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techvoodoo  [Member]
8/15/2011 11:39:00 AM
The 6920 and similar rifles 16" carbines, what are they? Are they technically considered an AR15 or are they an M4? Sorry for the silly question.
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LA_357SIG  [Team Member]
8/15/2011 11:42:22 AM
The measuring stick in which ALL semi-automatic, 16", M4 profiled AR-15's are compared.
86HMMWV  [Team Member]
8/15/2011 11:44:51 AM
They are AR-15's. M4's are select fire.
TheMercenary  [Team Member]
8/15/2011 11:47:25 AM
AR15 with M4 profile barrel
gunner_71  [Member]
8/15/2011 11:49:26 AM
civilian version of the M4. 16" barrel vs. 14.5" and semi auto vs select fire.
CTbuilder1  [Team Member]
8/15/2011 12:00:24 PM
Originally Posted By 86HMMWV:
They are AR-15's. M4's are select fire.


Yup. But even some AR15s are select fire.

Then can be M4 pattern, M4 type, AR15 carbines, etc, etc. But in general, any semi auto rifle of this type is usually just called an AR15 or AR type.
Alpha-Romeo3  [Team Member]
8/15/2011 12:08:45 PM

Colt model SP6920 Sporter M4 Carbine just taken out of the factory box (note shown props are not included with the carbine)





What they said.

There are two versions, SP6920 and LE6920 they're exactly the same except that the LE version have LE rollmarks.

The LE6920 had been discontinued.


http://www.coltsmfg.com


ArmedPete  [Team Member]
8/15/2011 1:47:32 PM


The LE6920 had been discontinued.


http://www.coltsmfg.com




has the LE line been discontinued or just taken off the civilian market and is now being distributed to LE only?
gunner_71  [Member]
8/15/2011 1:53:28 PM
Originally Posted By ArmedPete:


The LE6920 had been discontinued.


http://www.coltsmfg.com




has the LE line been discontinued or just taken off the civilian market and is now being distributed to LE only?


LE is now only available to law enforcement and SP is now the official commercial version. of course you can still get both, but i would imagine the LE supply will be harder to come by in the future. they are the same of course except for the rollmark. Colt for some reason loves to play the politically correct game.
jcrowl  [Team Member]
8/15/2011 1:58:41 PM
Originally Posted By gunner_71:
Originally Posted By ArmedPete:


The LE6920 had been discontinued.


http://www.coltsmfg.com




has the LE line been discontinued or just taken off the civilian market and is now being distributed to LE only?


LE is now only available to law enforcement and SP is now the official commercial version. of course you can still get both, but i would imagine the LE supply will be harder to come by in the future. they are the same of course except for the rollmark. Colt for some reason loves to play the politically correct game.


I for one prefer the new SP rollmark without the LEO language on the receiver.
jcrowl  [Team Member]
8/15/2011 2:01:59 PM
"AR-15" is technically a Colt trademark for the rifles that Stoner developed and became the M16 and its variants. In common use it's come to mean all rifles based upon that original design.
WI57  [Team Member]
8/15/2011 2:11:38 PM
The 6920 is a lightweight, gas-operated, air-cooled, magazine-fed, shoulder-fired weapon that is semi-automatic only.

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evlblkwpnz  [Team Member]
8/15/2011 2:23:45 PM
The 6920 is.... about $200 cheaper than a 6940
gunner_71  [Member]
8/15/2011 2:27:04 PM
Originally Posted By jcrowl:
Originally Posted By gunner_71:
Originally Posted By ArmedPete:


The LE6920 had been discontinued.


http://www.coltsmfg.com




has the LE line been discontinued or just taken off the civilian market and is now being distributed to LE only?


so do i, but i wish they would just drop the entire "sporter" language. build M4 and M16 clones and simply call them AR-15 Carbine and AR-15 since that's what they are. the whole AWB scared them to death it seems.
LE is now only available to law enforcement and SP is now the official commercial version. of course you can still get both, but i would imagine the LE supply will be harder to come by in the future. they are the same of course except for the rollmark. Colt for some reason loves to play the politically correct game.


