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Finally! A durable, foam dart blaster sidearm for older players. It's okay to be a kid again.
35 backers pledged $4,400 to help bring this project to life.

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Proof of Concept

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Functional Prototype

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Appearance Prototype

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Design Prototype

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Production Prototype

Appearance, function, and manufacturing methods match the final product.

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Prototype Gallery

These photos and videos provide a detailed look at this project’s development.

Do you want to have fun again? 

Have you been looking for a go-to blaster sidearm?

We have the solution: The Loveland Arms Kobra-1

**WINNER of The MiddChallenge Business Idea Competition 2018**

Technical details:

  • Loveland Catch System: Our in-house catch mechanism is solid and time-tested. 
  • Integrated Magazine: Capable of firing 3 Nerf brand-sized darts in succession, or up to 5 homemade darts. (1.25")
  • Mission Customization: Integrated weaver rail accepts tactical Airsoft attachments.
  • Competitive Velocity: ~130 fps with standard darts
  • Durable Design: Hand-crafted from premium materials including polycarbonate, UHDP, epoxy, and carbon steel screws. This blaster is a tank: over-engineered and built for the roughest play.
  • Handsome, Minimalist Styling: Just see for yourself! 
  • Just Your Style: See slide show for current color options

*Please note: velocity based on prototype performance, actual performance will vary based on darts and conditions.

Warning: Always wear eye protection when playing with foam dart blasters! 

Risks and challenges

The Kobra-1 is the product of thousands of hours of dedication and love. We are extremely proud of the new design, but it wasn't easy to make with only basic hand tools!

With your support, we will be able to give our workshop a much-needed upgrade, as well as buy the necessary materials in bulk. Specifically, with the acquisition of a CNC router, a belt sander, and a drill press, the currently prohibitive labor costs will be significantly reduced.

If all production models meet our stringent expectations, the first blasters will be shipped out by our August 2018 launch date.

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