Anybod own a 1187 premier? What makes it so speacial?
October 18, 2007, 07:02 PM
Lighter version -- slightly lighter than a similar 1100, AFAIK. Polished blue, walnut stock, engraving.
1187 Premier vs. 1187 Sportsman is like 870 Wingmaster LC vs. 870 Express.
Except I have an Express; I'm not too interested in the Sportsman. But most birds I've ever pursued live on dry land. If I sat in a duck blind and wanted heft for heavy loads instead of a quick gun for flushing quail, it'd work.
October 18, 2007, 11:16 PM
Well, the heft isn't just to soak up recoil. It also makes for a smoother swing on predictable birds that you see coming and have time to get up on. 2 3/4" steel will kill ducks over deeks, though. Mostly, I want the 3" stuff in hevi shot when I'm laid out in white coveralls in a rag spread callin' the snows.
October 19, 2007, 12:59 AM
I find a 49" gun that weighs 7.75 lb. to be plenty smooth enough. Somehow my old 1100 manages to be smooth on predictable targets but quick enough for rising quail. If you can hit that combo just right, you've got a great shotgun.
I don't need a field gun to weigh quite what my trap gun does. But I don't shoot lying down, sitting, crouching, etc.
October 19, 2007, 05:25 PM
I love my 1100!
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