First Look: Vadum eBP-22 Bullpup with Electronic Trigger

The Vadum eBP-22 is a .22lr bullpup rifle with an electronic trigger built off of the Ruger 10/22 barrel, magazine, and bolt.

Hardcore firearms enthusiasts tend to reject electronic mechanisms in their firearms, particularly their triggers, for a wide variety of reasons – from the very practical, to the outlandish. From simple things like it getting wet or more failure points, to more rare events like an EMP or remote hack, electronics in critical parts of firearms are not well received. The reason why firearms work so well is due to their mechanical simplicity which reduces the amount of points of failure to maximize reliability.

Nevertheless, Vadum, Inc is venturing into the world of electronic firearms. Vadum specializes in Electronic Warfare, Wireless & RF Electronics, RF Modeling & Simulation, and Kinetics – so they are no stranger to advanced tech.

The Vadum eBP-22 is a .22lr bullpup rifle with an electronic trigger built off of the Ruger 10/22 barrel, magazine, and bolt.

Due to the electronic trigger, it unlike any mechanical trigger on the market, more akin to a mouse click than a trigger pull. This makes it a very unique experience that is enjoyable to some, but too weird for others. Having an extremely consistent and light trigger definitely has many benefits, but do those benefits outweigh the downsides of the electronic points of failure? On a duty rifle or self defense pistol, probably not – on a casual plinking rifle? Possibly!

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