Cobalt Kenetics, maker of high-end AR patterned rifles, is announcing a limited ‘beta test’ of their Cobalt Advantage Reloading System (CARS) through a limited set of dealers. CARS is adaptable to the companies BAMF, Eclipse, Edge, Team, and Team Stage 2 series of rifles.
CARS was developed to make reloads easier and faster – when a shooter runs dry and the bolt locks to the rear, the empty magazine drops free and the insertion of a fresh magazine automatically chambers a new round and returns the weapon into battery. The auto load feature is selectable leaving the operator to decide whether or not the empty magazine drops free after bolt lock back.
Details and pricing can be found in the official press release below.
CARS From Cobalt Kenetics
Cobalt Kinetics To Release CARS (Cobalt Advantage Reloading System) In Limited “Beta” Test
ST GEORGE, Utah, March 14 – Cobalt Kinetics, a manufacturer of premium performance and precision engineered rifles, today announces plans to open their CARS (Cobalt Advantage Reloading System) platform to the public as a limited beta test through select dealers. The highly anticipated release of the CARS is available as an upgrade package on the following Cobalt Kinetics rifle models: BAMF, Eclipse, Edge, Team, Team Stage 2.
The limited beta test will run through the end of May. The upgraded functionality of the “beta” CARS will cost $800 as a premium option when ordering. Additionally, Cobalt is extending continued warranty and support and any upgrades or improvements to the rifles purchased on this initial beta release.
Skylar Stewart, Vice President of Cobalt Kinetics said, “After a year of strenuous development and testing, we are ready to release the CARS functionality to select group of shooters for testing. We are confident with the engineering and performance and want to get feedback from enthusiasts, helping us put the final polish on the system.”
The CARS rifle autonomously drops an empty magazine and loads the chamber once an ammunition supply is present. When using a CARS equipped rifle, the user is only required to pull the trigger, and introduce a fresh magazine as ammunition becomes exhausted. More time and attention can be spent on target acquisition and engagement, allowing for faster and more accurate shooting. The CARS retains the standard operation of the AR-15 platform; the bolt catch and magazine release are still present and operational.
The CARS auto-drop feature can be selectively deactivated to retain an empty magazine. CARS auto-load is always active and operational; the gun will chamber ammo from a fresh magazine once it is inserted and seated. CARS functionality works with most AR-15 magazines.
The components used in the construction of the CARS system are made from D2 and S7 tool steel and coated in nickel-Teflon. This process produces parts that resist wearing while also reducing the need for lubrication.
CARS is in its 5th revision since inception; reflecting dozens of improvements and refinements by their engineers. The 5th revision was extensively tested, with over 15,000 rounds expended during development and was vetted by numerous experts in the industry.