I used to shoot skeet competitively and my favorite was the Remington 1100 and I have fired many thousands of rounds. I also own 4 barrel .410, 28, 20 and 12 Ga over and under skeet set and I preferred the Remington 1100 and won several skeet shoots. I've had several and love them. I am also a duck hunter and have a 11-87 that I use for that and it is a great gun IMO. Many of my friends have bought the latest, fancy, supposedly lower recoil shotguns (and they probably are) but I still use my trusty 11-87 and being a 6-1, 195 pound guy, the difference in recoil (if there is any) is not an issue for me. Fact is, I enjoy out-shooting my hunting buddies with their fancy shotguns...lol.
Bottom line, IMHO, both the 1100 and 11-87 are great guns and you will likely be happy with either. The 11-87 can be had with a more rust resistant finish and might be a better choice if you are going to use it in salt-water area. My 11-87 is used in the salt marsh almost exclusively and has NO rust....but.... I take good care of ALL of my guns.