I don't know much about the newer 1100's, but I have an 1100 that I got new in the mid 70's and it has preformed flawlessly. I keep it cleaned and lubed, and it still looks new. I bought my son one of the same vintage, and he loves his as well. Mine is a 28" modified, and my son's is a 30" full, but back in the day, I bought us both 26" Rem choke barrels, which we use. Great guns!