I for one prefer the new SP rollmark without the LEO language on the receiver.


shane_huskey  [Member]
8/15/2011 2:45:27 PM
They are AR-15's. The M4 and M16 that I carry when deployed are AR-15's. When Eugene Stoner designed the weapon it was an AR-15 (Armalite Rifle). When he left Armalite and kept designing rifles, they became SR pattern (Stoner Rifle) rifles. "M16" and "M4" are military designations for particular AR-15 pattern rifles. The M16-M16A4 have particular features that make them an M16, but they are still AR-15's, likewise with the M4. You could even buy an AR-15 with a 14.5" barrel and select fire, but it is still an AR-15. Just like the M9 is just the military designation for a Beretta 92FS that has the particular features that the military chose.
103  [Team Member]
8/15/2011 2:54:08 PM
To those lamenting Colt's PCness, please remember that the Sporter line started in 1963. I, for one, am happy with what I see Colt doing lately.
FennRx  [Member]
8/15/2011 4:24:38 PM
The 6920 is the tits. And it pisses people off the moment you say you have one.
ArmedPete  [Team Member]
8/15/2011 4:36:06 PM
Originally Posted By FennRx:
The 6920 is the tits. And it pisses people off the moment you say you have one.


I have a LE6920 but it is not my go to carbine.
Augee  [Team Member]
8/15/2011 5:13:04 PM
Originally Posted By shane_huskey:
They are AR-15's. The M4 and M16 that I carry when deployed are AR-15's. When Eugene Stoner designed the weapon it was an AR-15 (Armalite Rifle). When he left Armalite and kept designing rifles, they became SR pattern (Stoner Rifle) rifles. "M16" and "M4" are military designations for particular AR-15 pattern rifles. The M16-M16A4 have particular features that make them an M16, but they are still AR-15's, likewise with the M4. You could even buy an AR-15 with a 14.5" barrel and select fire, but it is still an AR-15. Just like the M9 is just the military designation for a Beretta 92FS that has the particular features that the military chose.


Not exactly...

-The designation "AR15" is a Colt trademark, purchased from Armalite. Nevertheless "AR" has become accepted as a generic term for weapons based on the AR15 platform.
-"The M4 and M16 that I carry when deployed are AR-15's." Meh... yes, but your statement is misleading. They are AR15s in terms of the above-mentioned generic term, but when using generic terms, so too can it be claimed that "M4" is a generic term for a carbine pattern "AR15."
-The "SR" designation is only used by Knight's Armament/Manufacturing Company, and is every bit as trademarked as AR15 is by Colt. Eugene Stoner worked at KAC, and most notably developed the SR25 while working there, based on both the AR10 and AR15 (10+15=25).
-The type-classification of M16 belongs specifically to the Colt R604, issued to the Air Force in the Vietnam timeframe. I sincerely doubt that if you've deployed within the last thirty years, that you deployed with an M16. "M16," like "AR15" is a generic term used to describe select-fire variants of "AR15" style weapons, to include transferrable NFA items in civilian hands- not all manufactured for or used by the military. Many companies sell "M16s" on the commercial market to law-enforcement agencies and government entities, however they are distinct from the M16 specifically (R604) as well as from the M16-series weapons as designated by the military. For those that are curious, since the M16 itself, all other variants of the M16-series weapons have been produced not only by Colt, but by other companies producing them under license, to include H&R, GM, and FN. Nevertheless, in order to use the specific M16A1/2/3/4 type-classification, they must conform to standard Colt models. If you carried an "M16" on deployment, it was most likely an M16A2 or M16A4, designated by Colt as model RO705 or RO905. Furthermore, early M16s and M16A1s were in fact rollmarked as "Colt AR15 - M16[A1]." So they were in fact "AR15s," AR15s, "M16s," M16A1s, and RO603s. The terms "M4," M4, and M4A1 exist under similar conditions. However, and additional complication is that Colt uses the nomeclature "M4 Carbine" commercially as well, and has been producing weapons so marked since the MT6400C - the Match Target M4 Carbine. So, these weapons too could technically be properly considered to be M4 Carbines. Colt has continued this with the SP6920 series which is marked Sporter M4 Carbine. So it is in fact an M4, as well as an "M4," but it's not an RO920 - which is the Colt model number for the U.S. Carbine, M4 as issued to the military, nor is an RO921 or U.S. Carbine, M4A1.
-You can buy M16s, as well as M16A1s, and even M16A2s, including a select few "U.S. Property" marked examples on the civilian market as transferrable machine guns. They are correctly called M16s in that configuration, as well as "M16." However, if you're going to apply the blanked generic terms, so can a Form 1'ed Sendra conversion. Furthermore, the Colt R601 and R602 were both marked AR15, never designated as part of the M16-series, and are select-fire, and available for civilian purchase. They are "M16s" most definitely, but decidedly *not* M16s.

