Colt has consistently manufactured the M16/AR-15 over any other company. Through the ‘60s Vietnam era M16 to the current M4, Colt has produced more AR-15/M16s than every other manufacturer. It has a good reputation for working with the U.S. Government and setting the Mil-Spec standards for this platform. Simply stated, an AR from Colt will be the standard by which all others are measured. The truth is, 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 with 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. 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 and others immediately come to mind, but all come scarce price compared to the 6920.
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Colt’s 6920 also comes in two different models the LE6920 and SP6920. The models is the same except for the markings, which isn’t to convey the marking is irrelevant. Traditional LE6920s hold the distinction of wearing the following badge: “Restricted Military/Government Law Enforcement/Export Only use.” These markings took place in the 1990s during the Clinton Administration’s Violent Crime Control and Police officers Act of 1994. The what are known as assault weapons ban kept them from our hands for 10 years until 2004 once the law hit its sunset provision as well as the rifles were again accessible to the general public. Colt was later able to offer this workhorse to the public, but sadly has discontinued the LE6920, while continuing to offer its twin brother, the SP6920.
To discover an original is a chance to not only own a great firearm, however a piece of history. Personally, I've got to admit: I enjoy running a weapon that is stamped using a government-mandated message saying I can’t be trusted by using it. Beyond being an amazing rifle, it gives you a tremendous feeling of confidence inside the product and the American worker. It’s an indication to myself, plus a message to my kids, to heed our Forefather’s words:
“A well regulated Militia, being required to the security of a free State, the proper of the people to keep and bear Arms, shall 't be 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 from the public. I would not put much faith that Obama-or anybody to be elected-or some similar politician wouldn’t again deem us unfit to obtain sporting rifles such as Colt’s 6920s. Either way, although several LE6920s are already sold, keeping and holding a firearm with unique markings often brings a tremendous premium a decade or two later on. Models once believed common, have paid for 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 cash on one.