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I.O. IOPI0008 Hellcat II 380 Blued 380 ACP 2.75" 6+1 Black Poly Reviews

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Product Reviews Ratings Summary
26 Reviews. Average Rating:    3.2 of 5 Stars!
5 stars:
47% (12 of 26)
4 stars:
4% (1 of 26)
3 stars:
8% (2 of 26)
2 stars:
11% (3 of 26)
1 star:
30% (8 of 26)
Displaying 7 to 12 (of 26 reviews) Result Pages:  1  2  3  4  5   
by Jesse W Wednesday 16 January, 2013
The gun is 9.4 oz of crap! Barrel had deep pitted rust all over inside out to the texture of 60 grit sand paper. Feed ramp would be better for a fingernail file, yes that rough! The frame pooches out after dissasembly from little pin retainer spring getting stuck between the plastic and aluminum part of the frame . Sent gun back to I O they said they don't go out the door like that.....LIE.If you buy one after reading this review you are a complete fool. This was suppose to be the series 2 which had the series 1 problems resolved...not. BUYER BEWARE!!!!!!!!!!!!all this happened1-15-13 the junky ones are still out there!!!! If you have a choice between this 9.4 ounce turd or a pointy stick take the stick!

Rating:     1 of 5 Stars!
by Bradley F Saturday 05 January, 2013
I picked up my new I.O. Hellcat last night at my FFL. I took the gun to the range today to shoot it for the first time. I used Winchester 380 ammo. The very first round that I tried to put in the chamber would not go up into the chamber from the magazine. It took about 15 minutes of working with it to be able to chamber the first round. About every 3rd round jammed from that point. This was unbelievably embarassing for a brand new gun. How this passed the manufacturers Quality Control I do not know. I was finally able to shoot the box of 50. I tried calling the manufacturer but they were closed. I will call them back Monday. Hopefully they will fix this gun. I am so far very disappointed in this pistol. Hopefully they will fix it and it will be ok.

Rating:     1 of 5 Stars!
by Daniel D Sunday 23 December, 2012
To start I do not blame buds, I blame the manufacture. Buds shipped fast and would order from them again. I received the gun new, tried to chamber a round and it would not chamber. Tried a few kinds of ammo still no go. Took it apart the entire surface of the barrel was terribly pitted. Then I noticed the feed ramp was unfinished and clearly cut short. I have not got a hold of the manufacture yet because of the holidays but it blows my mind this thing even left their factory in this condition. I do not see how they were able to even test fire it. Terrible. I read reviews all over the net and thought I would take the chance and hope I got a good one. In reality I got a $200 paperweight that is unable to function on any level.

Rating:     1 of 5 Stars!
by Bernard M. L Friday 02 November, 2012
Just p/u the Hellcat from the FFL dealer. Very nice looking gun. Have to buy shells it recommends Fiocchi so it is off to Cabelas to buy some .380 shells. It comes with a case soft style and a trigger guard. Nice little carry in blue jean pocket. Thanks Buds.

Rating:     5 of 5 Stars!
by aaron b Saturday 29 September, 2012
I like this gun. The weight is very good for it's size. You can tell it is of "higher cheap" quality, but still a good gun. When it arrived, there were some scuffs on the barrel, so will contact I.O. Inc about that. Put 2 mags through it, locked up only once. Very accurate. No safety, so never keep loaded. I did indeed get the Hellcat II model, so no complaints there, but I was skeptical. Pretty much all I wanted. Just a lightweight .380 concealable and reliable handgun. This will be replacing my Cobra 380.

Rating:     4 of 5 Stars!
by Danny B Sunday 26 August, 2012
Great gun at a good price! I just got back from the shooting range. I shot 100 rounds and had no FTF or FTE! I recommend the Hellcat 380 and Buds!

Rating:     5 of 5 Stars!
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