IO Inc

Recently, we have seen a lot of interest in our Hellcat .380 ACP. Some folks have asked us,

 “Why is the Hellcat .380 superior to other firearms in its class?”

Over and over, our customers tell us they are impressed because the I.O. Hellcat .380

  1. has a life-time warranty,
  2. is made in America,
  3. comes with excellent customer service, and
  4. is not just easy to use, but is also very accurate.

Making the best .380 ACP in the world right here at home

How do we do it?  First, we evaluated what was currently on the market before we designed our pistol. Then, we built the best .380 auto out of the best materials with the best manufacturing processes.

Here are just a couple of the critical differences between our Hellcat .380 and other .380 automatics manufactured elsewhere:

  • We machine our own slides in-house out of a solid 4140 steel 1″ x 1″ billet, not 3/4″ billet. That lets us give you the highest quality .380 auto with a real line of sight with front and rear sights which are a bit heavier and reduce recoil. Plus, we have a proprietary design for the internal shape of the slide which makes it easy to cock.
  • Our frames are manufactured from T6 aircraft aluminum and also CNC machined in-house, right here in Monroe, North Carolina. Our plastic parts are manufactured from state of the art polymer material.
  • Our plastic frame is wider and allows proper fit for your hands, which also reduces recoil.

Hellcat .380 is Easy to fire with great accuracy

Our Hellcat .380 is easy to cock, has minimum recoil, and is very controllable. Plus, we have real front and rear sights, so the accuracy is great. At 10-15 yards you can still hold a 2-3” group.

Find a Hellcat .380 Dealer

Please go take a look for yourself and let us know what you think of our Hellcat .380. To find a dealer near you, you should click here.


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Reviews of Hellcat .380

by Administrator on November 10, 2011

Video Review of Hellcat .380 ACP by Jeff Quinn of

Watch the Video Review

Video Review of Hellcat .380 ACP

Back in August, 2010, Jeff Quinn of tested the I.O., Inc. Hellcat .380 ACP on camera. Jeff put a video review up on YouTube of the original Hellcat. Since then, the Hellcat  has been completely re-engineered and upgraded, and it now comes with a pistol pouch and one 1 x 6 rd magazine. To see Jeff’s video, you should click here.

Written Review of Hellcat .380 ACP

In addition to his video review of the Hellcat, Jeff also posted a written review of the Hellcat, complete with photos, on Again, this was the original Hellcat,which has since been re-engineered and improved.  Here are a few, key excerpts from Jeff’s review:

“Upon examining the Hellcat 380, it is apparent that it is built of quality materials, and the pistol shows no machining marks, inside nor out.”

“The Hellcat has a pronounced curve to the back of the grip, and is very comfortable in my hand.”

“The I.O. Hellcat was easy to control, even when using the high performance ammunition from Cor-Bon and Buffalo Bore…. Every type of ammunition tested performed flawlessly.”

“I.O. provides the extra magazine in the box. All you need is ammo, and the Hellcat is ready to go to work.”

“The Hellcat 380 is a pistol well-suited to personal defense. It is small enough and light enough to always be within reach.”

To read the Jeff’s whole review of the Hellcat, including his report on testing 8 types of .380 ammunition with the Hellcat, you should click here.