Colt LE6920 For Sale
- Price: $1079.99
- Barrel Length: 16.1 inch
- Weight: 6.9lb
It really doesn’t look like much does it? Don’t let the looks fool you, this is the civilian version of the M4 Carbine that special forces soldiers around the world trust with their lives each and every day.
Strictly speaking, this is the Colt LE6290, which is arguably the best of the Colt AR-15s in or around the $1000 mark.
If you want to see the competition, too, including the likes of Patriot Ordnance Factory and Springfield Armory, then check out our list of the best $1000 AR-15s for sale here.
SAS And Navy SEALs Use Colt M4 Rifle
The British SAS, Navy SEALs and most of the US military have used this reliable workhorse of a weapon since it replaced the iconic M16. Inevitably, then, some of the world’s toughest critics have torture tested this carbine rifle and you pretty much know it’s going to work when you need it.
The 5.56mmx45mm NATO ammo packs enough of a punch to turn this into a serious hunting rifle and it could easily be the first gun you reach for in a home defense situation.
Now this is the 16-inch barrel version. If your state allows for a short barrel rifle then you can go for the full Commando model with its 11.5-inch barrel. That’s a Short Barrel Rifle, so make sure you’re good with the local state laws before you place your order.
There’s a California version, too. In fact, this M4 Carbine comes in a variety of flavors, including 22LR and desert spec guns.
Cost Effective And Reliable Rifle
Now let’s not get carried away with the military thing. That doesn’t automatically make this the best firearm in the world. Bulk buying like that means that cost is an important part of the equation. But the fact that so many fighting forces opted for the Colt M4, and the M16 before it, speaks volumes.
For the military, it has to be simple and get the basics right. So you can be pretty sure your Colt will fire straight and true, every time, and it will take a real beating out in the field.
It’s a gun you can rely on for target shooting, run and gun, whatever you want to do with your AR15. From the upper receiver to the front site is one long Mil-Spec rail, so you can go for the tactical assault weapon add-ons or long-range scopes.
This is a good, honest gun with a 20+1 capacity with the supplied mag, but you can switch that out for a 30-round magazine.
If you’re a collector, then you need to have the military’s weapon of choice. If you just want one rifle you can rely on when there’s a noise downstairs, then you could do a lot worse!
Colt M4 Carbine LE6920
Caliber: 5.56x45mm NATO
Capacity: 20+1 rounds
Barrel: 16.1 inch
Overall length: 32-35 inches (Adjustable stock)
Where To Buy Cheap 5.56mm Ammunition
AR15 ammunition can get quite pricey, but then that’s just the way it is. 55gr Winchester ammunition weighs in at about 36c a round. But you can find range ammo for 24c a round and up. If it’s primarily a home defense weapon then pay the extra and get the higher quality ammo. Train with the ammo you will shoot. Your life might literally depend on it.