Video Review: Springfield Hellcat Pro Pistol

If you liked the original Hellcat but wished it had a little more Hellcat to it, you'll love the Hellcat Pro!

posted on May 17, 2024

When Springfield's Hellcat was first born, shooters everywhere were excited to adopt the kitten-sized gun with a great big roar. "Springfield Armory entered the micro-compact handgun market in a really big way when it introduced the original Hellcat, and it really set the standard for what a go-to micro-compact handgun ought to be," American Rifleman Executive Editor Evan Brune said. None of that has changed, but some shooters asked for more. More what? More everything!

The Springfield Armory Hellcat Pro is 6.6" long, compared to the original 6" length of the Hellcat. It's a bit taller, too: 4.8" on the Pro model, with a flush-fit magazine, compared to 4" overall height on the Hellcat. As for barrel length, the Hellcat Pro has a 3.7" barrel compared to the 3" barrel on the Hellcat. It also provides a larger magazine capacity, with 15 rounds in a flush-fit magazine compared to the 11 rounds contained in the original Hellcat.

"The Hellcat Pro obviously matches a lot of the styling and construction and aesthetics of the original Hellcat, but it is bigger in almost every dimension," said Brune. "If you're looking for a concealed-carry handgun that just has a little bit more capacity to it, while still being easily carried, and you enjoyed the features found in the original Hellcat, the Hellcat Pro is a great option to look at," Brune concluded. For more, visit


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