Cobalt Kinetics Edge Rifle “Shots Fired”

We’ve all wondered about the Cobalt Kinetics line of firearms but for many of us it’s hard to justify the price for what seems at first nothing more than another AR-15. Guys like me like what we like and if you’re me that means you were never impressed with the AR-15 as a whole. I’m no one special, and I’m certainly not the last word of gun powder and steel, but I’m also no slouch. I’ve worn a uniform, a lab coat, and a wetsuit, and yes I’ve fired a shot or two in the time I’ve enjoyed being alive. When I met one of the guys from Cobalt Kinetics while on a visit to Portland Oregon’s The Gun Room Inc. I really couldn’t be bothered with another look at yet another attempt at tacticool crap. I must have seemed like a real jerk but he hung in there and to his credit he sold me a rifle as part of The Gun Room Inc.’s stocking order.

Not only did I drink the dreaded AR-Aide I drank deep with a Cobalt Kinetics custom “Edge” model in my colors and specs. When it came in I was excited, it was Christmas time so I felt like a very good boy on Santa’s list rewarded as such. I took it home and left it there until last Sunday. I was tagging along with Threat-Solutions on a training session for a father and daughter looking to revive grandpa’s old guns for an upcoming hunt. They were very excited to learn about guns and I was excited just to sit and watch Threat-Solutions give a fantastic beginner level class. Mike suggested that I bring a rifle to shoot and my mind immediately went to my Browning 1886 in 45-70, my favorite rifle of all time and also my most expensive.

I’m not sure of where things went wrong but I ended up with my Cobalt Kinetics Edge and several mismatched AR-15 magazines loaded with various 5.56mm and .223 cal ammo. Everything from old steel mags with tarnished brass, to P mags and ballistic tipped screamers. As things were winding down in Threat-Solutions’ class I remembered I stashed my gear under Mike’s truck to keep it out of Oregon’s liquid sky, but the actual Sun was shining now.

On the rickety wooden table sat my Cobalt Kinetics Edge with the Sun’s full brightness shining along its literal edge. It seemed as if the whole thing was one solid piece it showed no lines where it was put together, it didn’t rattle when shook, it was magnificent in fit and finish. How did this big middle finger to shoddy gunsmiths sit locked away so long in my vault of forgotten toys? I stuck on a 3X9 tactical scope grabbed a mag and dropped the bolt to a resonating ring emanating from the monolithic like design. The level of precision in the Cobalt Kinetics impressed even me and I can measure in angstrom units. (look it up)

The first shot I took hit the crude six inch circle I drew on an overly big piece of paper at 125 yards. Patting myself on the back and not the Cobalt Kinetics team, I fired three more shots on an actual target while adjusting the elevation and windage. Satisfied with a center hit I dumped the mag fast enough for the other people at the range to stop and watch. Mag after mag fell to the table while never once taking my eye off the prize utilizing the Cobalt Kinetics patented dual drop buttons instead of the bolt release.

I was utterly and completely bored with the whole experience, every one of those rounds made a pattern the size of a quarter. I’m a good shot, but I can’t be that good, can I? Well I’m not, but the Cobalt Kinetics is, out of the box even. Mike was finishing up and came over so I asked him to shoot a few so I could get some pics for my Facebook page. His experience was the same as mine, except he’s a better shot and his was about the size of a dime for a 30 round mag off hand while walking. Boring! Cobalt Kinetics’ Edge does not disappoint, it’s the finest fitting and best shooting AR-15 money will buy today at any price. You won’t build one better no matter how good you think you are or how many missions you were part of. The Cobalt Kinetics Edge shouldn’t even be called an AR-15, it’s so much better that it’s singular in the market.

I took the Cobalt Kinetics Edge back to The Gun Room Inc. since I was driving through anyway and gave the old grumpy geezers my first impression after shooting it for the first time. When I said it was boring to shoot they just looked at me not knowing how that could be true. Then I explained what I meant by boring, Cobalt Kinetics made a rifle anyone can shoot. That in it’s self should say it all, anyone can shoot the Cobalt Kinetics Edge. All those decades of practice seem wasted or would have been if Cobalt Kinetics made guns back when I wore a uniform at age 17.

