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Colt 6920 question

Discussion in 'Rifle Country' started by kenken, Mar 4, 2012.

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  1. kenken

    kenken Member

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    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.

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  2. Captains1911

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    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.
     
  3. proven

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    from what i understand, they are different in rollmark only. colt makes the sp version for states that are run by nazis.
     
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    It's been awhile but the last time I looked there was no difference.
     
  5. Dr.Rob

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    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.
     
  6. Bobson

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    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?
     
  7. rcmodel

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    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
     
  8. Tomcat47

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    ^ Agree..... I love the LE 6920 and the M4 stock!

    kenken...what prices are you seeing on the LE in your area??
     
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    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.
     
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    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.
     
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    wally, the handguard wobbling a bit doesn't cause any issues. it's just the way they are.
     
  13. Carne Frio

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    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.
    [​IMG]
     
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    I Like It^ :)

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

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    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
     
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    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 .
     
  18. kenken

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    Yea, I'm in East Texas around Nacogdoches/Lufkin where I found mine.

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    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.
     
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    Amen. Figured that out really fast. Went to a fore grip to solve the problem.
     
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    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.

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    Heh funniest thing I've read in a while
     
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    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.
     
  24. kenken

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    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
     
  25. Zerodefect

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    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
     
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