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Old June 15, 2017, 07:36 AM   #1
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1100 Tactical?

Just bought a new in box Remington 1100 Tactical. 22" barrel, 9 shot capacity.

How are they? Do they jamb up all the time? I see they have an O-ring.

Thoughts?
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Old June 15, 2017, 07:50 AM   #2
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You getting ready to defend the Alamo.
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Old June 15, 2017, 08:04 AM   #3
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You getting ready to defend the Alamo.
Well I found a Mossberg ATP for a solid price on the auction site. Then I got to reading on semi-auto shotguns and shot my dad's Mossberg 930 so that really got me wanting one. I have been eyeing the 1100 Tactical for a long time. Found a NIB on the auction sites for a great price and snagged it.

Hopefully it doesn't jamb up all the time. It is a very recent production gun I'm sure and there are lots of reports of decreased QC at Remington in recent times. I hope mine doesn't have QC problems.
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Old June 15, 2017, 09:08 AM   #4
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You should be good to go. If the worse happens, Remington should take care of it.
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Old June 15, 2017, 09:22 AM   #5
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Get the upgraded o-rings (more silver than black) and keep it cleaned and it will run fine for thousands of rounds.

When I ran 1100 Tacticals, I changed the O-rings and mag tube springs every 1K or so. Changed the action spring at about 5K.

I have an action spring and a few silver o-rings plus about a dozen Rem factory o-rings. If you want them PM me your address and I will mail them to you.
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Old June 15, 2017, 02:00 PM   #6
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Viton O rings are the best. If you want them to look silvery put some lock lubricating graphite in a baggie with them and shake.
If it jams, Something is wrong. An 1100 may not be as flexible as some newer designs, and it won't go as long between cleanings, but properly maintained they are dead reliable. My oldest had the extractor replaced in 1982. No other parts at all, including the O ring from 1967, and over 115,000 trouble fee rounds.
The rumors of Remington's QC decline as relates to 1100s are just that.
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Old June 17, 2017, 04:18 PM   #7
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I recently changed the O-ring in my wife's 1100 that was built in the mid 1970's and survived a flood. It was the first time it had been changed to my knowledge, and I only did it because I found a good deal on O-rings. I don't think you'll have any reliability problems.
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Old June 17, 2017, 05:59 PM   #8
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More O-rings are damaged by removing and putting it back on than anything else. Vitons are the best.

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Just bought a new in box Remington 1100 Tactical. 22" barrel, 9 shot capacity.

How are they? Do they jamb up all the time? I see they have an O-ring.
Seems silly to ask AFTER buying the gun.
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Old June 17, 2017, 07:13 PM   #9
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More O-rings are damaged by removing and putting it back on than anything else. Vitons are the best.



Seems silly to ask AFTER buying the gun.
Yeah well, that's just like... you're opinion, man.
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Old June 19, 2017, 10:47 AM   #10
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Virginian, the Viton O-rings I buy have a silver tint to them. Vtion did not work out so well for the Challenger, and the lesson there has application to the 1100s. Used in below freezing temperatures, the Viton rings don't do well. But especially in the applications running the tube with lube, yes, they last a lot longer.

For you Dillon, a little softening of the threads on the mag tube helps mitigate the small cuts in the O-rings, as well as rolling them off as opposed to just pulling them over the threads. You should get the package I sent you any day now.
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Old June 19, 2017, 02:12 PM   #11
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Virginian, the Viton O-rings I buy have a silver tint to them. Vtion did not work out so well for the Challenger, and the lesson there has application to the 1100s. Used in below freezing temperatures, the Viton rings don't do well. But especially in the applications running the tube with lube, yes, they last a lot longer.

For you Dillon, a little softening of the threads on the mag tube helps mitigate the small cuts in the O-rings, as well as rolling them off as opposed to just pulling them over the threads. You should get the package I sent you any day now.
Thank you so much! I really appreciate it and am on the lookout for it.

Guys I got the shotgun in:



To say I am happy is an understatement! Picked it up this morning, took it home and thoroughly cleaned it. Getting that little wishbone shaped spring back in got me confused but I figured it out. Just got back from the creek and the gun shot 25 rounds of Remington 9 pellet 00 2 3/4" buck perfectly!!

I am thrilled. Recoil was very manageable and the gun just made a ripe mess of the creek bank I was firing at!! The fiber optic sight (included in the box) picked up the sunlight and was really cool. So happy right now, going to pick up a few cases of buck and get the gun well broken in. So far I think this is a great shotgun and it fits me very nicely, love the length of pull, just like on my 870P.