Great, so that's all good an well, was all this strictly necessary? Perhaps not, but the point is that it's just a tad more complicated than the above poster would have you believe. Please do not post as fact vague and misleading statements, if you would like to chime in but aren't sure, please qualify it with "I'm not sure, but I believe that..."

~Augee
PredatorWhacker  [Team Member]
8/15/2011 5:28:57 PM
Originally Posted By ArmedPete:
Originally Posted By FennRx:
The 6920 is the tits. And it pisses people off the moment you say you have one.


I have a LE6920 but it is not my go to carbine.


Same here.

I think the only thing that pisses people off is the arrogance of some of our Colt owning brothers that think anyone would actually give a shit that we owned a Colt. The rifle is great. Some of their owners, not so much.
CJan_NH  [Team Member]
8/15/2011 5:39:01 PM
Originally Posted By FennRx:
The 6920 is the tits. And it pisses people off the moment you say you have one.

Just bought two more over the weekend At $989ea, how can you go wrong?

ETA: I realize of course that my couch isn't nearly as photogenic as jcrowl's, but I'll just have to learn to deal with it:
PredatorWhacker  [Team Member]
8/15/2011 5:41:44 PM
Originally Posted By CJan_NH:
Originally Posted By FennRx:
The 6920 is the tits. And it pisses people off the moment you say you have one.

Just bought two more over the weekend At $989ea, how can you go wrong?

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Cheaper than Bushmaster. Can't beat that!
CJan_NH  [Team Member]
8/15/2011 6:03:25 PM
Originally Posted By PredatorWhacker:
Originally Posted By CJan_NH:
Originally Posted By FennRx:
The 6920 is the tits. And it pisses people off the moment you say you have one.

Just bought two more over the weekend At $989ea, how can you go wrong?

Posted Via AR15.Com Mobile


Cheaper than Bushmaster. Can't beat that!

That's pretty much where I came down on it. I was about to place a fairly sizable parts order for barrels, bolts, uppers etc. Once I added everything up it occurred to me that for another couple hundred bucks I could buy two complete LE6920s

At that point it didn't take a giant leap of mental agility to justify spending a few extra bucks and just buying the damn carbines. Of course, I still want the spare parts-so next month I'm wondering if I'll be in the same boat again
CTbuilder1  [Team Member]
8/15/2011 6:05:06 PM
Originally Posted By CJan_NH:
Originally Posted By PredatorWhacker:
Originally Posted By CJan_NH:
Originally Posted By FennRx:
The 6920 is the tits. And it pisses people off the moment you say you have one.

Just bought two more over the weekend At $989ea, how can you go wrong?

Posted Via AR15.Com Mobile


Cheaper than Bushmaster. Can't beat that!

