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Hellcat on the loose yet?

Discussion in 'Handguns: Autoloaders' started by needmorecowbell, Oct 10, 2019.

  1. needmorecowbell

    needmorecowbell Member

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    Anyone seen at store or bought one of these yet? I’ve been on lookout but haven’t seen one yet. Seems like all the “influencers” that SA sent free ones to really are impressed with them after shooting. I plan to capture one when found.
     
  2. Old Dog

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    Yep. Good luck there, Mr. Beta Tester.

    (Sorry, nothing personal, sir, no disrespect intended, simply a commentary vis a vis those who desire to immediately capture the latest and greatest releases)
     
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  3. Browning

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    Nope. Not yet.
     
  4. sigarms228

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    My LGS had one for rent so I tried it last week, I though it was a pretty nice pistol but too small for my larger hands/fingers, especially trigger pull as I could not get it to shoot on center of target at 7 yards. I am sure many will love it though. being small and light it was understandably a bit snappy to shoot but I had not problem controlling it. Best to try one out first if you can. Still loving my original Walther PPS though as that is the only smaller thin 9MM pistol that I can shoot well so far. I am sure more Hellcat pistols will be showing up soon.

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  5. needmorecowbell

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    I don’t usually buy right away, but I have less concern for some reason this time since it is based somewhat on proven XD design and SA has a good track record. This will strictly be my deep conceal gun and having one that small with that capacity is too tempting for me.
     
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    Most shops haven’t got any in yet. They’re still rare enough that I saw one sold on Gunbroker for almost 2 grand. Some people just aren’t willing to wait a few months until they’re more widely available.
     
  7. 460Shooter

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    Two grand? (palm slaps to forehead)
     
  8. Rule3

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    Pre orders on some sites.
    By the time the are in stock the "new version Mod 2 will come out with Grippy Zone extreme:)

    Heck I still have my original plain Jane XDs I do have a XDm.
     
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    Can you comment on how the trigger was?
     
  10. 340PD

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    My LGS has had in a couple of batches $522 & $549 for the optics version. I haven't had any come into your range as of yet.
     
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    I take it they are selling quickly, any first hand complaints reported back to the LGS as of yet?
     
  12. Browning

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    What size gloves do you wear?
     
  13. potmetal

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    I was at a local shop the other day. He had 2 guys come in looking for the Hellcat but had to tell them his distributors don't have any yet.
    As an earlier poster said, I have a gen 1 Walther PPS that fits and shoots just fine. The extra capacity is nice though.
     
  14. sigarms228

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    I dry fired it at the range counter a couple times before I decided to rent it. To me the trigger was pretty nice with a good break and no grit and probably about 5 lb of pull. The trigger reach was too short for me personally though at the break I had trigger finger at the first joint and even a bit past it toward the middle of the finger. Due to that and not being able to get a good grip on it with my support hand due to lack of room I could not get it to shoot on center of target.
     
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  15. sigarms228

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    XL gloves.
     
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    It's at any decent liquor store,,,

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    Sorry,,,
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  17. 340PD

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    No complaints but they are and will continue to sell quickly. Looks to be a nice small firearm.
     
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