I’m told when local vet and all around good guy “Big Tony” overheard Shaun from The Gun Room Inc. talking to Cobalt Kinetics about how boring my experience was he bought one to see if his mileage would vary. It didn’t, Big Tony’s outing was the exact same as mine and that of Mike’s from Threat-Solutions, one small hole. More precisely and let’s emphasize precise here, one smaller than AR-15 sized hole.

In full disclosure Cobalt Kinetics didn’t pay me for this post, they probably think I’m a jerk because of the way I treated them, all apologies to Cobalt Kinetics you earned your place at the big table. The Gun Room Inc. didn’t pay me in ammo, money or beef jerky to post this article either, apologies to them as well for treating their vendor so poorly (my bad guys). Obviously there are a lot of us out there who just haven’t ever had the chance to hold, own, or shoot a rifle this good who weren’t royalty of some sort. Cobalt Kinetics has made a rifle anyone can shoot and anyone can own, they have changed the very nature of firearms with the Edge Rifle.

I’m not a dealer for Cobalt Kinetics so give the folks at The Gun Room Inc. a call to get one, their number is (503)777-3931. If you want to talk training at any level talk to Mike at Threat-Solutions not me, I’m a jerk know it all.

Smith & Wesson 500 Magnum (Milo’s Pick Of The Week)

Words don’t accurately describe Milo’s Pick of the week…. Introducing the gargantuan Smith & Wesson 500 Magnum. This gun is terrifying to look at when it’s barrel is pointed at you empty, and when loaded it absolutely puts “the fear” into your very soul. I’m sure there are reviews that have scientific stuff and numbers, this isn’t one of them.

The Smith & Wesson 500 is a beast, it’s visceral, it tears at the sky, it’s brick to the head madness just looking at one in real life. This thing is made from a neutron star, it bends space and shatters time when you pull the trigger. “Be careful it’s a magnum.”, hahaha you chuckle inside because you’re so savage, totally not expecting the savagery you’re about to face.

When the adrenalin comes over you it’s part of your fight or flight response to danger. Triggered by the atomic bomb flash of the 500’s ICBM sized cartridge or the recoil even your dead relatives felt. You’re simply rendered in awe by the power you hold in your hand.

Mountains tremble and shake the deafening sound carries to the very stars for the 500 has belched forth it’s message of fire, brimstone, and furious anger. That such power can be tamed at all is the question you should be asking yourself before shooting the Magnum Opus. The King of pistols shatters all expectations. Finding it’s mark, targets are broken down to their cosmic essence as the freight train sized bullet meets them head on. The Smith & Wesson 500 Magnum changes what cover and concealment are and the advantage goes in it’s direction. This big bad wolf turned all the houses to straw, it huffs and puffs hot lead to boiling massive intensity.

Tacticool wannabes need not apply, you will get fed to the lions. The Smith & Wesson 500 Magnum will bring down any monster on the planet if you know how to wield it. Rounds can get beyond tyrannosaurus power if you can handle it. The gun wizards put big soft magic grips on this beast that trick you into loosing it’s spawn of fire and thunder. It’s impossible to anticipate the 500’s trigger nor the insanity of the explosion. It’s too easy to hit the target, it’s a lot of things, but mundane it’s not.

If you ever wondered what shooting a whole box of ammo would be like, this is it. If you can find a Smith & Wesson 500 Magnum buy it. Don’t just buy one weight of bullet, buy many. When the giant space robots attack Earth you’ll be well heeled and ready like a stainless steel Doc Holliday.

U.S. Model 1841 Mississippi Rifle

The Mississippi Harper’s Ferry 1846 shown below in the gallery represents the U.S. Model 1841 in it’s first year of manufacture by federal Harpers Ferry Armory. Long considered the most beautiful example of a firearm in the 19th century the U.S Model 1841 or “Mississippi” as it was to become known later in the Mexican American War and the Civil War shot as well as it looked.

