GENESEO, ILL. (01/21/20) – Springfield Armory® is proud to announce the class-leading 9mm Hellcat pistol is American Rifleman’s Handgun of the Year for 2020.

The prestigious Golden Bullseye title, awarded by NRA Publications, is selected by a team of seven members that include select editors, graphic designers and veteran NRA Publications staff.

“To qualify for a Golden Bullseye award,” explains NRA Publications Executive Director Doug Hamlin, “a product must have been: recently introduced and available to consumers prior to the selection of the Golden Bullseye Awards, used/tested by a staff member or regular contributor to the magazine and/or affiliated media, reliable in the field, meeting or exceeding the evaluator’s expectations, innovative in design and function, readily perceived as a value to the purchaser, [and] styled in a manner befitting the shooting and hunting industry and, perhaps more importantly, its enthusiasts.”

The Springfield Armory® Hellcat is the highest capacity micro 9mm in the world. It holds 11+1 with the included flush-fit magazine and 13+1 with an included extended magazine, in a frame that measures only 1″ wide. The result is the ideal concealed carry pistol that stands above in today’s handgun marketplace.

“We are honored that the Hellcat is being recognized by some of the most knowledgeable media and staff in our industry,” explains Springfield Armory® CEO Dennis Reese. “We work tirelessly to ensure we bring innovation and reliability to our customers, and we are thrilled with the response.”

The NRA Publications Golden Bullseye Awards Breakfast will take place during the 2020 NRA Annual Meetings in Nashville, Tennessee.

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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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Mike Humphries
Media Relations Manager
(309) 944-8706

Stefany Reese
Brand Communications Manager
(972) 765-2910