First Look: California-Compliant Springfield Armory Hellion

Enjoy the features of a first-rate bullpup rifle while living in the Golden State.

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posted on January 18, 2024
California Hellion

Springfield Armory is launching a new variant of the 20 inch barrel bullpup Hellion 5.56mm rifle that is fully compliant with the laws and regulations of the state of California. This variant of the Hellion ships from the factory with a 10-round Magpul PMAG magazine, a Springfield Armory muzzle brake instead of the standard flash hider and a Strike Industries California-compliant pistol grip. Springfield Armory also includes a soft-sided, padded rifle case with each Hellion bullpup rifle.

“This new Hellion 20-inch rifle gives residents of the state of California an opportunity to own their own variant of the popular Hellion 5.56 NATO bullpup,” said Steve Kramer, Vice President of Marketing for Springfield Armory. “Featuring rugged and reliable performance, this new Hellion 20-inch rifle makes for a great addition to any California firearms enthusiast’s collection.”

Springfield Armory Hellion 20 Features and Specifications:

  • Caliber: 5.56 NATO
  • Action: Bullpup gas operated semi-automatic
  • Barrel Length: 20 inches
  • Barrel Twist and Material: 1:7-inch twist, chrome-moly vanadium steel
  • Overall Length: 31.75 inches
  • Weight: 8 pounds, 8 ounces
  • Finish: Black
  • Controls: Ambidextrous
  • Magazine Capacity: 10 rounds, includes one magazine
  • Muzzle Device: SA muzzle brake
  • Grip: Strike Industries CA compliant
  • Furniture: Fixed polymer stock, polymer M-Lok handguards
  • Accessories: Single 10-round PMag, soft-sided padded Springfield Armory branded rifle case

To learn more about the new California-compliant Springfield Armory Hellion, which has a retail price of $2,031, please visit springfield-armory.com. 

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