What I was trying to say with my post is that ofttimes "online research" is worthless. You know....the whole "One bad apple spoils the whole batch" thing.
I had a Remington 1100 "back in the day". It jammed or failed to feed most everything short of anti-aircraft loads. Though it did feed slugs and buckshot well.
Lunker posted that he had done some online research and had come across quite a few negative posts about CZ-USA doubles.
If I wanted, I could post all kinds of worthless claptrap about the Remmy 1100. But I don't. Generally, when I post about the Remmy 1100 what I do say is that I had one and had unending problems with it, but that they have a pretty good reputation.
What I was trying to point out is that one needs to be careful with "online research". All it takes is one or two loud people with problems and the next thing you know there are dozens of people repeating the nonsense that the loud people have spewed.
In short, I wasn't "dissing" the Remmy 1100, I was "dissing" the value of much of what Lunker had read online about the CZ-USA doubles.
Sorry I didn't make myself clear in my earlier post.
As to the Remmy 1100/1187 series......I had one a long time ago. It was a piece of junk. Remmy did not IMHO, do right by me and as a result, I haven't bought any Remmy guns since. And I won't. Remmy lost me as a customer permanently.
But that doesn't make them bad guns. Just makes me a dissatisfied customer. And because I'm intelligent enough to know that my experience is not neccessarily typical, I don't "bash" them. I just generally try to avoid talking about them.
In general, through the years, Remmy has a good rep. Though since they were purchased by whatever mega-corporation owns them now, it is starting to sound like their CS has taken a serious turn for the worse. Though that is just the feeling I'm getting from my reading. Everybody's MMV.
Hope I have clarified myself.
Oh.....and P.S......Thanks for the kind words regarding my knowledge of shotguns. I don't know half as much as you give me credit for. But in the limited field of "budget" or "affordable" doubles, I do like to think I know a little more than the average bear......or anyway, a lot more than a lot of the so called "online experts".