July 16, 2023
This Month in Be Ready!
On the cover - Springfield Armory Hellcat OSP: I’ve written before that we’re living in the “Golden Age” of carry guns. I say this not just because of the number of guns on the market designed specifically for concealed carry, but because of the quality and features of these guns. If you’re under the age of thirty, I’m sure you have no idea that finding a semi- auto pistol—of any size—100% reliable with JHP ammunition during what I’ll call the “pre- Glock” era was, at best, a hit-or-miss proposition. Finding a completely reliable compact pistol, with good ergonomics, double-digit capacity, and serious sights? Forget about it.
These days, you have all sorts of choices in reliable, concealable carry guns. The most popular type of carry gun for the past 5+ years has been the subcompact polymer-framed striker-fired 9mm, and one of the most popu- lar guns of that type has been the Springfield Armory Hellcat. However...
People who regularly shoot the guns they carry (which unfortunately is a minority) have discovered that while sub- and micro-compact pistols are convenient for carry, they’re not that fun or easy to shoot. As a result, many companies are now offering slightly upsized versions of their micro 9s—enter the Springfield Armory Hellcat Pro OSP.
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Pick up a copy at your local magazine stand, Walmart, Barnes & Noble, or major book retailer, or buy a copy online at OSG Newsstand.com.