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Old July 10, 2011, 04:49 AM   #1
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Who belongs to the '1100 Club' here...

do you shoot your Remmy, or, has it been relegated to solitary confinement? I'm wanting to shoot my 12ga 1100 again. I guess it's laziness, the O/U's need little clean up and/or maintenance compared to most autoloaders. The 1100 is such a sweet shooting gun though. I have two barrels for mine; 28" Mod and a 26" Skeet...
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Old July 10, 2011, 04:53 AM   #2
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I got one back in the 70's and still shot it today hunt birds every year with it shoot clays weekly. I like it over my O/U or SBS it has a lot less recoil.

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Old July 10, 2011, 05:02 AM   #3
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Mace, that is so cool. Mine is a first generation 70's gun that I bought used. I wouldn't trade it for any autoloader today. Well, maybe a new 12ga Benelli Super Sport!!
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Old July 10, 2011, 05:05 AM   #4
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OOPS sounds like we are showing our age with 1st gen 1100's.
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Old July 10, 2011, 05:10 AM   #5
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hehehehe, yea! Many years ago (1971) I learned to shoot skeet with a friend of mine's twin 1100's. A 20 and a 12...
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Old July 10, 2011, 07:14 AM   #6
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I have a LT-20 that was my first real shotgun. My oldest used it when he got old enough. I still shoot some skeet with it occasionally.
Ive got a 20 gauge 11-87 I shoot a good bit. I shoot doves with it and its a good gun for shooting Woodies in local beaver ponds.
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Old July 10, 2011, 08:06 AM   #7
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Used to have the 28 gauge sporting version - those always had drop dead gorgeous wood. Sold it when the wife didn't want to shoot the SKB 28 I bought for her and I started loading 3/4 in 12 and 20 - one less headache in that regard - gun worked well enough - with some typical issues, but reloading those AA 28's really sucked
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Old July 10, 2011, 06:39 PM   #8
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Just getting back in to shotguns but I have recently bought 2 1100s. My first is a "Classic Trap" model from the 70's(I think). 30" barrel and Monte Carlo stock. Beautiful wood. Just had to have it. Then, a few months ago I bought an 1100 Tact 4 for home defense. I love the 1100 design. Very easy to detail strip and clean.
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Old July 10, 2011, 06:43 PM   #9
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Nope, I'm just not a "gas gun" guy ...but I respect the 1100 and its fans.....
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Old July 10, 2011, 06:47 PM   #10
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Yep - bought new in 1974 and shot often .
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Old July 10, 2011, 07:42 PM   #11
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I have a Trap model 1100 that was eclipsed by a Beretta combo in the mid-90s. Since then, the 1100 has been used a few times for training sessions. Most of the time it just lingers in the gun vault.
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Old July 10, 2011, 11:12 PM   #12
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I've got one... Bought new by my Grandfather in 1980 and never fired until I recieved it in 2002
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Old July 11, 2011, 01:08 PM   #13
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One of mine gets shot on pheasant/chukar hunts. One is dedicated deer/HD gun. The other will soon get passed to my son to be given to grandson when he's old enough.
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Old July 11, 2011, 04:18 PM   #14
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Ex-member. Now part of Team 391.
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Old July 11, 2011, 06:52 PM   #15
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I tell you, I was thinking of getting an 1100, then I priced 'em locally. For the same money, one coudl get a 390, or even a 391. It's hard for me to spend that kind of money on an older gun.
FWIW, I went ot a gun store that had about 15 1100's on display for sale from the 70s to very recent. Started at around $800 and went up from there. I didn't even pull one off of the rack. When I pull the trigger (and my recent pinched nerve in my right shoulder is resolved), I'll likely be getting a used DU 390 or a 391. Sorry fellas, I'm just not likely to join the club at current pricing. Funny thing - I was at the local indoor range/gunstore a few weeks ago and a manufacturer's rep (for handguns) was there. Everyone else was there and he showed me the semi autos they had. I made a comment about the cost of a used 1100. He said I should be able to find one or 350-400, then one of the sales guys walked up. NOpe, price has gone up.
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Old July 11, 2011, 08:41 PM   #16
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1100 Club

Does and 11-87 count at all? I got one when they first came out, the "improved" 1100 as it was touted back then. I don't know about that, they are still making and selling 1100s, but I will say the only trouble I had with the 11-87 was when the O ring needed replacing. It's my son's gun now and he started shooting skeet with it about 14 years ago. If I were to buy a new one today, it would be an 1100 though. Blued with walnut wood, nice.
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Old July 12, 2011, 02:24 AM   #17
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They want way too much money for them now.. I do love mine though... My next 12 gauge auto will be a 391 Beretta or Benelli M2, leaning towards the Benelli more and more..
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Old July 12, 2011, 04:07 AM   #18
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Yes, the benelli is the way to go. Look at the parts, side by side, you might even need a bucket for the beretta parts (something like 7 parts just in the forend cap). Benellis have few small parts, the bolts are massive, the locking system is very strong, and the system is reliable. I have an M2 Montefeltro and (hopefully later on today) a Cordoba. The M2 has 9,000rnds since Nov, and very few jams (I had a carrier alighnment issue, easily fixed by tightening the carrier). It has cycled 1oz 1100fps to 3" slugs just fine. I use it for clays, so I added (much recommended) a Briley mag cap wieght and a +25% Wolff recoil spring.
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Old July 12, 2011, 05:19 AM   #19
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The M2 is a solid shotgun. Bought my SIL one with walnut wood. Pretty much an all around gun and it does cycle target loads. Benelli's BEST BUY gun in my opinion...
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Old July 12, 2011, 05:48 AM   #20
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Who belongs to the '1100 Club' here...

Yep count me in:

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Old July 12, 2011, 06:02 AM   #21
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Ray, is the one below a 20 gauge?
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Old July 12, 2011, 06:58 AM   #22
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gotta' have at least one!
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Old July 12, 2011, 07:20 AM   #23
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OK, if we're gonna' post pics, here's mine with the 28" Mod barrel...

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Old July 12, 2011, 07:50 AM   #24
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i own and shoot 1100,s. 1. 28ga skeet(older 25"barrel) 2. 16ga (older one) with two barrels 3. 12ga 2-3/4 with three barrels 4. 12ga 3"mag and two 11-87,s. all are shot regularly. ther only thing i have replaced is the o-rings from time to time. eastbank.
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Old July 12, 2011, 10:52 AM   #25
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I got lucky and fell into a great deal. A local range had a 28 gauge 1100 as a rental (for kids and ladies, i guess). Trouble was, nobody was renting it. Everyone wanted 12s and the people who had trouble with 12s were renting 20s. So I bought the 1100 28 gauge, box, papers, chokes, all accessories for the price of a used gun even though it clearly had no more than 1 box of shells through it (tests only)
I'm happy.
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