Firearms / Shotguns / Remington M11-87

Remington M11-87

General Facts

  • TYPE
    Shotgun

  • ORIGIN
    United States

  • NICKNAMES
    -

  • DESIGNED
    1980's

  • DESIGNER
    Remington

  • PRODUCTION
    1987 - present

  • PRODUCERS
    United States - Remington
    United States - Scattergun Technologies (now Wilson Combat)

  • QUANTITY
    Unknown

  • UNIT COST
    Unknown

  • CHARACTERISTICS
    Semi-automatic
    Ability to fire magnum rounds
    Does not cycle low powered rounds

Introduction

The M11-87 is a shotgun of US origin. It was developed by Remington in the 1980's and is an improved version of the M1100 semi-automatic shotgun. The M11-87 is popular for its semi-automatic fire and limited recoil. The drawback is that it is more expensive and less reliable than a pump action model.

Design

The M11-87 is an improved M1100. The M11-87 uses the same gas operation but has a chamber that will also accept 3 inch magnum shells. The police models are fitted with shorter barrels than the civilian models and feature magazine extensions. All police models have black synthetic furniture and a rubber recoil pad. Most police models also feature ghost ring sights, but standard sights or rifle sights are common as well.

Firepower

The M11-87 fire 12ga shotgun shells with a length of 2.75 or 3 inch. Depending on the length of the model and if a magazine extension has been installed the tubular magazine under the barrel has a capacity of 4 to 7 rounds. The M11-87 is semi-automatic and has no pump action ability. As a result low powered rounds will not cycle. Since the gas operation increases recoil duration the felt recoil is significantly reduced. Combined with semi-automatic loading it allows for quick and accurate follow up shots. Models with rifled barrel for slug firing are also available.

Users

The M11-87 is widely used by police and other law enforcement units in the United States and in some other nations. With the introduction of newer semi-automatic shotguns such as the Benelli Super 90 series the competition for the M11-87 has grown significantly.

Variants

Model 11-87 Police

The M11-87 Police lineup consists of two basic models. The short barreled Entry model and the standard length model. Various sights and accessories are available.

M11-87P Entry: The Entry model has a 14 inch barrel and has no magazine extension.
M11-87P: The full size model has an 18 inch barrel and a 2 round magazine extension.

TypeShotgun
Caliber12ga 3"
Magazine5 round tubular magazine
OperationGas operated
Fire selector0-1
Rate of fireSemi-automatic
Barrel length457 mm
RiflingSmoothbore
Muzzle velocity?
StockFixed
Length880 mm
Width?
Height?
Weight3.5 kg
SightsIron sights, post front and ghost ring rear
Remarks-
TypeShotgun
Caliber12ga 3"
Magazine7 round tubular magazine
OperationGas operated
Fire selector0-1
Rate of fireSemi-automatic
Barrel length457 mm
RiflingSmoothbore
Muzzle velocity?
StockFixed
Length985 mm
Width?
Height?
Weight3.75 kg
SightsIron sights, post front and ghost ring rear
Remarks-

Scattergun models

Scattergun Technologies offers several customized versions of Remington produced M11-87 shotguns. The customization consists of improved load and feed mechanisms, better sights, added tactical lights and various other accessories.

SWAT model: T The most compact model and is similar to the Remington Entry model.
K-9 model: A full size model comparable to the standard Remington M11-87P.
Urban Sniper: The Urban Sniper is a unique kind of shotgun. It is based on the full size model and has a rifled barrel for firing slugs. An adjustable bipod, 2.75x scope and cheekpiece on the stock turn it into a sort of short range sniper rifle.

TypeShotgun
Caliber12ga 3"
Magazine5 round tubular magazine
OperationGas operated
Fire selector0-1
Rate of fireSemi-automatic
Barrel length356 mm
RiflingSmoothbore
Muzzle velocity?
StockFixed
Length876 mm
Width?
Height?
Weight3.97 kg
SightsIron sights, post front and ghost ring rear
Remarks-
TypeShotgun
Caliber12ga 3"
Magazine7 round tubular magazine
OperationGas operated
Fire selector0-1
Rate of fireSemi-automatic
Barrel length457 mm
RiflingSmoothbore
Muzzle velocity?
StockFixed
Length978 mm
Width?
Height?
Weight3.86 kg
SightsIron sights, post front and ghost ring rear
Remarks-
TypeShotgun
Caliber12ga 3"
Magazine7 round tubular magazine
OperationGas operated
Fire selector0-1
Rate of fireSemi-automatic
Barrel length457 mm
RiflingRifled for slugs
Muzzle velocity?
StockFixed
Length978 mm
Width?
Height?
Weight4.3 kg
SightsNo iron sights, 2.75x optical sight
Remarksbipod

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