Thanks so much all for the support, I plan on making a full range report thread soon.

Take care all,

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Old June 19, 2017, 07:28 PM   #12
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Just ran 25 rounds of Remington Nitro Sporting no. 8 shot, 25 rounds of El cheapo Estate no. 8 loads, 10 Winchester 1 oz slugs, a dozen or so Winchester no. 1 buckshot, and 10 more rounds of Remington 00 buck.

0 failures!

This gun apparantly will shoot cheap birdshot (this was the cheapest I could find) and boy is it a smooth shooter!!

Think I'm in love gang, this 1100 Tactical is awesome!!
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I have run the same Viton O ring from minus 11 degrees F to 101 degrees F with no issues. The Challenger O ring failed because the joint flexed and the O ring went beyond it's design limit at that temperature. An 1100 barrel to magazine clearance better not change.
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Old June 20, 2017, 03:11 PM   #14
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MarkCO, just got the o rings and spring in the mail. THANK YOU. much appreciated! Let me know if you need any Mosin Nagant parts, I have quite a few!!
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Old June 20, 2017, 11:25 PM   #15
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Guys shot several different kinds of buckshot today at a cardboard box:



Plus some Winchester birdshot. So far 0 failures of any kind. This gun does not seem to jamb up all the time at all.
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Old June 20, 2017, 11:46 PM   #16
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I have an 1100 Competition Master, which is very similar. Picked it up early in 2004. I use the Viton rings, and replace it every cleaning. They were so cheap, why not? I shot it in 3-gun several years. I learned to bring a spare trigger group, and the spare saved a match once.

It cycles Fiocchi aero low recoil slugs, which are 1oz @ 1150 fps, but had trouble cycling Remington Managed Recoil slugs, 1oz @ 1200. I guess different gas characteristics.

Oh, do not EVER run your finger inside where the bolt slides. Those sharp edges will draw blood and you will be cleaning a mess from inside the receiver before you know it.

Have fun.
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I have an 1100 Competition Master, which is very similar. Picked it up early in 2004. I use the Viton rings, and replace it every cleaning. They were so cheap, why not? I shot it in 3-gun several years. I learned to bring a spare trigger group, and the spare saved a match once.

It cycles Fiocchi aero low recoil slugs, which are 1oz @ 1150 fps, but had trouble cycling Remington Managed Recoil slugs, 1oz @ 1200. I guess different gas characteristics.

Oh, do not EVER run your finger inside where the bolt slides. Those sharp edges will draw blood and you will be cleaning a mess from inside the receiver before you know it.

Have fun.
Yeah the low recoil Winchester Ranger 00 buck wasn't ejecting very forcefully, but 20 rounds or so fed fine. Interestingly the Winchester super handicap #8 hulls were thrown farther out.

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Old June 21, 2017, 07:48 AM   #18
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Looks like a nice addition, congrats. I picked up a 1187 20ga youth and am setting it up as a tac ta cool setup but havent shot it yet. My wife will like the reduced recoil loads better than the pump 12ga I'm sure, just need to take it out and put it through its paces to make sure its reliable like its 1100 brother. I'm part of the club where my old 1100 will eat just about anything, does now care what load as long as its 2 3/4 lol.

A co-worker of mine bought the same tac model you have a few years ago and loves his, he has no complaints.
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Old June 21, 2017, 09:17 AM   #19
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It's been great so far. I more or less bought it on a whim but am so glad I did. Got it all cleaned up and ready to hit the field again!
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Old June 21, 2017, 05:45 PM   #20
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33 more rounds of Remington 00 gang.

0 failures.

The range... is a ripe mess. Let's just say there are many holes... everywhere.
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Old June 22, 2017, 01:07 PM   #21
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Sounds like you are having fun. Put those parts to good use.
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Old June 22, 2017, 08:02 PM   #22
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Thanks!

Just ran some cheap Federal bulk pack ammo from Wal Mart, cheapest birdshot in town. 25 rounds, 0 failures.

This gun appears to shoot cheap birdshot just as good as hot buckshot or slugs. It just won't quit! I LOVE this Remy 1100 Tactical!!
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Old June 28, 2017, 10:20 PM   #23
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Got a light and side saddle on:



Should make a good little stopper with Brenneke K.O.s.

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I see they have an O-ring.
The O-ring in my 11-87 hasn't been replaced since I got it new 24 years ago, and it's been through about as many dove seasons.
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