By: Friedrich Seiltgen

Copyright © 2022

Springfield Armory has tweaked their super popular Hellcat to create a Pro model.  They’ve given it duty-size performance in a smaller package.  It’s essentially a longer Hellcat with the same thin one-inch frame.


Polymer with Springfield’s pressure activated grip texture on the frame, uses a pattern of staggered pyramid shapes.  The taller pyramids have a flattened top to ensure comfort in the waistband and minimal wear on clothing.  The shorter pyramids come to a point and lock into your hand when the pistol is firmly engaged.  An accessory rail on the dust cover and a reversible magazine release are handy additions.  The Pro also has a stippled touch pad on either side of the frame.  I think minute details like these are excellent as they give the shooter reference to their hand placement.  You want to be consistent with the basics.  The weapon is equipped with the Gen 3 trigger group, which gives you a clean break without any creep.


A milled slide fitting the Springfield Micro footprint, the Hellcat Pro is an OSP configuration designed to fit most red dot sights.  The Pro comes with a fiber optic front and a tactical rack U-Notch rear that will co-witness with the optic on a 3.7-inch, hammer-forged steel barrel with a 1:10 twist.  A dual captive recoil spring with full length guide rod enable the shooter to utilize a contact shot without the gun running out of battery!  You never know when you might need that option.


Type: Striker Fired

Caliber: 9x19mm

Magazine capacity: 15 Rounds

Sights: Fiber Optic Front with Tactical Rack U-Notch Rear.

Barrel Length: 3.7 Inches

Overall Length: 6.6 Inches

Height 4.8 Inches

Width: 1 Inch

Weight: 21 Ounces

MSRP: $634



Springfield Armory took their super successful Hellcat and made it a bit bigger to combine the performance of a larger handgun while still maintaining concealability.  The EDC market keeps getting bigger.  The Pro ships with 2-15 round magazines.  Get down to your favorite dealer and see if the Hellcat Pro is for you.

That’s all for now folks!   Please keep sending in your questions, tips, and article ideas.  And as always – “Let’s Be Careful Out There”

Friedrich Seiltgen is a retired Master Police Officer with 20 years of service with the Orlando Police Department.   He conducts training in Lone Wolf Terrorism, Firearms, and Active Shooter Response.  His writing has appeared in RECOIL, The Counter Terrorist Magazine, American Thinker, Homeland Security Today, and The Journal of Counterterrorism & Homeland Security International.  Contact him at