Firearm Infobox
Name, Image, type, origin
Name Remington 1100
Image Remington 1100 Tactical Shotgun
Remington 1100 Tactical Shotgun in 12 gauge
Type Shotgun
Place of origin Flag of the United States United States
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Service history
In service
Used by United States
Production history
Designer Wayne Leek
Manufacturer Remington Arms
Produced 1963
Weight 3 kg (6.61 lbs) - 3.5 kg (7.73 lbs)
Length varies with model
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Barrel length 254 mm (10 inches) - 762 mm (30 inches)
Diameter {{{diameter}}}
Cartridge 12 gauge,16 gauge,20 gauge,28 gauge,.410 bore
Action semi-automatic
Muzzle velocity
Effective range 40 m
Maximum range
Other identifying characteristics
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The Remington 1100 is a gas-operated semi-automatic shotgun, popular among waterfowlers and clay target shooters.

History Edit

Designed by Wayne Leek[1], the Remington model 1100 was introduced in 1963 as a successor to John Browning's Auto-5. All models of the 1100 are gas operated [2], with a mechanism that noticeably reduces recoil.[3]. The 1100 is still in production as of 2007, and is the best selling selfloading shotgun in U.S. history.[4]

Model Introduction Edit

Several parts of the 1100 are interchangeable with other Remington shotguns model 870 and 11-87.

Uses in Trap and Skeet Shooting Edit

When it was introduced in 1963, the Remington 1100 was an immediate success with Skeet shooters in particular. The gas-operated action of the model 1100 was particularly popular, as it reduced felt recoil.

The 1100 is also a popular Trap gun, special versions with high ribs and Monte Carlo stocks are available. As with other semi automatic shotguns a shell catcher can be used to avoid spent shells hitting others on the squad when shooting Trap.

Because of the 1100's durability and ability to almost never jam, its receiver has been placed on the 1100 TAC-4 (tactical) model. This receiver and barrel are made of thicker, heavier stamped steal to accommodate rapid succession of fire and cooling.

Remington 1100 Tactical 8 Rounds

Remington 1100 Tactical Shotgun in 12 gauge - holds 8 rounds (2 3/4") in the magazine


Notes Edit

  1. Harold Murtz. Gun Digest Treasury (DBI Books, 1994), p.193
  2. Instruction Book for:Models 1100, 11-87 & 11-87 Super magnum Autoloading Shotguns Models 1100, 11-87 & 11-87 Super magnum Autoloading Shotguns, Remington Arms Company, Form RD 7061 Rev. 205
  3. Murtz, ibid.
  4. ibid.

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