Coming in at just under 49″ and weighing 9lbs. the Harpers Ferry saw use by frontiersmen, and both sides of the Civil War alike because of it’s fine shooting and functional yet very robust build quality. This firearm comes to The Gun Room Inc. in original dress wearing brass furniture and lacquer on the barrel and is fine to very fine condition. Fully functional and shootable The Gun Room Inc. has it on display until it finds a new home.

Stop in to see the “Mississippi” and many other fine guns from the period to see a piece of history.

Looking for something rare or unusual? Give Warren a call here at The Gun Room Inc. (503)777-3931 and let his 50+ years in the collectible firearms world work for you.

Schofield Pistol

Since the very beginning the Schofield Pistol was revolutionary in it’s design and approach to the problems early Americans faced in the Wild West. The Schofield Pistol was designed to be loaded in the saddle by U.S. Calvary soldiers as the typical pistol had to eject and load one cartridge at time through a loading gate making the process difficult while on horseback.

General Schofield’s ingenious solution was as elegant as it was simple, simply actuate the rear sight release latch and shake the pistol open. The shells were ejected all at once and able to be immediately reloaded six at a time rather than one at a time through a loading gate.

The Schofield Pistol’s cylinder spins freely at the 1/4 cock position of the hammer and also while the action is fully open, further allowing access to any of the cylinder’s chambers or all at once. A Skilled shooter could eject and reload faster than any other single action revolver of it’s time even and rival some of the tactical revolvers of today.

It’s been said Annie Oakley used a Schofield, and so did Pat Garret, Billy The Kid, Wild Bill Hickok, Wells Fargo, and many others.

If you appreciate innovation and understated excellence you will for sure take a shine to the Schofield Pistol. The Gun Room Inc. usually has more than one so you have a choice, and if we don’t we can order up one special just for you in your choice of available calibers.

Give The Gun Room Inc. a call (503)777-3931 or better yet stop by and see one for yourself,.

The Gun Room Inc.

5537 SE Foster Road

Portland Oregon 97206

Parker Coach Gun

Every day I work two jobs that I love, Zodiac inflatable boat sales and training, and firearm sales and training. Working with some of the best warriors and sailors anywhere daily I see some great kit while on the job. Funny thing, anyone who knows me, knows I’m a cowboy trapped in a modern world. So when I see something special cowboy it sticks in my head.

As per usual today at The Gun Room Inc. I was taken aback by something that caught my attention from the corner of my eye, and subsequently garnered my admiration. A very nice example of a Damascus Steel Parker Coach Gun was neatly tucked into a nook waiting for someone to notice it.

Yes to say I was impressed by the nonchalance of the Parker would be an understatement as all my attention suddenly shifted from the defensive pistol I was showing to another person (who was equally enamoured with his own gun) to the Parker. While the pictures I took of the shotgun in question are nice to look at, they do no justice to the actual item it’s self.

The one thing I don’t like about my jobs is I can’t own everything that catches my eye, I’m sure many of you experience this too. If you are a cowboy like myself or just someone who appreciates a quality firearm you owe it to your self to stop by The Gun Room Inc. now and then. You never know what you will find, but you can be pretty damn sure it will be very nice and worth owning.

If you want to have a look at this beauty of a coach gun you had better stop in quick because I’m sure it won’t be there long with the caliber of collectors that come thru the doors there. Better yet give them a call and tell them Mike sent you, (503)777-3931, slap some $$ down before that gun goes to a home not yours!

New Rifles For The Tactical Collector

The Gun Room Inc. prides it’s self on the type and quality of firearms it offers to it’s family of customers. Today’s offering does not disappoint with the Steyr AUG and the Turnbull TAR 10.

Come see these guns today at our store on 5537 SE Foster Road or you might not get another chance before they find a new home!

 

 

10MM 1911s The Next Big Thing

More and more people are coming to the 1911 platform for the 10mm chambering and the manufacturers are taking notice. In my 1911 group on Facebook flocks of people are discovering what a select few have known all along, and that’s the 1911 in 10mm makes a great hunting pistol as well as a tremendously accurate shooter.

Recently The Gun Room Inc. sold out of all of our old stock of Colt Delta Elites and our new stock as well. During the re-order we decided to bring in a Remington R1 in 10mm and have been pretty blown away at the quality and price.

