Cobalt Kinetics is a company so new that their website doesn’t even work yet, but their rifles already look dead sexy. This is their entry level rifle: the BAMF. Not only does it feature a full-length aluminum free-floating handguard with a recessed muzzle, an appealing visual design, and enough rail space to make most people more than happy, but it also has something unique: not one but two forward assist buttons.
Most people scoff at a single forward assist, but this rifle has twice the normal number. Why? For a very good reason: they have been made actually useful. The BAMF rifle’s forward assist doubles as a bolt catch release, meaning that if you tap that forward assist when the bolt is locked to the rear and a fresh magazine inserted, the bolt will slide into battery and chamber the next round. Useful indeed.
There are other fairly awesome rifles in the line besides this version. The BAMF is a 14.5″ pinned and welded rifle, but there’s also a 16″ version and others to come. They also offer their own nifty looking stock alongside the traditional carbine buffer tube kit, which looks slick.
This entry level rifle is going to come in right around $2,895. There are some great features that might make that price tag make sense, and we’ve been promised a rifle to see for ourselves. Stay tuned.