The Remington 11-87 autoloading shotgun was introduced in 1987 and is available in both 12 and 20 gauge variants.
The 11-87 is available in a wide varety of configurations, including the Model 11-87 Police and the Model 11-87P Military Law Enforcement Shotgun.
Articles on the Remington 11-87
Remington 11-87 Sportsman: When Enough is Enough
Sporting auto shotguns have escalated in price in the last decade as companies meet the wider performance window many hunters demand. Dedicated waterfowlers are shooting 3 1/2″ autos to launch enough steel shot for far away ducks and geese. Turkey hunters demand the same thing, but for launching buckets of lead in beachball-size patterns. What if you’re like me and only occasionally hunt waterfowl and mostly hunt upland birds like dove, quail, chukar and shoot recreational skeet and sporting clays? For such occasions I don’t need a gun costing in excess of $1,200. If geese, duck and turkey were my passion, then yes, I would need one. It does improve the odds.
Remington 11-87 Manuals
Official Web Sites for the Remington 11-87
Model 11-87 Shotguns
Remington Law Enforcement – Shotguns – Model 11-87
RemingtonMilitary.com: Model 11087P Military Law Enforcement Shotgun
John Kerry and the Remington 11-87
The Remington 11-87 became temporarily more famous during the Presidential election of 2004.
John Kerry was given a Remington 11-87 as a gift from a representative of the Mine Worker’s Union. In a Labor Day speech, Kerry held it over his head and stated “I thank you for the gift, but I can’t take it to the debate with me.”
This was one of the many blunders which cost John Kerry the election, because the Remington 11-87 was one of the firearms which would have been banned under Senate Bill 1431 (The Assault Weapons Ban and Law Enforcement Protection Act of 2003) — which Kerry Co-sponsored.