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In AR-15 Muzzle Brake Shootout #3 we tested a blue version of the Cobalt Kinetics Pro Muzzle Brake and found it to reduce recoil energy by a whopping 70.17%. Unfortunately, Cobalt Kinetics has only sold complete rifles — their parts and accessories haven’t been available separately. Looks like that has just changed, though, according to the following press release . . .

Cobalt Kinetics to Begin Selling Accessories Starting with Pro Muzzle Brake

ST GEORGE, Utah, Jun 9th – Cobalt Kinetics, a manufacturer of premium performance and precision engineered rifles, today announces the launch of the first in a line of Cobalt Accessories, the Pro Muzzle Brake, on their website.

Starting immediately customers can now purchase the Pro Muzzle Brake for installation onto any .223/5.56 rifle that has a standard 1/2×28 thread pattern.

The Pro Muzzle Brake is standard on all Team rifles and has been successfully used in numerous competitions by the members of the Cobalt Kinetics Shooting Team (Keith Garcia, Kalani Laker, and Rick Birdsall). Our Pro Muzzle Brake measures 3.4″ long by 1″ in diameter. The brake has also been treated with an all new ultra-performance Black Lithium-iron surface conversion (or LiFe) that significantly improves the durability and longevity. The patent pending design features a symmetrical linear array of spherical baffles and intersecting port channels that dramatically reduce recoil, and any associated “muzzle rise”, by venting the gasses to the sides in a more controlled manner. The efficiency of the design at reducing recoil energy and overall increase in performance make the Pro Muzzle Brake the single best accessory available for improving the performance of your AR-15.

Also, as an added we are releasing the first 100 as a “Limited Edition” that is laser etched with a serial number from 1 to 100. These Limited Brakes will also be sold for $160 which is $30 off of the MSRP of $190.

Skylar Stewart, Vice President of Cobalt Kinetics said, “Customers and fans have long been asking for us to sell the components that we use in our premium rifle line, and we have finally increased our production capacity to accommodate this. Over the next few months we will be adding all of the components used in our builds to our web store and at select dealers.“


The Pro Muzzle Brake can be ordered from our website at:

The Pro Muzzle Brake will be available from select Cobalt Dealers later this year.

Further questions can be directed to:

Phone: 435.656.0599
Email: [email protected]

About Cobalt Kinetics

Cobalt Kinetics designs and builds firearms with bold aesthetics, cutting-edge technical innovations, state-of-the-art engineering and meticulous precision.

Cobalt Kinetics was founded because of dissatisfaction with the status quo–rows of the same black rifles on every gun shop wall across the country. The issue with “black rifles” is that there is little differentiation in the market and very little true innovation. Cobalt decided to change the industry by demonstrating that common functions can be upgraded through thoughtful engineering. Functions such as the Dual Drop and Cobalt Advantage Reloading System. Also, platform flaws, such as muzzle rise, can be mitigated not by use of just a muzzle compensator but by innovating changes to the buffer system. These changes can be done while still creating a rifle that maintains both precision, durability and aesthetics. Cobalt is driven to create firearms that are more effective, more reliable and more rewarding for the owner.

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  1. This might be kind of a dumb question but how do brakes stack up against suppressors in terms of recoil reduction?

    I’ve never used a brake but slapping a TBAC can on my rifle made it shoot practically like a .22.

    • I have a 5.56 can and a couple rifles with a muzzle brake. It’s about the same recoil wise, but I’m thinking it’s because of the weight of the can out front.

      • I agree with you on muzzle rise for sure. Adding weight to the end of the lever makes a difference.

        I’m thinking about the impulse for the rifle to come straight back at you and for that I don’t think position matters much it’s all just weight vs force. I was just curious if they’d tested the weight vs gas redirection and how that all stacks up.

    • They actually do a better job of recoil reduction than a can, but you’re not getting the extra mass of the suppressor. My competition AR, with a $30 Miculek break knockoff, and an adjustable gas block, shoots softer than a 10/22.

      I think Cobalt Kinetics does cool stuff, but at those prices they will always cater to a niche market.

    • strych9 — check out muzzle brake shootout #3 that’s linked in the first sentence of this post. Dead Air Sandman Ti with 5.56 end cap was good for a 49% reduction in rearwards recoil energy. We’ve tested a couple other cans in the muzzle brake recoil testing series in the past as well…

  2. A little pricey but if it reduces rec oil by that much it’s money well spent for a lot of shooters.

  3. Whew, bit pricey when compared with the Precision Armament M4-72 Severe Duty Comp; $89.99; 75% recoil reduction; 2.6 oz; Length: 2.250…..Have to say though, personal preference is key and you use what you like and what you are comfortable with…

  4. 190$ for that thing? What is the justification to pay as much for a fancy looking single piece of machined metal? In the AR15 muzzle break shootout that you guys did two years ago you picked the Precision Armament M4-72 Severe-Duty Compensator as the winner with recoil reduction of 73.50%, and it costs 89$ straight from the source. We all knew the Mormons were thieves after what they did to Howard Hughes and all, but this is a new low.

    • You can talk crap about Mormons until the cows come home. Until any other religion produces a John Moses Browning (all glory to his name) then we will forever stand atop the Holy Mountain that is firearm design

        • Meh, if the whole religion is going to get credit for these guys jacking prices up, we might as well get credit for the good stuff too.

          Besides, can you really argue that John Moses Browning (all glory to his name) and his myriad of 100 year still relevant designs is anything less than divine?!

    • Hey man, Capitalism! If the price is too steep, it won’t sell well, and they’ll be forced to lower the price. If it does well, then that is the price the market will bear. Don’t like it, don’t buy it. It is not like there are no other choices.

      My view is much simpler: I have never thought the recoil impulse was anything to write home about, and I am not one for mag dumps either. Consequently, I don’t see the point of them at all.

  5. Oh, OK, I just noticed the link to AR-15 Muzzle Brake Shootout #3 on top of the article. 😛
    So the SJC Titan did even better, reduced recoil by 78.18%, and it costs 90$ as well. Why then are even talking about the Cobalt? Sponsored article?

  6. 3.5″X1″ is longer than the 3″X1″ in most 3 gun rule books for tac optics. Open div comp?

  7. Patent pending? This brake is basic as hell, it’s just twice as long as any other basic brake. I don’t see how they can justify that price for a 4″ long muzzle weight with some slots milled in it.

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