Defensive Carry banner

1 - 11 of 11 Posts

Registered
Joined
1,670 Posts
Discussion Starter #1
I recently picked up a Hellcat OSP. I'd hoped to get one from the factory with a Shield SMSc sight already attached but it looked like that wasn't going to happen. One of my LGSs had the Sig Romeo Zero in stock so after confirming it would match the optic screw holes in the gun, I bought it. The screws are too long and must be shortened, (I used a fine file), or replaced with ones the correct length. The screws must be tight to work right. I've seen a video of someone who didn't bother to use the right length screws and his sight wobbled. Length is critical.

Although I've shot a rental previously, I've only been once to the range so far with mine and most of the shooting was to zero in the sights. One of the reasons I chose the Hellcat was the ability to retain the rear iron sights along with the optic and hence co-witness the two sights. With the bright yellow stock front sight and the blazing bright red dot the sights are very easy to pick up. Once dialed in I was able to shoot good groups at 7 to 15 yards.

I found the Hellcat to be reliable with one failure to lock back after the last round as my only issue. I shot two different brands of range ammo with 115 gr. bullets. I'll test some carry ammo next visit. Overall I am impressed. The gun has good grip characteristics, the sights are bright and redundant. Quick shooting is relatively easy and comparable to any small gun. The fact that it can hold 14 rounds in such a small package is amazing.

The Romeo Zero is quite small and matches the width of the gun. The sight turns off after two minutes if inactive then pops on immediately if moved. Battery life is good for well over a year and advertised as 20,000 hours. Fresh batteries come with a 10 year life span. I've ordered a holster made to accommodate the optic. At .4 ounces it adds little to the weight. My old eyes really take to these small optics. This one allows the exact same sight picture optic on or off.

The Hellcat is certainly worth a look see by anyone thinking of a new carry gun and/or adding an optic to a defensive gun. Here's mine...

 

Registered
Joined
858 Posts
I have been thinking of buying a Hellcat for those reasons. I am wondering if it will still fit in my pocket holster with the 馃敶 site. I currently carry a Glock 43 in a sticky pocket holster in my jeans.
Thanks for your review.
 

Premium Member
Joined
2,081 Posts
That's a nice compact combo, ripley16, congratulations. I keep hearing how those red dots work for us old guy; might have to invest in one.
 

Registered
Joined
3,244 Posts
Congratulations ! I absolutely love my Hellcat. I have been carrying it off duty for several month. I have the non OSP model. Mine is a lil tack driver and has yet to malfunction after several hundred rounds of assorted different types of ammunition. I carry HST 124 +P's for business, and it shoots them very well.

I carry mine IWB,OWB and pocket. Great carrying piece that shoots better than a lot of full sized 9mm's I've shot in the past.
 

Premium Member
Joined
4,156 Posts
I was about ready to purchase one when COVID hit while simultaneously the run on guns began. I know the Hellcat is still obtainable, but prices are north of what I would have spent a few months ago. I'll wait a while longer in the hope supply catches up with demand. In the meantime I remain satisfied with my P365.
 
  • Like
Reactions: Chaplain Scott

Registered
Joined
1,982 Posts
I was looking at the Romeo Zero earlier for my new Hellcat osp. I didn't buy it tho because there are a bunch of negative reviews saying the lens scratches easily.
 

Registered
Joined
53 Posts
Take a look at the Swamp Fox web site. They have one that fits at a reasonable price.
 

Registered
Joined
3,013 Posts
I have a P365 that is really nice. No RDS on it.

I DO have a P320 with Sig's RDS on it. Carried it on duty and off for over a year and no problems, and didn't have any scratches on the lens.
 
1 - 11 of 11 Posts
Top