Discussion in 'Shotguns' started by SwampWolf, May 12, 2021.
try to shoot grouse and woodcock with that Rock Island bullpup, but I wouldn't recommend it any more than using a Chevy Aveo to pull a motor home and a Hummer for a cross country trip with a limited gas budget.
The Rock Island VRBP-100 looks like it might be good for a three gun match. It may be suitable for home defense, though a mag fed semi auto bull pup would not be among my top five choices in that role, but as an upland bird gun? It is nearly as absurd a choice as one of those Shockwaves, or the Mossberg “Chainsaw”
Most of the grouse I've shot, the butt was not on my shoulder; just get the gun up on line with the eye, bead on beak, and fire.
A 'Chainsaw', no way; the vertical pistol grip and funky pump handle would make shooting at birds impossible. (and it would smack one in the chops.) The Rock Island the OP asked about has pop-up BUIS sights, shooting flying things with those would be, er, challenging. Not to mention the lack of swing dynamics and tail-heavy bullpup configuration.
I don’t like it and it makes me uncomfortable. The feel of wood and steel cannot be beat. Someone mentioned an Ithaca 37 and one in 20 gauge would be an excellent choice. 20 gauge buckshot is acceptable for home defense chores.
hunters and competition shooters alike...For the hunter, the bullpup design makes for an easy-to-handle package when climbing into a deer blind or tree stand, combined with the VRBP's flexibility to handle everything from birdshot to slugs..."
So, on a serious note, anybody have any experience with this gun? Thanks-and sorry for the improvised red herring that might have induced undue angst for some of you.
<Joe Peschi voice> Funny how? </Joe Peschi voice>
Cant say I have experience with one; I looked at one at a gun shop today, it'd be a hard pass for me.
You can buy multiple barrel lengths and make a hunter into a defensive gun.
There are without a doubt many 1100’s out there in hunter’s hands but “most”? I have trouble believing that.
In addition, because of weight mostly, I see a higher percentage of 1100’s used in clay sports than I do in the field. That’s my perception any way, I could be wrong.
But if it were me, I'd have one gun for bird hunting and another for home defense.
You can’t do that with semi-auto shotguns?
I agree. The 1100 is obsolete.
Yep, just like the 1911.
I didn't say it was obsolete. It would be rather hypocritcal of me to say that, what with my backup Trap and pheasant gun being an 1100:
The 1911's heyday was the 1950's through the early 70's, about when PPC supplanted Bullseye as the predominant pistol 'game', but as kudu mentions it too is far from obsolete.
Don't tell Billy Sherbert that! lol
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