The Springfield Hellion vs The IWI X95 Tavor

It’s been a while since we’ve done a ‘twofer’ here at Great American Outdoors and what better way to solve that issue, then showing you two of the coolest bullpup firearms out there on the market! I’m not going to ramble on about these two rifles, what I am going to do is give you information on both of them and let you decide which one you like best.

Here’s what the producer of the video had to say about these two firearms:

In this video I compare the Springfield Armory Hellion (US importation of the HS Produkt VHS-2) and the IWI X95 Tavor. I go over some of the differences in specs, pricing, shooting impressions, etc. A big thanks to Silencer Shop for sponsoring this video. I used my OSS HX-QD 5.56 Ti powered by Silencer Shop to suppress these two rifles. Hope y’all enjoy! After watching this video, which would you take of the two, and which bullpup would you choose overall?

The information below comes from the websites of both companies.

First let’s look at the HELLION:


The new Hellion™ from Springfield Armory represents a radically unique and innovative approach to firearms design, helping to redefine perceptions of semi-automatic 5.56mm performance. Featuring a “bullpup” configuration where the action is located behind the trigger, the Hellion features an overall length of just 28.25-inches while still possessing a 16” barrel. The Hellion sports ambidextrous controls that work in concert with a reversible case ejection system. The result is a 5.56 that combines portability with potent performance.

    5.56x45mm NATO (.223 REM)
    16″ CMV, Melonite®, 1:7
    Integrated Flip-Up, Elevation Adjustable
    Integrated Flip-Up w/ 5-Position Aperture, Windage Adjustable
    Proprietary, Melonite®
    2-Position Adjustable, Short Stroke Piston
    Polymer, M-Lok®
    5-Position Adjustable w/ Cheek Riser
    4-Prong Flash Hider
    Ambidextrous, Non-Reciprocating
  • GRIP
    (1) 30-Round Magpul PMAG Gen M3
    8 lbs
    28.25″ – 29.75″
  • MSRP$1,999 

Now let’s take a look at the X95 Tavor:

The Tavor® X95™ is the next generation bullpup from IWI US, Inc. Upgrades and enhancements from the original TAVOR® SAR include a new fire control pack with a 5-6 lb. trigger pull, repositioning of the ambidextrous mag release to an AR-15 location, a forearm with Picatinny rails at the 3, 6, and 9 o’clock positions with removable rail covers, relocation of the charging handle closer to your center mass, a modular Tavor style pistol grip that can be swapped out to a standard pistol grip with traditional trigger guard and a smaller, lower profile bolt release button.

Model Number(s)
XB16, XFD16, XG16

5.56 NATO

Gas Piston, Semi-auto

Operating System
Closed rotating bolt, long stroke gas piston

Magazine Type

Magazine Capacity
30 Round

Barrel Material
Chrome lined, Cold hammer forged, CrMoV

Barrel Length

Overall Length

7.9 lbs.

1:7 inch twist, 6 grooves, Right hand

Stock Type
Reinforced polymer bullpup configuration

Folding front sight (blade) with Tritium insert and rear sight (aperture)

Optional Equipment
9mm and .300 Blackout Conversion Kits



It looks like both of these rifles are evenly priced, so it all boils down to a personal preference. Now that we have all that out of the way, let’s see just how they perform.

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