I've shot my 870 pump and 1100 one after the other, shooting for speed and accuracy. No contest, I can shoot WAY faster with my 1100 without sacrificing accuracy. My 1100 is my bird gun, I've had it for about 30 years. Shot quail, doves and pheasant with it. As far as I can tell it's as reliable as my Glock. Never a hickup at all.