These guns get a pretty bad rap from some folks. Lots of jams and other cycling issues. I've had mine for about 5 years, primarily shoot in the desert southwest so there is zero humidity(no rain either !
) , but it's a dusty environment. It replaced my old plain jane 1100 that was stolen.
I normally shoot 2 3/4 , #7.5 shot federals or whatever I can get at wally world, you know, the 100rds for about $22 deal. I have about 500 rds thru my gun. For cleaning all I have done is run a bore snake thru it after a days hunting, wipe out the chamber area and wipe down the exterior metal with breakfree. That's it.
It hasn't failed to fire or failed to cycle as of yet. Haven't changed any O rings or gas piston rings. I haven't taken the forearm off since I assembled the gun when I got it home. I have the 11-87 premier, I treat it like a field gun should be treated, I didn't buy it just for looks.
Anyone else shoot an 11-87?...................................markerdown