Cobray Company

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Cobray Company
FounderWayne and Sylvia Daniels
Westhope, North Dakota
Area served
Predominately U.S.
ProductsPistols, Shotguns, Rifles, Automatic Firearms

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[edit]

  • M-10 (.45 ACP/9mm), semi and full auto (146 mm (5.7 in) or 127 mm (5.0 in) barrel)
  • M-11 (.380 ACP), semi and full auto (127 mm (5.0 in) barrel)
  • M11-A1 (.380 ACP), an open bolt version of the M-11
  • M-11/9 (9mm), semi and full auto (127 mm (5.0 in) barrel)[2]
  • M-12 (.380 ACP), semi-auto only
  • Pocket Pal (.22 Long Rifle/.380 ACP), a dual-barrel, switch-cylinder, top-break revolver[3]
  • Terminator (12 or 20-gauge), a slam fire, single-shot shotgun[4]
  • Street Sweeper (12-gauge), a clone of the Armsel Striker
  • Ladies Home Companion (.410 bore or .45-70), a reduced caliber version of the Street Sweeper[5]
  • Cobray/FMJ Ducktown (.22 Long Rifle/.45 Colt-.410 bore), an over-under derringer[6]
  • Cobray CM-11 (9mm), a carbine version of the M-11

Legal issues[edit]

A 357 Magnum derringer

After some legal troubles,[clarification needed] the company changed its name to Leinad (Daniel spelled backwards) 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[edit]

  • PM-11/9 (9mm)
  • PM-12 (.380 ACP)
  • DBD38357 (.357 Magnum/.38 Special)-Double Barrel (Pictured right)
  • DBD41045 (.45 Long Colt/.410 bore)-Double Barrel
  • 6 shot (manual rotation) .22 LR derringer
  • Model MR-5 shot manual rotation .45 Long Colt/.410 bore Pepper-box revolver derringer

Closure of company[edit]

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.


  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.

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