Colt has consistently manufactured the M16/AR-15 over any other company. Through the ‘60s Vietnam era M16 to the current M4, Colt has also produced more AR-15/M16s than every other manufacturer. It has a history of working with the U.S. Government and setting the Mil-Spec standards with this platform. Simply stated, an AR from Colt will be the standard by which all others are measured. In fact, you’ll often see the Colt 6920 referred to 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 say 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 a similar reason. There are other top-rated ARs that compare favorably to LE6920-Daniel Defense, CMMG,Knight’s Armament, BCM while 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 the same except for the markings, which isn’t to convey the marking is irrelevant. Traditional LE6920s hold the distinction of wearing these 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 Police officers Act of 1994. The what are known as assault weapons ban kept them beyond our hands for Decade until 2004 in the event the law hit its sunset provision along with the rifles were again offered to the general public. Colt was later capable of offer this workhorse for the public, but sadly has discontinued the LE6920, while continuing to offer its twin brother, the SP6920.
To find an original is a possiblity to not only own a great firearm, however a piece of history. Personally, I need to admit: I enjoy having a weapon that is stamped having a government-mandated message saying I can’t be trusted by it. Beyond being an amazing rifle, it offers a superior a tremendous feeling of confidence in the product and the American worker. It’s a stern reminder to myself, along with 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 best of the people to keep and bear Arms, shall stop 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 individual to be elected-or some similar politician wouldn’t again deem us unfit to have 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 down the road. Models once believed common, have paid for second homes or perhaps 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.