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Bridger Line Throwing Gun

Bridger Line Throwing Gun
Naval Company

The Bridger™ Shoulder Line Throwing Gun is a reliable high quality shoulder-fired line thrower for short and long-distance line deployment.  The Bridger is a custom made 45/70 caliber gun capable of throwing a line from 250’ to 750’ or more.  With practice, the gun can be ready for line deployment in a matter of seconds.

The Bridger™ Shoulder Line Gun serves many uses in numerous industries including:
•    Utility companies
•    Fire & rescue teams
•    Tugs, barges & ships
•    Mining companies
•    US Coast Guard


Throwing distance is affected by a number of variables including:
•    Line weight
•    Projectile type
•    Cartridge load
•    Wind conditions

Typical Shooting Distances (Std. BP01 Projectile, 30-35 degree shooting angle)
Shot Line Type Heavy Load Blank Light Load Blank Extra Light Load Blank
70 lb. Test Braided Nylon 600-750 ft. 450-550 ft. 350-450 ft.
140 lb. Test Braided Nylon 450-550 ft. 375-425 ft. 250-325 ft.
450 lb. Test Braided Spectra 470-570 ft. 390-440 ft. 260-335 ft.

The above chart should only be used as a general guide.  The above distances are typical and may vary; each situation is unique. Distances are based on shooting a standard projectile (BP01) according to the Instructions and Safety Precautions provided with your line throwing gun kit and using Bridger supplies manufactured by Naval Company Inc.  

Shooting downhill or with a strong tailwind can significantly increase distance, possibly greater than the ranges shown above.   Additionally, shooting uphill will reduce distance.   If you are shooting down a steep hill or with an extremely strong tailwind, we recommend defaulting to a longer length line.  If shooting with a strong crosswind, projectile will not go as far, however, the wind will likely pull extra shot line from the canister.  With gloves on, you may pinch the shot line after the projectile has fallen to the ground to stop the line from continuing to spool out of the canister.  Always consider variables such as wind, shooting angle of gun, elevation of final destination, and so forth before choosing your shooting location, shot line and blank cartridge load.   

The above distances do not apply if the projectile breaks free of the shot line; projectile can travel significantly farther.  To reduce risk of projectile breaking free of shot line, be sure shot line is free from damage and that it is tied to the projectile with the proper loose half hitches as described and illustrated in the Instructions and Safety Precautions.  Be sure no people, animals, occupied buildings or vehicles are in your line of fire.  Read ALL instructions, safety precautions, and warnings provided with your Bridger line gun kit before shooting

Cases and  Kits
•    Wooden Box:  Sturdy construction, red wooden box with solid brass hardware.
•    Pelican Case:   Comes with wheels and telescoping handle.  Lockable, completely waterproof, and case comes with a lifetime warranty.
•    SKB Case: Thermoformed polyethylene case with TSA latches.  Wheels and handles.


       Kit Model #
US Coast Guard Aproved Yes Yes No No No
Case Type Wood w/ brass hardware Pelican Case w/ wheels & handle Pelican Case w/ wheels & handle SKB Polyethylene case w/ wheels Pelican Case w/ wheels & handle
Case Size 33” L X 11.5” W X 8” H 31.5" x 20.5" x 12.5" 31.5" x 20.5" x 12.5" 38.5" x 13.75" x 9" 31.5" x 20.5" x 12.5"
Kit Weight 36 lbs. 49 lbs. 49 lbs. 36 lbs. 50 Lbs.
Bridger Model 85 Line Gun 1 1 1 1 1
Metal Line Canister 1 1 1 1 1
450 lb. Test Spectra Shot Line - 725 ft. 0 0 2 Orange 0 0
140 lb Test Nylon Shot Line - 700 ft. 2 Tan, 2 Orange 2 Tan, 2 Orange 4 Tan 2 Tan, 2 Orange 2 Orange
70 lb. Test Nylon Shot Line - 950 ft. 0 0 0 0 2 Orange
70 lb. Test Nylon Shot Line - 1,250 ft. 0 0 0 0 2 Orange
Rewind Spindle 3 3 0 0 0
Blank Cartridge - Heavy Load 25 25 20 20 50
Blank Cartridge - Light Load 0 0 0 0 0
Blank Cartridge - Extra Light Load 0 0 20 0 0
Gun Oil 1 1 1 1 1
Cleaning Solvent 1 1 1 1 1
Cleaning Kit (Cleaing Rod, Brushes & Patches) 1 1 1 1 1
Laminated Instructions 1 1 1 1 1
Gun Lock 1 1 1 1 1
Safety Glasses 1 1 1 1 1
Set Ear Plugs 1 1 1 1 1


The bad news is that the Bridger™ Model 85 Line Throwing Gun Kits are officially discontinued for the start of 2019. The good news is, there is a NEW MODEL in the works to replace the Bridger™ Model 85.

The new line guns will be equal in performance and will utilize the same supplies so you ca use your inventory of existing supplies. The new line guns will not be released until later in 2019… the exact date and cost are yet unknown. Please Contac t Us if you have any questions.

SKU # Product Name Price Qty
CG85 Bridger Line Gun Kit - USCG Approved - Wood Case
CG85PEL Bridger Line Gun Kit - USCG Approved - Pelican Case
FD85PEL Fire Dept. Bridger Line Gun Kit - Pelican Case
FD85SK Fire Dept. Bridger Line Gun Kit - SKB Case
CG85DU Deluxe Utility Bridger Line Gun Kit - Pelican Case