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user4 03-06-2009 07:20 PM

Remmy Model 870 or Model 1100
 
Which is better for home defense and why?

Dillinger 03-06-2009 07:25 PM

You got two categories there, but you don't have application(s) listed. One is an auto and one is a manual. They both serve a purpose, but what purpose are you looking for it to handle?

JD

matt g 03-06-2009 07:32 PM

Have you seen the Saiga 12s? They're pretty slick and on an upcoming federal ban list. They're built on an AK action, so they're magazine fed. You can even get 20 and 30 round drums for them.

I'm just sayin'...

Saiga 12 with Tromix goodies:

http://www.tromix.com/images/S02-16inchwt.gif

Advance Armaments 30 rd. drum:

http://www.alliancearmament.com/imag.../30Rd.Drum.jpg

user4 03-06-2009 07:57 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Dillinger (Post 79048)
You got two categories there, but you don't have application(s) listed. One is an auto and one is a manual. They both serve a purpose, but what purpose are you looking for it to handle?

JD


Good point. I was thinking zombies and other would-be invaders...

Dillinger 03-06-2009 08:03 PM

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Originally Posted by Ineffable (Post 79061)
Good point. I was thinking zombies and other would-be invaders...

In that case, the 1100. Although matt did recently turn me onto his little Saiga fetish and I have to say I like the idea behind it. That thing would clear a whole room full of zombies in nothing flat.

But at the price of one of those, you could probably find a used 870 AND an 1100....

Brett has been picking up used 870's, 1100's & Mossy 500's at the local gun shows, working them over a little ( rebluing, trigger, slide work, new stock here or there or maybe some ghost rings ) and they are FLYING out the door right now. He moved 4 shotguns in one afternoon this week!

But, shotguns will ALWAYS be available in one form or another. Nothing to rush out and donate plasma for at this very moment....

JD

user4 03-06-2009 08:08 PM

Now I've seen varied incarnations of the same gun...magnum, express, tactical, and a host of other. What's the difference, and which is better?

Dillinger 03-06-2009 08:25 PM

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Originally Posted by Ineffable (Post 79069)
Now I've seen varied incarnations of the same gun...magnum, express, tactical, and a host of other. What's the difference, and which is better?

Not really my area of expertise to be honest, so I am going to give you what I know to be mostly true and let someone else fill in the gaps.

A Magnum chambered shotgun is for the larger shotgun loads and will have problems with lighter loads, like the 2 3/4" shells.

Tactical just means it doesn't have wood and it has either a pistol grip, or an integrated weapon light and fore end pump, or a synthetic stock. Something along those lines....

Express?? I honestly don't know and never thought to ask. I have an FN... LOL

JD

robocop10mm 03-06-2009 08:59 PM

1100 was a great hunting gun, IMHO the most natural pointing shotties ever. They were finicky about ammo. The 11-87 pretty much replaced the 100 in 12 ga. (20 ga 1100's are still produced). The 11-87 uses a self regulating gas system that will handle light and heavy loads equally well.

I voted 870 because I feel it is superior to the 1100. I would take the 11-87 over the 870.

I, too, am a Saiga lover. My pic is on the saiga thread. Tough, mag fed, feeds anything from 7/8 oz target loads to max 3" mags. Mine is up to AK reliability standards (feeds, fires, extracts and ejects rusty buckshot)

Virginian 03-06-2009 10:49 PM

I own both, and didn't see the HD part of the question until after I voted. I would pick the 870 for HD because it is a manually operated action. Overall, hunting, clays, etc., I'd take an 1100. 15 years ago I'd have given the edge to the Wingmaster. I've gone downhill, not the gun.

bwendholt 03-07-2009 02:21 AM

Easy answer for home defense
 
I love Remington 1100's. I think for the money they're great hunting and target guns (this is not necessarily a popular opinion). BUT, since your question is about home defense, then the 870 is the obvious choice. Why? Because it's a pump-action shotgun.

Remember this; the two most intimidating sounds in the world are a prison door slamming shut and a pump-action shotgun cycling.


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