That's pretty much where I came down on it. I was about to place a fairly sizable parts order for barrels, bolts, uppers etc. Once I added everything up it occurred to me that for another couple hundred bucks I could buy two complete LE6920s

At that point it didn't take a giant leap of mental agility to justify spending a few extra bucks and just buying the damn carbines. Of course, I still want the spare parts-so next month I'm wondering if I'll be in the same boat again


So buy two more and take them apart
86HMMWV  [Team Member]
8/15/2011 6:11:42 PM
Originally Posted By CJan_NH:
I was about to place a fairly sizable parts order for barrels, bolts, uppers etc. Once I added everything up it occurred to me that for another couple hundred bucks I could buy two complete LE6920s

At that point it didn't take a giant leap of mental agility to justify spending a few extra bucks and just buying the damn carbines. Of course, I still want the spare parts-so next month I'm wondering if I'll be in the same boat again

Must be nice. My broke ass can barely afford to shoot the ones I already have.
hotbiggun42  [Team Member]
8/15/2011 6:19:36 PM
OP also look at the DD M4 and the BCM M4. I would choose either of these rifles over the Colt Sporterized 6920. Just a personal preference nothing more.
CJan_NH  [Team Member]
8/15/2011 6:27:02 PM
Originally Posted By hotbiggun42:
OP also look at the DD M4 and the BCM M4. I would choose either of these rifles over the Colt Sporterized 6920. Just a personal preference nothing more.

I don't own a DD so I can't comment on them, but I can vouch for the BCM M4. Completely agree that it just comes down to personal preference. I'd trust my life in a heartbeat to one of my BCMs. Paul (the owner of BCM) has his shit together-he and his staff know what quality is all about, and it shows in their work

Originally Posted By 86HMMWV:
Must be nice. My broke ass can barely afford to shoot the ones I already have.

Brother, if you and your family ever come up to New England for business or vacation please drop me a message. The ammo and steak tips will be on me
86HMMWV  [Team Member]
8/15/2011 6:45:36 PM
Originally Posted By CJan_NH:
Originally Posted By 86HMMWV:
Must be nice. My broke ass can barely afford to shoot the ones I already have.

Brother, if you and your family ever come up to New England for business or vacation please drop me a message. The ammo and steak tips will be on me

Thanks for the generous offer!! I've seen your posts on here for a while, and you're quite the stand-up guy.
shane_huskey  [Member]
8/15/2011 7:13:27 PM
Originally Posted By Augee:
Great, so that's all good an well, was all this strictly necessary? Perhaps not, but the point is that it's just a tad more complicated than the above poster would have you believe. Please do not post as fact vague and misleading statements, if you would like to chime in but aren't sure, please qualify it with "I'm not sure, but I believe that..."

~Augee


I, in fact, am sure so there was no "I'm not sure" needed. All you did was elaborate on what I said. Yes, you can buy military weapons as a civilian, but does that change the fact that it is still a military weapon? But, that wasn't even the point of what I was saying. What I said is that every AR-15 series weapon, including the military designated M-16 and M-4 are AR-15's. Now, you were right that when I carried my M16 that it was an A2, still and M16 so when you said that soldiers haven't carried M16's in the last 30 years, that is wrong. I know what you meant by specifically designating it as an M16A2, but that goes back to the rest of your post as only being an elaboration on what I said. I'm not trying to argue with you, nor am I disagreeing with you, I am doing quite the opposite actually. Everything you said in your post is correct, but really didn't have a whole lot to do with what the OP asked, whereas what I posted was an exact, to-the-point answer of the question with very little excess information. Nothing that I said was misleading, and to post something vague is not necessarily wrong. If I were to ask you what color the sky is, the proper answer to a simple question like that would be blue. If I were to ask you what gives the sky the hue that we see during the day, a more elaborate answer would be warranted. Likewise, the OP asked a simple question. He asked if a 6920 is an AR-15 or an M4. My response was a dead-on answer to that. If he would have asked What makes a Colt 6920 an AR-15 and why is it not an M4, M16, M2, M9, M203, M1911, M1014 etc. obviously a more in depth answer (an answer that you gave very well, and that I probably would not have been able to give) would be absolutely necessary.

