GENESEO, ILL. (2/3/23) – Springfield Armory® is proud to announce it has won On Target magazine’s 2022 Editors’ Choice Award for the Hellcat® Pro 9mm pistol.

According to On Target magazine, the Editors’ Choice Awards are reserved for the best of the best new products — those which demonstrate outstanding technical achievement and/or represent an extraordinary value for the price.

“Springfield Armory’s new upsized Hellcat Pro 9mm model hits far above its weight class in our performance and feature-set qualifications compared to the current and fast-growing micro-compact carry-pistol segment,” said Ben Battles, Editor of On Target magazine. “Having checked every single one of our must-have boxes, the Hellcat Pro has easily earned itself a 2022 On Target Editors’ Choice Award.”

The Hellcat Pro 9mm pistol combines the performance of a larger handgun with class-leading concealability and capacity. While still a quite compact and concealable pistol chambered in 9mm, the Hellcat Pro offers 15+1 capacity in a smaller footprint than any other gun in its class.

Designed with the use of red dot optics in mind, the Hellcat Pro features an OSP™ (Optical Sight Pistol) configuration. The slide is milled with the Springfield Micro™ footprint, designed to accept the smallest, most popular micro red dots on the market.

“We are extremely proud that the Hellcat Pro has won this award from On Target magazine,” said Steve Kramer, Vice President of Marketing for Springfield Armory. “The pistol’s combination of compact size with performance on par with much larger handguns makes it a great option for CCW use.”

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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.

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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