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The Cobray Company was an American developer and manufacturer of submachine guns and automatic carbines, handguns and shotguns as well as 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 Company
FounderWayne and Sylvia Daniels
Westhope, North Dakota
Area served
Predominately U.S.
ProductsPistols, Shotguns, Rifles, Automatic Firearms

Cobray modelsEdit

Legal issuesEdit

A 357 Magnum derringer.

After some legal troubles, 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 modelsEdit

Closure of companyEdit

The owners of Leinad chose to change the company name and sell the company to Sylvia's son, Shane Arrington, because of the changes in the gun laws and the divorce of company founders Wayne and Sylvia Daniels. 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 (1980-01-01). "Cobray: Turning the Tables on Terrorists". Soldier of Fortune. 5 (1): 46–50.
  2. ^ Angelfire article on Pocket Pal
  3. ^ Long, Duncan (2004). Streetsweepers: The Complete Book of Combat Shotguns. Paladin Press. p. 66. ISBN 1-58160-436-X.
  4. ^ Erik Larson (1995). Lethal Passage: The Story of a Gun. p. 81. ISBN 0679759271.
  5. ^ C. R. Jahn (2012). FTW Self Defense. p. 204. ISBN 1469732556.

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