Colt has consistently manufactured the M16/AR-15 beyond any other company. Through the ‘60s Vietnam era M16 to the current M4, Colt in addition 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 just for this platform. Simply stated, an AR from Colt may be the standard by which all the others are measured. In fact, you’ll often see the Colt 6920 termed 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 convey Colt’s LE6920 is one of the best out-of-the-box AR-15s available. Law enforcement officers and agencies around the world carry the LE6920 due to its reliability and performance-the civilian market highly regards it for similar reason. There are other top-rated ARs that compare favorably to LE6920-Daniel Defense, CMMG,Knight’s Armament, BCM while others immediately come to mind, but all come at a premium price compared to the 6920.
COLT LE6920 FOR SALE
Colt’s 6920 is available in two different models the LE6920 and SP6920. The models is the same except for the markings, which isn’t to convey the marking is irrelevant. Traditional LE6920s hold the distinction of wearing the next badge: “Restricted Military/Government Law Enforcement/Export Just use.” These markings came into being in the 1990s during the Clinton Administration’s Violent Crime Control and Law Enforcement Act of 1994. The so called assault weapons ban kept them beyond our hands for Ten years until 2004 in the event the law hit its sunset provision and also the rifles were again offered to the general public. Colt was later capable to offer this workhorse to the public, but sadly has discontinued the LE6920, while still offer its twin brother, the SP6920.
To locate an original is a possiblity to not only own a great firearm, however a piece of history. Personally, I've got to admit: I enjoy owning a weapon that is stamped with a government-mandated message saying I can’t be trusted with it. Beyond being an amazing rifle, it offers a superior a tremendous feeling of confidence in the product and the American worker. It’s an indication to myself, along with a message to my children, to heed our Forefather’s words:
“A well regulated Militia, being important to the security of a free State, the proper of the people to keep and bear Arms, shall not be 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 anyone to be elected-or some similar politician wouldn’t again deem us unfit to have sporting rifles such as Colt’s 6920s. Either way, although several LE6920s happen to be sold, keeping and holding a firearm with unique markings often brings a significant premium a decade or two down the road. Models once believed common, have taken care of 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… can be. However, you can rest assured, you’ll never throw money away on one.