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Springfield Armory Hellcat Pro OSP Threaded in Desert FDE Finish

The Springfield Armory Hellcat Pro full line of pistols continues to grow. The latest introduction brings a new Desert FDE finish to the highly adaptable Hellcat Pro OSP Threaded pistol. The new offering accepts the muzzle device or suppressor of choice.

Springfield Armory Hellcat Pro OSP Threaded Details

The Hellcat Pro OSP Threaded comes with a 4.4-inch threaded barrel. The hammer-forged steel barrel features a black Melonite finish, along with a 1:10 twist rate and .5×28 threading.

The OSP designation signifies “Optical Sight Pistol,” and it accepts the Springfield Micro footprint, for direct mount of popular red dot sights. Back-up sights utilizes a U-Dot patter of tritium. A Picatinhny rail on the dustcover provides slots for mounting lights and lasers. The pistol offers a 15+1 overall capacity in 9mm with a flush-fit magazine. An extended mag pushes the capacity up to 17+1. The hammer-forged

“The Hellcat Pro OSP has proven itself to be a highly capable EDC pistol that combines full-size pistol performance with class-leading concealability,” says Steve Kramer, Springfield Armory’s Vice President of Marketing. “With the new Desert FDE version of the Hellcat Pro OSP Threaded, shooters have an eye-catching and capable new option for their CCW needs.”

The new Desert FDE Hellcat Pro OSP Threaded retails for $710. For more info, please visit springfieldarmory.com.

On May 15, 2023, Ballistic reported:

Springfield Armory announced the latest maturation to the popular Hellcat Pro line of EDC pistols recently. The new pistol, dubbed the Hellcat Pro OSP, comes with a 4.4-inch threaded barrel. The new component upgrade gives concealed carriers the option to screw on a suppressor when needed or for range sessions.

Springfield Armory Hellcat Pro OSP Features Threaded Barrel

Like its predecessors, the Hellcat Pro OSP comes with a 15+1 capacity in 9mm. It features a 1:10 twist and .5×28 threading to accept most common suppressors and other muzzle devices. In the OSP configuration, “Optical Sight Pistol,” it also accommodates micro red dot sights. The pistol utilizes co-witnessing U-Dot sights for backup, a tritium-luminescent front sight paired with a Tactical Rack rear sight.

Springfield Armory Hellcat Pro OSP.

“The Hellcat Pro OSP has proven itself to be a highly capable CCW pistol that combines full-size pistol performance with concealable dimensions,” said Steve Kramer, Vice President of Marketing, Springfield Armory. “With the addition of a 4.4” threaded barrel, this new Hellcat Pro OSP offers a while new dimension of capability to this proven platform.

The Hellcat Pro OSP retails for $667. For even more info, visit springfieldarmory.com.

On November 22, 2022, Ballistic reported:

Springfield’s Hellcat, launched in 2019, answered a very specific call, to much fanfare. It delivered a solid micro-carry pistol, featuring a capacity up to 13+1 of 9mm. But the new Springfield Armory Hellcat Pro does something else. With a slightly longer barrel and frame, along with a optics-ready design and capacity up to 15+1, the Hellcat Pro attempts to become the ultimate carry gun.

Springfield Armory Hellcat Pro Now in Desert FDE

Now Springfield adds to the popular Hellcat Pro line, with a new variant in Desert Flat Dark Earth. The Desert FDE version still comes with a capacity of 15+1 rounds of 9mm. Also still part of the package: Springfield’s Adaptive Grip Texture for sure handling. Meanwhile, the OSP (Optical Sight Pistol) configuration gives the option of mounting a red dot optic for improved sighting.

“With the Hellcat Pro now available in Desert FDE, shooters have an appealing new option for their CCW firearm,” said Steve Kramer, Springfield Armory’s Vice President of Marketing. “This popular color further expands the Hellcat line of pistols, renowned for their performance and EDC-ready capabilities.”

The Springfield Armory Hellcat Pro now comes in Desert FDE.

The Desert FDE Hellcat Pro ships with two 15-round magazines. It retails for $677.

UPDATE: The Springfield Hellcat Pro Now Available with Shield SMSc Optic

Ballistic previously reported:

Designed to direct mount most popular micro red dot optics, the Hellcat Pro accommodates the Shield SMSc perfectly. For this reason, Springfield is now offering the Hellcat Pro with the Shield SMSc already installed, in a package deal.

The Shield SMSc is a lightweight, micro-optic that weighs just under a half ounce. This ensures that you are not subject to undo weight on your concealed carry pistol. Featuring a 4 MOA dot, the Shield is powered by a single, included CR2032 battery and boasts years of operation.

In addition, the optic automatically adjusts brightness for seamless operation and battery saving. Also, due to the direct mount capabilities, the SMSc co-witnesses with the Hellcat Pro’s U-Dot sights.

The Springfield Armory Hellcat Pro with Shield SMSc optic.

“The Hellcat Pro with Shield SMSc delivers an EDC-ready pistol that provides both impressive performance as well as capacity on par with a full-size handgun, and all in a very compact package,” Kramer said. “This is a pistol that shoots like a much larger handgun while still being extremely easy to conceal, yet offering red dot optics capability with the included Shield SMSc.”

The addition of the red dot only adds a couple hundred dollars to the overall price point of the Hellcat Pro. This brings the total MSRP of the Hellcat Pro with Shield SMSc package to $840.

Springfield Armory Hellcat Pro

When you look at the sum of the parts here, Springfield decided to wade into the very competitive waters dominated by the Glock 19s of the carry world. Despite the competitive field, the Hellcat Pro manages to shine. The compact-sized 9mm features a smaller footprint than any other in its class, according to Springfield.

The new Springfield Armory Hellcat Pro brings lots of features for EDC.

The Hellcat Pro measures a mere 1-inch wide overall. The slim-line grip delivers both contact and control. Meanwhile, extra mass in the slide helps control muzzle flip and felt recoil. A lightweight polymer frame utilizes Springfield’s Adaptive Grip Texture for solid control in any condition.

Carry-Optics-Ready!

The Hellcat Pro also comes optics-ready, keeping with the increasing popularity of carrying with red dot optics. The pistol utilizes an OSP (Optical Sight Pistol) configuration, milled for the Springfield Micro footprint. The system works with many of the smallest red dots on the market. It also includes co-witnessing U-Dot sights, ensuring you’re never out of the fighting, featuring high-visibility and tritium front and Tactical Rack rear sight.

The pistol also comes fitted with a Picatinny rail on the dusctcover. It provides ample room for mounting a host of available lights and lasers.

The Springfield Armory Hellcat Pro delivers big performance in a compact platform.

Built to Carry

“The Hellcat Pro delivers full-size performance in a concealable, EDC-ready package with unmatched ergonomics,” Kramer said. “This is a pistol that shoots like a much larger handgun while still being extremely easy to conceal, offering you the best of both worlds.”

The new Hellcat Pro (optic not included) retails for $634. It comes with two 15-round magazines. A full review of the pistol will come in a future issue of Ballistic Magazine. But today, our sister site, PersonalDefenseWorld.com, features a full review of the new Hellcat Pro.

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