If you are looking for the best red dot sights for Springfield Hellcat, here we got a list of compatible products for its slim slide.
Without wasting your time, here are the best ones people love:
This guide also helps people decide if the MOS model is right for your particular optic of choice without dealing with compatibility issues later.
Any RMSc footprint optic will mount directly to the slide without additional aftermarket plates or milling services
Let's check them out.
4 Best Red Dot Sights For Springfield Hellcat Sub Compact
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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 sight 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
Swampfox Sentinel - Best Value / Easiest To Install
Will Mount DIRECTLY To Hellcat Optic Ready Slide Without Any Mod
Why Try This One - The Swampfox Sentinel mounts directly to the factory Hellcat slide without any modification. It's RMSc mounting footprint makes it 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)
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
Shield RMSc Best For Astigmatic Eyes
Will Mount DIRECTLY To Hellcat Slide Without Any Mod
Why use Shield RMSc – The RMSc shares the same mounting footprint as the original RMS red dot & Holosun 507K X2. It has the clearest lens and dot via a polymer lens for shooters with astigmatism. They gonna love it!
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.
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 Fits The Springfield Hellcat?
The optic ready Hellcat slide is machined for Shield RMSc footprint. 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.