Our friends at Remington have taken their Versa Max waterfowl gun and tacticooled it up for the home defense and cop markets. The result is a soft-shooting 8+1 gun with rail space that will run through rounds as fast as you can yank the bangswitch. Their Versaport gas system employs two pistons that use progressively more gas to cycle the action depending on the length of the shells you’re using (3.5″-almost none; 2.75″-plenty). If your pump action home defender kicks a tad much for accurate follow up shots (or for your wife to use and remain upright) the Versa Max is a very viable option. Sure, the MSRP of $1,399 might be a deterrent (you can buy a brace of 870s or Persuaders for that), but there’s something to be said for shootability. Just sayin’.