Lee’s boomstick. Staff photo/ Lee Williams Handguns are great tools, but if I’m at home when a threat occurs, I want a more effective defensive option. There are few fight-stoppers better than nine .32 caliber projectiles fired simultaneously — the typical load for one round of 00 buckshot. I was recently asked about the “condition” or “mode” of my defensive shotgun. It’s kept “cruiser safe,” the same readiness condition used by most police departments. Getting your pump shotgun into “cruiser safe” mode is a four-step process: 1. Verify the weapon is empty. Visibly inspect the chamber and magazine tube.
2. Point the weapon in a safe direction …read more