Remington 1100 Tactical Shotgun in 12 gauge—holds eight rounds (23⁄4") in the magazine
|Place of origin||United States|
|Used by||See Users|
|Weight||8 lb (3.6 kg) (28" barrel)|
|Length||Varies with model|
|Barrel length||18 in (460 mm) to 30 in (760 mm)|
|Cartridge||12 gauge, 16 gauge, 20 gauge, 28 gauge, .410 bore|
|Feed system||up to 10+1 rounds (with law enforcement ammo tube but normally only 4+1), internal tube magazine|
The Remington 1100 is a gas-operated semi-automatic shotgun, popular among sportsmen. The Remington 1100 was the first semiautomatic shotgun to feature significant improvements in felt recoil, light weight and reliability.
Designed by Wayne Leek and R Kelley, the Remington Model 1100 was introduced in 1963 as a successor to the Model 58 and 878 gas operated shotguns. The Model 58s had supplanted the recoil operated Model 11-48, which retained the long recoil action of John Browning's original design, present in the Remington Model 11 and the Auto-5. All models of the 1100 are gas operated with a mechanism that noticeably reduces recoil. Several variations of the Model 1100, in 12, 20, and 28 gauges, and .410 bore are still in production as of 2013. The Remington Model 1100 ushered in the era of successful and reliable gas-actuated autoloading shotguns, and it is the best selling autoloading shotgun in U.S. history, with over 4 million produced. The Model 1100 holds the record for the most shells fired out of an autoloading shotgun without malfunction, cleaning or parts breakage with a record of over 24,000 rounds. The record was set in 1978 with a Remington model 1100 LT-20. Breaking this record has been attempted with several other models of semi-auto shotguns but has yet to be broken. In 2011 Remington introduced the Model 1100 Competition Synthetic, showing the 1100 still has a lot of life left in it.
The Remington 1100 is often used as a waterfowling gun.
The 1100 is a popular gun used in trap shooting, skeet shooting, and sporting clays; 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. Modified versions of the 1100 are popular in tactical three-gun shooting as well.
- 12 gauge (1963)
- 16 gauge (1964)
- 20 gauge (1964)
- .410 bore (1969)
- Matched Pair in .410 bore & 28 gauge (1970)
- 20 gauge Lightweight—LW (1970)
- 20 gauge Lightweight—LT (1977)
Through the years there have been numerous limited editions and Commemorative models, such as the Ducks Unlimited guns.
- Brazil: Used by Military Police of Rio de Janeiro State.
- Malaysia: Malaysian Special Operations Force.
- Mexico: Used by Mexican Naval Infantry.
- United States: Used by some law enforcement agencies.
- ↑ 1.0 1.1 1.2 Murtz, Harold (1994). Gun Digest Treasury. DBI Books. p. 193. ISBN 978-0-87349-156-3.
- ↑ Pridgen, D.K. (2010). "Nighthawk Tactical 1100 12 Gauge". p. 98.
- ↑ Thompson, Leroy (December 2008). "Malaysian Special Forces". Special Weapons. http://www.tactical-life.com/online/special-weapons/malaysian-special-forces. Retrieved 2010-02-10.
- ↑ McManners, Hugh (2003). Ultimate Special Forces. DK Publishing, Inc. ISBN 0-7894-9973-8.
- Official Remington 1100/11-87 Manual & Schematic (.pdf)
- Remington 1100 Firearm Model History
- Dissembling and Cleaning Your Remington 1100
- Video from Viking Tactics, Inc. on the 1100 Competition Master
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