Accuracy Testing with the Springfield Hellion: A Sub-MOA Combat Rifle?

In this episode of TFBTV, James Reeves tests the accuracy of the Springfield Hellion, also known as the Croatian HS Produkt VHS-2. James noticed in his earlier review that the VHS-2 was incredibly accurate, so James and Ryan put the Hellion to the test today to see if they can squeeze sub-MOA groups from a combat rifle.

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Springfield Armory Announces 20″ California-Compliant Hellion 5.56mm

If you happen to live in one of the most restrictive states in the US, have not escaped yet, and also oddly love your firearms, then we have some good news for you by the way of Springfield Armory and a new variation of one of their most popular rifles. Springfield Armory is pleased to announce a 20″ California Compliant Hellion in 5.56mm NATO for all of the residents of Golden State.

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Manticore Arms Hellion Curved Buttpad

Manticore Arms recently moved from Indiana to South Carolina. But that did not stop Sven of Manticore from designing and coming out with more upgrades for the Springfield Hellion. His Manticore Hellion curved buttpad helps alleviate a common complaint by some online critics and it was just released on Manticore’s website.

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TFB Review: Springfield Armory Hellion 20-inch (Part 2)

Welcome back to Part 2 of my Springfield Armory Hellion 20-inch review. Part 1 was more of a first look at this gun than a full review. It was a quick-turn piece timed for the announcement date of the new Hellion rather than an in-depth piece. Now that I have spent more time with the Hellion, it is time to share my thoughts with the benefit of some recollection and range time.

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NEW Springfield Armory Hellion Rifles in Desert FDE, OD Green, and Gray

The Springfield Armory Hellion is the cream of the crop when it comes to bullpup rifles centered around the 5.56 NATO/.223 Rem cartridges. You can use common Magpul PMAGs, it’s ambi everything, and it boasts looks that could kill. Now, that curb appeal is getting kicked up even higher with color options of Desert FDE (Flat Dark Earth), OD Green (Olive Drab Green), and Gray.

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Lunartech Designs Hellion Upgrades – Bolt Release & Flared Magwell

Third-party accessories for the Springfield Hellion are slowly trickling out. Lunartech Designs made some Hellion upgrades. Specifically, a flared magwell and extended bolt release.

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Buy a SAINT or Hellion, Get $500 FREE Gear – Springfield Gear Up 2023

Springfield Armory has their Gear Up 2023 promotion in full swing, and if you purchase a SAINT® or Hellion™ rifle now through January 31st, 2024, you can receive $500 in FREE gear. This includes a Vortex® Crossfire® red dot (with your purchase of a SAINT Victor, SAINT Edge or Hellion rifle) or a HEX™ Dragonfly red dot (with the purchase of original SAINT model rifles). You also receive a Gray Ghost Gear single-point QD sling and a $200 voucher for Alexo Athletica x Springfield Armory premium readywear, redeemable on the Springfield Armory Webstore.

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Launching A Rifle Grenade With The 20″ Hellion

When Springfield Armory unveiled their new 18″ and 20″ Hellions, many of us noticed the 20″ version has a similar-looking barrel as the Croatian military-issued VHS-D2. It looks like it has a gas ring to launch a rifle grenade. So I took my review sample 20″ Hellion and tested it to launch practice rifle grenades. Here is that story.

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What is the Best Bullpup? AUG vs. Tavor vs. Hellion

In this episode of TFBTV, James Reeves compares three of the most popular bullpup rifles on the market today: the Austrian Steyr AUG, the Israeli IWI Tavor X95, and the Croatian HS Produkt VHS-2 (aka the Springfield Hellion). Which of these guns is the best bullpup? Check out this vid for the answer.

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Springfield Hellion Bayonet – Waffentechnik B2K

When Springfield released their two new long-barreled Hellions, they posted on their own blog a review of these rifles. In that review, the writer mentioned and showed pictures of a Hellion bayonet for the 20″ barreled Springfield Hellion. Well, it is available now.

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What If? Alternate Hellion Carry Handle Dreams

With the new Springfield Armory long-barrel Hellion rifle release, it has increased my fervor for the platform even more. Daniel Y. is reviewing the 20″ barreled Hellion for TFB while I am reviewing it for our sister site, AllOutdoor.com. Playing with the long barrel Hellion got me thinking “What If?” with regards to alternate Hellion carry handle options? So I whipped up some Photoshop mock-ups to see what could be possible if someone was to make a new carry handle for the Hellion platform. In this article, I photoshopped my ideas and in some cases crudely placed handles on guns as a rough draft.

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Manticore Arms' Hellion Enhanced Safety System

Sven of Manticore Arms announced they were working on a new safety selector for the Springfield Hellion. The Manticore Hellion Enhanced Safety System changes the geometry of the safety selector for a more ergonomic throw more akin to an AR-15.

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TFB Review: Springfield Armory Hellion 20-inch (Part 1)

Springfield Armory’s Hellion made a big splash when it launched last year. This import-friendly HS Produkt VHS-2 is an excellent addition to the world of bullpup military rifles. In addition to the standard 16-inch guns, Springfield now offers 18- and 20-inch models. They kindly sent me a pre-release Hellion 20-inch model for review.

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Long Barrel Hellion Rifles (18″ & 20″) From Springfield Armory

The Springfield Hellion has been rather popular. I am a little biased as I have one. Well, Springfield Armory is making some long barrel Hellion rifles now with 18″ and 20″ barrels. Here is what we know so far.

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Springfield Armory's New FIRSTLINE Discount Program

Many discount programs out there focus heavily on law enforcement and military personnel. However, Springfield Armory’s new FIRSTLINE discount program aims to extend its discounted deals to more than just MIL and LE personnel. The new FIRSTLINE program extends these discount benefits to firefighting, medical, judicial, and select aviation personnel specifically in regards to some of their most popular firearms families currently on offer. All that is needed to take advantage of this program is the appropriate identification associated with the job.

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