[SHOT 2016 Range Day] Accessorize With Cobalt Kinetics

    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 teaches wilderness medicine and writes for a number of publications, including The Prepared, a site devoted to self-preparedness. 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.

    You can reach him at tom.r AT thefirearmblog.com


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