Shotgun Line Pattern Choke

Deliver your shot in a line, rather than a circular pattern:

Cool.  hahah shooting plates with it is epic!

Previously unbeknownst to me, this “duckbill” style choke design was used by the NAVY seals back during Vietnam:


Looks like a neat toy anyway.  I wonder why we haven’t seen this type of choke in action movies yet, sawing guys in half, and making the halves fly 90ft backwards?

This is a probably a stupid question, but would this save any time in a 3 gun competition?  I’m assuming it would only be allowed in the open class.

$199 over at Paradigm SRP.

Would operate with?  What’s the verdict?  I’m sure a lot of operator types will jump on this thing just because “SEALs BRO… SEALs”.

Hat tip: Jay


18 responses to “Shotgun Line Pattern Choke”

  1. GreenMountain Human Avatar
    GreenMountain Human

    Choke looks interesting, albeit of limited use to non operators (or at least this non operator).

    Looks like they have it mounted on a Remington 887 Tactical model, which IMHO is a decent, inexpensive shotgun. Too bad it has basically zero aftermarket parts, which is a shame (if anyone knows of any please do tell). I also don’t like the loooong ass forearm on it, but that’s mainly because I wanted to mount a side saddle shell carrier, and that’s a no go unless Mr. Dremel puts in some work.

  2. Taofledermaus Avatar

    As a machinist I have to ask… how are they getting it to thread in and lock down in the perfect orientation?

    1. CrunkleRoss Avatar

      It’s made in two pieces with locking screws to index.

      1. Taofledermaus Avatar

        As a celebrity chef, I want to thank you for the insight.

        1. celebrity chef machinist.

  3. Is that the same music from Call of Duty: World at War when your the gunner in the PBY?

    1. you’re*

      1. lolinski Avatar

        You mean this

        sound similar but I am not sure, judge for yourself.

  4. Just seems like a liability in most environments to me…although I would play with it if given the opportunity.

    1. derpmaster Avatar

      I’m sure at least $40 of that $200 MSRP is going towards product liability insurance. Insuring a product like this must be an absolute nightmare.

  5. one_calloused Avatar

    a $200 part on a $400 shotgun? It had better kill 150% deader.

  6. I’d heard about these being used in Vietnam. Always figured there was a reason they never got into the mainstream.

    1. The significantly decreased effective range due to the increased spread is the main reason they never really caught on.

  7. Shot at PSC I see.

    Anyways I don’t get the purpose, you are reducing the power of your shotgun in favor of that wide spread. I would rather aim, and put the entire load into the guy’s chest.

  8. I can see its application with jungle patrols or with those who insist on having a Swiss cheese themed home decor.

  9. it wins because it puts notches in your shotgun.

    if you are wearing your +10 notched chapeau of accuracy, no can defend.

  10. If you had an over under with the barrels spaced slightly could you mount one horizontal and one vertical? So that if you fire quickly it would make a plus sign pattern?

  11. If you ever get a chance to read Point Man. The author was a Plank owner, one of the first, in the Navy SEALs and used this type choke in the NAM. Take a look at the muzzle on the cover.