Meet the Cobalt Kinetics Shooting Team


Keith Garcia

Keith has been a California police officer for 20 years, holding various positions in the department, his favorite being the SWAT team leader. In 2004, Keith started competitive shooting, primarily entering handgun and LEO only SWAT matches. In 2008, he began shooting 3 Gun competitions, and never looked back.

Keith won the first ever "3 Gun Nation" shoot-off at SMM3G in 2010 and repeated in 2011. During the 2012 season he had his first major match victory at the first ever "Pro Series" match in Florida. Keith was pleased to have finished 3rd overall in the Pro Series. Following the Pro Series win, Keith won the 3 Gun National Championship in 2013 and was awarded a $50,000 prize.

    Kalani Laker

    Born and raised in Hawaii, Kalani became an avid hunter and sportsman when he moved to Arizona. Kalani started shooting competitively in 2008, shooting pistol matches with the local hotrods and police officers. In 2009, a friend introduced him to the sport of 3 Gun and he was instantly hooked. The challenge of mastering a vast array of firearms and solving different practical problems gave Kalani the drive to succeed. In 2010, he began traveling the country to test his skills against the best shooters in the nation.

      Nick Atkinson

      Nick Atkinson, who is currently sitting 2nd in the Semi-Pro standings coming in to Vegas. His career highlights include a win in Tac Optics at the 2012 Black Rain Ordnance Night Multi-Gun, 2nd place finishes at the 2013 CMMG Midwest 3-Gun, and Rockcastle International Multi-Gun and a dozen or so top 20 finishes at major outlaw matches over the past couple of years.

      Originally from Abilene, Texas, he currently lives in central Texas with is wife Shawna and their three dogs, where he has served as a police officer for the past nine years.

        Rick Birdsall

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        Keith Garcia, Kalani Laker, Nick Atkinson and Rick Birdsall.