Two years ago I bought a Leinad 11″ 45/410 pistol from a gentleman in Texas. The weapon was made in Ducktown Tennessee. This is a great little .410 pistol that packs one heck of a wallop! The 410 shotgun shells make this baby roar, and, for what it’s worth, are not as much fun as shooting the .45 Colt. The .45 Colt rounds were a dream to shoot and I found that accuracy was nominal with the standard open sights. The birds-eye grips were adequate for shooting, though I had my doubts at first as they are rather small. I also found the forearm to be a bit of a finger splitter because if it’s sharp edges and so I cut mine down to 5 inches and removed the rear wings that stick back. Now it is at the local gunsmith for a custom job on the head-space, trigger and the selector/safety. The fire control knob is small and inadequate for quick reloads so my GS is going to install a ring on the left side that will allow one handed operation with the plunger type selector lever and tighten things uop a bit too. I have also installed a set of scope rings for a small scope. I will be posting pictures and video as soon as I get the pistol back from the GS so check in. Below I have posted some information about the Leinad/Cobray connection so that some of you will know where these pistols were made and why they are no longer produced. The Cobray Company
From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
- M-10 (.45 ACP Caliber), semi and full auto
- M-11 (.380 ACP Caliber), semi and full auto
- M-11/9 (9mm Parabellum), semi and full auto
- M-12 (.380 ACP), semi-auto only
- Pocket Pal .22 Long Rifle/.380 ACP, dual-barrel, switch-cylinder, top-break revolver
- The Terminator, single-shot shotgun in 12 and 20-gauges
- M11-A1 .380 ACP, an open bolt version of the MAC 10.
- Streetsweeper, A clone of the Armsel Striker. It featured limited parts commonality to the original weapons system.
- Ladies Home Companion, A reduced caliber version of the Streetsweeper in .410 gauge.
A 357 Magnum pistol. 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 models
- PM-11/9 (9 mm)
- PM-12 (.380 ACP)
- DBD38357 (.357 Magnum/.38 Special)-Double Barrel (Pictured below)
- DBD41045 (.45 Long Colt/.410 bore)-Double Barrel
Closure of companyThe owners of Leinad chose to shut down the company 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 for the firearms as well.