I see there's no Remington recommends on here. Has Remington's quality really gone down the toilet that much in the last 15 years?
I grew up using an 1100 semi-auto 20 gauge bird gun to hunt deer with. Then when I got my own, it was an 1100 12 gauge that I put a rifled barrel on. Both guns were built in the 70s or 80s and still are immaculate and beautiful pieces of equipment. I still have my 12 gauge 1100 and wish I could afford the NR tags to use it back home again.
FYI: I'm not a bird hunter, so Remington's shotguns may have always been functionally crap for bird hunting, but I wouldn't know it.