New 380: I.O. Hellcat

New 380: I.O. Hellcat

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    New 380: I.O. Hellcat





    QUALITY MADE IN THE CAROLINAS. The I.O.INC HELLCAT is a compact .380 Auto pistol, which is a reliable firearm. It is ideal as a backup firearm for law enforcement and licensed carry for personal protection. Designed with both male and female shooters in mind, the HELLCAT is affordable and reliable. At just 9.40 ounces (with an empty magazine), the HELLCAT is lightweight and ideal for all-day carry - ensuring your protection. The HELLCAT comes with 2x 6rd. stainless steel magazines and in-pants holster. Caliber: .380 Auto Capacity: 6+1 Sights: Fixed Length: 5.16" Width: 0.82" Height: 3.60" Weight: 9.40 oz. Barrel Length: 2.75" Barrel Material: Alloy Steel Grooves: 6 Twist: 1:16" MSRP $349.95
    From Hellcat .380 Blued and Hellcat .380 Nickel

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    $296.99 at http://www.saltwaterfishingsource.co...OL_380ACP.aspx:
    Don't let the size of this I.O. Inc® Hellcat Compact Pistol fool you. Small in size but large on impact, this I.O. Inc® Hellcat Compact Pistol is calibrated in a .380 ACP with 6 rounds of firepower right at your fingertips. Designed for both male and female shooters, this I.O. Inc® Hellcat Compact Pistol is the perfect choice for a back up weapon for law enforcement or as a primary self defense weapon for the licensed civilian too. This I.O. Inc® Hellcat Compact Pistol comes with an inside pant holster and is comfortable to wear all day.

    * I.O. Inc® Hellcat Compact Pistol
    * Manufacturer Number: IOPI0001
    * Action: Semi-Auto DAO
    * Caliber: .380 ACP
    * Capacity: 6 Round
    * Includes:
    o (2) Six Round Magazines
    o In-Pants Holster
    * Barrel Length: 2.75 Inch
    * Overall Length: 5.16 Inch
    * Grooves: 6
    * Rate Of Twist: 1:16 Inch
    * Sights: Fixed
    * Weight: 9.40 Ounces
    * Barrel Material: Alloy Steel
    * Frame Material: Polymer
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    Another P3AT ripoff? Dang people... give it a rest already.
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    yep I'll keep my P3AT....
    There is something about firing 4,200 thirty millimeter rounds/min that makes me feel all warm and fuzzy inside.

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    Who the heck is "IO"?

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    lol
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    Quote Originally Posted by Grant48 View Post
    Who the heck is "IO"?
    Inter Ordnance

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    Quote Originally Posted by Cuda66 View Post
    Inter Ordnance

    Welcome to I.O. Inc.
    Interordance has a spotty record to say the least. I would not purchase a CCW handgun from them. They are an importer/resaler, now manufacturer I guess. They do a lot of AK builds and are generally considered marginal quality at best.
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    First Ruger now them. Poor Kel Tec

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    Manufacturers trying to catch a share of the market by jumping on the CCW popularity bandwagon.

    I'm happy with my LCP.
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    looks like a p3at. would like to get my hands on one to see how she runs.
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    Can't blame them for trying, but I'd personally wait a year to see what the reliability factor is.

    Pretty interesting that its length, width, weight, and barrel dimensions are exactly (to the hundredth of an inch, anyway) that of the LCP, which is:

    LCP Dimensions
    Type: Sub-Compact
    Weight: 9.4 oz (266g)
    Length: 5.16" (131 mm)
    Width: 0.82" (21 mm)
    Barrel: 2.75" (70 mm)

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    Sounds like another knock off of the P3at I wouldn't buy one of these for a long time seeing as how everytime a company introduces a new .380 they always seem to have problems and recalls: Ruger LCP, Sig P238, Taurus TCP, Diamondback .380
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    It seems the pocket 380 market is saturated. I'm hoping for some growth in the Pocket 9mm market, currently the only option is the prohibitively expensive Rorbaugh R9s. But a newcomer is about to enter the market, this should be interesting: Boberg Arms
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    Hey Kel-Tec - It's called a PATENT. Look into it. Try Legalzoom.com or something or order one of those pamphlets I see advertised on TV.

    Of course I can't say much as I carry a Ruger LCP.

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    Quote Originally Posted by cz2075bd View Post
    It seems the pocket 380 market is saturated. I'm hoping for some growth in the Pocket 9mm market, currently the only option is the prohibitively expensive Rorbaugh R9s. But a newcomer is about to enter the market, this should be interesting: Boberg Arms
    Not to go off topic, but wow that looks like it has potential?

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