GENESEO, ILL. (04/27/22) – Springfield Armory® is proud to announce that the Hellcat® Pro has received the highest “gold” ranking in the “Member Tested and Recommended” (MTR) program of the National Tactical Officers Association (NTOA). The NTOA is a non-profit organization with tens of thousands of members dedicated to serving the law enforcement community by providing credible and proven training and information resources.

Springfield Armory’s Hellcat Pro combines the performance of a larger handgun with class-leading concealability and capacity. Featuring 15+1 rounds of 9mm, the optics-ready pistol’s 3.7” barrel and slightly lengthened grip frame gives you enhanced performance while still offering ease of carry and concealability. MSRP of the pistol is $634.

Thoroughly vetted and rigorously tested by a team of hand-selected law enforcement officers, the Hellcat Pro 9mm scored an impressive 4.8 out of a possible 5.00 in NTOA’s testing. Simply achieving an MTR ranking alone is impressive, but the Hellcat’s score placed it not only in ranking, but in the top “gold” scoring range. The Hellcat Pro is now part of a small and exclusive group of firearms deemed deserving of the NTOA’s law enforcement-oriented MTR program.

Tested products that receive the MTR ranking are given a “standard” rating from a score of 3.00 to 3.99, “silver” from 4.00 to 4.49, and a “gold” rating with a score from 4.50 to 5.00. The information and full review of the Hellcat are available for viewing by NTOA members in the group’s Member Tested and Recommended online database.

During testing, one law enforcement reviewer commented that the Hellcat Pro appealed to him immediately. “There are a number of specs for this gun that I liked before ever firing a round. The 3.7” barrel adds some length over the original Hellcat, but without becoming something that shrinks the pool of customers who could reasonably conceal it.”

Another law enforcement reviewer had similar feelings about the size of the Hellcat Pro. “For most of us, we usually have to settle on some compromise between capability and capacity versus comfort and concealability. When I received the Hellcat Pro, I was instantly a fan just by the feel of it in my hand. It is just big enough to shoot like a full-size, but also slim enough to conceal well.”

“We could not be more proud to have the Hellcat Pro receive this esteemed MTR gold ranking from NTOA,” said Steve Kramer, Vice President of Marketing for Springfield Armory. “Having faced the extremely rigorous testing standards and requirements of the MTR program, the Pro’s gold ranking has proven it has what it takes for both law enforcement and civilian concealed carry needs.”

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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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