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:
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