Black Aces Tactical Remington 1100 Vintage Shotgun SBS
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The Remignton 1100 series of shotguns is a true classic, one of the best semi-auto shotguns ever made. I know, I know, Remington has had their quality control issues in the past, but I’ve shot more Remington products than I can even begin to remember in recent years and have only had one problem. But there was a really good reason your grandfather bought his 1100 and those guns are still impressive workhorses to this day.

Black Aces Tactical Remington 1100 Vintage Shotgun SBS

Black Aces Tactical, who has been making shotguns into not-shotguns since before it was cool, has a great new old product. They are buying up Remignton 1100s that were built in the 60’s to the mid 80’s and restoring them.

The Black Aces Tactical Vintage line features a refurbished and Cerakoted receiver, an upgraded piston, new seals and upgraded lifter latch spring. They’re using original factory wood with great a patina (their description, I haven’t seen one yet) and refinishing it to a deep gloss.

The The Black Aces Vintage 1100s are available in two flavors, an SBS with a 12.5-inch barrel that packs 4+1 rounds and an 18.5-inch version that holds 6+1.

The SBS version will set you back $949, which seems more than fair for one of these old beauties.

Black Aces Tactical Remington 1100 Vintage Shotgun SBS

The 18.5-inch version is the same price.

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  1. Both look great , I think that the price is fair , I also like the fact that the barrel comes in two varieties. I would go with the 18.5 ” if I had the extra cash laying around I would love one. A piece of beauty , or in this case two.

  2. I own a Remington 1100 20 gauge “heavy frame”. Dad bought it in the 60’s and left it to me when he passed away. Wonderful shotgun: easy to handle, aims well, very reliable. It will be passed on to one of my boys some day.

    I’ve always wanted to get another 1100 to create a matching set. These new refurbs look great and the price is right, so I may have to grab one.

    • Around here (central Texas) you find pre-86 fixed choke models chambered in 2 3/4 only going for around $300-400. Pretty easy to modify the mag and cut the barrel down your self. The 3″ models (magnums marked with an M) go for $100 or so more. I think a lot of “tactical” people are turned off by the glossy wood stocks and longer vent rib barrels. And a lot of bird hunters want 3″ chambers and the ability to switch chokes. Lastly the seals are known to deteriorate over time and some folks who inherit them find the won’t cycle and dump them (seals are cheap and easy to replace). Which makes the 1100 on of the bargain nicely performing autoloaders around.

    • You could fit 3 of them in there, and the Guvner can probably use it to pick off a rabid squirrel at 3mi. Creedmoor Tres, the new hotness!

      • Oh man. A 6.5 creedmoor shotgun that shoots 3 6.5 creedmores per shell… I don’t think the world is ready for that level of creedmoor…

        • I can’t help remembering the adage “Kill two birds with one stone”. And thinking, what One Beast would require Three (6.5 Creedmoor) Stones to Kill It…

  3. I want one, but let’s talk SBS for a minute. As I recall, tax on an SBS is $5, but does the same process apply as for an SBR? As in, do I buy the gun and wait a year to take possession, once I have daddy ATF’s permission? Anybody know?

    • $200 Tax Stamp and Form 4 submittal to the ATF and wait. Most people are reporting around 6 months right now, but of course, as always, I’m at around 11.

  4. I like the 18.5 on certain but how could that be the same price as the sbs? There’s no $200 tax for making it and less written as the barrels don’t have to be cut and the gas system likely needs less work to run.

  5. The cheap ass metal finish was the thumbs down for me. No Factory type re-blue, then no sale period.

    • I kinda agree. I like the idea of a refurbished 1100. They should have gone with a good old blued finish even if it cost a little more. The Cerakote would not turn me off enough to not buy one but if I wanted an 1100 I would buy a Cz712 which I did, and then sold, and now want another. Not that I think modern Remy’s aren’t just fine but the CZ712 is an excellent 1100 clone and much cheaper.

  6. I had an 1100. I had the barrel shortened to just over 18″ and had the stock shortened a little and a recoil pad put on. I put on an extended magazine and ended up with a terrific weapon.
    It’s one of those I don’t have that I kick myself over. The others I don’t have, my Galil ARM 308 and my Colt Python.

  7. If you’re going to ghettoize a classic like the 1100, at least give it a synthetic stock so none of that beautiful walnut gets butchered too.

  8. The 18.5″ version would be a great home defense gun for people who are concerned about juries being scared by black rifles.

  9. My father has a 20 gauge 1100 he bought for dove hunting. Not the worst POS in the world, but pretty close.

    Woefully undergassed which leads to feed and ejection issues.

  10. Model 11/ Browning A5 are far prettier guns to look at. Personally, the 1100 has always been ‘meh’ to my eye, and this chop job does it no favors.

  11. I never liked the cutting of a barrel or a stock of a shotgun, especially a vintage one. It doesn’t seem right to me. I have seen it done to a Winchester 97 and a Ithaca 37 in gun shops. Many years ago, I saw a Winchester Model 97 ” forced trench gun” in a gun shop and pointed it out to the gun shop owner that it wasn’t original. He didn’t say anything.

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