The New Springfield Armory Hellcat

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  1. TacticalDesire

    TacticalDesire

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    Springfield just Announced this:

    https://www.springfield-armory.com/fiercelydefend/

    Best of all. No grip safety!

    Direct P365 competitor. 11 round and 13 round capacity .

    RDS compatible.

    This is the first non 1911 Springfield Armory gun I've ever been interested in. I actually.... *shudders*... like it.

    The people in the video are good folks and highly regarded in the instructor community as well.
     
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  3. michael_b

    michael_b Elementary, my dear Watson.

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    1. Hammer Forged Barrel: The 3" barrel is hammer forged and Melonite™ treated for superior accuracy and durability​
    2. Billet Machined Slide: Billet steel and Melonite treated for superior strength and corrosion resistance​
    3. Loaded Chamber Indicator: Safely see if there is a round in the chamber​
    4. External Extractor: Reliably ejects spent casings round after round​
    5. Melonite™ Treated Internals: Critical internal parts are Melonite™ treated for exceptional strength and corrosion resistance​
    6. High-Hand Extended Beavertail: Positions your hand closer to the bore axis to control muzzle flip and mitigate recoil​
    7. Standard Accessory Rail: Customize your EDC with lights and lasers that fit on a standard accessory rail​
    8. Forward Index Point: A forward index point with Adaptive Grip Texture is molded into the frame​
    9. Flat Trigger: A flat trigger body with nickel boron coated trigger group creates a consistent trigger pull​
    10. Undercut Trigger Guard: the undercut trigger guard creates a more comfortable grip and greater control while firing​
    11. Reversible Mag Release: The single-sided magazine release can be reversed for left-handed shooters​
    Rear serrations run over the top of the slide for quick and easy manipulation and are designed for positive engagement. The Hellcat’s flat trigger body and nickel boron-coated trigger group provide a consistent trigger pull. A full-length guide rod and dual active recoil spring ensure reliable operation and a smooth recoil impulse. The Hellcat also features a textured stand-off device at the muzzle that ensures the pistol will fire when pressed against a target.

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  4. moonpup

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    Time for Glock and S&W to step up their game. I hope they make 10 rounders for us non free states :crying:
     
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    michael_b Elementary, my dear Watson.

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    $569/optic ready $599
     
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    I'm curious :)
     
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  8. MD357

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    Lots of smart moves on their part. Not getting rid of my P365 for one round, but looks like a nice carry option for sure. Love the sights.
     
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    Interesting.

    Let's hope those sights are better than the Sig offering
    Optics Ready? Mmmmmmm.

    Oh, wait. We can't have 11 rounds in CT.

    Never mind.
     
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    I'm a fan of Springfield Arms but this is too small a frame for me. Don't like the stippling and why settle for 11 round capacity when you can do better? This will no doubt be a reliable and steady gun in a market that now features so many of this size so.........Nothing to write home about, from my vantage point.
     
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    Here is video. First SA poly pistol that may interest me. Pistol height only 4.5 inches with the extended 13 round magazine.
    Built in standoff device described at 3:08.


    View: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TTq_ak6C_ac

    CALIBER: 9MM
    MAGAZINES: (1)11-Round,(1)13-RoundExtended
    SIGHTS: U-Dot™:Tritium&LuminescentFront,TacticalRackRear
    FRAME: BlackPolymerw/AdaptiveGripTexture™
    SLIDE: BilletMachined,Melonite®Finish,OpticsReady ($599 version}
    RECOILSYSTEM: DualCaptiveRecoilSpringw/FullLengthGuideRod
    LENGTH: 6"
    HEIGHT: 4"w/FlushMag,4.5"w/ExtendedMag
    GRIPWIDTH: 1"
    WEIGHTW/EMPTYMAG: 17.9ozw/FlushMag,18.3ozw/ExtendedMag
    MSRP: $569/$599
     
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    They also got rid of the double sided magazine release and just made it reversible. That’s one thing I see as an improvement over the XDs, as well as the grip texture
     
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    I finally got a P365 a couple months ago and am now invested in it with mags n holsters but had this been out who knows?
     
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    It looks like a great carry pistol. The optics ready version looks very compact and easy to carry.
     
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    Feature rich for sure.
     
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    Thanks!
     
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    No GRIP ZONE?? How will users know where to hold it?
     
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    No GRIP SAFETY ... Am I the only person who likes a grip safety?
     
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    Total failure on their part. I'm out.
     
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    michael_b Elementary, my dear Watson.

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    You’re welcome!

    Nope. It wasn’t made in Croatia apparently. lol
     
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