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Slugo
October 15, 2012, 05:25 PM
my 1100 LT-20 prepared for a thorough cleaning! Compared to a Beretta the 1100 is a snap, as far as gas guns go... :rolleyes:

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BigJimP
October 15, 2012, 06:21 PM
Nice set of trays though !! ..... ( sorry, I couldn't resist jabbing you a little ) ....:D

gas guns ...??? I have plenty of Gas ...just no gas guns ( at least not in shotguns - thank you very much ) ....

(no, I'm not going down that gas gun path ...and you can't make me do it ...)....

Virginian-in-LA
October 15, 2012, 06:47 PM
I only have to clean mine to that degree about once a year... unless we go swimming. I would gladly do it 20 times as long as I don't have to shoot an inertia action gun. Oh, or a long recoil one.

krimmie
October 15, 2012, 08:01 PM
What about the action spring and tube? Not thorough enough Slugo.

Goatwhiskers
October 15, 2012, 08:10 PM
Seems as tho most people forget about the action spring and tube till the gun won't function. GW

Slugo
October 15, 2012, 08:23 PM
not to worry, the gun is being retired to wall hanger status, really. I'm building a shadow box for it and displaying it in my home office. Sure beats a framed picture. My new Franchi Affinity 20 gauge will fill the void...

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BigJimP
October 16, 2012, 11:01 AM
Proof again ....that a Man cannot live with just one shotgun per gague....:D

( its just not meant to be ...) !

TheKlawMan
October 16, 2012, 01:50 PM
Proof again ....that a Man cannot live with just one shotgun per gague....

Yep. So far I only have the 870 and the Cirori XS Skeet. I am taking my son and a couple of his friends shooting for one of their B-Days. I wonder if my wife would think that a reason to buy an old 1100. It seems that life isn't complete if you never owned one. I am deprived (or is it depraved).:eek:

BigJimP
October 16, 2012, 04:40 PM
Its depraved....but you probably weren't asking me...;)

Why ask her for an 1100 ....when you could ask for one of the upper end Beretta 391's or a Benelli Super Sport ....if you're going to ask for forgiveness, aim a little higher there buddy ....geez....:D

TheKlawMan
October 16, 2012, 07:47 PM
Why ask her for an 1100 ....when you could ask for one of the upper end Beretta 391's or a Benelli Super Sport ....if you're going to ask for forgiveness, aim a little higher there buddy ....geez....

I like that thinking. Then I can get a used 1100 for a throw in the back of the car extra back up gun.

.300 Weatherby Mag
October 17, 2012, 02:03 AM
KlawMan,

If you buy an 1100 then you won't be able to utilize .300's shotgun rental service... :D All those guns need exercise sometime..;)

Slugo
October 17, 2012, 05:30 AM
I would choose a broken 1100 over any Beretta 391 series autoloader... :eek:

BigJimP
October 17, 2012, 12:36 PM
Oh come on now Slugo ....a broken 1100 over one of these...???

( and I don't even like gas guns ) ....

http://www.berettausa.com/products/al391-teknys-gld-tgt12/30/obs/

publius
October 18, 2012, 03:13 PM
Want a field report on that Franchi.

Slugo
October 18, 2012, 04:03 PM
FIELD REPORT: Here's what I posted on SGW, for what it's worth...

this will be easy. Today was the first time I shot the gun. Central Penn Sporting Clays, York County, PA. 100 total rounds using two boxes of Remington 7/8 target loads and two boxes of Federal 7/8 target loads. All were #8's. From the very first target to the last, the gun functioned flawlessly. I used the supplied IC choke tube which was totally effective on the course, on every target. I was pulling my own remote control targets and not scoring hits or misses, but I know I broke over 80% of the targets. I'm satisfied with the Affinity 20 and recommend it highly.

Now, regarding the problem of feeding the gun and injuring your thumb, which was reported by a few here at SGW, Randy!! I have no clue what they/he were talking about. No problems feeding the gun what so ever! It was flawless, but maybe had something to do with the ammo I was using.

The gun in black synthetic retails for, I believe $899. I bought the gun locally for $659! A great deal with no regrets.

Some of its major attributes:
- quality build
- lightweight 5.6 lbs
- durable
- able to cycle all loads
- easy to shoot
- lightning quick inertia action
- easy maintenance
- cost