A number of you have called or emailed me asking about Remington parts. Unfortunately I do not have any access to parts at this time. Remington’s bankruptcy and subsequent division has taken some time. Only recently has the factory resumed manufacturing of the model 870 shotgun. I am sure that as they get rolling and distribution resumes things will improve.
Action bars for the model 1100 series guns became impossible to get about a year ago when rumors of the Remington breakup were solidified. Many gunsmith’s horded the parts they needed to keep their customers shooting. The repair of the action bar requires TIG welding. Normal welds harden the surrounding metal and they just break again. This has been our experience.
As well the manufacturing of Ammunition is at an all time high. The Democrat party inspires folks to buy guns and ammo. Gee I wonder why? Don’t suppose it means folks don’t have any faith in that government would it? Naw! People in the USA like guns, and like to shoot. The ammo is being churned out in 3 shifts at an all time high. I expect that even with hording we’ll see some normalcy return to availability by the end of the year.
I am an avid shooter 74 years old. Been shooting and collecting guns since 1967. I was fortunate to have crossed paths with the mentor that I had. John was in something like USAMU during his Army days. His enthusiasm for shooting was infectious, and in a short time I got involved and we became like brothers.
John’s involvement with shooting was global in proportions. The people he knew were amazing. Competitors, Gun Writers, and Innovators. He sponsored me to Santiago Rifle & Revolver Club. The president of the club was Mid Tompkins (National Center Fire Champion). I met people that owned Gunsmith businesses. And before I knew it, was invited to come shoot skeet at the (then new) Winchester Skeet Range in Laguna Hills CA by a fellow who later became the SW United States Winchester Rep.
I built an American Skeet Range on my land in 2014. It has provided me with many new friends who share the passion for skeet shooting. We have quite a nice bunch and socialize as well as break targets. Like Golf without all of the walking.