As to everyone saying the Colt's are top notch, they absolutely are. If I wouldn't have gotten my S&W (which is nowhere near the quality of a Colt) for $765, and if I didn't want to spend the $200-$500 premium to get a Noveske, BCM, LMT or Daniel Defense, I would have opted for the Colt.
damcv62  [Life Member]
8/15/2011 7:14:08 PM
They are an AR-15. M4 would have select fire of some sort.
techvoodoo  [Member]
8/16/2011 7:11:38 AM
wow lots of replies on this one. thanks everyone. i think my question wasn't clear enough maybe but it was answered sufficiently. i'm familiar with the colt rifle, i just wasn't 100% sure if it was designated as an AR15 or an M4 or what exactly. it would seem all semi-auto rifles of this style, regarless of barrel length and other features would fall into the category of AR15?
ArmedPete  [Team Member]
8/16/2011 8:40:13 AM
Originally Posted By techvoodoo:
wow lots of replies on this one. thanks everyone. i think my question wasn't clear enough maybe but it was answered sufficiently. i'm familiar with the colt rifle, i just wasn't 100% sure if it was designated as an AR15 or an M4 or what exactly. it would seem all semi-auto rifles of this style, regarless of barrel length and other features would fall into the category of AR15?


Correct, all semi automatic rifles of that style are AR15 style rifles.
Lindy_Hoppin_Gun_Nut  [Member]
8/16/2011 8:51:13 AM
Originally Posted By gunner_71:
Originally Posted By jcrowl:
Originally Posted By gunner_71:
Originally Posted By ArmedPete:


The LE6920 had been discontinued.


http://www.coltsmfg.com




has the LE line been discontinued or just taken off the civilian market and is now being distributed to LE only?


LE is now only available to law enforcement and SP is now the official commercial version. of course you can still get both, but i would imagine the LE supply will be harder to come by in the future. they are the same of course except for the rollmark. Colt for some reason loves to play the politically correct game.


I for one prefer the new SP rollmark without the LEO language on the receiver.


so do i, but i wish they would just drop the entire "sporter" language. build M4 and M16 clones and simply call them AR-15 Carbine and AR-15 since that's what they are. the whole AWB scared them to death it seems.



That is what I said on the Colt's forum, too. And they all beat me up as if I was a puppy who just pooped on the carpet.

CTbuilder1  [Team Member]
8/16/2011 8:56:19 AM
Originally Posted By Lindy_Hoppin_Gun_Nut:
Originally Posted By gunner_71:
Originally Posted By jcrowl:
Originally Posted By gunner_71:
Originally Posted By ArmedPete:


The LE6920 had been discontinued.


http://www.coltsmfg.com




has the LE line been discontinued or just taken off the civilian market and is now being distributed to LE only?


LE is now only available to law enforcement and SP is now the official commercial version. of course you can still get both, but i would imagine the LE supply will be harder to come by in the future. they are the same of course except for the rollmark. Colt for some reason loves to play the politically correct game.


I for one prefer the new SP rollmark without the LEO language on the receiver.


so do i, but i wish they would just drop the entire "sporter" language. build M4 and M16 clones and simply call them AR-15 Carbine and AR-15 since that's what they are. the whole AWB scared them to death it seems.



That is what I said on the Colt's forum, too. And they all beat me up as if I was a puppy who just pooped on the carpet.



Well considering the label "sporter" was around LONG before the AWB, I would say that both your assessments are inaccurate.
TrackSol  [Team Member]
8/16/2011 10:32:53 AM
I just don't like the word "Sporter" or "Sporting" because it seems like it only refers to small game hunting as if there is something inherently evil about a military derived firearm. That mentality helped paved the way the AWB in the first place. Notice that the BATFE's study on the sporting uses of shotguns does not consider USPSA or 3-gun as a sport.

Manufacturers are free to brand their products however the hell they want, it is America after all. So Colt can call it a Sporter and Larue can call their's PredatAR or OBR. In the end though, they are all AR15 style rifles since the original one was an AR15 and predates the M16 and M4. M16 and M4 are specific variations that were contracted to the military. Currently the only true AR15 is a Colt since they hold the trademark.
103  [Team Member]
8/16/2011 11:47:24 AM
Originally Posted By TrackSol:
I just don't like the word "Sporter" or "Sporting" because it seems like it only refers to small game hunting as if there is something inherently evil about a military derived firearm. That mentality helped paved the way the AWB in the first place. Notice that the BATFE's study on the sporting uses of shotguns does not consider USPSA or 3-gun as a sport.

