View Full Version : Info Wanted on 20gauge Autoloader
March 26, 2002, 04:27 PM
Got a bad shoulder and a little woman.
Is there such a thing as a reliable 20 gauge autoloader in 18 or 20 inch barrel for self defense to replace my Vang comped 590A1?
Thanks for any information or insight.
March 26, 2002, 05:01 PM
I only have experience with Rem 1100 and High Standard (forget the model). Both worked 100% and kicked little but you'd have to buy/modify short barrels for the HS. Rem 1100 is easier to load.
March 26, 2002, 06:32 PM
Some say this is the lightest recoiling shotgun that you can get.
March 26, 2002, 08:46 PM
1100. They made and maybe still do make a Special Field model with a 21" bbl. Handles like an M-1 carbine.
A standard 1100 with a shortened bbl will do the job also,don't see many factory bbls in the 18-20" range for the 1100.
March 27, 2002, 12:16 PM
The 1100 Youth Model comes with a shorter stock and a 21" barrel. It sounds like just the ticket for you.
March 27, 2002, 11:24 PM
I have an 1100 20 gauge youth model 21" bbl and synthetic stock,I added a Choate extended tube and a Hi-Vis front sight.It is very fast and points very quick.Recoil is light, shot to shot splits are very fast. BILLG
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