Yes, Since Remingtons went to stamped parts (most shotgun manufacturers have these days to save on production costs) their quality has suffered because of it. I had horrible experiences with 1100s jamming while duck hunting back in the 1970's and will never own another (I also had the same trouble with a Winchester 1400 and won't have one of those either).
I switched to double barrels, single shots, and pumps for hunting because they would not let me down. Four years ago I bought a Benelli SBE for Turkey hunting that has never mis-fired. Any shell I feed into the magazine will fire regardless if it is 2 3/4 field loads or 3 1/2 shells, one right after the other, will fire. That SBE will shoot in all weather conditions hot, cold, rain, snow, salt spray, whatever, it doesn't matter. The others I have tried would not do that.
I also was a licensed gunsmith for years, so I know how to polish rails and sweeten up actions to get them to perform better than a factory firearm does out of the box.
I'm sure there are plenty of Remington guys out there who will freak out and scream bloody murder when they read this, but I can only go by what happened to me. To take the time and expense of going on a long hunting trip and have your 1100 basically turn into a single shot ( I had to work the action after every shot because it would not eject spent magnum shells) broke me of ever taking one hunting with me again.
I've got something that works now, I'm sticking with it.
Recall that what started this thread was me looking for a barrel for a good friend of mine to improve his 1100 for Turkey hunting. His fires every time. Guns are like cars, you can't tell by looking if yours is a lemon.
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