Remington NBC Response

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NBC continues to attack Remington and the firearms industry through sensational and factually inaccurate reporting. On April 11, 2012, Brian Williams again demonstrated NBC’s anti-gun agenda with the claim that the Model 870, Model 1100 and other Remington firearms have a design flaw. That claim is demonstrably false and Remington stands fully behind the safety and reliability of the most popular shotguns in the world.

It wasn’t enough for NBC to attack over 20 million Remington firearms; they also called the Second Amendment into question by suggesting that there is a need for increased government regulation of firearms.

Model 870 and 1100 owners know the truth – these shotguns are used extensively under the most demanding conditions. Tens of billions of rounds have been fired through these firearms, which are valued for their performance and durability by millions of hunters, shooters, law enforcement and military personnel who have relied on Remington.

As the basis for its attacks, NBC continues to rely upon paid “experts” who have been repeatedly hired by plaintiff’s attorneys to testify against Remington and at least 16 other firearms manufacturers. The facts show that the Model 870 and 1100 are two of the most reliable shotguns ever produced – only one lawsuit has been filed in the last seven years and no litigation is pending against the trigger mechanisms of these firearms.

Deceptively editing and ignoring readily available documents and video evidence to drive NBC’s agenda is an all too familiar tactic. Remington stands by the reliability and safety of its firearms and will fully respond to NBC’s attempt to disparage these iconic American products.

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Retired2hunt's picture

  I have owned and shot my


I have owned and shot my 870 since 1987 with no issues - especially with the trigger.  I bought my brother an 1100 in 1988 and he has had no issues.  I would have to agree that they are two very reliable and safe shotguns.  Safe usage happens when you are properly trained in the safety and use of guns.  Those I have read with claims against Remington were not trained on gun safety or if so they failed to maintain it.  As for Brian Williams - I don't watch his news show and now have another reason to continue to not watch him.


Ca_Vermonster's picture

Plain and simple, the 870 is

Plain and simple, the 870 is about the best there is, and is why we carry it.  Indestructable, simple to use, etc.  Nothing more than the nutty left making something out of nothing.