Smith & Wesson Forum

Go Back   Smith & Wesson Forum > >

Notices

Firearms & Knives - Other Brands Post Your Non-S&W Gun, Knife, and Blade Topics Here


Reply
 
Thread Tools Display Modes
  #1  
Old 03-25-2020, 09:26 PM
Patrick L Patrick L is offline
Member
Any 1100 fans?  
Join Date: Jul 2004
Location: Upstate NY
Posts: 534
Likes: 5
Liked 935 Times in 231 Posts
Default Any 1100 fans?

I couldn't resist, in light of the current 870 thread.

Although I'm an 870 nut, I also have 2 1100s



Both of these I inherited from a very dear uncle who passed away. The 12 (on the right) is mine, the 20 technically belongs to my son. My uncle passed away when my son was 5. His daughters (my cousins) gave me the 12. I asked if I could buy the 20 for Matthew. They refused any money, and insisted I just take it and put it away for him until he was old enough (He's 25 now. In just a few more years I'm sure he'll be old enough...) Just kidding.

Incidentally, that 20 is the old 20 gauge LW, not the current LT20. The LW was the first lightweight 20. It takes a uniqu barrel with a short extension like the 870. Barrels are VERY hard to find for it, and $$$ when you do. I still have the original 26" VR IC barrel, plus the 28" VR barrel with after market screw ins I picked up for it.
Reply With Quote
The Following 4 Users Like Post:
  #2  
Old 03-25-2020, 09:36 PM
dougb1946 dougb1946 is offline
Member
Any 1100 fans? Any 1100 fans? Any 1100 fans? Any 1100 fans? Any 1100 fans?  
Join Date: Feb 2011
Location: Southern MN
Posts: 1,220
Likes: 118
Liked 1,801 Times in 686 Posts
Default

I've got a Sportsman 48. A 16 gage 1148 designed for duck hunters . 2 rounds in the mag and 1 in the chamber without a plug. 30" barrel with a full choke, Had it for over 55 years. Recoil action so very little kick, light weight, and totally reliable. It reaches out a long way and touches birds hard. Still pretty but showing that its been in a few swamps and corn fields. A true pleasure to hunt with.
Reply With Quote
  #3  
Old 03-25-2020, 09:39 PM
Patrick L Patrick L is offline
Member
Any 1100 fans?  
Join Date: Jul 2004
Location: Upstate NY
Posts: 534
Likes: 5
Liked 935 Times in 231 Posts
Default

That Sportsman 48 is a great gun, but definitely NOT an 1100. Totally different operating system. Actually, I just started a Browning A5 thread. The 11-48, Sportsman 48 etc. were actually refinements of the Model 11, which in turn was basically Remington's licensed copy of the Browning A5. You might want to post your reply there.
Reply With Quote
  #4  
Old 03-25-2020, 10:14 PM
Bladeswitcher Bladeswitcher is offline
Member
Any 1100 fans?  
Join Date: May 2007
Posts: 99
Likes: 7
Liked 163 Times in 43 Posts
Default

I shoot a lot of skeet and a fair amount of five-stand and sporting clays. I am primarily an over/under shooter but I also own a few Remington 1100s -- two 12 gauges and a LT-20. One of my 12 gauges has a 28" remchoke barrel and the other has a 26" fixed skeet choke barrel. My 28" gun has always been my change-of-pace gun, when I just feel like shooting something else. I bought the skeet gun with the idea that it would be loaner for when I was introducing somebody to the game. I figured it was something I could bring along for a guest or even let them hang onto it until they could get their own gun. Turns out, I actually prefer the fixed choke 26" barrel set up better.

Personally, I think a used 1100 is the absolute best-bang-for-the-buck/bottom-feeder starter gun for somebody getting started in the clays games. If you have $500 to spend, you can almost always find a clean 1100 and trade yourself up to a Remchoke barrel. If all you're going to do is shoot skeet or trap, a fixed choke barrel will do fine. The gun will do anything you'd ever need it to do and nobody at any gun club in America is going to look down their nose at you because you're using an 1100. No matter what kind of fancy Browning, Beretta or Perazzi they happen to be using, they probably have an 1100 in the safe at home. They're just great guns. Cheap. Reliable. Easy to work on. Parts, etc. are readily available. They handle great. They feel great when you're shooting them. Just super nice guns. Remington definitely go it right!


