Ken (and others), first of all thanks for your input to this board. Could you please elaborate on how the 1100 doesn't hold up as well as a fighting gun? Which parts break? You've got me a bit worried.
I actually have a 1100 synthetic on order that I planned on using for trap/dove/quail, and with an extra 18.5" barrel for defense. My dealer said that as long as I stuck with full power 2 3/4 loads I'd be fine. What do you all think? If figured for around the $200 I'd save over the 11-87, I could buy a used barrel and have it Vang comped (currently on a tight budget). Am I being penny wise/pound foolish? Thanks in advance.