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.

Oleg Volk
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.


Dave McC
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