Manufacturers are free to brand their products however the hell they want, it is America after all. So Colt can call it a Sporter and Larue can call their's PredatAR or OBR. In the end though, they are all AR15 style rifles since the original one was an AR15 and predates the M16 and M4. M16 and M4 are specific variations that were contracted to the military. Currently the only true AR15 is a Colt since they hold the trademark.


No, it's designed to harken back to the days of the SP-1 rifles and carbines. You know, the "Sporter" series. Why in the world would Colt continue to call a gun they now want to offer to the general public a "Law Enforcement Carbine?" So what do they do? They go back to their successful and historical name of "Sporter."

It isn't a conspiracy, and it isn't Colt trying to be PC. I don't know how anyone can construe a gun that is literally as close as one can get to a Title 1 M4 Carbine as "PC" or anti-AW.

The AWB of 1959 must have been Colt's reasoning for this abomination:


(Picture taken from google image search––not my image)




KitchenCounsel  [Member]
8/19/2011 1:45:04 AM
6920 was always made by Colt Defense, and was never intended for the "civilian" market, but for LEO types.
But the 2620, 6721 etc. have always been available, and probably will remain so.

Many have been seen with Colt Mfg. lowers, because the only physical (as opposed to corporate) difference between the two was the name; they are all sourced from the same place.

http://www.colt.com/law/lecarbine.asp
Unicorn  [Industry Partner]
8/19/2011 4:17:21 AM
If Colt never intended the LE6920 to be sold commercially they did a poor job of it. Other than '08 and '09 when everything was in short supply, the LE6920 has been readily available nationwide. Ok, during the AWB, it was an LE only gun because of the law, and they kept the verbiage on the magwell, but Colt could have restricted the sales of the 6920 and 6940 to agencies like they do their select fire versions, or to individual officers. Glock, SIG, Rock River Arms, all have guns that a dealer can only sell to LE (military, first responders, etc), and their restrictions seem to work pretty well. I'm sure that Colt would have noticed that the huge number of their rifles wasn't going to police departments, and that their distributors were selling to most any gun shop.
odontia32m  [Team Member]
8/19/2011 6:34:18 AM
Originally Posted By FennRx:
The 6920 is the tits. And it pisses people off the moment you say you have one.


I joined the club 3 months ago or so. It looks great beside the 6 clones

gunner_71  [Member]
8/19/2011 7:30:19 AM
Originally Posted By CTbuilder1:
Originally Posted By Lindy_Hoppin_Gun_Nut:
Originally Posted By gunner_71:
Originally Posted By jcrowl:
Originally Posted By gunner_71:
Originally Posted By ArmedPete:


The LE6920 had been discontinued.


http://www.coltsmfg.com




has the LE line been discontinued or just taken off the civilian market and is now being distributed to LE only?


LE is now only available to law enforcement and SP is now the official commercial version. of course you can still get both, but i would imagine the LE supply will be harder to come by in the future. they are the same of course except for the rollmark. Colt for some reason loves to play the politically correct game.


I for one prefer the new SP rollmark without the LEO language on the receiver.


so do i, but i wish they would just drop the entire "sporter" language. build M4 and M16 clones and simply call them AR-15 Carbine and AR-15 since that's what they are. the whole AWB scared them to death it seems.



That is what I said on the Colt's forum, too. And they all beat me up as if I was a puppy who just pooped on the carpet.



Well considering the label "sporter" was around LONG before the AWB, I would say that both your assessments are inaccurate.


not really
blk00ss  [Team Member]
8/19/2011 7:49:29 AM
Originally Posted By FennRx:
The 6920 is the tits. And it pisses people off the moment you say you have one.


