Hi all, first post, so here it goes;
I recently acquired a Remington 1100 shotgun with what appears to be a 28' barrel, standard 5 round, 2 3/4 shell capacity and wood furniture. It had a magazine plug to permit only two rounds, which I've removed.
Given I don't have the money for a new shotgun, I'd like to configure this one for HD use. My main problem was that I couldn't get it to manually cycle (haven't been able to shoot it yet). The round ejected from the magazine would slap against the carrier latch, the bolt would lock back and nothing would happen.
Someone on another forum suggested that I cycle the bolt very quickly, and I have in fact gotten it to chamber rounds this way. HOWEVER, I've seen the video on Youtube in which a Tactical version of this gun is cycled much more slowly, and yet the round still chambers. What am I missing here? Should all 1100's chamber that way? Or is there something in the Tactical version that allows that to be done?
I can't seem to find much information anywhere, but it seems very odd that a gun would need to have the bolt cycled at very high speed in order to chamber a round.
Can anyone help?