Colt has consistently manufactured the M16/AR-15 more than any other company. In the ‘60s Vietnam era M16 to the current M4, Colt has produced more AR-15/M16s than any other manufacturer. It has a reputation working with the U.S. Government and setting the Mil-Spec standards with this platform. Simply stated, an AR from Colt may be the standard by which others are measured. The truth is, you’ll often see the Colt 6920 known as an M4’gery, because it’s as near 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. The police and agencies across the nation carry the LE6920 due to the reliability and performance-the civilian market highly regards it for the 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 at a premium 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 similar except for the markings, which isn’t to say the marking is irrelevant. Traditional LE6920s hold the distinction of wearing the next badge: “Restricted Military/Government Law Enforcement/Export Don't use anything but.” These markings came about in the 1990s throughout the Clinton Administration’s Violent Crime Control and Law enforcement officials Act of 1994. The so called assault weapons ban kept them away from our hands for A decade until 2004 in the event the law hit its sunset provision and the rifles were again offered to the general public. Colt was later capable of offer this workhorse towards the public, but sadly has discontinued the LE6920, while still offer its twin brother, the SP6920.
To find an original is a opportunity 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 gives you a tremendous feeling of confidence from the product and the American worker. It’s a reminder to myself, plus a message to my children, to heed our Forefather’s words:
“A well regulated Militia, being essential to the security of a free State, the proper of the people to keep and bear Arms, shall not infringed.”
Although no great calamity has befallen the masses as a result of the Crime Bill’s demise, politicians will-sooner or later-make another run at restricting modern sporting rifles in 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 obtain sporting rifles including Colt’s 6920s. Either way, although several LE6920s have been sold, keeping and holding a firearm with unique markings often brings a significant premium a decade or two as time goes on. Models once believed common, have covered second homes or possibly a kid’s college education a couple of decades later. Perhaps the LE6920 will be one of these guns… only time will tell. However, you can rest assured, you’ll never lose cash on one.