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Old 05-14-2012, 03:25 AM   #1
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I have a Remington 1100 12 ga from trap shooting and was wondering if it is worth getting a pump such as the Remington 870. What do you like better semi auto or pump. If pump why and which pump do you suggest for trap?

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Old 05-14-2012, 05:09 AM   #2
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Is there a handicap league in trap like Heavy Metal or No Optic in 3Gun? If not I dont see why purchasing one would be worth it. I'm sure there's $300 in cool stuff you'd like to get for your 1100. I'd like to get a stock set and barrel for mine.

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Old 05-14-2012, 10:22 AM   #3
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Buy an 870 (yuck) if you want it to shoot Trap. Don't buy it TO shoot Trap -- no, you don't need it.

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A semi will make it easier. Maybe at some point you want to switch to pump to challenge yourself a bit.

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I can shot a pump almost as fast as I can a semi auto....but I still like my semi autos until I have one malfunction on me then I'm ready to through it in the trash

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I've never had any use for pumps. 19th century technology, IMHO.

A quality, well maintained semi-auto is just as reliable, and doesn't rip your shoulder off.

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I've had several well made autos jam on me! Just saying

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I have both but I remember my first skeet primer, you have enough to do just concentrating on keeping the barrel moving to the next Tgt w/o having to pump as well. Very few people use a pump in competition.

Now, there are some people who are just experts w pumps. They may even be faster than autos BUT these talents are rare - I don't know why. I remember seeing an older guy w pump 22 and it was almost full auto. Downright impressive to see.

Most of the Big Dogs in skeet, have O/Us w barrel sets. I have only had jamming issues w my autos during the winter and when I fail to keep it clean.

Trap is a separate discipline w higher ribs - the guns shoot high so you never lose sight of the Tgt. Trap guns are so specialized, I haven't seen many people use them for anything else.

I hunt w an 870 syn pump because I don't want to take my wood autos through the brush.

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I have both but I remember my first skeet primer, you have enough to do just concentrating on keeping the barrel moving to the next Tgt w/o having to pump as well. Very few people use a pump in competition.

Now, there are some people who are just experts w pumps. They may even be faster than autos BUT these talents are rare - I don't know why. I remember seeing an older guy w pump 22 and it was almost full auto. Downright impressive to see.

Most of the Big Dogs in skeet, have O/Us w barrel sets. I have only had jamming issues w my autos during the winter and when I fail to keep it clean.

Trap is a separate discipline w higher ribs - the guns shoot high so you never lose sight of the Tgt. Trap guns are so specialized, I haven't seen many people use them for anything else.

I hunt w an 870 syn pump because I don't want to take my wood autos through the brush.
He was probably slam firing with the pump .22.
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I've had several well made autos jam on me! Just saying
Was it properly maintained?

If it was, you had a defective weapon that needed to be returned to the factory to be repaired.
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