Last edited by Bladeswitcher; 03-25-2020 at 10:21 PM.
Reply With Quote
The Following 3 Users Like Post:
  #5  
Old 03-25-2020, 10:14 PM
JayFramer's Avatar
JayFramer JayFramer is online now
Member
Any 1100 fans? Any 1100 fans? Any 1100 fans? Any 1100 fans? Any 1100 fans?  
Join Date: Jul 2013
Location: Las Vegas
Posts: 4,159
Likes: 6,480
Liked 8,248 Times in 2,508 Posts
Default

The 1100 has a good reputation for stopping power.

The tactical model holds 8+1 shots. With each shell containing 9 pellets of 00 buckshot, that gives an onboard capacity of 81 .33 caliber bullets each traveling at 1350 FPS.

Given a realistic close-range rapid aimed rate of fire of of approx. 3 rounds per minute, we multiply the 9 projectiles per shell times 3 for 27 projectiles per second. Convert that to projectiles per minute and we get a “rate of fire” of 1,620 rounds per minute of what is essentially a small caliber submachine gun.

So in terms of firepower, imagine a .32 ACP submachine gun with an 81 round magazine firing fully automatic at 1,620 RPM, far higher than the famously fast MG42 machine gun of WW2 fame.

That is what a Remington 1100 Tactical can do.

Devastating!
Reply With Quote
  #6  
Old 03-25-2020, 10:19 PM
armorer951's Avatar
armorer951 armorer951 is online now
Member
Any 1100 fans? Any 1100 fans? Any 1100 fans? Any 1100 fans? Any 1100 fans?  
Join Date: May 2012
Location: Evansville, Indiana USA
Posts: 4,541
Likes: 226
Liked 5,899 Times in 2,178 Posts
Default

I only have one....a light 20 made in 1981. Bought it used several years ago and glad I did. I'm too old and soft to shoot 12 gauge magnums any more!! They wear me out.
__________________
Ret LE, FA Instr, S&W Armorer
Reply With Quote
The Following User Likes This Post:
  #7  
Old 03-25-2020, 10:24 PM
Patrick L Patrick L is offline
Member
Any 1100 fans?  
Join Date: Jul 2004
Location: Upstate NY
Posts: 534
Likes: 5
Liked 935 Times in 231 Posts
Default

Bladeswitcher,

I have 3 barrels for my 12. All started off as fixed choke barrels which I had Colonials put in. That's another virtue of the 1100 (and 870,) used barrels abound and are very reasonable.

My 26" barrel is my general all around barrel, which I generally shoot skeet with. I guess I would hunt with it if I could ever bring myself to bird hunt with an 8+ pound gun (not likely!)

I bought a 30 incher because I wanted more barrel for sporting clays. But man, that was too much. I felt like I was swinging a German 88. So the 30 " is used for my occasional round of trap.

I of course then got a 28 incher, and that is my sporting clays/5 stand setup.
Reply With Quote
  #8  
Old 03-25-2020, 10:29 PM
Bladeswitcher Bladeswitcher is offline
Member
Any 1100 fans?  
Join Date: May 2007
Posts: 99
Likes: 7
Liked 163 Times in 43 Posts
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by Patrick L View Post
Bladeswitcher,

My 26" barrel is my general all around barrel, which I generally shoot skeet with. I guess I would hunt with it if I could ever bring myself to bird hunt with an 8+ pound gun (not likely!)

I bought a 30 incher because I wanted more barrel for sporting clays. But man, that was too much . . .

The receiver on a repeater (such as an 1100) adds about 4 inches to the overall length of the gun. Consequently, 26" barreled repeater handles and swings about like a 30" over/under. In other words, 26-28" barrels on an 1100 has similar handling to the 30-32" break barrel guns that are common these days. A 30 inch 1100 is a LONG gun. I have a 30" Remington 870 trap gun and it's the longest shotgun I own.
Reply With Quote
The Following User Likes This Post:
  #9  
Old 03-25-2020, 10:44 PM
max's Avatar
max max is offline
US Veteran
Any 1100 fans? Any 1100 fans? Any 1100 fans? Any 1100 fans? Any 1100 fans?  
Join Date: Mar 2001
Location: illinois
Posts: 4,913
Likes: 938
Liked 3,778 Times in 1,234 Posts
Default

I have a 12 gauge Special Field that I really like. I got it 20 or so years ago after a couple seasons of hunting SD pheasants with an O/U. I still shoot the 2 holer, but sometimes you need more shells.

