New: Blackbore 12-Gauge Chokes – “The Cutting Edge”

New to the market is Blackbore, which claims to have “The Cutting Edge in Choke Design.” Dorky moniker aside, the tagline actually has some relevance to their product line.

Setting itself apart from Carlson or other choke manufacturers, Blackbore adds “knife-blade” ports that are designed to catch, slow, and strip the wad from the shot. Blackbore claims this technology reduces “rear-ending” of the shot column, which can “cause fliers and holes in the pattern.”

Blackbore has an impressive array of choke patterns and constrictions available for Benelli, Remington, Mossberg, Browning, and more brands. Currently, Blackbore chokes are only available for 12-guage.


More details on the chokes are available on their website. The Competition models are priced at $60 (available in both polished and oxide finishes) and the Hunter Pro and “Tactical” models are available for $65 (oxide only).

We will request some chokes and put Blackbore’s claims to the test.



Full Press Release Below:

Introducing BlackBore Shotgun Chokes


BlackBore Sports, LLC presents shotgun chokes that are the cutting edge of choke design. Featured is a unique patented port design. A full line of competition, hunting and tactical chokes are offered for the discriminating shooter.

BlackBore Sports, LLC, a manufacturer of the finest ported shotgun chokes extant covers all aspects of the shotgun shooting sports! Shooters of Trap, Skeet and Sporting Clays have the Competition choke. Bird and game hunters use the Hunterpro LT, HV and TC chokes. The tactical shooters have the Tactical HD choke for home defense and 3-gun competition.

What makes these chokes so unique is the patented port design with a “blade” machined into every port. As the shot column/wad passes through the choke, the blades slices off “slivers” of wad. This added friction is just enough to retard the wad which prevents the wad from impacting the rear end of the shot column.

The result is a denser, more consistent shot pattern that will “crush” that clay bird or bring down that game. Become a winner and shoot BlackBore Chokes!

Nathan S

One of TFB’s resident Jarheads, Nathan now works within the firearms industry. A consecutive Marine rifle and pistol expert, he enjoys local 3-gun, NFA, gunsmithing, MSR’s, & high-speed gear. Nathan has traveled to over 30 countries working with US DoD & foreign MoDs.

The above post is my opinion and does not reflect the views of any company or organization.


  • Zachary marrs


    Really? It slows down the wad? Whats the point? If you want a tighter shot pattern, use the federal flight control wads

    • A couple of other choke designs have played with this concept. Hans Vang’s patented barrel treatment roughens an area of the barrel ahead of the constriction. Briley has offered straight rifled (no twist) chokes. PatternMaster chokes use a set of small studs.

      • Zachary marrs

        Have you ever used them? Studs in the barrel sounds dangerous

        • Not personally, but the PatternMaster chokes have been on the market for well over a decade. The teeth are very shallow, just tall enough to snag a wad.

          • GPSrulz

            I use Patternmasters in Skeet, IC, Mod and Full with Kent Fast Steel, Hevi Shot and skeet loads. All give good patterns and knock down ducks and geese really well.

  • Grits.N.Jowls

    Yeah, I’ll pass.

  • Synchronizor

    So what happens when you try to shoot something that doesn’t use a thick plastic cup-style wad?

    • dan

      I would assume it would grab it as well. Call me a noob but I want to throw up a B.S. flag on the whole ” prevents the wad from rear ending the shot”. Isnt the whole purpose of the wad to keep the shot column together for just a bit after it leaves the barrel? I am a little unfamiliar with the science of shotgun tech other than hunting but I don’t recall a wad flying faster than the shot. Like I said call me a noob and someone smarter than I please point out where exactly my cranium posterior verticle infusion happened.

      Thank goodness for all of this new technology, how all the hunters before us managed to hunt with out all of this new high tech equipment is beyond me. (Sarcasm ended)

      • Shadow

        The purpose of the wad is to provide a seal behind the shot, lest the gasses escape through gaps in the shot.

        • dan

          Yea I worded my question wrong, aside from that being a buffer between powder and shot, the wad has no other function? I was under the limited understanding that it helped control the shot to some degree. Me thinks me needs some time with google

      • Nathan Tramp

        It’s not total BS. If you take a beanbag in your hand and sqeeze it, you get an idea of what happens to a column of shot going through a choke – it becomes tighter, but also LONGER. What wad-stripper chokes do is remove alot of the lengthening that happens when the choke squeezes the shot, thus keeping the patter together in both diameter AND length. It’s most useful to bird hunters, since having a long string of pellets can mean that, despite tight patters, only a few pellets will actually hit the bird while it’s intersecting the shot pattern.

        There is the possibility of tactical applications for this, because a compressed pattern could potentially mean more trauma, but those two uses aside, it’s pretty much a non-starter for other shotgunning applications where a lengthened shot pattern can actually prove USEFUL.

        The other option, of course, is to get ammo that has the ‘flite-control’ style of wad. But DONT use BOTH together. Using a flite-control wad in a wad-stripper choke can potentially get the wad stuck at the end of the barrel and cause a squib. So, there’s a little liability there as well.

  • Zachary marrs

    I just realized, this is really just a cheese grater that you put on the end of your barrel.

    Combine it with that cookie cutter comp they had on this site, and get cookin LOL

  • BLG

    WTF is going on with the Candy Crush Crack ad that keeps popping up with this site!!!

    • Gabe

      You must have children, ads are normally based on traffic history.

      • Zachary marrs

        Plot twist; he has no kids


  • I’m looking forward to comparative slo-mo videos of them.
    See if it does actually separate the shot from the wad faster, only way I can figure to assess it properly…..