Editor, The Armory Life
I own a Hellcat and actually work at a gun counter in a major sporting goods store. We had a tough time getting the cat, but I bought one and really am impressed. another good alternative if it feels better is the Sig P365 or 65XL.Hellcat is not comfortable in the hand . I am really surprised that the same group of designers that produced the XDM/XD worked on this pistol. Please fix the ergonomics and make it just as ergonomic as the XDM/XD lines. If I want non-ergonomic I will go buy a Glock!!!! I would like “Ergonomic Reliability” to the Springfield tag line!!!
I’ve always loved Sigs never owned one sadly. I have my eyes set on a P220 and a P226. However the Hellcat far exceeded my expectations. I absolutely love my Hellcat.I have TWO older sig Pistols P-226 9MM & P 220 .45 that I have owned for 30 years. My son has a few Sig Pistols he had a P365 but traded it off because he had to send it back twice for repairs it jammed shut locked up twice. He likes his Sig collection p320, p229, sp 2022, P220, P226 Pistols, and has never had a problem with any of them but the 365. His Preferred EDC is a 1911 45 full size. His wife carries a HellCat OSP she loves it so do I.
I like my HellCat it's above the rest in my opinion when it comes to Sub Micro Compacts with more than 12 rounds capacity. and I have been thru 500 rounds of ball ammo not one jamb or malfunction I won't part with it. I've had the Sigs since I was stationed in Germany In the '80s where I purchased a Sig P220 in .45ACP & a Sig P226 9MM they both are safe queens now but they are good shooters, I sent my P226 in for a trigger upgrade about 5 or 6 years ago and they refurbished it for free even put on new sights and finish on it. Sig gets them back quick their customer service ranks with Springfield Armory . If you get hold of an old Browning BDA .45 you will notice its made By Sig it's a P220 with Brownings Name on it I had a BDA .45 in 1979 and traded it off, I now wish I kept it. You will like the New Sig P220 .45 it has had many refinements over the years. You can get used Police Surplus P220'S at a discount look around you might find some good deals. My Son has a collection of Sig Pistols and he loves them but he said the Sig P 365 was one disappointment after another so he traded it in on a Hell Cat for his wife and she loves it also. She shot in some Bowling Pin women's match and came in second place with her Hell Cat. The winner had a 38 super 1911 Colt silver cup customized pistol. I did like that customized silver cup 1911 38 super match pistol she was using.I’ve always loved Sigs never owned one sadly. I have my eyes set on a P220 and a P226. However the Hellcat far exceeded my expectations. I absolutely love my Hellcat.