Colt 6920 question


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kenken
March 4, 2012, 09:14 AM
Colt has the 6920 in the LE version and the SP version. I know that is the law enforcement and sporter. I am wanting a 6920 and was wanting to know the difference between the two. Some have told me that they are the same but why the different name.
Maybe some of y'all can tell me the real reason.

kenken

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Captains1911
March 4, 2012, 09:59 AM
The LE models have the old roll marks "for law enforcement / export use only", a carry over from the AWB. Other than that, and the furniture changes that I understand appy to all new colts across the board, there is no difference.

proven
March 4, 2012, 10:00 AM
from what i understand, they are different in rollmark only. colt makes the sp version for states that are run by nazis.

Water-Man
March 4, 2012, 10:22 AM
It's been awhile but the last time I looked there was no difference.

Dr.Rob
March 4, 2012, 01:46 PM
The newer SP versions have a different style stock. Most LE marks models have the M4 stock, though I have seen a few online marked LE with the new style stock. As well as SP models with the old stock. (Suggests Colt had a number of LE marked lowers floating around before the change of stocks.)

Otherwise no differences.

Bobson
March 23, 2012, 10:11 PM
Since this is recent, and the original question's been answered, I'll revive this thread with my own question about the 6920, instead of making my own thread.

Why does Colt use an oversized handguard on the 6920? From what I've seen, they're the only company to do this. I assume it's just a preference thing, but what are some of your opinions of it? Seems like it wouldn't be too comfortable to me, but in all fairness, I haven't fired one. Is it possible to just replace it with the smaller sized handguard, or magpul's version, etc?

rcmodel
March 23, 2012, 10:16 PM
It's not an oversize handguard.

It is the same oval-shaped M4 handguard used on the military M4 Carbine.

It's just not round like the older carbine forearm.

I think the major advantage is better barrel cooling due to more distance away from the top of the barrel where heat collects, and probably a better feel.

Anyway, it's a heck of a lot better feeling and more comfortable then the majority of ragged edge railed handguards seen now.

rc

Tomcat47
March 23, 2012, 10:17 PM
^ Agree..... I love the LE 6920 and the M4 stock!

kenken...what prices are you seeing on the LE in your area??

Bobson
March 23, 2012, 10:20 PM
Oh... guess I need to get my hands on one and see for myself. I was in a small LGS by my home for the first time earlier today, and they had a medium-sized selection of AR15s up on a wall. The SP6920 was among them, and I noticed the handguard on it was noticeably larger around than all the others, which all matched in size, or seemed to at least.

wally
March 23, 2012, 10:20 PM
Every 6920 I've looked at the hand guards wobbled -- if you twisted it, it'd rotate 1/8" or more. I hate that especially in a premium priced gun.

rcmodel
March 23, 2012, 10:29 PM
M4 handguards: Note the aluminum double heat shields and standoff distance from what you hang onto.
http://cmmginc.secure-mall.com/item/M4-Double-Heatshield-Carbine-Handguards-868

Then go shooting on a 110 degree day with those and a solid alloy rail handguard.

PS: Be sure and bring your oven mitts for the solid aluminum one.

rc

proven
March 23, 2012, 11:32 PM
wally, the handguard wobbling a bit doesn't cause any issues. it's just the way they are.

Carne Frio
March 24, 2012, 12:44 AM
I like the 6920 with the MOE furniture more than the M4.
It feels better in the hand, does not move around, and
has nicely space holes for mounting rails.
http://cdn5.thefirearmsblog.com/blog/wp-content/uploads/2011/11/colt_le6920mp-tfb.jpg

Tomcat47
March 24, 2012, 01:11 AM
I Like It^ :)

I like the new Colt Defense Stocks. They Look awesome!

Dr.Rob
March 24, 2012, 01:22 AM
I tried mine with the old CAR handguard on it... ran a tac match with it. No way, rifle got WAY too hot. Back to the double shielded guards immediately.

My stock M4 handguard doesn't wobble.

kenken
March 24, 2012, 08:36 AM
I got me on just a few days ago. It has the le-xxxxx serial number and says Colt Defense. I picked it up for $1097.00 at my local Wal Mart if you can believe that. Had it in stock on the rack. Now if I can go over to the video game area and see if they have any EOTechs.......

kenken

nathan
March 24, 2012, 08:50 AM
Walmart at Porter , Texas has them in stock for the said price. I saw one with the LE markings. THey also have the Sig Sauer M400 for a grand. Comes with the padded case .

kenken
March 24, 2012, 09:03 AM
Yea, I'm in East Texas around Nacogdoches/Lufkin where I found mine.

kenken

nathan
March 24, 2012, 09:18 AM
Some people just love the Colt rollmark in just about every gun they own. I wish that Colt makes the midlength version of the M4 like what Spikes and BCM have.

