GENESEO, ILL. (2/2/23) – Springfield Armory® is proud to announce the Hellcat Pro 9mm has won the top slot in the “Best Compact Semi-Auto” category of Ballistic magazine’s annual Ballistic’s Best Readers’ Choice Awards for 2022.

“As the name indicates, the Ballistic’s Best Readers’ Choice Awards are determined by our readers, and they chose the impressive Hellcat Pro as the top winner in the ‘Best Compact Semi-Auto” category,” said Chad Adams, Digital Editor for Athlon Outdoors. “The Springfield Armory Hellcat Pro stood out for its CCW-ready dimensions, while still packing in 15+1 rounds of 9mm.”

Combining the performance of a larger handgun with class-leading concealability and capacity, the Hellcat Pro is a compact pistol chambered in 9mm that offers 15+1 capacity in a smaller footprint than any other gun in its class. Optics-ready and equipped with a versatile accessory rail as well as a hammer-forged barrel, this exceptional everyday carry pistol delivers the perfect balance for EDC.

“We could not be prouder that the Hellcat Pro was singled out by the readers of Ballistic magazine for this award,” says Steve Kramer, Springfield Armory’s Vice President of Marketing. “Receiving this esteemed award for achieving the top spot in this category shows the Hellcat Pro has resonated with CCW enthusiasts looking for maximum performance in the most concealable package possible.”

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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.

With an unmatched emphasis on craftsmanship, performance and exceptional customer service, our mission is to forge superior firearms and provide the tools necessary to defend individual freedoms and equality for those who embrace the rights and principles secured by our Founding Fathers. For more information, please visit us at:


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