Capacity is king and the Hellcat has just received a big upgrade by the way of the new Springfield Armory 15-round Hellcat Magazines. The Springfield Hellcat already has one of the largest stock magazine capacities in its class but now you’re able to add an extra 4 rounds over the standard flush-fit 11 round magazine in your Hellcat pistol.
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Springfield Armory’s New 15-Round Hellcat Magazines
GENESEO, ILL. – Springfield Armory® has taken its Hellcat® pistol — the smallest, highest capacity micro-compact 9mm handgun in the world — and increased its already impressive capacity with the new 15-round Hellcat magazine. The result is a micro-sized 9mm pistol with an astounding 15+1 capacity comparable to compact and duty-sized pistols, yet in a package that is smaller than similarly configured, lower-capacity competitors.
The new magazine, which is only slightly longer than the 13-round extended version, is currently available directly from Springfield Armory with an MSRP of $39.95 and will soon be available from Springfield retailers as well. It is offered in both black and Desert FDE.
The Hellcat is available in both standard and OSP™ (Optical Sight Pistol) versions, with the latter featuring slides cut to accept the smallest micro red dot sights on the market. The micro 9mm ships with a patented 11-round magazine as well as an extended 13-round magazine, and this newest magazine will allow users to have a full 15+1 rounds of 9mm ammo ready to go.
“This magazine offers Hellcat owners the ability to increase the total capacity of their pistol by two rounds or to carry a larger 15-round mag as a back-up,” says Steve Kramer, Vice President of Marketing for Springfield Armory. “This increased capacity puts the Hellcat platform even further beyond its competitors and means users can carry with even greater confidence.”
The Hellcat has received numerous awards since its release in 2019, including the 2020 Handgun of the Year Award from the National Rifle Association’s American Rifleman, the Guns & Ammo 2020 Handgun of the Year Award, Ballistic magazine’s Ballistics’ Best 2020 Reader’s Choice Award for Best Compact Handgun, the NTOA MTR Gold Award, and more.
The new 15-round Hellcat Magazines will come in either black or FDE and only add about .28 inches on top of the 13-round magazines that many people are already making use of. For an extra 2-rounds, I think a hair over a quarter inch is a small price to pay for the extra capacity. Both the black and FDE 15-round Hellcat magazines are available directly from the Springfield Armory store for $39.95.
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