Walkalong
March 24, 2012, 09:49 AM
PS: Be sure and bring your oven mitts for the solid aluminum one.Amen. Figured that out really fast. Went to a fore grip (http://www.thehighroad.org/attachment.php?attachmentid=120591&d=1272927598) to solve the problem.

Walkalong
March 24, 2012, 10:20 AM
I went a different route this time, after researching, shooting, and learning more about AR's and what I like. An Aimpoint when I save up the pennies will complete this one. I believe I am really going to like it. I shot it enough last weekend to heat up some, and so far so good. I may add a small forward grip. I dunno yet. They can make staying on target easier.

http://www.thehighroad.org/attachment.php?attachmentid=161586&stc=1&d=1332598748

taliv
March 24, 2012, 10:47 AM
Now if I can go over to the video game area and see if they have any EOTechs.......

Heh funniest thing I've read in a while

MrBill120
March 24, 2012, 04:13 PM
I called Colt 2 weeks ago and asked them the same question. The SP and the LE are the exact same rifle. The LE's not longer say "Law Enforcement" only. The LE's say M4. The SP's say Sporter M4. The only difference is the roll marks. Colt was going to discontinue the LE's since the "ban" expired. The rep said right now Colt isn't really sure which roll mark they're going to settle on.

Also for 2012, the 6920 is using the Rogers stock.

kenken
March 24, 2012, 08:22 PM
Now Wal-Mart has federal 62 grain, green tip ammo in a sealed ammo can. 420 rnds for $159.00 at my store. Sold out if you can imagine. But I will get at least 2 of them.

Pretty soon we will be asking if your Wal-Mart still has food. Mine seems to be going tactical. The personel that work there will be carrying.

kenken

Zerodefect
March 24, 2012, 09:37 PM
I love my 6920.

But I'm building it up. I've added:
Magpul Moe grip
Stag Ambi safety
BCM large charging handle (I'm a Lefty)
Aimpoint ML3 in a Larue Lt129 mount
MI HK 1pt sling mount
Gear sector 1pt sling (HK mount)


Soon I'll be adding:
13" Larue rail system
PWS 556 flash comp
Cut barrel down to 14.5"
Magpul XTM covers
Gear sector hand stop or 2

rcmodel
March 24, 2012, 09:47 PM
My next one will have an 18" barrel + comp or flash hider.
And a rifle length gas system.

The .223/5.56 lives and dies on high velocity.
Why handicap it any further for the looks of a 14.5" + pinned on muzzle device??

The M4's "14.4" barrel so the bayonet fits" velocity loss is about the ONLY thing wrong with the M4 now.

rc

Tomcat47
March 24, 2012, 10:05 PM
The Current 6920's are wearing 16" Barrels......

Some opt for the 20" Hbar barrel...I dont know how much gain would be made with the 20" barrel, but I am sure someone here does.

Zerodefect
March 24, 2012, 10:13 PM
My next one will have an 18" barrel + comp or flash hider.
And a rifle length gas system.

The .223/5.56 lives and dies on high velocity.
Why handicap it any further for the looks of a 14.5" + pinned on muzzle device??

The M4's "14.4" barrel so the bayonet fits" velocity loss is about the ONLY thing wrong with the M4 now.

rc

True. But my 6920 has a practical use of 300 yards or less. And heavy hot 5.56 OTM's will make a mess of anyone at that range, even with shorter barrel velocity. I'm trimming the barrel down to 14.5 to make better use of improvised positions in CQB senerios, and for better speed with less swing weight. It just feels and handles better for me.

I have a 18" BCM Mk12 SPR upper, rifle gas length, DD14 rail, for longer range work.

Gun Wielding Maniac
March 24, 2012, 10:15 PM
3150 fps with 62 grain ammo out of a 20" barrel vs. 2900 fps from a 14.5" M4 carbine.

HammerheadSSN663
March 24, 2012, 10:28 PM
One of my 2 LE 6920 with Aimpoint CompM4s and 3x scope on LaRue quick release mounts. Scope is swivel mounted. Pedicure not included.

Tomcat47
March 24, 2012, 10:51 PM
http://counterstrikefox.freeservers.com/mv.htm

Dr.Rob
March 25, 2012, 01:01 AM
True. But my 6920 has a practical use of 300 yards or less.

Dont't sell your carbine short. You can make hits out to 425 with a 16 inch 6920. I have done it regularly with a fixed 4x scope. Now what the bullet would actually DO at that range might be debateable, but I'd still treat it as a lethal projectile. It sure still rings steel at that range.

A 20 inch rifle is far better suited out past that.

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