Colt has consistently manufactured the M16/AR-15 beyond any other company. In the ‘60s Vietnam era M16 to the current M4, Colt has also produced more AR-15/M16s than another manufacturer. It has a good reputation for working with the U.S. Government and setting the Mil-Spec standards just for this platform. Simply stated, an AR from Colt could be the standard by which others are measured. The truth is, you’ll often see the Colt 6920 called an M4’gery, because it’s as near as you can get. The left side of 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 nation carry the LE6920 because of its reliability and performance-the civilian market highly regards it for the same 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.
COLT LE6920 FOR SALE
Colt’s 6920 comes in two different models the LE6920 and SP6920. The models is the same except for the markings, which isn’t to express the marking does not matter. Traditional LE6920s hold the distinction of wearing these badge: “Restricted Military/Government Law Enforcement/Export Use Only.” These markings took place in the 1990s during the Clinton Administration’s Violent Crime Control and Law Enforcement Act of 1994. The so named assault weapons ban kept them out of our hands for Ten years until 2004 in the event the law hit its sunset provision along with 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 locate an original is a opportunity to not only own a great firearm, however a piece of history. Personally, I must admit: I enjoy running a weapon that is stamped with a government-mandated message saying I can’t be trusted by it. Beyond being an amazing rifle, it gives you a tremendous feeling of confidence within the product and the American worker. It’s advice to myself, plus a message to my kids, to heed our Forefather’s words:
“A well regulated Militia, being important to the security of a free State, the best 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 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 have sporting rifles including Colt’s 6920s. Either way, although several LE6920s have already been sold, keeping and holding a firearm with unique markings often brings an important premium a decade or two in the future. Models once believed common, have covered second homes or even a kid’s college education a couple of decades later. Whether or not the LE6920 will be one of these guns… only time will tell. However, you can rest assured, you’ll never lose money on one.