11-87 Premier Gone?


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johnmcl
January 17, 2007, 03:56 PM
Hi all,

I just noticed that the prettiest 11-87, the Premier, is no longer on the Remington website.

Does anyone have any insight into its status? I'd hate to think of such a pretty gun discontinued.

John

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zinj
January 17, 2007, 04:01 PM
They are being phased out by the 1100 G3's. Basically an evolution of the 11-87 (itself an evolution of the original 1100).

ArmedBear
January 17, 2007, 04:04 PM
AFAIK, they're replacing it with two models, the 1100 G3, and the 105CTi, both of which will shoot light or heavy loads, 2 3/4" or 3" shells.

Both are pretty, and both are a good deal more "high tech" than a Premier -- and more expensive. The 1100 G3 has upgraded internal and external finishes, overbored barrel, etc., and the 105 is a completely different gun that uses Titanium and Carbon fiber for the receiver, and Carbon fiber for the rib.

http://www.remington.com/images/products/firearms/shotgun/lgsil_1100g3.jpg
http://www.remington.com/products/firearms/shotguns/model_1100/model_1100_G3.asp

http://www.remington.com/images/products/firearms/shotgun/lgsil_105cti.jpg
http://www.remington.com/products/firearms/shotguns/model_105CTi.asp

I've shot a 105, and I want one, at least when it's not a brand-new product. It's as light as a 20, it loads a lot quicker than an 1100 or 11-87, and it drops hulls in front of you rather than somewhere in the bushes or right in the face of the next guy at the range.

That said, I lament the loss of the 11-87 Upland Special. I was thinking of buying a 20 for next season, but I'm a bit broke at the moment.

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