What's the difference between the 1100 and 1187?

What's the difference between the 1100 and 1187?

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    What's the difference between the 1100 and 1187?

    Hi all! Many of you probably already know the difference between these two, but I put this together over the weekend just for anyone who might have a question.

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    I enjoyed learning the difference between the two Remington models. Well done, hrfunk.

    Actually, I watched the video about 10-15 minutes ago on your YT channel. Very glad to see your channel hasn't been shut down.
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    The Remington 1100 is the older and to me a better model Automatic Shotgun. I have owned several 1100 and still have 4 or 5. Great all around shotgun. nice video!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Tstone View Post
    I enjoyed learning the difference between the two Remington models. Well done, hrfunk.

    Actually, I watched the video about 10-15 minutes ago on your YT channel. Very glad to see your channel hasn't been shut down.
    Me too! Thanks for watching.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Gabill View Post
    The Remington 1100 is the older and to me a better model Automatic Shotgun. I have owned several 1100 and still have 4 or 5. Great all around shotgun. nice video!
    Thanks! Like I said in the video, the 1100 is a classic shotgun. The higher grades are very aesthetically pleasing, and when used with the proper ammunition, they run very well.

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    I have had several 1100 shotguns and never had t o change barrels to shoot different loads. the 12 ga guns would shoot skeet or short magnum ammo.
    My other 1100 would shoot ever I put in them. This is new to me, I guess I didn't do what I was supposed to. The only time I changed a barrel was to get screw in choke tubes
    I watched the video again and he did say yo must change the 1100 barrel to shoot heavier loads, This is not right.
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    Quote Originally Posted by redmc View Post
    I have had several 1100 shotguns and never had t o change barrels to shoot different loads. the 12 ga guns would shoot skeet or short magnum ammo.
    My other 1100 would shoot ever I put in them. This is new to me, I guess I didn't do what I was supposed to. The only time I changed a barrel was to get screw in choke tubes.
    I think it is kind of variable from one shotgun to the next. I've heard others say the same thing you did. Apparently, it was enough of an issue for some shooters that Remington went to the time and expense of re-engineering the gas system. Interestingly, for my 1187P barrel, they did away with the gas relief system (since the "P" models are expected to be fired with full-power loads). So essentially, other than a slightly longer barrel extension, and the model number stamped on the receiver, it is an 1100.

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    I'm probably wrong, but my understanding was earlier 1100s shot only 2-3/4 shells, and it could not be easily adapted to shoot 3" shells, so they came out with the 11-87, a virtual copy. I've also heard something in the loading gate was prone (?) to break with the 1100. I've never had to fix mine but a buddy did have to have his repaired once. Don't recall the exact problem.

    I inherited mine from my F-in-L. Used it quite a bit hunting in WA, but it collected dust here in FL until I ran down a 20" barrel and installed it for HD. The 26" IC barrel it came with never had an issue with any loads I ran through it, including reloads.
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    Quote Originally Posted by muzzleblast View Post
    Nice piano playing by your daughter.
    Thank you! I'll pass that on to her.

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    Thanks Howard for another good video.
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    Quote Originally Posted by OldVet View Post
    I'm probably wrong, but my understanding was earlier 1100s shot only 2-3/4 shells, and it could not be easily adapted to shoot 3" shells, so they came out with the 11-87, a virtual copy. I've also heard something in the loading gate was prone (?) to break with the 1100. I've never had to fix mine but a buddy did have to have his repaired once. Don't recall the exact problem.

    I inherited mine from my F-in-L. Used it quite a bit hunting in WA, but it collected dust here in FL until I ran down a 20" barrel and installed it for HD. The 26" IC barrel it came with never had an issue with any loads I ran through it, including reloads.
    I have a 1100 magnum that shoots 3" shells. In fact I bought another barrel for the screw in chokes. Best shotgun that I think I have shot. I have o/u that are 3 to 4 times more expensive and they don't shoot any better. I have killed a lot of doves with the 1100 and a few quail.
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    I have done a little three gun years and this my 1187. I have one other barrel that hasn't been used.

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