And we discuss bullpups (some of the time) this episode and go from of OICW program of the 90’s with its 20mm airburst grenade launcher bullpup weighing in at 18lbs to the fact that Springfield Armory changed people’s minds on them overnight by simply importing the VHS-2.
If Springfield Armory does it, it must be good. (I’ve got one on order, we will see.)
I must admit I am personally intrigued by the VHS-2. It’s like a G36 saw the FAMAS and thought it could benefit from some French culture. It may well be right.
The X95 continues to remain our most revered and respected Bullpup. The AUG gets a nod due to its classic Die Hard nature (and unique clearance method). We wonder at how the Beretta and General Dynamics team XM277 may in fact make it to the NGSW win even though the promo material makes the rifle look so enormous they had to have their demo creative team bulk up in the fullest of full armor to put it in scale.
All in all, bullpups are not the ‘dying breed’ they were speculated to be a short few years ago. There are still some very odd and poor examples of the type, but we have several good modern examples.
I’ll be seeing if the VHS-2 (Hellion) is among them.