With the 20 inch barrel, it handles just fine.
Reply With Quote
The Following User Likes This Post:
  #10  
Old 03-25-2020, 10:50 PM
Bladeswitcher Bladeswitcher is offline
Member
Any 1100 fans?  
Join Date: May 2007
Posts: 99
Likes: 7
Liked 163 Times in 43 Posts
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by max View Post
I have a 12 gauge Special Field that I really like. I got it 20 or so years ago after a couple seasons of hunting SD pheasants with an O/U. I still shoot the 2 holer, but sometimes you need more shells.

With the 20 inch barrel, it handles just fine.

A couple of years ago, my 90-something-year-old father-in-law informed me he wanted a .410 semi auto. I was in the gun business at the time so I set out to find him one. I looked for six months for an 1100 or 11-48 that was priced right. I saw a bunch of them in the $800 range but I wanted to pay about five bills. One day, a guy posted a "near mint Remington 1100 .410" on a shotgun forum. The price was $450. He didn't post any photos but I said I'd take it. Turned out to be a .410 Remington 1100 Special Field. One of just 200 made. Needless to say, dear old Dad didn't get that gun. I resold it for a tidy profit. About two weeks later, I found a decent .410 1100 for $500 and gave it to my wife's dad. Everybody was happy.

Last edited by Bladeswitcher; 03-25-2020 at 10:51 PM.
Reply With Quote
  #11  
Old 03-26-2020, 06:31 AM
Collo Rosso's Avatar
Collo Rosso Collo Rosso is offline
Member
Any 1100 fans? Any 1100 fans? Any 1100 fans? Any 1100 fans? Any 1100 fans?  
Join Date: Jan 2014
Location: Upstate South Carolina
Posts: 1,503
Likes: 1,240
Liked 1,984 Times in 747 Posts
Default

Mine has been relegated to other duties.

Reply With Quote
The Following 2 Users Like Post:
  #12  
Old 03-26-2020, 06:57 AM
mauser9 mauser9 is offline
Member
Any 1100 fans? Any 1100 fans? Any 1100 fans? Any 1100 fans? Any 1100 fans?  
Join Date: Jun 2015
Location: Northeast
Posts: 2,147
Likes: 5,177
Liked 1,806 Times in 1,105 Posts
Default

Favorite of mine. Back in 80 I bought a TB 1100 with 30 inch barrel for trap shooting. The figured walnut stock and bluing is awesome. Glad I grabbed it when I did. I know the new Competition 1100s are pretty expensive these days.
Reply With Quote
  #13  
Old 03-26-2020, 07:32 AM
CajunBass's Avatar
CajunBass CajunBass is offline
Member
Any 1100 fans? Any 1100 fans? Any 1100 fans? Any 1100 fans? Any 1100 fans?  
Join Date: Mar 2010
Location: North Chesterfield, Va.
Posts: 5,109
Likes: 5,188
Liked 9,229 Times in 2,411 Posts
Default

I'm an 1100 fan, even though I don't have one anymore. At one time I had three of them. Two with 28" VR barrels and modified chokes (one was for my wife) and the other a 30" barrel, full choke, 3" gun. Never had a problem with any of them.

I killed my first buck deer with the 28" one. A lot of squirrels, and doves too. The 3" one loved 000 buck, but I never got a chance to use it on a deer.
__________________
John 3:16 .
Reply With Quote
  #14  
Old 03-26-2020, 08:22 AM
rkittine rkittine is offline
Member
Any 1100 fans? Any 1100 fans? Any 1100 fans? Any 1100 fans? Any 1100 fans?  
Join Date: Feb 2018
Location: Manhattan/Sag Harbor, NY
Posts: 332
Likes: 4
Liked 274 Times in 128 Posts
Default

I have five of them. All Sporting Models with Vent Ribs and Screw in Chokes 12/16/20/28 and .410

Bob
__________________
Sag Harbor & Manhattan, N.Y.
Reply With Quote
  #15  
Old 03-26-2020, 09:24 AM
Patrick L Patrick L is offline
Member
Any 1100 fans?  
Join Date: Jul 2004
Location: Upstate NY
Posts: 534
Likes: 5
Liked 935 Times in 231 Posts
Default

You're like me with 870s. At one point I had all 5 gauges in those.

