Since both companies are now making micro double-stacks, variety of individuals wonder which between the Sig P365 vs Springfield Hellcat is that the better buy. Both guns have tons to love , after all. If we had to require a guess, some folks are just getting to just like the Springfield Hellcat more, and a few people are getting to just like the Sig P365 more for his or her own reasons. There’s little to objectively put one over the opposite .
Sig P365 vs Springfield Hellcat Specifications
Sig P365 vs Springfield Hellcat
|Bbl length||3.1 inches||3.0 inches|
|Overall length||5.8 inches||6.0 inches|
|Height||4.3/4.5/4.7/5.5, depending on magazine||4 inches w/ flush mag, 4.5 inches with extended|
|Width||1 inch at the controls||1-inch at the grip|
|Unloaded Weight||17.8 oz||18.3 oz|
Broadly, the specs are about an equivalent , as you’ll see. However, the Sig P365 features a wider selection of magazine at the time of this writing. Springfield Armory may, within the fullness of your time , release more models of magazine for the Hellcat that changes the equation, but as this is often being typed out, the Hellcat has only a flush-fit 11-round box and an extended 13-round box. The Sig Sauer has 10-round, 10-round with pinkie rest, 12-round and 15-round extended magazines which will be used.
However, there’s quite one model than simply the bottom P365 or base Springfield Armory Hellcat. Sig Sauer has the P365SAS (ported barrel/slide, Meprolight FT Bullseye sight) and P365 XL (extended barrel/slide and grip for 12+1 capacity, milled for reflex optic) and Springfield Armory also makes the Hellcat OSP, or Optical Sight Pistol, which is milled to be used with an optic.
Sig P365 vs Springfield Hellcat
We think that’s up to you. Both have features that a number of us here at the Alien Gear Holsters offices liked more on one pistol over the opposite . you’ll likely find an equivalent thing. Had we to guess, we expect people with bigger hands are likely to prefer the Hellcat more; those with larger hands here are AGH HQ attended prefer the Hellcat as a result.
But, since we’re here, let’s talk the features.
Both pistols have textured grips, with no swappable backstraps. We found neither texture in and of itself was more offensive or less likable than the other; it’s just a few roughage on the frame. The Hellcat, however, does have a texture panel at the highest of the grip and one just above the junction between the frame and therefore the trigger guard for indexing the shooting hand thumb and trigger finger on the frame, which may be a nice feature. Both have a swappable magazine release, but right-hand-only controls. Lefties are out of luck. The Hellcat also features a standoff feature, a rather extended recoil guide rod. The Sig doesn’t. Both pistols have a small undercut to the trigger guard and slight bumps on the front of the grip housing for getting a firm hold on the gun. The Hellcat features a slightly longer beavertail to the frame.
The Hellcat’s grip is wider, because the Sig P365’s grip housing may be a bit narrower than the slide. While overall width is that the same, the Hellcat fills the hand a touch more, and as mentioned does have a touch more beavertail to the frame. this is often why we feel people with slightly bigger mitts will prefer the Springfield.
If you would like to understand what the guy scripting this specifically thought, I even have larger hands (size XL gloves) and subcompact/micro pistols tend to not fit me too well. i do not get the simplest grip and therefore the short trigger reach gives me fits. Of the 2 , I preferred the fit of the Hellcat better. Both pistols have fore and aft cocking serrations. The Hellcat, however, has full-wrap serrations on the quality model. a bit like the respect Defense Subcompact, the serrations run all the over the slide, which makes racking the slide a touch easier with an overhand grip.
Both pistols have a railed frame, though the P365 features a proprietary rail and therefore the Hellcat features a more conventional, mil-standard-style rail. So you’ll use more lasers/lights with it. Both guns accompany night sights as standard. The Sig P365 has Sig Sauer’s XRAY3 Day/Night sights, which have tritium inserts for night use and a fluorescent polymer insert round the tritium vials for daytime use within the front sight, and tritium inserts within the black rear sight. The sights are three dots with good contrast, in order that they are quite visible. The Hellcat’s sights, however, are a rear U-notch, with a luminescent white U outline, and front sight with an identical day/night sight, with a yellow fluorescent ring and a tritium insert.
This is right down to personal preference. Some people are getting to just like the Sig’s sights, some people are getting to just like the Hellcat’s. That was just about our opinion here; some preferred one, some the opposite . As to the go-pedals, the Hellcat features a straighter blade, though – again – maybe you’ll like that, maybe you will not .
As to the trigger press, neither had significant creep, both had light trigger presses with short, positive resets. Preference are going to be up to you; some people love Sig’s striker triggers et al. don’t. Some folks here at AGH liked another than the opposite for his or her own reasons. I even have never been overly keen on Sig’s striker triggers; they need this type of lifeless “thud” that i do not entirely like. I preferred the Hellcat’s crisper break, but that’s just my impression; your mileage may vary.
Both are pretty darn shootable for a micro, though some folks find they like one to the opposite during this regard. Again, totally subjective; go rent them and shoot them for yourself to find out which you’ll run better.