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First Look: Apex Tactical Threaded Barrel for Springfield Armory Hellcat

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The Springfield Armory Hellcat pistol breaks new ground in the micro-compact 9 mm market. Packing 12 or more rounds of 9 mm into a slim, easy to conceal package, it is effortlessly useful as an everyday carry defensive pistol.

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The popularity of the Hellcat has spurred the growth of aftermarket accessories and upgrades to improve your shooting experience at the range or make the gun more effective as a personal defensive pistol. From swapping out the sights to adding a red dot to expanding the capacity of the magazines, the options are almost limitless.

Now Apex Tactical Specialties is expanding their aftermarket upgrade options for the Springfield Armory Hellcat by adding an Apex Threaded Barrel that is specifically designed for this pistol. Designed to replace the factory 3-inch barrel, the Apex 9 mm Threaded Barrel is machined from a premium cold hammer forged blank and then black Melonite finished. The barrel is a direct drop-in replacement for the standard Hellcat barrel and requires no machining or fitting for use.

The twist rate is 1:10 inches for improved accuracy performance. The thread pattern is 1/2–28, allowing you to add the suppressor or muzzle device of your choice. Each barrel comes with a thread protector with a captive o-ring if you choose not to add a muzzle device.

Apex Threaded Barrel Features

  • For 9 mm Hellcat pistols
  • Replaces 3-inch factory barrel
  • Cold-hammer-forged stainless steel
  • Black Melonite finish
  • 1:10-inch twist rate
  • 1/2–28 tpi thread pattern (thread protector included)
  • No fitting required

Apex Tactical makes other upgrades for the Hellcat in addition to the Apex Threaded Barrel for the Springfield Armory Hellcat, including the Action Enhancement Trigger, the Failure Resistant Extractor and replacement Frame Pin Kit.

MSRP for the Apex Threaded Barrel for the Springfield Hellcat is $199.95, and more information on this product as well as other gear from Apex Tactical is available at apextactical.com.

Article by SHOOTING ILLUSTRATED STAFF

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