If you’ve known us for very long you know we only carry the good stuff and if it’s the good stuff you are looking for come in and see what we have.

Dan Wesson 10mm?

Got it!

Remington R1 10mm?

Got it!

Colt Delta Elite 10mm?

Got it!

The Gun Room Inc. has more guns that you are looking for than anywhere else in the NW.

Stop by The Gun Room Inc. 5537 SE Foster Rd. in Portland Oregon or give us a call (503)777-3931 with any questions, we’re happy to help!

Night Vision For Everyone

It’s not too often the crew here at The Gun room Inc. gets jazzed about another widget but today was different. Today the little kids came out of us all when we were handed a second gen night vision scope. This is not the old school Vietnam era starlight scope of yore, this is new school digital with multiple modes and reticles and it even works in the day time without a hitch.

This writer was more than impressed when I went to the pitch black basement and touched the power button. I was imagining clearing a bad guy hideout in the dark when someone turned on the lights. Surprise the unit didn’t washout and with a simple flip of the cover the integrated pin hole made the whole operation pretty tacticool!

While these scopes are intended for hogs and bad guys they make night vision available to the average guy for pennies on the dollar. If we would have had this tech back when I was in the service I think some things would have gone much better.

features include:

  • day or night use
  • high optical magnification
  • built in 810nm LED IR illuminator (laser illuminators / target designators on some models)
  • video output (rca)
  • camera resolution 656 x 492
  • selectable electronic reticles
  • field of view 22.5ft @100 yards
  • max detection range 130yd
  • magnification 4.6
  • objective lens diameter 42mm
  • eye relief 2.36 inches
  • 30mm tube diameter
  • 2 x AA batteries
  • weight 23.6 oz

These night vision scopes are priced to fit in everyone’s budget and The Gun Room Inc. has them in stock today.

Ted Nugent At The Gun Room Inc. (Friends And Family)

The Gun Room Inc. is and always has been a family business where we source and sell fine firearms to our extended family of friends. Ted Nugent stopped by recently to say hi and pick up a special black powder rifle The Gun Room Inc. had made just for him. In the picture you can see greedy Milo eyeballing Ted’s new black powder rifle and three generations of The Gun Room Inc.’s family all in one picture.

Ted presented another black powder rifle from The Gun Room Inc. to Governor Sarah Palin from an earlier visit and our family grew again.

If you are counted in our ranks as a customer you are part of The Gun Room Inc.’s family and know where to go but if you haven’t been in yet stop by on the corner of 56th and SE Foster or give us a call (503)777-3931.

 

Milo’s Pick Of The Week

This week Milo has taken a liking to the Forbes M24B Rifle wearing Kryptek camo on the stock. Milo likes this rifle for hunting in the mountains since it’s light and accurate and chambered in the calibers he likes to shoot. The Forbes M24B comes equipped with Talley scope rings that allow the shooter to attach their quality optic of choice for high precision shoots when the mountain critters have the advantage.

Milo likes the non-reflecting barrels that absorb light instead of reflecting it like other lesser blued rifles do. Milo’s approach is simple, when you draw a once in a lifetime tag you should do everything in your power to fill it. The Forbes M24B is a force multiplier, it’s extremely light materials and better than most engineering make this rifle one to look for if you are in the high country or even out in the plains. We always hear Milo chanting “ounces equal pounds, and pounds equal pain” and Milo would know since some of the world’s best hunters come through The Gun Room Inc’s doors.  All Forbes Rifles come fitted with recoil pads and sling points as standard.

Milo is so wound up about the Forbes M24B right now that he says if you come get one in the Kryptek Highlander or the Typhon camo patterns he’ll throw in a matching Kryptek Gun Room Inc. hat for free.

The Forbes M24B is no longer in production but as per usual The Gun Room Inc. has them while the supply lasts in .270, 6.5×55, and 30-06. No one made a rifle in this weight category as good as Melvin Forbes and they continue to be the best lightweight gun available today.

Call The Gun Room Inc. today and get the rifle of your dreams before next season.

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