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I'd be interested to know how many 1100 Classic Trap shooters there are, and what modifications, if any, have you made? Thanks.

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Porkie,

I own one, bought it for occasional sporting clays and doubles, she's unaltered
except for a Ten Dollar clip on shell catcher. Really nice gun and best gun for the money! Frank 41
 

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I bought an 1100 out of the back of a Remington Reps. (remember them?) car about 30 years ago and shot it for years. It has a Timney speedlock trigger, Seitz-pattern holes in the barrel, add-on closer button, mount for a Tasco scope, clip-on shell catcher and a Carey-Comb recoil system. Other than that, it's about stock.

My 13 year-old grandson shot it in an 800 bird program two weeks ago and managed to lose the operating handle. We are in the market for a new handle. If anyone has one for sale please email me.
 

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Frank 41 is 100% correct...it is a great trap gun under any circumstances. The 3 chokes which come with it are a really nice touch. If you want one gun for trap & sporting clays, this is it.
 

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A new-to-clay shooting friend bought one last year as his first dedicated trap gun. After 8,000+ rounds he's really coming into his own and is looking forward to the new year in September.

As an old time 1100 lover the immediate thing that struck me was the Classic's lightweight barrel. The swing, handling, and balance it brings to the 1100 platform makes the gun a true all 'rounder no matter what the game.
 

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Oh puke,
I bought one of these in april 03 and could not be any less impressed!
well the wood was nice.
I stopped shooting trap in 83 and had been using a trap grade 1100,
very happy. So upon rentering the sport what better value than a classic?
Oh hindsight, should have found a used trap grade.
in a quest to hit something with this gun i have installed
wineg new american lady's stock
add on rib
timmney trigger
nothing makes a bad gun shoot like a goodun!
Brad
 

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: Porcupine

If you cant afford a real 1100 then email me and I will send you a BI-Cential Model which is a 1976 year model built like a tank I don't know about the classic's but I figured they are weak like most of the other new fangled stuff now days I left my email above if you want to try a classic 1100 1976 Bi-Cential and I will even pay the shipping charges to you and also I know you are the type of guy to be trusted so just let me know if you want me to send it to you .

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I have one of the last 1986 1100 tb trap guns, mod barrel, not the classic but close to it has the MC STOCK . I used it for 5 stand. 48 of 50 first time I shot it. GREAT GUN. Quit shooting it because heart problems. Been shooting 410 for last two years avg 23's with. I now shoot my 870 trap tb or 1100 skeet, and last week my 870 skeet. all good guns . GOOD LUCK
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I have a late 1970s-vintage 1100 Tournament Trap that pretty much sat in my safe doing nothing until about 18 months ago. I have a pretty severe case of arthritis in my shoulders and neck and the day WILL come when the recoil of a fixed-breech gun will start getting to me. So I got the 1100 out, put on one of the Hastings high-rib trap barrels we sell through Shotgun Sports Magazine, had the Monte Carlo stock's comb made adjustable, replaced the recoil pad that had hardened into a stock protector and had that made adjustable while we were at it and installed a Timney release trigger assembly with closer button extension.

Boy, does that ever make for a sweet-shooting gun! Next to no recoil and that barrel really hammers targets. I wrote an article about it and a guy from Washington state now makes copies of it for people.

I've never shot one of the new Classics but they do look good. I like a heavy gun and would probably have to put a Hastings barrel on it for weight as well as POI. But I wonder if the forearm wood would have to be opened up to accomodate that barrel. Regardless, I think they are a good buy.

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Soon

I ordered one yesterday.
 

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Better yet do a friend a favor that is about to purchase a 391. Hit him as hard as you can in the arm. Then tell him that is how hard the 391 recoils. Friends do not let people they care about shoot Beretta 391's. Jeff
 

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One afternoon at the Seattle Skeet and Trap Club maybe 1975, I borrowed the Club 1100 Trap Gun and won most of the meat shoots with it. Put it in my truck and told Ron Tree Club Manager that I would buy the Club a new gun but they were not getting that one back.

Only problem with it is the clip on shell catcher causes the operating handle to fall out, so I use a rubber band.

Still have it, still win my share of meat with it.

Recently bought a 3 in mag 1100 choked modified, A rib but no sight beads on it for $240 at a gunshow. Shoots fine, at our altitude 6900 feet a cylinder bore will break 16 Yd targets nicely.

I have owned two 20 Ga. 1100's they seem to have zero recoil with standard loads.

Take your 1100 apart and polish the rubbing surfaces with a fine stone.

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Enjoy your 391's; they are not for me however.
 

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Bought an 1100 Classic Trap about a year ago. The fit and chokes fix a world of problems. I have had a little trouble with this Classic Trap involving the following: drop a shell into the receiver; hit the release button; action will jam the shell upward and not close; I pull the handle back aways and release and the action will insert the shell properly and close. It only seems to do this occasionally - if the shell is "too far forward" in the receiver when the action is closed. Anyone else have this problem? Meanwhile I shoot an 870 with a straight trap stock, an older 1100 trap or older 1100 field, or a recently acquired Remington 31 TC. Would really like to stick with the Classic Trap if I could solve the action problem. Like SuperX Jeff, I tried the Beretta 391s - Ford vs. Chevy - I thought they kicked too much and were overrated. 1100s all the way!
 

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SuperXJeff, quote: "Better yet do a friend a favor that is about to purchase a 391. Hit him as hard as you can in the arm. Then tell him that is how hard the 391 recoils. Friends do not let people they care about shoot Beretta 391's."<br>
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You realize, don't you, that you've just opened a can of worms and this thread will now be plastered with boat pics?
 

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I shoot an Classic Trap and am doing well enough with it. Two of the original choke tubes had inconsistent POIs. I replaced them with some budget Hastings choke tubes and never looked back. It shoots a bit flat (2"-3" high at 35 to 40 yds), but I got used to it in a hurry. I like the target contour barrel. I've had some shoulder surgeries and still have some nerve issues with the left arm. It has diminished the strength in that arm enough to give me a hard time with some of my older O/Us and other shotguns. The 1100 Classic Trap is light enough for that arm to handle it. The only other additions are a shell catcher, Meadows sight blinder, a gallon of Break Free, and a big bag of spare parts.
 

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I bought one new a year ago. Initially the POI was 6 in. to the right at 20 yds. Sent it back to Remington, they replaced the barrel (took a while), now I'm shooting it and grinding up targets. Only modifications are a 2-piece gas seal which worked much better and replaced the tiny front bead with a standard sized white bead. May get an adjustable comb and stock adjuster some day. Might also get the chamber polished and forcing cone lengthened as the chamber is rough but it doesn't seem to hurt anything. Overall I am quite pleased with the gun. I shoot the "long handicap" choke for everything and I think the tight choke does not cost me any targets, just breakes them harder. That's my experience!
 
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