I picked up from my local merchant of death a brand new in box Remington 11-87 Sportsman Super Mag Waterfowl in some form of cammo.
I got an exceptional deal on it and to my understanding the 11-87 was/is supposed to be the Cadillac of semi-auto shotguns, the best in the biz of non-custom shotguns.
And I have made a mental choice to try and buy not just quantity of guns but serious quality (like the Broadsword).
Of course I'm not one of those folks who lets my new gun lay about to I immediately went to the range with a couple boxes of shells and tried it out.
Form and function on the range were perfect with both 2 3/4 and 3 1/2" shells it ran beautifully.
So I was planning on taking it hunting tomorrow morning.
As I was getting my gear together for the trip tomorrow I was practicing releasing the carrier and quickly loading shells into the mag.
When the carrier release button stopped working, I wiggled it and it worked again but the problem increased in frequency.
I pulled the trigger group out to see what was up, I can't see anything wrong with it but maybe one of the tabs on the carrier release button is a little too far out.
Then when I went to re-assemble the feed latch bar has moved forward about 1/16 of an inch blocking the forward trigger pin from going back. WTF!?!
I goobered around with it for about 2 hours tonight and I simply cannot get that pin into the front hole even without the trigger group in the gun.
Quite frankly I'm pretty devastated I've wanted one of these guns for quite a while and to have it go down within a matter of hours is just beyond my words of aggravation
I am going to take this gun back to my gun guy tomorrow if he's open and I am quite frankly pretty put off of Remington, this is the 2nd gun of theirs I've had go face down on me but I certainly didn't expect it to happen within 12 hours of purchasing the gun and less than 30 shells through it!
I think I'm going to go try the Mossberg 935 series or a Baikal.