts are a lot more than 50.

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Having looked at the wear on mine, I am less concerned about yours than I was when I first saw the pic you posted. Yours might just have a nice tight rail to slide fit.
 

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I have that wear pattern on the left rear rail side face, on my Hellcat Pro but I need to ask, do your Hellcats have a spring loaded detent or plunger, right below the right rear rail ? Mine has this and when looking from the rear of the gun, it pushes the slide to the right at the rear only. You can push your slide (when in battery) at the rear to the left, that spring loaded plunger will push the rear of the slide back to the right. Why this model has this feature, I have no idea but I figured that it no less than increases the side face friction (wear mark) of the left rear lug outside face. Any thoughts on this ?
 

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I have that wear pattern on the left rear rail side face, on my Hellcat Pro but I need to ask, do your Hellcats have a spring loaded detent or plunger, right below the right rear rail ? Mine has this and when looking from the rear of the gun, it pushes the slide to the right at the rear only. You can push your slide (when in battery) at the rear to the left, that spring loaded plunger will push the rear of the slide back to the right. Why this model has this feature, I have no idea but I figured that it no less than increases the side face friction (wear mark) of the left rear lug outside face. Any thoughts on this ?
That spring loaded plunger is the disconnector on the Hellcat #16
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Thank you guys for your responses. I watched a couple hellcat cleaning videos on youtube and everybody's has similar wear. I guess it's normal. And yes, my Hellcat has that plunger as well. I believe all do.
 
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