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I purchase a Springfield Hell Cat OSP and it's my choice for everyday carry since September 2019 it's small and compact very accurate. I while back I purchased a used one from a guy in the Springfield forum for my Son it had a SWAMPFOX Sentinel Red Dot on it I was so impressed with that optic I purchased one for myself the only difference is my SwampFox Sentinel is it's a Green Dot. The number one reason I chose a Green Dot is daytime visibility. You will have a much easier time seeing a Green Dot in broad daylight than Red Dot. Green is close to the center of the visible light spectrum at about 532 Nanometers. Red is higher on the spectrum at 635 Nanometers. This Optic and the gun are absolutely the best I've seen. This is my choice of EDC weapon for the past 3 years since the introduction on 9 /2019 I purchased my first Hell Cat 9mm and they sold like hotcakes, The SWAMPFOX SENTINEL Red / Green Dot is the cherry on top . The Springfield Armory Hellcat is a polymer frame striker-fired micro-compact semi-automatic pistol sold in the United States by Springfield Armory, Inc., and manufactured in Croatia by HS Produkt. Introduced in September 2019, it is chambered in 9×19mm Parabellum and intended for concealed carry, with 11- and 13-round magazines.The Hellcat was named 2020 Handgun of the Year by American Rifleman magazine. The Hellcat is a striker-fired handgun with a stainless steel slide. Sub-compact in size, its overall length is 6.0 inches (150 mm) with a barrel length of 3.0 inches (76 mm) and a width of 1.0 inches (25 mm). There is a blade safety on the trigger, and no external manual safety. The 11-round flush-fit magazine holds one more round than the SIG Sauer P365. There is also an extended 13-round magazine. The slide has cocking serrations fore and aft, the rear extending over the top of the gun to provide three points of positive grip for manipulating the slide. The OSP ("Optic Sight Pistol") version of the Hellcat has a removable plate on the slide, which allows a red dot sight to be installed. Upon introduction, the Hellcat was only available in the color black. In June 2020, Springfield Armory introduced a version of the Hellcat in a flat dark earth (FDE) color.


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The next-generation ultra-compact micro reflex dot sight is optimized for everyday carry-on slimline pistol slides. No plastic body or polymer lens for us only hard coated 7075 aluminum and multi-coated glass here. Sentinel offers very real advantages in defensive shooting situations.
If EDC is your lifestyle and you are looking for every edge you can get, step up your pistol’s sighting system with the state-of-the-freakin’-art Swampfox Sentinel.
SENTINEL VARIANTS
Auto brightness/ Always On version - Red
Auto brightness/ Always On version - Green
Manual brightness/ Shake n wake version - Red
Manual brightness/ Shake n wake version - Green

You’ve done the work. You’ve taken the classes and run the drills. You don’t just shoot on the regular, you train hard when you do. You are the one they ask for help with figuring out the shot timer. Dry fire is your Zen meditation time, and everyday carry is part of your lifestyle.
You are ready to step up your carry gun’s sighting system to the latest technology available. Swampfox Sentinel is ready for you.

Slide-mounted dot sights are taking the EDC and competition worlds by storm and for good reason. The advantages of target-focused sighting, quicker sight tracking for faster follow-up shots, and increased accuracy all apply just as much to concealed carry as they do to duty or competition use. It’s a real performance boost, day or night.
Two Sentinel models stand ready to meet the challenges of everyday carry. Sentinel-M is the manual press button version, and Sentinel-A features fully automatic brightness adjustment. Take your pick between red or green illumination.

Sentinel-M features ten manually adjusted brightness settings accessed via digital push buttons. Shake ‘N Wake motion-sensing illumination preserves battery life when Sentinel-M has been motionless for about 4 minutes. As soon as motion resumes, Sentinel-M resumes its previous brightness level. Manually shut off Sentinel-M by pressing the brightness DOWN button for 3 seconds.
Sentinel-A truly never sleeps. A photosensitive sensor on the left side of the scope body provides a bright dot relative to ambient light in all conditions, day or night. There are no manual controls at all, no Shake ‘N Wake– no way for Sentinel-A to be accidentally shut off, ever. Install the CR2032 battery underneath Sentinel-A and you’re good to go for two years straight– there’s nothing to fiddle with.
Like Liberty and Justice, Sentinel uses a high-efficiency emitter projecting a 3 MOA red or green dot. Sentinel’s highest setting is brighter than any other current Swampfox red dot.
There is no room for a robust and strong tray system with such a small footprint, so replacing Sentinel’s battery means removing the optic and potentially re-zeroing.
The good news is, deleting the tray system creates space to use a larger CR2032 battery, effectively doubling battery life. Whether you choose Sentinel-M or Sentinel-A, expect two years of real-world battery life, even carrying your pistol all day every day.

Other companies are producing slimline pistol dots with plastic bodies and clear polymer lenses.
No thanks. That’s not our style.
Sentinel is crafted from CNC machined 7075-T6 aluminum, hard-coated in matte black, and features a multicoated glass of the same excellent quality used in our long-range precision rifle scopes.

Sentinel is really small. About an inch tall, an inch wide, and 1.6 inches long. Shoehorned into this tiny scope is a 16mm x 16mm window, big enough for fast acquisition and sight tracking, small enough that it doesn’t affect concealability even a little.
Sentinel will fit Glock 43X and Glock 48 MOS, Sig P365XL, Springfield Hellcat OSP, Canik Elite SC, S&W Shield 2.0 Optics Ready, Walther PPS M2 Optics Ready-- any slimline slide with an RMSc footprint incorporated, either factory or gunsmith cut.

A concealed carry optic must be ultra-dependable because you are literally betting your life that it will be ready when called upon. Some pistols, like the P365XL shown opposite, have no way to co-witness iron sights once a dot is installed. If your dot goes down there are no other sights.
Sentinel is “dunk it” waterproof when installed using the included flexible seal that fits between the optic and footprint. It is shock rated to an incredible 1500 G.
Fortune favors the prepared, right? So get out there and train hard. As the round count climbs, as you earn the holster wear on that pistol, as you replace recoil springs and mag springs, and yes batteries too, Sentinel won’t give up, and neither will we.
If **** happens and your Sentinel does stop performing within 50,000 rounds of live fire, Swampfox will repair or replace it promptly. That’s our code. That’s our word.
https://www.swampfoxoptics.com/sentinel
 

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i shoot my hellcat much better with out the red dot just cant warm up to red dots on handguns.but my hellcat is very accurate and stone cold reliable.
It took me a few times to get used to the Optic but I am extremely accurate with and without the optics which red dot sight did you use? I use a SWAMPFOX SENTINEL GREEN DOT Optic it is dead on at 42 feet I can keep my group with all shots touching each other.
 

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I have both and still prefer irons. I have no desire nor intention of taking a "long" shot and then having to explain to the jury why i did, when the perp was far enough away that I was not in imminent danger and could have left!
The average shooting distance in most shootings will be 0-21 feet 0-7 yards I zeroed my optic for 42 feet. What if the perp was at 25 or 30 yards with a rifle and you had to take a long shot? that would be imminent danger would it not? you should be prepared in training for a long shot also. What if you were in an open area with no cover? With the optic, you pick up the sight a lot faster than iron sights I point shoot when I use Iron sights my focus is on the front sight but I noticed the optic is a bit faster in the acquisition of the sight. Like everything else you must practice with the optic my Swampfox Sentinel optic also will co-witnesses with the factory iron sights of the Hell Cat allowing you to use the iron sights if the electronic dot fails. That's why it was my primary choice of optic for the Hell Cat and the fact it also has a choice of a red or green dot.
 
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