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Discussion in 'Springfield Armory Hellcat Micro-Compact' started by Klugey1, Nov 10, 2020.

  1. Klugey1

    Klugey1 New Member

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    Really happy to see this new forum. I just got word that my Hellcat OSP in FDE is ready for pickup today, and I'm very excited. I have an Alabama pocket holster ordered, and I have used this same setup with my Sig P365 for the last several years - works great. I'm very happy with the Sig P365, but I just wanted to try something new, hence the Hellcat.

    I also have a Springfield EMP that I'll be using on a more limited basis (still need to train more with a 1911 manual safety), and I also have a Springfield M1A that is a true beast. I've been pleased with the Springfield guns that I own so far. Great finish and very accurate. Really looking forward to the Hellcat.

    I'd like to hear from any of you that also have a P365 and a Hellcat. Any impressions would be appreciated.

    Thanks in advance.
     
  2. Voltaire

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    Question! Is there one semi automatic 9mm pistol, sub contact or other that is the "best"? Is it the pistol or the user that makes the firearm "the best"? The Hellcat as the XD is not even American made. Made in Croatia and shipped to the States and always for a price. Is the Hellcat as a striker fire inexpensive pistol better than the XD, Glock? M&P or dozens of other extremely similar pistol who also make great concealed carry pistol. Is there a revolver that may be a better CCW? Just because i one one particular pistol does not make it the best because i chose it. It is horses for courses. I still like a hammer and double action, Browning. It is the person holding the pistol, (any good pistol) with the correct training and attitude that will prevail. The argument of what constitutes the "(best pistol)" has been going on for 100 years and will continue. This is subject to the outcome of this election and who calls the shots.
     

  3. Tinyman

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    I own and use for my daily carry a P365 -- and love it. I'm a pretty large guy (300# 6'4") and with the 12 round mag and inserted in an Ellite size 7 IWB holster, it fits great & no print problems. Personally, I found the Hellcat to have a bit more kick using Federal 115 FMJ, so Sig won the bid.
     
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  4. Voltaire

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    I hate Sig Sauers, overpriced in my opinion and nothing special. You found Federal FMJ 115 to have more kick? If in a hellcat Polymer or any other polymer pistol of the same size the kick must be the same. Do you not use hollow points? As i said there are so many polymer sticker fire pistols that we all have different best pistols.
     
  5. Tinyman

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    Hey Volt -- did you not read the OP's third paragraph before you mouthed YOUR views?
     
  6. Voltaire

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    My you are rude. Yes i read what he wrote (personally) and i posted my reply. I asked or stated if a particular round feels as if it has more kick in one pistol, hence the same must/should be true of other similar pistols. You have a great Christmas.
     
  7. Tinyman

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    If that holds true, a Federal 115 FMJ pulled from a box and fired from a Glock 19 (register the "kick") and another pulled from the SAME box and fired from a Sig P365 (I love my Sig) should have the same "kick"? Sorry if I used the word kick instead of recall.

    Yes rude but I try to answer questions not go off into an area not wanted.
     
  8. Klugey1

    Klugey1 New Member

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    I have it now, and I'm carrying it in the same Alabama kydex pocket holster. Carry-wise the Hellcat carries just a tad larger. The grip is a little chubbier.
    Shooting the Hellcat: very similar to the P365. It gives me a little Glock knuckle so I dremmeled some extra undercut behind the trigger guard. Now it is much better. I also installed the Talon rubber grips. These are awesome and I would highly recommend them. The moss color on the FDE looks great too.

     
    Last edited: Nov 25, 2020