By David Crane
david (at) defensereview (dot) com
August 22, 2017
Last updated on 8/22/17.
When it comes to Cobalt Kinetics AR (AR-15) rifle/carbines, DefenseReview (DR) has admittedly been a bit preoccupied with their Evolve model competition/tactical AR (AR-15), due to it featuring the very interesting and advantageous Cobalt Advantage Reload System (CARS), so we’ve neglected the Cobalt Kinetics Billet Aluminum Modern Firearm (BAMF) competition/tactical AR, which sports its own interesting novel feature, an ambi (ambidextrous) forward-assist bolt-release mechansim called DUAL DROP that’s very fast and ergonomic to operate, particularly for lefties (left-handed shooters), since they no longer have to worry about tilting the gun and hitting the “ping-pong paddle” bolt release button/lever on the left side of the rifle. It deserved more attention than we gave it (which was zero), so we’re covering it now. Mea culpa.
Well, there’s a new BAMF model AR that DR got to see at SHOT Show 2017 called the Cobalt Kinetics BAMF EDGE that’s about $300 more expensive than the standard BAMF model, although DR wasn’t told why. We’ll try to find out.
In the meantime, we just learned that all Cobalt Kinetics AR rifle/carbines can now be purchased with Cobalt’s patented Cobalt Advantage Reload System (CARS) as an option, which could potentially make the BAMF and BAMF EDGE even faster to operate than the Cobalt Kinetics Evolve AR (particularly for left-handed shooters), since the shooter can have both the DUAL DROP AND CARS systems in one gun. We’ll ask Cobalt Kinetics about this, too.
By the way, Defense Review will also try to find out when the new Cobalt Kinetics AR Rifle Round Counter (shot counter) will be available for purchase, so you can have one on your EVOLVE, BAMF or BAMF EDGE.
Editor’s Note: DR would be very interested in seeing some select-fire full-auto SBR (Short Barreled Rifle)/PDW variants of the Cobalt Kinetics BAMF and BAMF EDGE equipped with the Cobalt Kinetics CARS and AR Rifle Round Counter systems, the Geissele HSS (High Speed Selector), CARS-adapted FERFRANS Inc. DSAS/RSS (Delayed Sear Activation System)/Rate Reduction System BCG (Bolt Carrier Group), and either an Operators Suppressor Systems/OSS Mission or Arsenal Firearms AF Streamer QD556-A and QD762-A QA/QD low-back-pressure silencer/sound suppressor (the latter was designed and developed by Finnish company Saimaa Still Oy, btw). Now, THOSE would be some interesting little weapons packages!
In the meantime, enjoy our video below, from SHOT Show.
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Cobalt Kinetics Evolve 3-Gun Competition/Tactical AR-15 Rifle/Carbine/SBR with Cobalt Advantage Reload System (CARS) Magazine Auto-Eject/Bolt Carrier Group (BCG) Auto-Release Feature: Coming Soon to a Competition or Combat Theater Near You!
Geissele Automatics High Speed Selector (HSS): Drop-In, Spring-Loaded 45-Degree Instant On/Off Ambi (Ambidextrous) Full-Auto M4 Carbine/M16 Rifle Selector Switch and Super Select-Fire (SSF) Full-Auto Trigger Kit for More Hits on Fast-Moving Targets! (Video!)
Arsenal Firearms AF SWITCH 7.62x39mm and 5.45x39mm Russian Piston/Op-Rod Tactical AR Carbines with AF Streamer QD556-A and QD762-A Low-Back-Pressure Quick-Attach/Quick Detach (QA/QD) Rifle Silencer/Sound Suppressors with ‘Stream-Through’ Venting Technology! (Videos!)
FERFRANS SOAR-P Upper Receiver Setup with Rate Reduction System/Delayed Sear Activation System (RRS/DSAS) Versus Stock Adams Arms (AA) Tactical Piston AR SBR/Sub-Carbine Upper Receivers Mounted on Colt M4A1 Carbine Select-Fire Lower: Full-Auto/Semi-Auto Range Test on Video!
Nous Defions/Arsenal Democracy AD-16 (Billet Receivers) and AD-15 (Forged Receivers) 5.56mm NATO/300BLK Tactical AR-15 Rifle/Carbine/SBR’s with Ambi (Ambidextrous) Controls, KeyMod or M-LOK Modular Tactical Handguards/Rail Systems and Ballistic Advantage Barrels! (Video!)
Arsenal Democracy AD PDW 8.5″ 5.56mm/300 Blackout (300BLK) Tactical AR-15 SBR (Short Barreld Rifle) with AD-PDW Stock Minimalist Buttstock and Ambi Controls for Dynamic CQB/CQC Gunfighting, Military PSD, and Vehicle Ops! (Video!)