The Springfield Hellcat and its OSP (Optical Sight Pistol) variant have arguably been among the hottest handguns to join the micro compact 9 mm pistol category, packing an adequate round count for concealed carriers to feel confident in their ability to protect themselves and loved ones in an unpredictable situation. It doesn’t get much better than that—until you learn that Springfield Armory has now added an exclusive two-tone models to both models. These exclusive variants have been developed specifically for sale by distributor Sports South.
As a reminder, here’s what has made the Hellcat and Hellcat OSP class-leading concealed carry options: The 3″ barreled pistols feature an impressive capacity of 11+1 with their patented magazine, and 13+1 with the included extended mag. Both versions ship with one 11-round magazine with pinky extension and optional flush-fitting floorplate, as well as the 13-round extended magazine.
In addition, the OSP version features a removable cover plate that allows direct mounting of a micro red dot in the Springfield Micro footprint for the lowest possible profile. This allows for co-witnessing with the pistol’s U-Dot sight system, made up of a high visibility tritium and luminescent front sight paired with a tactical rack U-notch rear. The U-Dot sights are offered on both the OSP and standard model.
“These new Sports South-exclusive Hellcats in stainless steel take everything that made the original Hellcat great and add an eye-catching two-tone look,” says Phil Rawlings, vice president of sales and LE for Springfield Armory. “These new Hellcat and Hellcat OSP pistols from Sports South make a great option for CCW and self-defense.”
MSRP for the standard model is $614, and $649 for the OSP model.