U.S. President Theodore Roosevelt counseled, \u201cSpeak softly, and carry a big stick.\u201d No need for the stick when you have a Loveland Armaments Kobra-1 Foam Dart Blaster. Admittedly, the Kobra-1 isn\u2019t \u201cbig.\u201d It\u2019s about the size of your average pistol-style foam dart blaster. The size comes in when you\u2019re talking about the hit power of this blaster. The Kobra-1 fires darts at 130 feet per second\u2014approximately 88.5 miles per hour. That would be like staring down a professional baseball pitcher\u2019s fastball. Now that\u2019s a big stick.\r\n\r\n\r\n\r\nThe Kobra-1\u2019s design is very minimalistic, but that doesn\u2019t mean it doesn\u2019t look good. The blaster is hand-crafted from polycarbonate, UHDP, epoxy, and carbon steel screws. Looking at how it\u2019s made and the materials, you might wonder if they were shooting for a blaster, or a tank. The blaster also features an integrated weaver rail for any tactical Airsoft attachments you would like to use. The integrated magazine is capable of firing three Nerf brand-sized darts in succession, or, if you\u2019re a bit more of a customization warrior, you can fire five homemade darts (1.25\u201d).\r\n\r\nLoveland Armaments is currently running a Kickstarter campaign to raise the money to purchase the equipment they need to start mass-producing the Kobra-1. If you\u2019re hesitant about investing in start-ups, there\u2019s no need to worry about Loveland as their future looks bright. They won the MiddChallenge Business Idea Competition 2018\u2014so someone out there definitely sees their potential.\r\nCheck it out\r\nHave you subscribed to Man of Many? You can also follow us on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram.