My name is Jimmy Muller, and I’m pretty sure when my love of hunting first started, the shotgun weighed more than I did.
I was just 5-years old, but I was already being indoctrinated into the sport that would shape the rest of my life.
You see, my dad and older brother were both Master Wing Shooters, and dad “rubbed elbows” with many world-renowned duck hunters...true legends in their day.
And whether I was in the duck blind with dad on a chilly Fall morning, or shooting trap in the Summer, there was no other place I wanted to be.
The 900-acre salt marsh in Connecticut was more than home...it was heaven.
As I grew up, my passion for shooting never waned. I continued to improve my skills and competed in my fair share of high-level events.
But little boys have to grow up and become men, and part of that is finding a career that supports your shooting habit, which as you very well know isn’t cheap.
I’ll spare you the details, but one thing lead to another, and I eventually landed in a fun and challenging mechanical engineering career in the aerospace sector. This involved working on classified DARPA projects for the United States government, which included overseeing the manufacturing process for machined aircraft components.
As I became an expert in defense manufacturing, engineering, metallurgy, & heat treating, the wheels in my brain began to turn (more on that later).
You see, for a while now, something had been sticking in my craw.
The more I learned about engineering, metallurgy, geometry, physics, etc. the more I began to wonder how those principles could be applied to improving a shotgun choke.
A skeet choke didn’t always pattern skeet.
A modified choke didn’t always pattern modified.
And sometimes they weren’t even close...I was floored.
I took my findings to leading gun and choke manufacturers, but they didn’t want to hear it. It seemed very much like an “our customers are happy, let’s not rock the boat” kind of situation.
I had to ask myself, is this really happening? Have I really uncovered a massive flaw in choke design, and was I prepared to expose an entire industry because of it?
The answer, at that time, was no.
In fact, to be totally honest, I selfishly thought “wow, all of these shooters are participating with inferior chokes. If I can make my own choke that’s better, I’ll have a huge advantage when I’m competing in national events.”
I had the skills and the experience to pull it off, so that’s what I set out to do.
You see, everyone else was focused on constriction. In reality, that is only one piece of the puzzle (and not even the most important one).
No, the #1 secret to developing a choke that performed consistently, shot after shot, is geometry.
But it gets even better…
Because not only had I perfected the geometry, I had also made my prototype chokes out of Aerospace aluminum-infused with a military-grade ceramic (a significant upgrade from the stainless steel, carbon steel, and titanium that is used to make most shotgun chokes).
In laymen's terms, this means I had invented a choke that was:
— Patterned more consistently
And could go thousands of rounds without the plastic and carbon buildup that plagues most chokes after just 200 or so rounds.
People wanted to know what “secret” I was using. How was I getting the lowest deviation percentage (shot to shot) consistently?
My plan to keep this choke “to myself” was starting to unravel, and when the economy tanked in 2007-2008, I had bills to pay.
So in a way, I was “forced” to go public with my secret weapon.
A short time later, I debuted my chokes to friends and family at my shooting club. It was great that 40 out of 50 people bought, but nevertheless, I didn’t know if this was a “real business.”
After all, these were close friends and family members...the real litmus test was seeing what strangers, who had never heard of me, thought about Müller Featherlite chokes.
Fast forward 2 weeks. My chokes were gaining in popularity, and became a hot topic on shotgunworld.com.
So many people were commenting and asking about my chokes, there was a surge of traffic on the website, and their forum moderator was overwhelmed with activity!
The moderator called me and said “dude, you’re getting too much free publicity and crashing our site. You’ve got to get your own sub-forum.”
Looking back it’s kind of funny…A small town guy from Connecticut “built a better mousetrap” (or in this case, a shotgun choke tube) that went viral on the internet and in shotgun forums in two weeks time.
(My friends still get a kick out of that story, by the way).
So why were my chokes gaining so much exposure? Why were they so popular?
Müller Chokes give hunters and competitive target shooters a significant advantage by offering consistent patterning from choke to choke, and less deviation shot to shot.
And I’d love for you to try a Müller Choke for yourself.
Did I mention that I’m the one taking all the risk here?
If you’re not 100% satisfied, all you have to do is let us know and return the chokes for a refund of every penny of your purchase. No questions asked.
It’s just how we do business here at Muller Chokes.
Because if you don’t see all the benefits, and your score or hit-to-miss ratio doesn’t go up, then you should get your money back…
Just email or call us within 60 days, and we’ll refund every penny of your purchase. It’s our simple, stress-free policy.
This is truly a risk-free offer…you have nothing to lose. And in addition to our 60-day guarantee (which includes exchanges by the way), we also offer a 90-day warranty on any defects.
You can shoot a Müller...or you can shoot something else. Those are your choices.
But don’t just take my word for it. I encourage you to take me up on this risk-free offer! A Müller Choke will change your hunting and shooting life...and that’s a guarantee.
NSCA Master Class shooter
FITASC, Sporting Clay and 5-Stand Competitor
Inventor & Founder, MullerChokes.com