What if you have one and tell people you don't like it? Does that piss people off even more?
doose71  [Member]
8/19/2011 7:56:11 AM
Originally Posted By blk00ss:
Originally Posted By FennRx:
The 6920 is the tits. And it pisses people off the moment you say you have one.


What if you have one and tell people you don't like it? Does that piss people off even more?


Well, you could always give it to someone who will like it and give it a good home. I wouldn't be pissed about that.
blk00ss  [Team Member]
8/19/2011 7:58:07 AM
Lol can't just give it away. But I'm really by no means impressed with the craftsmanship.
shane_huskey  [Member]
8/19/2011 9:42:43 AM
How much do you want for it? Since you are not impressed with it, you can give me a real good deal on it, right? Don't take this post the wrong way by the way, I really am interested and if you give me a good enough price, I might be able to sell my M&P and come pretty close to even.
odontia32m  [Team Member]
8/19/2011 10:07:52 AM
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Originally Posted By blk00ss:
Lol can't just give it away. But I'm really by no means impressed with the craftsmanship.



I have 2 colts out of 40 firearms but will buy yours for a decent deal so you will not suffer to look at it. New one are about 990 for me. I just bought an unfired a few months ago for 840 ANIB plus tax. PM me to relieve you of you pain better yet get pics ready because others here want to ease your suffering also.

ETA I had an Ar-15 in the Army made out of cat shit by Either GM or International Harvester (can not remember) and managed to shoot 2nd best in the Company in basic

blk00ss  [Team Member]
8/19/2011 2:50:37 PM
Not going to sell it. Unless it's local, and I can get my money back on it. I was simply stating my OPINION.
103  [Team Member]
8/19/2011 3:44:01 PM
Originally Posted By gunner_71:
Originally Posted By CTbuilder1:
Originally Posted By Lindy_Hoppin_Gun_Nut:
Originally Posted By gunner_71:
Originally Posted By jcrowl:
Originally Posted By gunner_71:
Originally Posted By ArmedPete:


The LE6920 had been discontinued.


http://www.coltsmfg.com




has the LE line been discontinued or just taken off the civilian market and is now being distributed to LE only?


LE is now only available to law enforcement and SP is now the official commercial version. of course you can still get both, but i would imagine the LE supply will be harder to come by in the future. they are the same of course except for the rollmark. Colt for some reason loves to play the politically correct game.


I for one prefer the new SP rollmark without the LEO language on the receiver.


so do i, but i wish they would just drop the entire "sporter" language. build M4 and M16 clones and simply call them AR-15 Carbine and AR-15 since that's what they are. the whole AWB scared them to death it seems.



That is what I said on the Colt's forum, too. And they all beat me up as if I was a puppy who just pooped on the carpet.



Well considering the label "sporter" was around LONG before the AWB, I would say that both your assessments are inaccurate.


not really


Yes, really. They aren't trying to be PC––they are trying to harken back to their history as THE maker of the AR-15 for the civilian market. It's a sales policy designed to make people want to buy it. It has nothing to do with being PC or scared of an AWB.
gunner_71  [Member]
8/19/2011 3:44:30 PM
Originally Posted By blk00ss:
Not going to sell it. Unless it's local, and I can get my money back on it. I was simply stating my OPINION.


anyone that says Colts come from the factory with perfect machining sure has never seen one up close. keep in mind though they are military quality, so beauty is the last thing on the punch list.
jcrowl  [Team Member]
8/19/2011 3:49:48 PM
Originally Posted By gunner_71:
Originally Posted By blk00ss:
Not going to sell it. Unless it's local, and I can get my money back on it. I was simply stating my OPINION.


anyone that says Colts come from the factory with perfect machining sure has never seen one up close. keep in mind though they are military quality, so beauty is the last thing on the punch list.


Well all of my Colts have looked pretty nice in the finish department.
mmmmmmatt  [Team Member]
8/19/2011 3:53:50 PM
buy one! they are excellent
Krylancelo  [Team Member]
8/19/2011 3:55:30 PM
I do feel kinda bad for the guys in ban states though. They can't get one of these now that it says Sporter on it, at least not those in CT.
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