Colt has consistently manufactured the M16/AR-15 more than any other company. Through the ‘60s Vietnam era M16 to the current M4, Colt has also produced more AR-15/M16s than some other manufacturer. It has a good reputation for working with the U.S. Government and setting the Mil-Spec standards because of this platform. Simply stated, an AR from Colt could be the standard by which all the others are measured. In reality, you’ll often see the Colt 6920 termed as an M4’gery, because it’s as close as you can get. The left side with the magazine well is even stamped “M4 CARBINE.”
It’s beyond argument to state Colt’s LE6920 is one of the best out-of-the-box AR-15s available. Law enforcement officers and agencies across the country carry the LE6920 due to its reliability and performance-the civilian market highly regards it for similar reason. There are other top-rated ARs that compare favorably to LE6920-Daniel Defense, CMMG,Knight’s Armament, BCM and others immediately come to mind, but all come tight price compared to the 6920.
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Colt’s 6920 will come in two different models the LE6920 and SP6920. The models are similar except for the markings, which isn’t to convey the marking is irrelevant. Traditional LE6920s hold the distinction of wearing the subsequent badge: “Restricted Military/Government Law Enforcement/Export Only use.” These markings came about in the 1990s throughout the Clinton Administration’s Violent Crime Control and Police force Act of 1994. The what are known as assault weapons ban kept them away from our hands for A decade until 2004 in the event the law hit its sunset provision along with the rifles were again available to the general public. Colt was later capable of offer this workhorse for the public, but sadly has discontinued the LE6920, while still offer its twin brother, the SP6920.
To find an original is a chance to not only own a great firearm, but a piece of history. Personally, I have to admit: I enjoy having a weapon that is stamped with a government-mandated message saying I can’t be trusted by using it. Beyond being an amazing rifle, it offers a superior a tremendous feeling of confidence inside the product and the American worker. It’s advice to myself, as well as a message to the kids, to heed our Forefather’s words:
“A well regulated Militia, being necessary to the security of a free State, the best of the people to keep and bear Arms, shall stop infringed.”
Although no great calamity has befallen everybody as a result of the Crime Bill’s demise, politicians will-sooner or later-make another run at restricting modern sporting rifles through the public. I would not put much faith that Obama-or the individual to be elected-or some similar politician wouldn’t again deem us unfit to possess sporting rifles like Colt’s 6920s. Either way, although several LE6920s have already been sold, keeping and holding a firearm with unique markings often brings a tremendous premium a decade or two in the future. Models once believed common, have covered second homes or a kid’s college education a couple of decades later. Whether the LE6920 will be one of these guns… can be. However, you can rest assured, you’ll never lose money on one.