View Full Version : It must be obvious, but dif of 11-87 & 1100

January 28, 2008, 08:41 PM
As best I can tell they are both Gas systems, both can take 3" magnum....

There must be some differences, could someone please educate me?

thank you


January 28, 2008, 10:14 PM
The 1100 was originally a 2.75" gun. Then they made some 3" guns, but they wouldn't reliably shoot 2.75" - they weren't supposed to.

The 11-87 was designed to shoot both.

That's the major difference.


Kentucky Deer Hunter
January 29, 2008, 11:28 AM
The 11-87 super magnums are also chambered for 3 1/2" shells. It is designed to shoot all three sizes, however I hear some negative reports of it not performing well with 2 3/4" shells. I do not own one, so this is only hearsay. Maybe someone that owns one can chime in and give their opinion on the 11-87SM shooting 2 3/4" shells.

I don't think they make a model 1100 chambered for 3 1/2" shells.

That would be your biggest difference I would think...