As a result of our tests, Guns & Ammo Staff has determined that grip angle is a subjective preference despite a company’s marketing. The Hellcat’s magazine release is not ambidextrous, but they do say it’s reversible. The results are minimal muzzle rise during recoil. Shadow Systems MR918 9mm FDE Pistols Shipping Now, How to Sight in Your Deer Rifle, by Paul Harrell, Airgun Replicas of Springfield Armory Firearms, Florida Needs More ‘Python Removal Agents’, Breaking News: Here is the Springfield Armory Hellcat, The Origin of Dunstan Chestnuts for Feeding Deer, Dad With PTSD Wrote a Book to Help His Daughter, The Emerson CQC-7: A Dedicated Duty Knife, The Inspiring Story of a Half-Blind Huntress, Shotgun + SAS Operator = 5 Dead Terrorists, Colt Clarifies Decision to Suspend Civilian MSR Sales, Work Sharp is Introducing Five New Manual Knife Sharpeners, Cell Dying at the Gun Range?… iPowerUp debuts Fusion II Solar Power Smartphone Case, Dunstan Chestnut Tree Update September 2019. The Hellcat trigger pull weight as tested was 5.43 pounds. Nope! Reportedly, an engineer was only tasked with matching the P365’s capacity while respecting SIG Sauer’s three magazine patents. If a red dot is used, you’ll find that Springfield Armory milled the footprint low so that standard-height metallic sights will co-witness with the red dot. The staff opined that the P365 offered a better feeling trigger, but pull weights were similar. For some, this has been asked and answered already. Springfield Armory’s flat-face trigger will win over hands with longer fingers because it gives the Hellcat a slightly longer length of pull. Subscriber Services. Details The Action Enhancement Trigger for the Hellcat pistols is the easiest, quickest upgrade you can do to the trigger system that significantly improves the feel of the trigger pull, without reducing factory safety values. While the Mod.2 has a loaded chamber indicator that can be felt as well as seen (it’s loaded in these photos for demonstration purposes), the Hellcat’s is nothing more than a hole at top rear of barrel. If you look in there and brass or nickel gleams back at you, it’s loaded. If the P365 had received a Version 2.0 update, it might look like the Hellcat. But the lead here is the grip width… the Hellcat’s grip is only marginally thicker than than of the Mod.2. Groups generally averaged between 2 inches and 3 inches with 10 brands of ammo. Ammoland. If you change your mind, you won’t have to trade in the Hellcat OSP for a red-dot-ready model later. The Apex Tactical trigger gives you a smoother trigger pull that’s nice. Undercut trigger guard The undercut trigger guard creates a more comfortable grip and greater control while firing. The sear and disconnector are CNC machined out of 440C stainless steel and heat treated to 53-56 RC. The Hellcat has more of a squared off feel compared to the P365’s rounded edges, then of course the Glock feels like a Glock. The Hellcat’s frame is a textured, polymer-made tactile with molded stippling. At the back of the grip, the beavertail extends beyond the rear of the slide and encourages a high grip that works in conjunction with the high triggerguard cut above the frontstrap. Well, hell yeah, it does. The trigger guards offer about the same amount of room, but the Hellcat’s is quite a bit slimmer (side to side) than the Mod.2 trigger guard. The original mold was hand stippled with high and low points for two levels of aggressiveness, depending on how hard you grip the frame. Features and Specifications: Reduces trigger pull weight to 5.0 to 5.5 pounds after break-in period; Smooths uptake and reset; Reduces overall trigger travel and reset distance; Crisp trigger break; Direct drop-in replacement of factory polymer trigger; Maintains factory safety values Should we Reconsider the 308 Battle Rifle? All Rights Reserved. In this segment of "Cameras Don't Lie," a subsonic-ammo showdown, 9mm vs. .300 Blackout fired from AR rifles. Weight of the empty pistols: Hellcat 16.1 ounces; Mod.2 19.6 ounces. I haven’t measured the weight of pull required but I would guess somewhere around 5-6 lbs. Two magazines are included: one 11-round mag with flat and pinky-extension bases, and one 13-round extended mag. As you can see, sight radius is a smidge shorter on the Hellcat, thanks to its shorter overall length. How does she shoot? Flat Trigger A flat trigger shoe with a nickel boron coated trigger group creates a smooth, consistent trigger pull. I found a few complaints online from some that claimed the trigger safety blade was fail point. Below are some pictures to show comparison in size and a chart to list exact dimensions and compacity. Both exhibited consistent and clean pulls. Once I got done with the requisite paperwork and skedaddled on home from the gun shop, I popped the top on the new box and dug in. Those making the claim stated that the trigger safety blade would not depress with lateral pressure applied to the trigger. First Impressions & Comparison with XD-S Mod.2 3.3. In comparing the two, I prefer the Hellcat’s mag release because it’s much more streamlined and less obtrusive, while still being easy to operate. Apex Tactical Specialties is pleased to announce the introduction and upcoming release of its new Action Enhancement Trigger for the Hellcat. Full disclosure, I am not a gunsmith and I do not moonlight […] Macchia reported that the installation was easy, and Apex’s installation video made it even easier. Today, I got my first taste of Springfield Armory’s new Hellcat pistol… and so far I like it. While the Wilson Combat Ranger... Ruger's latest PC Charger 9mm wants to be your next self-­defense pistol. The Hellcat’s textured surfaces improve on the ergonomics of the P365 with texturing on the Hellcat’s thumb shelves (above the reversible magazine release). The accuracy is incredible for a pistol of this size, and on par with the P365. The Action Enhancement Trigger for Springfield Armory Hellcat pistols features the Apex Action direct drop-in replacement of the factory polymer trigger and springs, and provides for a smoother trigger pull with reduced travel, reduced reset, a crisp break and a reduction in pull weight … Carry the Hellcat with the extended magazine, and the Hellcat duplicates the capacity of the original Browning Hi Power 9mm. I found nothing in the owner’s manual about that, though. A perfect example would be a Glock 17 with a factory stock trigger that weighs approx 5 pounds and is the same for each shot, vs a Beretta M9 with a double action first trigger pull of approx 13 lbs and a 5 lb single action trigger for each shot after. The trigger features a safety blade, and the pull weight averaged seven pounds for our early samples. That’s impressive. Trigger pull is set at 5.5 pounds, and trigger travel is a modest half-inch. The extended magazine, included with the Hellcat, takes capacity to 13 whereas the P365’s next-up magazine holds 12. It includes our sear, disconnector, striker safety, sear spring, disconnector spring, and striker safety spring. I presume it was eliminated for two reasons: To save on weight and to allow the grip frame to be shortened front-to-rear. How to Install the Apex Hellcat Trigger. The greatest achievement for the Hellcat is that its engineers managed to stuff an additional round into both flush-fit and extended magazines. Honestly, I have enough hard cases… and a carry gun doesn’t live in a case. In case you didn’t notice, the Springfield Hellcat lacks a grip safety. At the top, the body tapers to form a single stack. 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