Cobalt Kinetics – Sneak Peek of their new line of 1911-Style Pistols

    Cobalt Kinetics, Washington Utah, have some good news for lovers of the 1911-based handguns.

    Over the years TFB have reported about the fancy and colorful rifles that Cobalt Kinetics have brought to the AR15 market, and it is now time for them to offer 1911s.

    There is no mentioning of any prices, but they indicate that these will mainly be built by hand so don’t expect things to be cheap.

    In their own words:

    Five years ago, Cobalt Kinetics of Washington Utah hit the gun market hard and fast with a bold new interpretation of the AR-15. The “Cobalt” became the weapon of choice for the shooter who chose to stand out at the local range, club, or 3-gun match. The Cobalt rifle was marked by aggressive design, flashy colors and some very way-forward technology.

    Now, Cobalt Kinetics announces it will be producing a line of handguns. Modular-framed, high-capacity 1911 based handguns. Cobalt alleges that they’ve been discussing the introduction of their own pistol for over 2 years.

    Cobalt will be releasing a complete line- to include a commander-sized carry pistol, a suppressor ready tactical pistol, and USPSA competition pistols.

    While the exact features and details of each model are still being refined- Cobalt insists that they’re willing and able to make good on most any custom request from interested parties.

    This would indicate that these pistols are being built by hand in a custom fashion rather than being mass produced on a manufacturing line.

    The pistol-smith who is spearheading this endeavor is David Lake. He’s a skilled gun-builder with 19 years of study and on-the-job experience in the craft. He has built competition handguns for world champions in various shooting disciplines. (He’s also got a loyal following as a builder of precision bolt-action target rifles.)

    Cobalt confirms that a few pistols have already been released and are out in the world being used by some lucky shooters. The images seen here are in fact photographs- not renderings.

    These handguns already exist. Cobalt makes no comment about the timeline for delivery of these new handguns, nor will they confirm the prices at this time – it’s expected that like the BAMF rifle, this new product line will be very high end and command a premium at market.

    In this release, they also mentioned some other news (not as positive) which TFB will get back to in a separate article very soon.

    Although it is not mentioned in the release, you can see that the models seem to be named “CONTRA”, “ADEPTUS” and “ULTRA”.

    The new 1911s all look like double stack guns. We can only presume that Cobalt Kinetics is aiming for the high-end STI market, so don’t get too surprised if you see some of them chambered in .40 at a competition in the near future.

    I am surprised that there were no pictures of Cobalt 1911s with a Red Dot mounted, for that modern touch like Ed Brown.


    For further information, please check their homepage: At the time of writing there were no news about the upcoming Cobalt 1911s, but that may change as things develop.

    Eric B

    Ex-Arctic Ranger. Competitive practical shooter and hunter with a European focus. Always ready to increase my collection of modern semi-automatics, optics, thermals and suppressors. TCCC Certified. Occasionaly seen in a 6×6 Bug Out Vehicle, always with a big smile.