When Kinetic Development Group launched as a company, it appeared they were a “SCAR” accessory company. Kinetic Development Group is a Firearms & Accessory solutions company. There is no limit to what they can and will do.
There has been some question why KDG has been so dedicated to the MLOK system manufacturing the MREX for the SCAR instead of Key-Mod. Today they are announcing both MREX-AR rail solution in MLOK, and the revolutionary Kinect system for MLOK. In a world of a thousand rails, that news may not be exciting, but revealing why they fervently supported MLOK from the beginning is very exciting; Kinect for MLOK.
Kinect is a family of products that allow you to securely attach your accessories or picatinny rail sections to any MLOK system without tools. Press the accessory or rail section to the MLOK slot where you want it and “Click”, it is securely fastened. This patent pending technology is the card KDG has kept tucked up their sleeve while they built MLOK rails for the SCAR and now the AR. It literally takes less that a second to install or remove an accessory, yet the mount is so strong a grown man can do pull-ups on a single attachment point. For reference the 3 Slot picatinny Kinect Section can handle approx. 180 lbs. of force. See video.
Although revolutionary, Kinect is quite simple in its operation. There are two spring-loaded wedges in the base of the Kinect mounting point. When you press the accessory or rail section down in the MLOK slot, two tiny deployment triggers get pressed against the rail firing the wedges into place.
There is nothing more frustrating that fiddling with an allen wrench (if you can find it) to get your accessories on an off your weapon with traditional modular rail sections. This changes the whole dynamic of the MLOK system and really makes every accessory truly removable with the ability to mount it in a second when needed.
There is not a whole lot that needs to be explained or left to the imagination about the Kinect system. It will be plain to you once you see it or try it to know this is not a gadget, or gimmick but a huge step forward in how we utilize our modular firearms. Much like the Sidelok for Picatinny attachment KDG launched on Soldier Systems, Kinect insures proper and easy installation, eliminating common variables that would cause issues. (ie: over tightening)
KDG wanted to launch the MREX-AR rail and Kinect to the public at the same time to demonstrate they are true finding solutions to making open architecture firearms like the AR much better. At first glance it may look similar to everything out there, but like the MREX, there was purpose in its design. Being both the developer of the rail system, and the Kinect accessory line gives KDG a huge advantage.
It lets them develop accessory mounts that can for instance bring a Surefire light so tight into the rail space, its like it is integral. (Pictured Above)
KDG also put MLOK slots on a 45-degree angle at the 10 and 2 o’clock positions on the rail. Now imagine an Aimpoint Micro or an RMR mounted tightly into the back of the rail offset at 45 degrees so you can transition to CQB using the dot and maintain your magnified optic.
The MREX-AR is ergonomically set up to be more like a hand-guard (like the FAL or G3) instead of a tube. The profile allows the user a very comfortable C-Grip on the weapon, and allows those accessories to be mounted as though they are integral to the weapon. The flat bottom of the rail system is ideal for shooting off of support.
By launching the MREX-AR rail and Kinect at the same time, KDG has demonstrated they are truly finding solutions to making open architecture firearms like the AR much better.
The first Kinect Pieces to become available will be launching this summer along side the MREX-AR rail. KDG intends to make available a wide arrange of Kinect pieces including 3 slot picatinny section, Harris bipod adapter, 7 slot picatinny section, offset surefire mounts, Aimpoint micro mounts, and many more to come.
Kinect Debut Video:
Kinect Brief Test Video:
About Kinetic Development Group
It is our mission at Kinetic to design and manufacture innovative small-arms accessories and complete systems utilizing the latest materials and fabrication technologies. We ensure our products set the bar for quality craftsmanship, reliability, relevance and performance. It is our mission to remain nimble and responsive to customer and market demands, and ensure customer satisfaction.
For more information, visit: www.KineticDG.com.