GENESEO, ILL. (01/11/24) – Springfield Armory® is proud to announce the launch of California-compliant variants of the Hellcat®, Hellcat® Pro and XD-M® Elite 9mm pistols.

The Hellcat has proven to be an extremely popular EDC pistol, combining potent power with packable dimensions. Featuring an OSP™ (Optical Sight Pistol) cut slide ready to accept an optic, excellent U-Dot™ tritium/luminescent sights, compact 3” barrel and Adaptive Grip Texture on the frame, the Hellcat is a top-tier CCW choice.

The Hellcat Pro takes everything that is good about the Hellcat and adds a bit more. Still slim and compact like the Hellcat, the Pro extends the barrel out to 3.7” and extends the length of the frame for a full-handed grip on the pistol for enhanced control and performance. Add to that OSP capability as well as U-Dot sights and more, and you have another great option for EDC.

The XD-M Elite 4.5” 9mm represents the ultimate refinement of a proven series of pistols. Featuring the Match Enhanced Trigger Assembly (META™) — delivering the finest production polymer-framed pistol trigger pull available — the pistol also offers fully ambidextrous controls and enhanced slide serrations.

All three pistols come with two 10-round magazines and feature magazine disconnect safeties as well as specifically designed loaded chamber indicators, all to meet California’s strict requirements. The XD-M Elite 4.5” 9mm also does not feature the extended and flared magwell of the rest of the Elite line. Otherwise, these pistols have all the performance capabilities and rugged durability of their non-California-compliant siblings.

“These new California-compliant pistols give residents of the state of California an opportunity to own their own versions of some truly innovative and exceptional handguns,” said Steve Kramer, Vice President of Marketing for Springfield Armory. “From two of the most popular EDC-ready pistols on the market — the Hellcat and Hellcat Pro — to the highly refined and advanced XD-M Elite 9mm, California residents now have a host of impressive options for their collections.”

California-Compliant Hellcat® 9mm | HC9319BOSPCA | 706397973346 | MSRP: $633

California-Compliant Hellcat® Pro 9mm | HCP9379BOSPCA | 706397973834 | MSRP: $649

California-Compliant XD-M® Elite 4.5” 9mm | XDME9459BCA| 706397973339| MSRP: $609

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About Springfield 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.

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