The NEW Springfield Hellcat OSP subcompact pistol is here. It’s a high cap (11+1 or 13+1) conceal carry size handgun competing against Glock 43 & Sig Sauer P365.
If you had a hard time looking for the best red dot sights for Springfield Hellcat is because not many optic’s mounting footprint fit on the slide.
The two most popular ones that Springfield Armory recommends are:
This gun is currently very popular, and the magazine capacity is amazing for a gun this size for concealed carry.
Let’s check it out.
Best Red Dot Sights For Springfield Hellcat Sub Compact
NOTE: Handgun accuracy various from one shooter to another, and it’s all about sight picture alignment, distance, trigger pull & reset.
A red dot doesn’t guarantee the accuracy, but it helps with target acquisition if you learn how to use it proficiently.
Interested in micro RDS for a full-size pistol? Check out our buyers’ guide here.
Holosun 507K (Requires Custom Milling) – Great for carry
Why people love Holosun 507K – If you have the OSP (Optic Service Pistol), then you’ve lucked out because the 507K mounting footprint isn’t the same as the OSP slide for the Shield RMSc.
The NEW Holosun 507K is the next step up from the Holosun 507C, and now it’s specifically upgraded for conceal carry use.
Rated to handle +P ammo, so it can definitely survive that 9mm recoil out of a 3″ barrel micro pistol.
What CCW people say about the 507K – What people love about this optic is everything that the Holosun 407C has, now onto the 507K & it’s slightly smaller for CCW use.
It’s more streamlined and low profile for a gun the size of the Hellcat OSP.
In addition, the battery can be accessed from the side instead of the bottom, which eliminates the need to remove the sight for a battery change.
Overall it’s a great Holosun optic for the duty carry market, and be sure to go through our link between to get the best deal.
Shield RMSc (Great range optic)
Why use Shield RMS – The RMSc shares the same mounting footprint as the original RMS red dot, and it fits the Hellcat OSP. It’s slimmer and mounts flush to both sides of the slide without lateral overhang.
The optic only weighs 0.6 oz with 1 battery installed (CR2032 side loading without sight removal). Everything about the RMSc is weight savings, which is the most appealing part of this optic.
It makes a great concealed carry option, however, the polymer lens material makes it a poor choice. For CCW, a mil-spec durability optic is recommended without any performance compromise.
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
For concealed carry use, a large MOA size dot is recommended so the shooter can quickly pick up the dot and engage.
3 – 8 MOAs are great for sub-compact conceal carry handguns.
It’s not so much about pin point accuracy, but everything about speed.
Optic Plates – What Other Red Dots Fit The Springfield Hellcat?
Currently NOT a lot of options. Only custom slide milling allows you to mount other optics.
If you have been searching for hours on the internet whether you can mount something like the Trijicon RMR on the Springfield Hellcat OSP, you can stop now.
The OSP version only comes with a slide cover plate, and it’s for Shield RMSc & Enterprise JPoint.
The optic ready Hellcat (OSP model) is about $30 more, and they will cut the slide for you & present you with super nice packaging, almost felt like you’re getting a PlayStation 4 for your birthday.