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Firearms News Magazine Tests the Newest Bullpup! The Springfield Armory Hellion Rifle! (VIDEO)

Firearms News Editor-in-Chief, Vincent DeNiro, takes a look at the brand new Springfield Armory Hellion Bullpup rifle in 5.56!

Firearms News Magazine Tests the Newest Bullpup! The Springfield Armory Hellion Rifle! (VIDEO)

Firearms News Editor-in-Chief, Vincent DeNiro, with the new Springfield Armory Hellion Bullpup rifle in 5.56.

Firearms News Editor-in-Chief, Vincent DeNiro, takes a look at the brand new Springfield Armory Hellion Bullpup rifle in 5.56!

Photos of the Springfield Armory Hellion Bullpup Rifle

Photos of the Springfield Armory Hellion Bullpup Rifle

Photos of the Springfield Armory Hellion Bullpup Rifle

Photos of the Springfield Armory Hellion Bullpup Rifle

Photos of the Springfield Armory Hellion Bullpup Rifle

SPRINGFIELD ARMORY RELEASES THE HELLION 5.56MM BULLPUP

Springfield Armory Hellion Bullpup rifle in 5.56
Springfield Armory Hellion Bullpup rifle in 5.56 (Photo courtesy of Springfield Armory)

Springfield Armory is proud to announce the release of the Hellion, answering the call for superior ballistic performance in a short, modular and fully ambidextrous 5.56mm bullpup platform.


Unlike a traditional long gun, the bullpup system locates the action and the magazine behind the trigger and into the buttstock area. By doing this, it reduces the overall length drastically, while still allowing you to have a barrel long enough to retain effective downrange performance.


Based on the internationally proven VHS-2 bullpup, which has been employed by the Croatian armed forces in demanding environments ranging from Iraq to Africa and beyond, the Springfield Armory Hellion offers American shooters a semi-automatic version of this highly capable firearm. As part of the Hellion’s development, Springfield Armory adapted the original VHS-2 design for the American market. This includes its ability to feed from AR-pattern magazines, the use of replaceable AR-pattern pistol grips, M-Lok slots in the handguard and the addition of six QD mounts.

The Hellion features a reversible ejection system that requires no additional parts or tools. Complementing this system is a set of fully ambidextrous controls, including the safety, charging handle, magazine and bolt release. The result is an ultra-compact 5.56mm that can be easily fired from either shoulder.

“The new semi-automatic Hellion builds upon the solid foundation of the Croatian VHS-2, and adapts it to the needs of American shooters,” says Steve Kramer, Springfield Armory’s Vice President of Marketing. “With the changes applied to the design by Springfield Armory, the Hellion offers American shooters a truly unique and capable 5.56mm bullpup.”

The Hellion is highly adaptable to the needs of shooters, through the use of a five-position collapsible buttstock as well as a two-position adjustable gas system. It is also ready to accept the optic of your choice on the top strip of Picatinny rail, which also integrates a set of flip-up iron sights. It comes with a 30-round Magpul PMAG and Bravo Company USA BCMGUNFIGHTER Mod 3 pistol grip. MSRP is $1,999.


Springfield Armory Hellion Specifications

  • Part No.: HL916556B
  • Color: Black
  • Rear Sight: Integrated Flip-Up w/ 5-Position Aperture, Windage Adjustable
  • Handguard: Polymer, M-Lok
  • Charging Handle: Ambidextrous, Non-Reciprocating
  • Magazines: (1) 30-Round Magpul PMAG Gen M3
  • Barrel: 16" Hammer Forged 4150 Steel, Melonite, 1:7
  • Bolt Carrier Group: Proprietary, Melonite
  • Stock: 5-Position Adjustable w/ Cheek Riser
  • Safety Switch: Ambidextrous
  • Weight: 8 lbs
  • MSRP: $1,999  
  • Caliber: 5.56
  • Front Sight: Integrated Flip-Up, Elevation Adjustable
  • Gas System: 2-Position Adjustable, Short Stroke Piston
  • Muzzle Device: 4-Prong Flash Hider
  • Grip: BCMGUNFIGHTER Mod 3
  • Length: 28.25" - 29.75"
Springfield Armory Hellion logo

To learn more about the Hellion, visit: https://spr-ar.com/r/4959

To see the Hellion video by Springfield Armory, visit: https://spr-ar.com/r/4960

About Springfield Armory

In 1794, the original Springfield Armory began manufacturing muskets for the defense of our young, free Republic. The Armory functioned as a firearms supplier for every major American conflict until 1968 when the government sadly closed its doors. In 1974, nearly two centuries after its inception, Springfield Armory Inc. in Geneseo, Ill. revived the iconic heritage of the Armory to carry on its legacy.


We strive to honor this responsibility as guardians of the original Springfield Armory legacy by manufacturing the highest quality firearms to enable responsible citizens to preserve their right to keep and bear arms in the defense of life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness.

With an unmatched emphasis on craftsmanship, performance and exceptional customer service, our mission is to forge superior firearms and provide the tools necessary to defend individual freedoms and equality for those who embrace the rights and principles secured by our Founding Fathers. For more information, please visit us at: springfield-armory.com

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