MemberDecember 16, 2019 at 7:58 pm
I love my G17, and I was looking at getting a G26 for CCW (maybe even a 48x, but was leaning towards 26). However, the Springfield Hellcat keeps me second guessing due to the smaller size, higher capacity, and good reviews.
Barring any reports of unreliability in the Hellcat, what keeps you sticking with Glock?
ruralstreamGuestDecember 16, 2019 at 7:58 pm
It’s a Springfield.
Church401GuestDecember 16, 2019 at 7:58 pm
I think the hell cat is a pretty good gun imo. I’m not some brand geek. But if your life is on the line the g26 is the end all be all. Theres alot of bad guys not breathing at the hands of the g26. The g26 is so shootable comfortable concealable. With the 4″ grip length I can conceal it in a plain white t. Plus I can train with my g17 and carry the 26. And not lose a step. Dead reliable. There will never be a better carry pistol than the g26.
KaBar42GuestDecember 16, 2019 at 7:58 pm
It’s made by Springfield.
Glock can justify their $500 price tag. XDs can’t.
spook777GuestDecember 16, 2019 at 7:58 pm
Hellcat is 11+1 flush or 13+1 extended. You could get the same or better with a G26 with the +2 or +3 Pearce grip extension. You could then carry a G17 mag as backup and get at least 17 in it. Having universal mags is key.
thewalkinggregGuestDecember 16, 2019 at 7:58 pm
The manual of arms and knowing when I need it to go bang it will every time. Plus glocks are just the most fun to shoot imo. And the icing on the cake, adult legos. Lol
roughingupthesuspectGuestDecember 16, 2019 at 7:58 pm
G26 has unlimited mag capacity and can use a variety of mags. Springfield mags kinda suck IMO.
5Hawk84GuestDecember 16, 2019 at 7:58 pm
I will say that shooting the Hellcat next to a Glock 43, 43X, 48, Sig P365 and P365XL, the Hellcat recoils noticeably more/harder than the others. It’s not unmanageable, it’s just significantly more than the others.
ShepherdOfShilohsGuestDecember 16, 2019 at 7:58 pm
Glock does what it says, reliable. At the end of the day, does it shoot. Is your life going to be defended. Glock is the way.
swoope18GuestDecember 16, 2019 at 7:58 pm
ThunderingMuteGuestDecember 16, 2019 at 7:58 pm
I sound like a broken record, but the Glock 43x is the best choice for concealed carry.
1.Price is not bad
2.There is a company that manufactures metal 15 round magazines for it.
3.Glock is known for their reliability and I can personally attest to it.
c_pardueGuestDecember 16, 2019 at 7:58 pm
I can’t get past the tiny stick of a grip. G43 is bad enough but hellcat seems even more of a parody of mouse guns than the g43 is.
I think half of the engineering going into these ultra-sff pistols is cutting edge tech, and the other half is actually making fun of it.