Cobray Company
Company typePrivate
IndustryFirearms
Founder
  • Wayne Daniel
  • Sylvia Daniel
FateOngoing
SuccessorLeinad
Headquarters
Westhope, North Dakota
,
Area served
Predominately U.S.
ProductsPistols, Shotguns, Rifles, Automatic Firearms
Websitehttp://www.cobray.com

The Cobray Company was an American developer and manufacturer of submachine guns, automatic carbines, handguns, shotguns, and non-lethal 37 mm launchers. These were manufactured by SWD. In the 1970s and 1980s, Cobray was a counter terrorist training center in addition to being an arms maker under the leadership of Mitch WerBell.[1]

Cobray models

Legal issues

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A 357 Magnum derringer

After some legal troubles,[clarification needed] the company changed its name to Leinad (Daniel spelled backwards)[7] and produced at least four new models which were designed to conform with the ban on assault weapons that was then in effect.

Leinad models

Closure of company

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The owners of Leinad chose to change the company name and sell the company to Sylvia's son, Shane Arrington. The Cobray Trademark is registered to a privately owned company in the US. They continue to manufacture parts and accessories, as well as multiple firearms.

References

  1. ^ Dunkin, Tom (January 1980). "Cobray: Turning the Tables on Terrorists". Soldier of Fortune. 5 (1): 46–50.
  2. ^ "Cobray/SWD M-11/9 Review". Archived from the original on 2009-02-07.
  3. ^ Angelfire article on Pocket Pal
  4. ^ Long, Duncan (2004). Streetsweepers: The Complete Book of Combat Shotguns. Paladin Press. p. 66. ISBN 1-58160-436-X.
  5. ^ Larson, Erik (1995). Lethal Passage: The Story of a Gun. Knopf Doubleday Publishing. p. 81. ISBN 0679759271.
  6. ^ C. R. Jahn (2012). FTW Self Defense. iUniverse. p. 204. ISBN 978-1469732558.
  7. ^ "Gun Review: Leinad Derringer is the "poor man's Judge"". Guns.com.

Further reading