AR15 rifle buy - is the price right?


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Timradcliffe345
November 26, 2008, 07:33 PM
I am able to buy a NIB COlt 6920 for $1450, is that a fair price? I need to know soon whether or not I should push ahead with this. Is the 6920 a decent AR? Thanks.

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proven
November 26, 2008, 07:42 PM
the 6920 is considered by some to be the gold standard. it's right there with noveske and LMT.

that price is about as low as you'll find right now. most are around $1700 and i saw one the other day in a shop for 2k.

The Deer Hunter
November 26, 2008, 07:42 PM
I don't know what the specs are on that but last time I checked DPMS standard configuration rifles were around $800. That has probably gone up but I don't think it's even close to that.

longdayjake
November 26, 2008, 09:03 PM
My personal opinion (and its just that) is that Colt ar's are WAY overrated and overpriced. However, the overall value that you should give any gun that you buy is how much it is worth to you. If the Colt logo on the receiver makes you believe that they are worth $1400 then by all means grab it up, but if you just want a reliable ar then there are a ton to choose from that are cheaper and arguably better. (for certain applications of course)

kcmarine
November 26, 2008, 09:04 PM
Jump on it. Now. Before someone else does.

ugaarguy
November 26, 2008, 09:38 PM
That's less than what my boss paid a distributor for the last four we got at the shop. They aren't getting any cheaper.

taliv
November 26, 2008, 11:07 PM
one sold in my local gunstore this week for $1800

OOOXOOO
November 26, 2008, 11:20 PM
I have not seen what makes Colt get an extra $200-$300 for their rifles but I am not an expert and my life does not depend on it everyday. If it is not out of the range you plan on spending it sounds like a decent deal.

kcmarine
November 27, 2008, 12:45 AM
Please tell me you have gotten a hold of that rifle. At today's prices, you won't find much better... those rifles are hard to get a hold of as it was... go for it.

There are certain features of the Colt that make it more expensive, such as the extensive testing that the rifles go through.

J. Jay
November 27, 2008, 12:49 AM
You'll be lucky if its still there friday...

madcratebuilder
November 27, 2008, 05:16 AM
I have not seen what makes Colt get an extra $200-$300 for their rifles
One reason....Colt.
Mil spec is mil spec, lot of makers are equal to the Colt, but the name Colt well give you a 20% higher resale value.
That sounds like a good price from what I have seen in the past two weeks. I noticed that hbar bushies that cost 799 last month are 999 now. AK's for a grand....come on.

againstthagrane
December 4, 2008, 07:27 PM
colts are garbage. get a noveske.

ugaarguy
December 4, 2008, 07:34 PM
colts are garbage. get a noveske.
LMAO. Colt LE69xx are still some of the best AR carbines made.
One reason....Colt.
Mil spec is mil spec, lot of makers are equal to the Colt, but the name Colt well give you a 20% higher resale value.
Actually, very few AR-15 manufacturers build their M4 clones anywhere close to the TDP. Very few makers even approach Colt on quality of components and overall rifle build quality.

Erik
December 4, 2008, 10:27 PM
$1450 is a fair price point for a Colt 6920. (I've seen price points this year for NIB 6920s ranging between $1250 and $1800 depending on location.)

What you get for it? As previously noted, and whether you agree or not, the light carbine gold standard.

rrflyer
December 4, 2008, 10:33 PM
the local range here has a dpms carbine for 1700 so a colt for 1400 is evidently a steal!

Dobe
December 5, 2008, 10:12 AM
That is a fair price. I just bought one for $1640. If I had the money, I'd get one more.

Who knows what will happen politically within a year.

possum
December 5, 2008, 02:35 PM
i agree they are getting more expensive as the days go by. i don't need a colt, and if i was gonna spend that much i would spend a little more and get a slr the grail as a matter of fact. colts are already pricy and the cheapest i have seen them for around here is $1600+

30 cal slob
December 5, 2008, 04:18 PM
jump on it or i will. :evil:

vanfunk
December 5, 2008, 07:53 PM
Go for it. The 6920 is better than any other M4 out there. There, I said it.:D

vanfunk

bubbaturbo
December 5, 2008, 08:06 PM
"Is the 6920 a decent AR?"

If you go to the DPMS 5.56 Sportical for $1000 thread, a fella named Timradcliffe345 seems to know a lot about Colt ARs. He may be able to help you. :)


http://www.thehighroad.org/showthread.php?t=410579

Beren
December 5, 2008, 08:45 PM
If it's still available at that price, get it before they raise it. It's a very solid choice. You can always buy other brands later, they'll be available.

Litlman
December 5, 2008, 10:45 PM
Prices are going through the roof on the ig 3 auction sites for the 6920 & the 6721 Tactical carbine. If you check the ended auctions for the last 2 months you will see how much they have gone up. Local Gander mtn. has the Bushmaster A3M4 for 1009.99 on sale until 12-11-08 Good luck.

Kind of Blued
December 6, 2008, 12:16 AM
Wow. Yeah. I guess he bought it and really likes it. :)

Gord
December 6, 2008, 01:19 AM
I guess he bought it and really likes it.

Looks like they threw in a keg of Kool-Aid free with purchase, too.

Timradcliffe345
December 6, 2008, 01:24 PM
The gunstore has several @ that price. Funny how people think a DPMS 'Sportical' POS is anything close in quality to the US Army issue M4. Some people need their heads checked.

flyboy1788
December 6, 2008, 01:25 PM
"Is the 6920 a decent AR?"

If you go to the DPMS 5.56 Sportical for $1000 thread, a fella named Timradcliffe345 seems to know a lot about Colt ARs. He may be able to help you.


http://www.thehighroad.org/showthread.php?t=410579
this:p

flyboy1788
December 6, 2008, 01:29 PM
The gunstore has several @ that price. Funny how people think a DPMS 'Sportical' POS is anything close in quality to the US Army issue M4. Some people need their heads checked.

DUDE!!!! Look at the beginning of your first post!!! You were asking if "the 6920 is a decent AR", and now, a week later you are an expert telling people whats up??? Let me know where I can take a week long crash course in becoming a full fledged AR-15 expert. I find this highly entertaining. And shame on me for feeding the trolls, but I just cant help myself:evil:

hankdatank1362
December 6, 2008, 01:47 PM
Let me know where I can take a week long crash course in becoming a full fledged AR-15 expert.

Hahaha!

I just called him out on another thread for general idiocy before I read this!

innerpiece
December 6, 2008, 02:12 PM
pretty shure we all know about Tim... and his intent.

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