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New Mags! Springfield Ups the Hellcat Pro to 17+1

Springfield Armory Introduces 17-Round Magazine for Hellcat Pro CCW Pistols

Springfield Armory has announced that its popular Hellcat line of concealed carry pistols will now feature a 17-round magazine, offering an advantage over the original 15-round capacity. The new magazine is designed to match various colors of the Hellcat Pro and has an MSRP of $42.99, which is equivalent to the price of a 15-round magazine.

Enhancements to the Hellcat Pro

The exposed steel magazine of the new 17-round magazine also includes a polymer cap that extends the grip profile, providing an additional finger groove. This feature is reminiscent of the micro-compact Hellcat’s 13-round magazine. The addition of this feature not only minimizes printing but also improves performance when necessary.

Adaptability and Customization

Springfield Armory’s commitment to keeping the Hellcat Pro platform competitive has resulted in making it more adaptable for customization. The company recently started offering drop-in factory parts for the base Hellcat, allowing early customers to enjoy similar features as those on higher-tier models without having to upgrade. This approach shows that Springfield is dedicated to making the Hellcat Pro a viable choice for concealed carry enthusiasts.

Comparable Products in the Market

The practice of pairing small pistols with larger magazines is not new. Manufacturers like Glock and SIG Sauer have successfully created products that mix-and-match magazines to cater to different needs and preferences. For instance, the products/glock-family/glock-17/” target=”_blank” rel=”noopener”>Glock 17 can accept magazines up to 24 rounds, while the SIG Sauer P320 RDO offers a carry-friendly slide combined with 17+1 capacity.

New Capacity Standard in CCW Pistols

The emergence of 17-round magazines as a standard capacity for concealed carry pistols is indicative of the ongoing trend in the market. It seems that 17 rounds have become the new 15 rounds when it comes to CCW firearms.

Specifications

  • 9mm
  • 17 rounds
  • black, FDE
  • $42.99