Third-party equipment for the Springfield Hellion are slowly trickling out. Lunartech Designs made some Hellion upgrades. Particularly, a flared magwell and prolonged bolt launch.
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Lunartech Designs Hellion Upgrades
There have been solely a handful of firms, two that I can consider on the prime of my head, that got here out with upgrades for the Springfield Hellion. Properly, now there’s a third firm. Lunartech Designs got here out the gate with a flared magwell and prolonged bolt catch. I purchased these from their web site.
Each the flared magwell and prolonged bolt launch are 3D printed out of MJF. The flared magwell is fairly easy – it wraps across the manufacturing facility magwell and is held in place with a Torx bolt and nut.
Because the Lunartech Designs flared magwell provides thickness to the magwell, it shrouds the magazine launch a bit. See the images beneath.
The Lunartech Designs flared magwell is brief sufficient to permit Magpul D-60 drum mags to be inserted.
Whereas the flared magwell is good, it’s not vital in comparison with their prolonged bolt launch which might be essentially the most wanted improve to your Hellion. As James Reeves put it, releasing the bolt is like squeezing a nipple. It’s not gross motor talent and I usually discover myself simply pulling on the charging deal with to launch the bolt. Now I can simply pull the Lunartech Designs bolt launch with my help hand index finger.
With the intention to set up the Lunartech prolonged bolt launch, it’s good to punch that pin out. It doesn’t matter which aspect you push it out. Then rigorously tilt the entrance find yourself and slide the discharge ahead towards the barrel. There’s a stiff spring beneath that you don’t want to launch.
Take away the spring and slide it onto the prolonged bolt launch. Set up it again into the Hellion. You do not want to take away something just like the set off or bolt. Simply take away the manufacturing facility launch and set up the Lunartech one.
Listed here are the Lunartech Designs upgrades on my 20″ Hellion. Bayonet is a SOG BAR15T.
Lunartech Designs promote their prolonged bolt launch for $28.95 and the flared magwell is $44.95. Go to their website for extra data.
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