Hey guys im looking for your opinion on which gun you like the best(1100;870 from Remington)
1976 870TB Trap
1980 870SA Skeet
1989 870 20g Ltwt
1994 870TC Trap
1995 870 Wingmaster
2005 1100 Classic Trap
All bought new in their year of manufacture.
This is not counting my wife's 1100TA Trap, 1100 Sporting 28 and 11-87SC
The 870TB has been my main trap gun from 1976 until the mid 1990's when I got the 870TC, though the TB still got a lot of use. Trap is my main shooting game.
I used the 870SA for skeet though I don't currently shoot skeet.
The 870 20g Ltwt is my "go to" upland gun.
I use the 870 Wingmaster for sporting clays when I want to shoot a pump for the game.
The 1100 Classic Trap was bought because I needed and excuse for a new gun and at 54, I have various "damage" from years ago and am prone to migranes, the reduced recoil sensation from the 1100 is a bonus.
For hunting, I like the pump, a lot of my hunting used to be in the remote regions of Northern Ontario and the 870 is easier to strip down in camp, if needed.
Also, I just like shooting pumps, I am old enough to have come up through the ranks shooting them, after 36 years and several 100,000 rounds, I can cycle them fast enough to do whatever I want with them. I found years ago it was not hard for even an akward person like myself to shoot doubles or triples with a pump, if they want to and learn how to do it; if they don't, an autoloader might be better for them.
I find I do like the slightly heavier 1100 Classic Trap. with that weight more "forward", as compared to the 870TB or TC; though I can still shoot my 870 trap guns as well as ever on trap.
If I was going back into skeet or sporting clays, I'd likely buy a new 1100 Sporting or Skeet for the weight and recoil reduction.
For hunting, now, it would be a toss up, probably still my 20g 870, though a new 1100 20g would be looked at pretty closely.
Sorry, that's a bunch of rambling that likely doesn't help much