Springfield Armory just released the Hellcat micro-compact pistol with a manual safety. This class of pistol has become a hot market after Sig Sauer shook up the game with the release of the P365 which offered a rather impressive capacity given its size. At the time Springfield had their single stack XDS series which were about the same size, but with far lower round count. It took a while, but Springfield Armory and Smith & Wesson came out with their own versions of the micro-compact carry guns with similar round counts. SIG released the P365XL with a taller grip, more capacity, optics plate, and longer barrel. Shortly afterwards Springfield released the Hellcat Pro with (you guessed it)a taller grip, more capacity, optics plate, and a longer barrel.
One option Springfield did not have was a manual safety which was high on the want list by some potential customers and resulted in a surge of purchases from people who were not entirely comfortable with a gun without a safety. Smith & Wesson also released a Shield Plus (their competition to the P365 and Hellcat) and in true Shield form offered a manual safety. This wasn't shocking since the whole gun was an adaptation of the single stack Shield which had a manual safety from the very beginning. It took quite some time, but Springfield finally released a Hellcat with a manual safety.
It's been a tick for tat with SIG and Springfield in this segment so seeing competition is good for everyone. Unfortunately a manual safety conersion kit will likely not be available on the Hellcat, but with any luck Springfield will release a version of the Hellcat to compete with the P365 X-Macro.