NRA Gun of the Week: Rock Island Armory VRBP-100

posted on September 25, 2020
Produced in Turkey by Derya Arms, the Rock Island Armory VRBP-100 is one of many affordable Turkish-produced firearms we’ve seen in recent years. Given that NFA regulation controls the allowable barrel length for over-the-counter scatterguns, Rock Island Armory sought a bullpup configuration with its VRBP-100 with a reduced overall length for defensive use. And the repeater feeds from detachable-box magazines.

Right-side view of shotgun with text on image notating make and model, "Rock Island Armory VRBP-100"

The gun is built with a unique upper-receiver arrangement machined from aluminum that places the action to the rearmost position possible, providing a compact package and while remaining compliant with NFA regulation. A 20” barrel is provided here. Shooters will find AR-style controls and features sprinkled throughout the VRBP-100. At the rear of the gun, there’s a bolt catch and release, as well as the push-button magazine release. The charging handle is located just above the fore-end on the left side of the gun and is non-reciprocating.

Close-up anlge of Picatinny rail and sights attached to Rock Island Armory shotgun.

The VRBP-100 provides options for sighting systems and accessories. A flattop Picatinny rail begins just forward of the ejection port. Rock Island supplies a pair of folding sight for immediate, out-of-the-box use. A five-round detachable box magazine ships with the bullpup. Extended magazines are available through the manufacturer at additional cost.

Section of rail on shotgun.

Rock Island Armory’s VRBP-100 is a customizable platform that allows shooters to fit the gun to their requirements. At the rear, just forward of the rubber recoil pad, are removable spacers for length-of-pull adjustment. A removable comb is provided that can be adjusted for aligning the shooter’s eye to the target.

Man wearing protective shooting gear and black shirt holding a gun on a shooting range.

Watch our NRA Gun of the Week video above to learn more about the Rock Island Armory VRBP-100 bullpup shotgun.

Rock Island Armory VRBP-100 Specifications
Manufacturer: Derya Arms
Importer: Rock Island Armory
Chambering: 12 ga.; 3”
Action Type: semi-automatic, bullpup shotgun
Receiver: aluminum
Barrel: 20”
Magazine: five-round detachable box
Sights: fully adjustable flip-up, Picatinny rail
Length: 32”
Weight: 7 lbs., 15 ozs.
MSRP: $774

Further Reading:
Review: Rock Island Armory M206 Revolver

Dual Citizenship: The Rock Island Armory Story

Tested: The .22 TCM Cartridge

Rock Island Armory XT 22 Magnum

Extras:














Latest

The Armed Citizen
The Armed Citizen

The Armed Citizen® July 23, 2021

Read today's "The Armed Citizen" entry for real stories of law-abiding citizens, past and present, who used their firearms to save lives.

NRA Gun of the Week: Black Aces Tactical Pro Series L

Known for coming up with some unique shotgun models, Black Aces Tactical has a stand-out shotgun with its Pro Series Lever-action shotgun design.

The Professional Hunter's Rifle

A professional hunter’s rifle is possibly the most important tool of his trade, and that which often keeps the close calls from becoming radio calls for help.

Rifleman Q&A: An Albanian SKS?

The Albanian SKS is a rather rare variant of the SKS rifle. Very little is known about its background, as compared to other versions. Read on.

Making Ammo: A Behind The Scenes Look

The recent shortage of ammunition has brought one question to the minds of many, what goes into ammunition production? Here we look deeper into the process in which commercial ammunition manufacturers produce cartridges.

Proof Research Awarded Contract for Future Weapon Systems Development

Proof Research was awarded a contract in the development of advanced medium-caliber barrels made of composite materials for the U.S. military.

Interests



Subscribe to the NRA American Rifleman newsletter