[SHOT 2016 Range Day] Accessorize With Cobalt Kinetics

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As part of the “pre range day” Range Day I had the opportunity to reconnect with Jeremy and the crew from Cobalt Kinetics as they were attempting to set up their booth.

As promised they had their new Evolve rifle (the one I reviewed a scant month ago, with the magical CARS system) as well as their, now venerable :), BAMF. One of the things they had alluded to this past December was the upcoming availability of their buffer system with muzzle device, and a brand new offering (which was not available at the media shoot), an adjustable billet aluminum butt stock assembly. These items will all be add ons to your existing AR-15 build.

Arguably the most distinctive look at Range Day...

Arguably the most distinctive look at Range Day…

Well, Cobalt Kinetics delivered once again. They will be offering these items as standalone upgrades that can be added to nearly any weapon.

The buffer system and muzzle device will come as a package that includes the muzzle device, receiver extension (with their low friction liner), two springs, and the buffer itself (with three weights).

The Evolve rifle's performance is really a combination of their muzzle device and adjustable buffer system.

The Evolve rifle’s performance is really a combination of their muzzle device and adjustable buffer system.

The adjustable stock was a dead sexy component. It will come with several different risers (so that you can adjust the comb height). Additionally you will be able to adjust the overall length as well as the placement of the “butt pad” (which is not really a pad, but you get the idea).  Note that the adjustments are fixed and something you will adjust to your shooting style ahead of time (not an “on the fly” adjustment).

The pictured riser can be swapped with taller units to raise the comb height.

The pictured riser can be swapped with taller units to raise the comb height.

Length of the stock can be adjusted.

Length of the stock can be adjusted.

The butt pad can be raised or lowered.

The butt pad can be raised or lowered.

Standalone stock, and stock assembly installed on a Cobalt Kinetics Evolve.

Standalone stock, and stock assembly installed on a Cobalt Kinetics Evolve.

Jeremy indicated that they will have some other new items at their booth at the main show, so be on the lookout for another article later this week!



Tom is a former Navy Corpsman that spent some time bumbling around the deserts of Iraq with a Marine Recon unit, kicking in tent flaps and harassing sheep. Prior to that he was a paramedic somewhere in DFW, also doing some Executive Protection work between shifts. Now that those exciting days are behind him, he has embraced his inner “Warrior Hippie” and assaults 14er in his sandals and beard, or engages in rucking adventure challenges while consuming craft beer. To fund these adventures, he writes medical software and builds websites and mobile apps. His latest venture is as one of the founders of IronSights.com; a search engine for all things gun related. He hopes that his posts will help you find solid gear that will survive whatever you can throw at it–he is known (in certain circles) for his curse…ahem, ability…to find the breaking point of anything.


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  • PL

    Beautiful, just like the rifle itself.

  • Dracon1201

    Sweet! How much, and what is that buffer tube made of? I want to try a standard AR with this, but I’m still unsure of the durability for non competition use.

    • JumpIf NotZero

      … Who wants a non-adjustable rifle length buffer tube for non-competitive (or even competitive) use?

      Seems really limiting to me unless you’re at a bench all day.

      • Dracon1201

        I’ve never been a stickler for LOP. I’m kind of perfect size for short-fixed LOPs. I really prefer the ruggedness of non-adjustable stocks. I never adjust the LOP of my AR anyways. Set it and forget it guys like me appreciate stocks like these.

  • iksnilol

    Reminds me of competition stock on the rifle I use.

    Though that buttpad needs something softer and more grippy.

    Other than that, looks good. So precise and all.