The Remington 870 is the best-selling shotgun in the history of the world. Over 10 million units have been produced since its inception in 1950, it has been a mainstay of law enforcement for 50 years and is in active service with many militaries around the world. Its simple design and infallible operation make it the benchmark to which all other pump shotguns are compared.
In 1963 the Remington Model 1100 ushered in the era of truly successful and reliable gas actuated auto loading shotguns, and it is the best selling auto loading shotgun in U.S. history. Its ability to tame recoil and provide successive controlled fire is the reason many die hard tactical shotguns enthusiasts are making the move to an automatic.