The Remington 1100 is a semi automatic, gas-operated shotgun, popular among clay target shooters and waterfowlers.
The Remington 1100 was designed by Wayne Leek and formally named the Remington model 1100. The shotgun was introduced in 1963 as the premier successor to John Browning's Auto-5. All models of the Remington 1100 are gas operated, with a unique mechanism that significantly reduces recoil. The Remington 1100 is still currently in production as of 2007, and is consistently the best selling self loading shotgun in United States history.
Different Gauges Introduction
12 gauge (1963)
16 gauge (1964)
20 gauge (1969)
.410 bore (1969)
Matched Pair in .410 bore & 28-gauge (1970)
Uses in Skeet and Trap Shooting
When the Remington 1100 was first introduced in 1963, the Remington 1100 was an instant success especially with Skeet shooters. Particularly popular was the gas-operated action of the model 1100 as it significantly reduced felt recoil.
The Remington 1100 is also a very popular Trap gun, special variants with Monte Carlo stocks and high ribs are available. As with numerous other semi automatic shotguns a standard shell catcher can be used to fully avoid spent shells striking others on the squad when shooting Trap.
The drastically reduced recoil of the Remington 1100 makes it extremely popular with smaller framed, first time, and Women skeet shooters as well.
Numerous parts of the 1100 were and are interchangeable with other Remington shotguns model 11-87 and 870.