The Remington Model 11-87 (sometimes misspelled as 1187) was first produced and manufactured in 1987 as a strengthened and improved model of the Remington model 1100 shotgun.
This improved and new model is essentially similar to its predecessor but the Remington 11-87 is much stronger because it was manufactured to fire 3" (76 mm) magnum shells. Both the older model 1100 and the newer 11-87 are produced and manufactured in parallel, and at the present time (since 2002) Remington catalog currently lists about 20 hunting models of the Model 11-87 plus at least four Tactical / Police models. These Tactical / Police models differ from the sporting and hunting guns by having polymer only stocks, a black parkerized finish, rifle-type sights (with blade front and open or ghost-ring rear) and relatively short barrels. Most Tactical / Police models are outfitted with a magazine extension tube by standard. Nearly all of the ll 11-87 shotguns decrease the felt recoil by equipping a rubber recoil pad on the buttstock. The 11-87 is slightly heavier than model 1100 shotgun, and offers a considerably more effective firepower and range due to the more powerful Magnum ammunition it uses to fire. This, however comes at the price of the much stronger felt recoil. Remington model 11-87 tactical shotguns are frequently used by the numerous Law Enforcement agencies and even some military forces worldwide and in the USA.
Type: gas operated, semi-automatic
Gauge: 12 (3" - 76 mm chamber)
Length: ~ 965 mm (with 18" barrel) mm
Barrel length: 14" (355 mm), 18" (457 mm) or 20" (508 mm)
Weight ~ 3.6 kg with 18" barrel
Capacity: 5 (standard) or 7 (with magazine extender) rounds in underbarrel tube magazine