Springfield Armory Hellcat Crushes 10K Round Test

Springfield Armory Hellcat Crushes 10K Round Test
Springfield Armory Hellcat Crushes 10K Round Test

GENESEO, ILL.-(Ammoland.com)- The Hellcat from Springfield Armory has proven its mettle in a grueling 10,000-round test, showing that the EDC innovator not only has the features to make it the best on the market, but also the durability to outlast all the competition.

Springfield Armory Hellcat

With support from Federal Ammunition and Action Targets, Off the Reservation’s Clay Martin put the Hellcat through this challenging test over the span of two days. Martin brought a wealth of firearms expertise to bear during the test, from his background as a competitive shooter as well as his time in both the U.S. Marine Corps and the U.S. Army, retiring as a Special Forces Intelligence Sergeant from 3rd SFG (A).

From its release on 9/25/19, the Hellcat has quickly built a reputation for excellent quality and performance, and represents a new direction for Springfield Armory polymer pistols. Being the smallest high-capacity 9mm in the world, the +P-capable pistol packs in 11+1 rounds (13+1 with extended magazine) in a 3″-barreled micro pistol that weighs around 18 ounces empty. And with the OSP version, you gain the ability to direct mount micro-sized red dot optics.

“When we learned of Martin’s test, we were excited about seeing the Hellcat prove what it could do,” says Steve Kramer, Vice President of Marketing with Springfield Armory. “When a micro-sized pistol designed for concealed carry bests a test more appropriate for full-sized duty pistols, it allows the quality of the product speak for itself,” he continued.

As with all of Springfield Armory’s products, quality is a priority one with the Hellcat. From its cold hammer-forged barrel down to every last pin and spring, the pistol is built under strict quality control to the highest standards. (To learn more about this, see the “Legacy of Discipline” video here).

“While a test like this is extremely demanding for a micro-sized pistol intended for CCW, we never doubted the Hellcat would come out on top,” says Dennis Reese, CEO of Springfield Armory. “Quality is our number one priority, and it always will be,” he continued.

To see the test for yourself, visit https://www.thearmorylife.com/hellcat-kills-10k-rounds/.

For more information about the Hellcat, please visit: www.springfield-armory.com.

About Springfield ArmorySpringfield Armory

In 1794, the original Springfield Armory began manufacturing muskets for the defense of our young, free Republic.  The Armory functioned as a firearms supplier for every major American conflict until 1968 when the government sadly closed its doors. In 1974, nearly two centuries after its inception, Springfield Armory Inc. in Geneseo, Ill. revived the iconic heritage of the Armory to carry on its legacy.

We strive to honor this responsibility as guardians of the original Springfield Armory legacy by manufacturing the highest quality firearms to enable responsible citizens to preserve their right to keep and bear arms in the defense of life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness.

With an unmatched emphasis on craftsmanship, performance and exceptional customer service, our mission is to forge superior firearms and provide the tools necessary to defend individual freedoms and equality for those who embrace the rights and principles secured by our Founding Fathers.  For more information, please visit us at: springfield-armory.com. ​

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Too bad Springfield Armory can’t crush the 2A test.


Never heard about the back stabbing, supprised it wasn’t posted in an article on this site. I own that Croatia piece of fine machinery, two of them. They have never failed in about 4,000 rounds each, never had a mag problem either. On the other hand, I have two Sigsaur P938. the first one went back to the factory within 250 rounds for a bad sear then went back 150 rounds later for the same problem again. At about 500 rounds now and it seems to be ok. The second P938 failed at two hundred. For what? Same problem, bad… Read more »


Yeah and Springfield Armory along with Rock River crushed Gun Shops in the Illinois & put them out of business with their back stabbing shady deals with anti-gunners in the State House & Governor! Would not take 1 if it were free…made in Croatia Crap! The Hellcat is a continuation of the XD series and is made in Croatia. Be a Winner buy a gun that works made in AMerica!