Colt LE6920 For Sale
- Price: $1,599.95
- Barrel Length: 16.1 inch
- Weight: 6.9lb
Colt has pulled out of the civilian AR-15 market, leaving a gaping hole. We are still getting hits from nostalgic folks, or just fans of good, basic engineering, who want an original Colt M4 Carbine.
Nowadays that means the Colt LE6920, although there are variants out there that you might want to consider. Beggars can’t be choosers, after all, and the stocks are dwindling fast.
Where to Buy a Colt M4 Carbine?
This is going to be an increasingly tough question to answer. Forget about official dealers. If they want to retain their relationship with Colt for 1911 sales, and they do, they have to pull the rifles from the shelves.
So you’re looking at small independents, outlets that come across a box-fresh Colt Modern Sporting Rifle. That’s going to happen less and less. So the only way we can keep this post relevant is with live links to searches in the likely places.
Don’t say we don’t look after you…
Here are the online gun stores when you have a chance of finding a Colt in the foreseeable future, both new and used.
- Guns.com – New and used Colt rifles from independent gun dealers.
- 1800GunsandAmmo – Occasional Colt rifles, or the parts to build your own.
- Gunbroker – Used Colt M4 carbines for sale, lots of them
Genuine Colt Prices on the Increase
Prices are largely going up as the original Colt M4 becomes a collectors’ gun, a vintage firearm, however you want to say it.
Remember this is really a $1000 AR-15 and they are getting better all the time. Check our best AR-15s under $1000 post here for some inspiration and see if it really is all that important to have a Colt M4 rifle by your side.
What Are the Best Colt M4 Carbine Clones?
Would a facsimile do? In which case, you can just buy an Aero Precision M4. If you’re looking for something with more soul, how’s about a Brownells Retro Rifle with the full grab handle and bulbous handguard of the Vietnam War era weapons?
The truth is there are other companies making better Colt M4s than Colt ever did themselves, for less money.
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.
Truthfully, this gun can be so expensive you should look at the best AR-15s under $2000 instead and then you’ll see some truly tempting alternatives.
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. That’s part of the appeal of an original Colt, I know.
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.
Simple Straightforward AR-15
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.
If you’re scouting round for ammo in the aftermath of Coronavirus, a Zombie apocalypse or some other extinction event, then try these links. If the internet still works…
- Primary Arms – Quality ammo, ships within 48 hours. Unless everybody is dead.
- Brownells – Bulk buy ammunition before Coronavirus really hits home.
- Sportsman’s Warehouse – Buy Bullets and ammunition in bulk. Now.
- Sportsman’s Guide – Ammo, buy lots while you can in the Coronavirus shortage.
- Natchez Shooting Supplies – Bulk Ammo and reloading kits. You may need both.
- Gorilla Ammunition – An expensive left-field option when the stores run dry.
- Palmetto State Armory – Massive ammo stocks, but possible shipping delays.