What Are Tactical Shotgun Chokes?

Written by BlackBore Mark on .

Everyone is doing it (the manufacturers of shotguns, that is)! Tactical shotguns are mainstream now and just about every manufacturer offers a model or two. Remington, Mossberg, Benelli and FN just to name a few. The shooting community is made up of many civilian shooters, LEO's and members of the Military who purchase and use these types of shotguns.

Typically, they are 12 gauge and of the pump and semi-auto action persuasion with a dark or camo finish, magazines that hold multiple rounds and sights that enhance the probability of hitting the target (whatever that might be). Ammo is usually one of the buckshot and/or slug loads. They look and feel like the tools that they are and are capable of doing any job asked of them! But what of the shotgun's choke? What is its function and where does it fit in the great scheme of things?

Since a shotgun's primary job is to deliver multiple pellets in a dense, consistent pattern to the target or object, the shotgun depends on a constriction at the muzzle to keep the shot together to said target, depending on the distance. The shotgun's barrel may come from the factory with Cylinder bore (really not a "choke" at all, but the barrels inside diameter, usually .729") or with threads in the barrel so that a screw-in type choke can be changed to different constrictions.

Tactical chokes usually sport a black oxide finish or durable coating to eliminate any reflections. The latest fad is for the choke to sport "teeth" at the muzzle end as a standoff device. They may look  menacing, but are not too practical. To each his own.

BlackBore Tactical HD shotgun chokes are available for most of the tactical shotguns on the market today. What makes the BlackBore Tactical HD choke different? Each port incorporates a wide blade that cuts, slices and slows down the wad surrounding the shot or slug as they pass through the choke. This means that the wad will not interfere with the shot/slug at the moment it leaves the barrel. After the shot is taken, you will see slivers of wad in the air around you and on the ground in front of you. Check the pattern at the target. You will see that the pellets are more evenly distributed and concentrated and that is what the game is all about! For slugs, you should see the holes touching or very close together.

Consider BlackBore Tactical HD for your next tactical choke. If you don't see one for your shotgun, contact us and we will try to help you!

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