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How to mount a red dot sight on Springfield Hellcat Pro

About Springfield Armory

Springfield Armory, established in 1974 by Bob Reese and his family in Geneseo, Illinois, is an American firearms manufacturer with no direct relation to the historic Springfield Armory of Springfield, Massachusetts, founded in 1777 and closed in 1968. The Reese family chose to resurrect the famous name, a significant presence in the firearms industry for nearly two centuries. By reviving this name, they also embraced the philosophy and heritage of the original armory, focusing on evolving manufacturing techniques and firearm design. Springfield Armory manufactures some of its firearms in the US (M1911 pistols, M1A rifles, various AR-15 rifles) while importing certain models, like the XD and Hellcat series of pistols, from company HS Produkt located in Croatia.

About Springfield Hellcat Pro

Springfield Hellcat Pro is a mid-sized micro-compact pistol. It is manufactured in Croatia, Europe, by the company HS Produkt. Hellcat Pro has a polymer frame and a hammer-forged barrel. This single-action, striker-fired firearm stands out for its generous magazine capacity, accommodating 15 rounds in a double-stack magazine, which is an improvement over the previous model’s 11 rounds. Additionally, it comes with a 17-round extended magazine. Safety features include a trigger safety, a firing pin safety, and a loaded chamber indicator. The grip is designed with a fine-grit sandpaper texture for a secure hold. The sighting system consists of a fiber optic front sight and a dovetailed rear U-notch sight for improved accuracy. The pistol is longer and heavier than its non-Pro variant, weighing 595 grams without a magazine, and measures 167.5 mm in length with a 94 mm barrel, yet it is still compact enough for concealed carry. It includes two Picatinny slots under the front part for attaching accessories and can use +P ammunition, with a recommendation to follow safety guidelines provided by the manufacturer.

The gun is available in the 9×19 caliber.

Springfield Hellcat Pro is offered in two colour variants:

  • Black
  • FDE

Each colour variant is available with or without a threaded barrel. Models featuring threaded barrels are silencer compatible. Additionally, the gun is available with an ambidextrous thumb safety.

Springfield Hellcat PRO is optic ready.

  • Springfield Hellcat Pro, black version without the threaded barrel
  • Springfield Hellcat Pro, FDE version without the threaded barrel (source: springfield.com)

Optic ready properties of Springfield Hellcat Pro

Springfield Hellcat Pro has an optic cut that measures 43 mm in length and 20.9 mm in width.

The design of the optic cut on this handgun is made to accommodate a red dot sight with a Shield RMS mounting standard.

The optic cut on Springfield Hellcat Pro
The optic cut on Springfield Hellcat Pro
The optic cut on Springfield Hellcat Pro
The optic cut on Springfield Hellcat Pro

Red dot sights that can be mounted directly onto the optic cut of Springfield Hellcat Pro

Red DotProductDetails
ADE Advanced Optics RD3-018 Spike
ADE Advanced Optics RD3-021 Nuwa
ADE Advanced Optics RD3-021 Nuwa Pro
Ade Advanced Optics RD3-030 Apollo Pro
GPO Spectra Pistol Dot
JP Enterprises JPoint
Shield RMS
Shield RMS 2
Shield RMSc
Shield RMSd
Shield RMSw
Shield RMSx
Shield SMS
Shield SMS 2.0
Shield SMSc
Sig Sauer Romeo Zero
Sightmark Mini Shot A-Spec M3
Swampfox Sentinel 1×16
UTG OP3 Mini Micro
Vector Optics Frenzy-S 1x16x22
Vector Optics Frenzy-S 1x17x24 MIC
Vortex Defender CCW

No adapter plates are included in the box. If you wish to mount a red dot sight that does not use the Shield RMS mounting standard, a suitable converter plate is required.

Springfield Hellcat Pro with its accessories
Springfield Hellcat Pro with its accessories

Converter plate mounting options

Note: Using a converter plate results in a high-profile setup of the red dot sight.

Shield RMS below, Docter above

These plates allow the user to convert the mounting surface, making it suitable for attaching red dot sights that use the Docter/Noblex mounting standard.

Shield RMS below, Docter above_cta
Red DotProductDetails
Ade Advanced Optics RD3-002
ADE Advanced Optics RD3-006A Huracan
ADE Advanced Optics RD3-006B Huracan
ADE Advanced Optics RD3-009 Crusader
ADE Advanced Optics RD3-012 Delta
ADE Advanced Optics RD3-012 Delta Pro
ADE Advanced Optics RD3-013 Bertrillium
Athlon Midas TSR1
Burris Fastfire 2*
Burris Fastfire 3*
Burris Fastfire 4
Cuda RX-795
Delta Optical MiniDot 3
Delta Optical MiniDot II*
Delta Optical MiniDot*
Docter QUICKsight 5.0 VRDiscontinued
Docter Sight 2 PlusDiscontinued
Docter Sight 3Discontinued
Docter Sight CDiscontinued
Hawke Reflex 1×25*
Hex Dragonfly
Leica Tempus
Leica Tempus 2
MAKdot 1×25
MAKdot SH
Meopta Meosight IV
Noblex QUICKsight 5.0 VR
Noblex Sight 2 Plus
Noblex Sight 3
Noblex Sight C
Noblex Sight G
Primary Arms SLx RS-10 **
Sightmark Mini Shot M-Spec
Sightmark Mini Shot Pro Spec*
US Optics DRS 2.0*
US Optics DRS 2.0 Enhanced*
UTG OP3 Micro
Vector Optics Frenzy 1x17x24
Vector Optics Frenzy 1x20x28*
Vomz Pilad 1×20
Vortex Venom
Vortex Viper

Shield RMS below, Trijicon RMRcc above

These plates allow the user to convert the mounting surface, making it suitable for attaching red dot sights that use the Trijicon RMRcc mounting standard.

Shield RMS below, Trijicon RMRcc above_cta

Shield RMS below, C-more above

These plates allow the user to convert the mounting surface, making it suitable for attaching red dot sights that use the C-more mounting standard.

Shield RMS below, C-more above_cta
Red DotProductDetails
C-more RTS
C-more RTS 2
C-more STS
C-more STS 2
Delta Optical MiniDot HD 24
Delta Optical MiniDot HD 26
Delta Optical Stryker
FTP Optics Alpha 3
Kahles Helia RD
Kite Optics K1
Sig Sauer Romeo3 1×25
Sig Sauer Romeo3 Max 1×30
Sig Sauer Romeo3 XL 1×35
Vector Optics Frenzy 1x26x32
Vortex Razor

If you manufacture adapter plates for this pistol and are interested in cooperation with us, send an e-mail to [email protected].

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How to mount a red dot sight on Springfield Hellcat Pro
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How to mount a red dot sight on Springfield Hellcat Pro
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The design of the optic cut on Springfield Hellcat Pro is made to accommodate a red dot sight with a Shield RMS mounting standard.
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