Rapid Defense Package – That’s the Springfield Armory Hellcat‘s name in its latest edition. Paired with the brand new HEX Micro Red Dot, a Gen 2 trigger, a threaded barrel with a self-indexing compensator to tame the muzzle rise, the package looks quite interesting. There is also a version with an ambidextrous manual safety for those who like that.
The new HEX Micro Red Dot will also appear in a separate article here on TFB.
Here is the press release in full:
GENESEO, ILL. – Springfield Armory® is proud to introduce an exciting new variant of its wildly popular micro 9mm Hellcat® — the Hellcat RDP™ (Rapid Defense Package). The RDP is replete with features that make this high-capacity, ultra-compact pistol even more versatile.
The new Hellcat RDP builds on the success and popularity of the original Hellcat OSP™ micro 9mm with the addition of a 3.8″ threaded barrel and an included Self Indexing Compensator. Compact and capable, the compensator vents gas from the barrel to significantly reduce muzzle rise and felt recoil. Made of lightweight 8082 aluminum, the compensator features a patented self-indexing mounting system that ensures the port is correctly oriented every time. That means it’s a breeze to install or remove with no need for shims or tools.
“The Hellcat reshaped the way people viewed what a CCW pistol can be. Now, the Hellcat RDP is taking the performance of this highly capable pistol to the next level,” says Steve Kramer, Vice President of Marketing for Springfield Armory.
Also debuting today is HEX™ optics by Springfield Armory. Direct-mounted on the slide of the Hellcat RDP is the all-new HEX Wasp™ red dot, utilizing the Springfield Micro™ footprint made popular by the Hellcat OSP. The ruggedly built, IPX7 waterproof-rated Wasp features an aluminum body and an anti-glare-coated glass lens, and its low-mount design means it can co-witness with the handgun’s fixed tritium/luminescent front sight and Tactical Rack U-Notch rear sight.
“We are excited about the introduction of HEX optics for the self-defense market. Built to the same standards of quality and performance you have come to expect from Springfield Armory, HEX precision crafted optics offer exceptional value and are backed by a lifetime warranty,” continued Steve Kramer.
The Hellcat RDP also features an optional low-profile ambidextrous manual safety located at the rear of the frame, and the new Gen 2 Hellcat trigger. This new trigger offers enhanced ergonomics for a wide range of hand sizes for an even more comfortable shooting experience.
With all these features plus the handgun’s impressive 11- and 13-round capacities, the Hellcat RDP is a formidable, cutting-edge self-defense firearm.
A closer look at the threaded barrel.
Below you can see the wings of the safety and a clear view of the new red dot.
The MSRP is $899 for both models.
For more information on the Hellcat RDP model, visit: https://www.spr-ar.com/r/4497
For more information on the new HEX optics, visit: https://www.spr-ar.com/r/4499
What do you think of the new Rapid Defense Package and its features?
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