Rock Island Armory (RIA) debuted the VRF14 at Range Day at SHOT Show 2022. Legally this 12 gauge is classified as a “firearm,” not a shotgun, pistol, rifle, or SBR. RIA has found a way to bring a fun product to market without delving into the mess that is the NFA.
While being the first semi-automatic, short-barrel firearm of its kind, the VRF14 boasts many familiar features. It utilizes a standard pistol grip to aid in shooting from the hip.
Coming from the factory with a 5-round magazine, users will be thrilled to know that the VRF is compatible with VR-Series 9- and 19-round mags.
Featuring a 14″ barrel, this 12 gauge can still pack a serious punch. The buffer system was cycling well, and powering through the rounds we put through it. I only noticed one stoppage and it looked to be from the shooter limp wristing the firearm while shooing.
The foregrip includes a continuous Picatinny top rail, as well as Picatinny sides and aPicatinny bottom to allow any and all attachments you may need. This foregrip is both functional and comfortable enough to be used as support when not shooting this one-handed.
The receiver is machined from 7075 aluminum, and the VRF 14 features 2 sling mounting locations.
Firing just a few rounds through it at Rang Day, the VRF14 was a blast. A literal blast! Some serious kick for one-handed shooting, but fun nonetheless.
Available now and with an MSRP of $599, the Rock Island Armory VRF14 could be yours. This highly maneuverable “firearm” would be a fun one to add to your collection. Learn more at the RIA website.
- SKU: VRF14
- SERIES: VR SERIES
- CALIBER: 12GA
- BARREL: 14″
- CAPACITY: 5
- OVERALL LENGTH 26 INCH / 660.4 MM
- WEIGHT: 6.6LBS / 2.99 KG
- FRONT SIGHT: FLIP-UP
- REAR SIGHT: FLIP-UP
- ACTION: SEMI-AUTOMATIC
- PURPOSE: PERSONAL PROTECTION, RECREATIONAL SHOOTING