Joe Hiestand is someone many of our present day shooters — including many readers of this magazine — know very little about or have never heard of him. In my opinion, he was quite an interesting person and his story is a very important part of trapshooting history. I feel privileged to have the opportunity to write this story, and I hope you enjoy reading it as much as I enjoy telling the story.
I am sure many of our present-day shooters have never heard of Herb Orre or for that matter, his Super Choke, but in the history of trapshooting he was a very influential and important person. In his years of choking barrels, it was often said he had broken more clay targets than any other man who had lived. Not that he had, but his Super Choke had broken the targets. He choked all models and makes, but if you had a Model 12 you shot trap with, you just had to have a Herb Orre Super Choke in it.