With above-average accuracy for an ultra-compact .380 ACP pistol, the Hellcat is a fine choice for concealed-carry permit holders on a tight budget.
Machined into the slide, the fixed rear sight is small to prevent snagging during the draw, but still provides an adequate sight picture at self-defense distances.
A green dot helps the fixed front sight stand out, providing a solid sight picture for such a small pistol with relatively low-profile sights.
With a pronounced curve in the backstrap and a thumb groove, the Hellcat’s grip fills the hand beyond what one would expect from an ultra-compact handgun.
The Hellcat’s beefy extractor ensures consistent, malfunction-free operation when brass-cased ammunition is fed through the pistol.
The pistol’s hammer is concealed within the slide and frame. Its double-action-only design requires the hammer to be precocked, which is accomplished by the cycling of the slide.
The Hellcat’s six-round magazine is equipped with witness holes and a finger extension on the baseplate, a welcome addition to any pocket pistol as it provides additional surface area for a more positive grip.