ABOUT COZAD MANUFACTURING
About Cozad Manufacturing:
Andy Cozad is a man with a vision. An Army reservist and a shooter, he looked at AR technology and found the buffers wanting. His goal was to make an effective mechanical buffer that out performed the hydraulic models currently available.
Twelve years ago, he started with a commercial hydraulic buffer in a 6.8 SPC build. It never worked properly with the piston conversion and was short stroking in recoil. In frustration, he ended up with an H2 buffer in the 6.8 and a desire to build a better buffer.
Deployed to Afghanistan in 2014-2015, Andy was billeted next to some Australian SF guys running with HK416 and Colt 10.5 inch guns with KAC suppressors. They had weapons failures with snapped hammer springs and other broken parts. The hydraulic buffers they had were not working.
The final piece of the puzzle came when a friend asked him to make an AR-10 barrel in 45/70. The recoil of this beast led Andy to commit to making an improved AR buffer. The first prototype was finished in a couple hours. Testing was done in a 5.56 rifle model, it broke in two places after 200 rounds. With the weaknesses identified, Andy started re-designing and reinforcing.
A dozen design changes in design and five changes in material later, he arrived at the M18k. His goal was to make an effective mechanical buffer that out performed the hydraulic models currently available. Mission accomplished, he started Cozad Manufacturing LLC.
Future projects will be multi caliber and perhaps a specific model for pistol caliber carbines (PCC). The future is bright. All Cozad Manufacturing products are veteran made in the USA. In addition to his Army reserve career, Andy also worked as a deputy sheriff for 13 years. Of that time, Andrew spent 6 years as a firearms instructor with certifications through the Pennsylvania State Police, NRA and Pa Commission on Crime and Delinquency.