I wasn't aware they made a Sporting 16. I knew they made 16s, just not as a Sporting.

Was that maybe a special run for a distributor?
Reply With Quote
  #16  
Old 03-26-2020, 09:25 AM
OLDSTER's Avatar
OLDSTER OLDSTER is offline
Member
Any 1100 fans? Any 1100 fans? Any 1100 fans? Any 1100 fans? Any 1100 fans?  
Join Date: Aug 2012
Location: North Dakota
Posts: 7,552
Likes: 8,665
Liked 6,592 Times in 1,942 Posts
Default

Always my favorite shotgun. Especially the early Premium and Tournament grade guns with the cut checkering, fine wood, and deep lustrous bluing.I still own three. This is a photo of the butt stock of my Tournament Grade Skeet that I bought new in 1986, and still shoot every year dove hunting.


__________________
John
Reply With Quote
The Following 3 Users Like Post:
  #17  
Old 03-26-2020, 09:40 AM
Bob L Bob L is offline
Member
Any 1100 fans?  
Join Date: Sep 2005
Location: SW Ohio
Posts: 1,571
Likes: 1,098
Liked 1,648 Times in 762 Posts
Default

I currently have 2, a B grade trap and a Tournament skeet. Great shotguns.
Reply With Quote
  #18  
Old 03-26-2020, 06:43 PM
7tenz's Avatar
7tenz 7tenz is offline
Member
 
Join Date: Apr 2003
Location: so cal
Posts: 1,034
Likes: 287
Liked 438 Times in 243 Posts
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by JayFramer View Post
The 1100 has a good reputation for stopping power.

The tactical model holds 8+1 shots. With each shell containing 9 pellets of 00 buckshot, that gives an onboard capacity of 81 .33 caliber bullets each traveling at 1350 FPS.

Given a realistic close-range rapid aimed rate of fire of of approx. 3 rounds per minute, we multiply the 9 projectiles per shell times 3 for 27 projectiles per second. Convert that to projectiles per minute and we get a “rate of fire” of 1,620 rounds per minute of what is essentially a small caliber submachine gun.

So in terms of firepower, imagine a .32 ACP submachine gun with an 81 round magazine firing fully automatic at 1,620 RPM, far higher than the famously fast MG42 machine gun of WW2 fame.

That is what a Remington 1100 Tactical can do.

Devastating!
I have the Tac 4. It's a 9 round mag +1 in chamber. Here it is along side my Benelli M3 autopump combo. Bought the Rem in '05, M3 aound '11 have yet to fire either. Just not a shotgun type. I do like cool stuff.
Attached Thumbnails
Any 1100 fans?-1100-tac4-jpg   Any 1100 fans?-benellli-m3-rem-1100-tac-4-jpg  
__________________
9tenz

Last edited by 7tenz; 03-27-2020 at 01:20 AM. Reason: correction
Reply With Quote
The Following User Likes This Post:
  #19  
Old 03-26-2020, 10:17 PM
robvious robvious is offline
Member
Any 1100 fans?  
Join Date: Jan 2008
Location: Eastern Nebraska
Posts: 1,237
Likes: 2,010
Liked 2,225 Times in 848 Posts
Default

I am the opposite of many here... I have one... but am not a fan... great gun, but I own it because it belonged to my late Uncle, who used it when I hunted next to him as a child... I am an 870 over under fan boy... never warmed up to semi-auto shotguns... watched too many freeze up on pheasant hunts in my youth... but I will cherish my uncle's 1100 for as long as I am able to... it will come out to play occasionally... but I will never own a second one...
Reply With Quote
  #20  
Old 03-27-2020, 03:25 PM
7tenz's Avatar
7tenz 7tenz is offline
Member
 
