Companies go out of business all the time. It’s really sad when a brand with years of experience and exceptional products can’t make it work. But sometimes those companies get second shot when ownership changes hands, and they make a comeback.
Recently, two firearms companies are getting a chance to make their mark again. Cobalt Kinetics and Bushmaster are back, baby! Let’s look at some details about each of these brands, and how they managed to come back in a big way.
Cobalt Kinetics Relaunched With Quality
This brand came to the market in 2014, but in the short five years that they were around, they made a huge impact on the shooting sports industry with their competition grade rifles. Now, after two years of not making any new weapons, they are back under new management. Their focus now is not only on rifles, but on defense, law enforcement/military, and tactical firearms. They will offer a wider range of updated firearms that are still made with the same quality as their competition series.
Cobalt Kinetics is based out of St. George, Utah with a team that is dedicated towards innovative firearms that will make you a “more faster and accurate shooter,” according to their website. They consider all of their firearms to be of “military-grade durability” with match-grade precision and uncompromising functionality. If you have ever shot a Cobalt Kinetics gun like their BAMF Professional, you’ll notice the difference right away.
Bushmaster Is Under New Ownership (Again)
Bushmaster Firearms International is based out of Carson City, Nevada since the new ownership of Crotalus Holding Inc. They were purchased in a bankruptcy auction in September 2020 from Remington Outdoor Company, after they stopped production in January of that same year.
They are a much older company than Cobalt Kinetics since they were founded in 1973. Most of their guns are either rifles or semi-automatic pistols. Changing ownership hands over the years multiple times led to their decline, but also the unfortunate association with the Sandy Hook Elementary School shooting that took place in 2012 when the shooter used a Bushmaster rifle.
Now, the company is geared towards getting their good name back with a product line that will focus on law enforcement and military contracts, but also caters to hunters and recreational shooters. Their motto is to make weapons with advanced materials and manufacturing techniques.
Support Their Relaunches
Both of these companies missed out on the big gun buys of 2020 during the pandemic, but now is a good time to support them if you are in the market for a new firearm. It’s nice to see that neither of these companies went out of business permanently, since they are both known for very high quality products. We’re glad they’re back!