POTD: Remington 870 Competition Trap Single Shot Gas Operated Shotgun
Welcome to today’s Photo of the Day! Summer is here! So what a great excuse to talk about the reasonably attractive Remington 870 Competition Trap single-shot “gas-operated” shotgun! I love trap shooting and for those of you who may not be familiar, to break it down simply, five people stand side by side in numbered lanes. When it is your turn you insert one shell and yell, “Pull!” A clay pigeon will fly out of a trap house (usually in a random direction).
That being said, you only fire once and wait for your next turn. Most official trap places will not let you load more than one shell in your gun for safety reasons. Guns that specifically do not hold more than one shell can be sort of recoil-heavy because they do not have any sort of built-in buffer system.
In 1980 Remington must have thought they had the answer for a recoil-sensitive person who wants an 870. They introduce the Remington 870 Competition Trap single-shot gas-operated shotgun. The magazine tube was intert, and the pump still operated everything it was supposed to, but it also had a Remington 1100 gas system in it in order to mid agate recoil. These were made from 1980 around 1986 and roughly 5300 of them were produced.
“This is a single shot, gas operated shotgun made briefly during the early 1980’s. LOP:14 1/2″. Includes matching factory box.”
Lot 160: Remington Model 870 Competition Trap Slide Action Shotgun – Remington Model 870 Competition Trap Slide Action Shotgun with Box. (n.d.). Rock Island Auction Company. photograph. Retrieved July 5, 2022, from https://www.rockislandauction.com/detail/2042/160/remington-model-870-competition-trap-slide-action-shotgun.