Join Date: Apr 2003
Location: so cal
Posts: 1,034
Likes: 287
Liked 438 Times in 243 Posts
Default

I have a friend in a lgs chain that I chew the fat with a lot and he mentioned once he prefered the 1100 over an 1187 for various reasons I don't always agree with him on some subjects, but he does know a lot of things esp shotguns and I trust his judgement. He knew I already had the Tac 4 so it wasn't just normal sales pitch.
__________________
9tenz
Reply With Quote
  #21  
Old 03-27-2020, 04:41 PM
Gregor's Avatar
Gregor Gregor is offline
Member
Any 1100 fans? Any 1100 fans? Any 1100 fans? Any 1100 fans? Any 1100 fans?  
Join Date: Nov 2004
Location: N.E.Ohio
Posts: 88
Likes: 671
Liked 159 Times in 56 Posts
Default

Have a Remington 1100 Sporting 28 to instruct new shooters. Bought an extra stock and put a Jones stock adjuster from Recoil-less Engineering to better fit young ladies.
Reply With Quote
  #22  
Old 03-27-2020, 08:08 PM
Lostaro Lostaro is offline
Member
Any 1100 fans? Any 1100 fans? Any 1100 fans? Any 1100 fans? Any 1100 fans?  
Join Date: Dec 2015
Location: SW VA
Posts: 244
Likes: 189
Liked 457 Times in 157 Posts
Default

Have a very soft spot in my heart for the 1100... A 12ga 1100 was my first gun.
At age 12 my Dad took me down to BEST Department store to buy me a 20ga 870 that I had been dreaming about....wouldn't you know it, sold out!
Dad talked with the clerk a bit and he handed me a 12ga Rem 1100....Dad asked if I thought I could handle a 12ga....Of course I said YES!
The most beautiful shotgun I'd ever seen...
Terrorized the local wildlife with that gun for a decade...like a moron I sold it for who knows what
Wish I had it still...…...
Reply With Quote
  #23  
Old 03-28-2020, 05:24 PM
fiasconva's Avatar
fiasconva fiasconva is offline
Member
Any 1100 fans? Any 1100 fans? Any 1100 fans? Any 1100 fans? Any 1100 fans?  
Join Date: Jan 2007
Location: York County, VA
Posts: 2,505
Likes: 0
Liked 2,629 Times in 1,012 Posts
Default

I have a '69 version of one in 16 ga with a 26" imp cyl plain barrel and it's about the best dove getter around. It was about the best Christmas gift I could have gotten back then.
__________________
Why duck?? It's a 9mm!
Reply With Quote
  #24  
Old 03-28-2020, 07:27 PM
boykinlp's Avatar
boykinlp boykinlp is online now
Member
Any 1100 fans? Any 1100 fans? Any 1100 fans? Any 1100 fans? Any 1100 fans?  
Join Date: Apr 2008
Location: South Carolina
Posts: 4,837
Likes: 5,226
Liked 5,339 Times in 1,687 Posts
Default

The one I bought was my first shotgun. It is still my favorite, especially since I shoot it the best!
Larry
__________________
SWCA #3198-Each one, teach one
Reply With Quote
Reply

Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
Forum Jump

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
1100 Question forrestinmathews Firearms & Knives - Other Brands 5 07-09-2019 01:42 PM
Remington 1100 00Buck2 Firearms & Knives - Other Brands 26 02-09-2019 12:29 PM
Remington 1100 dlay Firearms & Knives - Other Brands 18 07-16-2015 08:58 AM
Buick fans / car fans step inside 1blindref The Lounge 21 09-24-2014 10:43 AM
1100 S&W Stock Dillon Arms Smith & Wesson Long Guns 2 12-28-2013 07:23 AM

Powered by vBadvanced CMPS v3.2.3
smith-wessonforum.com tested by Norton Internet Security smith-wessonforum.com tested by McAfee Internet Security

All times are GMT -4. The time now is 12:45 PM.


Search Engine Optimisation provided by DragonByte SEO v2.0.42 (Pro) - vBulletin Mods & Addons Copyright © 2020 DragonByte Technologies Ltd.
© S-W Forum, LLC 2000-2020
Smith-WessonForum.com is not affiliated with Smith & Wesson Holding Corporation (NASDAQ Global Select: SWHC)