Cobalt Kinetics, known for their beautifully milled AR-15s and various ambidextrous technologies, has announced the release for sale of their PRO muzzle brakes. The PRO brakes have until now been closely-held products reserved only for Cobalt’s sexy rifles and used only by Cobalt Kinetic’s rifle team including well-known shooters such as Keith Garcia and Kalani Laker.
The brakes take the muzzle brake all the way to the limits of competition, measuring 3.4″ long and 1″ in diameter where most circuits allow up to 3″ added length and 1″ diameter devices. For recoil reduction, the brake features small main bore (about .240 – .245″) which decreases the area gases can vent around the bullet increasing sheer and therefore reducing recoil. Venting ports are symmetrical at the 3 and 9 o’clock, with no muzzle rise mitigation. With no bottom porting, the device’s dust signature is minimized.
The PRO is manufactured from stress-proof tool steel and finished in Black Lithium-ifon (LiFe) surface conversion, which Cobalt claims increases durability and longevity. According to Cobalt, the treatment also “The LiFe treatment increases the density and hardness of the metal, which not only stiffens the brake, but also reduces friction. ”
Retail pricing for the brake is advertised at $190, but the first 100 customers will get a limited edition featuring serial numbers. The limited edition PRO brakes are listed at $160.