Here are our top picks for Springfield Hellcat red dot right out of the box.
In terms of what red dot fits the Springfield Hellcat subcompact and the Hellcat Pro, here is what we found:
Any RMSc footprint optics will mount directly to the Hellcat slide without additional aftermarket plates or milling services
Let's check them out.
4 Best Red Dots For Hellcat
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Holosun 507K X2 - Great for Carry
Modified Factory RMSc footprint
CHPWS mount plate required, buy here
Highly recommend milled slide mount for the BEST fit without losing zero
Why people love Holosun 507K - The 507K micro red dot is specifically designed for CCW single stack pistol with a flush slide fit and it's even more compact to carry
Fast Target Acquisition - Similar dot tracking experience as the full size 507C but much slimmer width
Snag free holster draw - In and out of the holster smoothly without getting in the way of anything for IWB and OWB holsters.
Activates via motion sensor - The Holosun ShakeAwake technology instantly activates the reticle upon sensing motion & deactivates when not in motion to save more battery juice.
Recoil proven - Handles +P ammo like it's nothing.
Simple battery change without hassle - Access battery from the side tray instead of the bottom. No sight removal or re-zeroing required
- Just the right size for subcompact pistols
- Very durable
- Reticle lock out mode for CCW
- Same features as Holosun 507C but smaller body
- Not a direct fit on the Hellcat slide
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Swampfox Sentinel - Best Value
Will Mount DIRECTLY To Hellcat Optic Ready Slide Without Any Mod
Why Try This One - The Swampfox Sentinel Hellcat combo fits right out of the box without any modification.
7075 Body - Hard coated 7075 aluminum body just like the 507K X2 for reliable duty carry but with a much slimmer lens hood profile
Extra Protection - Mount IRONSLIDES SHIELD to beef up the lens hood from barricade racking, drop and other physical impact to protect the internals. (Buy as additional accessory)
Low Profile Lens Hood - Aim with both eyes open without thick lens frame getting in the way
Manual Model - Shake ‘N Wake motion sensing preserves battery life when Sentinel-M has been still for about 4 minutes. With new motion, Sentinel-M resumes its previous brightness level. Highly recommend manual version for indoor low light use.
Auto Model - A photosensitive sensor on the left side of the body provides dot brightness relative to ambient light conditions. There are no manual controls at all
This is a hassle free option for anyone looking for a Hellcat sight without buying bunch of aftermarket parts or machine services. (Easiest to install right out of the box)
- Easiest RMSc red dot optic to install
- Recoil proof on snappy 9mm subcompact pistol recoil
- Thin lens frame
- Reticle flickers when facing direct sunlight
- Non physical or audible feedback MOA turrets
Shield RMSc Best For Astigmatic Eyes
Will Mount DIRECTLY To Hellcat Slide Without Any Mod
Perfect for single stack pistols - Fits flush on the Hellcat OSP slide. Looks great, feels great and built tough.
Polymer glass optic for endurance - Withstand up to 10X greater shock impact than glass optics plus minimal lens reflection
Super lightweight for CCW - Carry it any where you go without feeling like there is weight on you.
The optic is powered by one CR2032 battery that lasts about 2 years (recommended to switch out every year). The dot offers 4 or 8 MOA size dots, which are both great for handgun use, especially for the close distance the Hellcat is roughly designed to shoot.
Faster reticle pick up speed with 4 or 8 MOA makes this a great range optic.
- Directly fits on Hellcat slide
- Skeletonized lens frame to reduce weight
- Polymer glass or glass models offered
- Much expensive than others recommended
Springfield HEX WASP - Auto Dimming Sensor
Why Try The HEX WASP – The Hex WASP fits the factory (RMSc footprint red dot) Hellcat slide and the Hellcat Pro without any mods. Get this lightweight 0.7 oz micro red dot for the Hellcat if other optics are challenging to mount.
Serrated Optic Body - Optic serration closely matches the Hellcat slide for good aesthetics and grip surface
Thick Lens Frame - Withstand slide racking against hard surfaces like an RMRcc, and the built in rear iron sight is just like the Holosun 507K
Finer MOA Adjustment - While other optics feature 1 MOA / Click. The WASP features a 0.5 MOA / Click for finer adjustment to be more accurate
Auto Dimming - It detects ambient light sources around and adjust the brightness to suit indoor and outdoor use without having to touch any buttons
IPX7 Rated - Built with 6061 T6 aluminum and it's rated high to perform under harsh environmental conditions
- Directly fits on Hellcat slide
- Lasts more than 60000 hrs
- Thicker glass
- Good looks
- Another open emitter design
What MOA Size Best For Sub-Compact Conceal Carry Pistol
3 - 8 MOAs are great for sub-compact conceal carry handguns.
A larger dot lets the shooter quickly superimpose the dot while the eye focuses on the target and engage instead of focusing on the front sight post.
In addition, a larger dot is much crispier and round for shooters with bad astigmatism.
Optic Ready Vs Standard Slide - What Optics Will Fits The Springfield Hellcat?
RMSc red dot Hellcat installation is the standard. Any RMSc (Not RMRcc) footprint will mount directly to the slide without any modification.
Some optics are just better to be mounted on custom milled slide so they're seated deep on the slide and doesn't move around to hold zero.
Next we show you why RMRcc should be mounted on a custom milled slide instead of using an adapter plate.
Does Trijicon RMRcc Fit On A Optic Ready Hellcat?
Trijicon RMRcc is an awesome sub compact red dot for a custom milled slide Hellcat, BUT NOT for the optic ready Hellcat slide.
Trijicon RMRcc is longer than the factory slide cut
CHPWS makes awesome adapter plates, but this one does not provide the best solution for mounting a Trijicon RMRcc on the Hellcat.
Here is why:
Need to trim the screw length so it sits flush after reaching 20 in lb before putting RMRcc on top
Even with the plate adapter, the optic just sits too tall, can't use back up iron sights, too bulky, not practical, and NOT aesthetically pleasing.