Colt has consistently manufactured the M16/AR-15 longer than any other company. In the ‘60s Vietnam era M16 to the current M4, Colt in addition has produced more AR-15/M16s than another manufacturer. It has a good working with the U.S. Government and setting the Mil-Spec standards just for this platform. Simply stated, an AR from Colt is the standard by which others are measured. Actually, you’ll often see the Colt 6920 termed as an M4’gery, because it’s as close as you can get. The left side from the magazine well is even stamped “M4 CARBINE.”
It’s beyond argument to express Colt’s LE6920 is one of the best out-of-the-box AR-15s available. The police and agencies around the world carry the LE6920 because reliability and performance-the civilian market highly regards it for a similar reason. There are other top-rated ARs that compare favorably to LE6920-Daniel Defense, CMMG,Knight’s Armament, BCM yet others immediately come to mind, but all come confined price compared to the 6920.
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Colt’s 6920 also comes in two different models the LE6920 and SP6920. The models are identical except for the markings, which isn’t to state the marking does not matter. Traditional LE6920s hold the distinction of wearing the next badge: “Restricted Military/Government Law Enforcement/Export Don't use anything but.” These markings came into being in the 1990s through the Clinton Administration’s Violent Crime Control and Law enforcement officials Act of 1994. The so named assault weapons ban kept them out of our hands for Ten years until 2004 once the law hit its sunset provision and also 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, however a piece of history. Personally, I have to admit: I enjoy owning a weapon that is stamped having 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 from the product and the American worker. It’s advice to myself, and a message to my kids, to heed our Forefather’s words:
“A well regulated Militia, being essential to the security of a free State, the correct of the people to keep and bear Arms, shall not infringed.”
Although no great calamity has befallen everyone as a result of the Crime Bill’s demise, politicians will-sooner or later-make another run at restricting modern sporting rifles from the public. I would not put much faith that Obama-or the person to be elected-or some similar politician wouldn’t again deem us unfit to possess sporting rifles including Colt’s 6920s. Either way, although several LE6920s are already sold, keeping and holding a firearm with unique markings often brings a significant premium a decade or two in the future. Models once believed common, have purchased second homes or possibly a kid’s college education a couple of decades later. Whether or not the LE6920 will be one of these guns… can be. However, you can rest assured, you’ll never throw money away on one.