Colt LE6920 With Anodized Receiver Review

Discussion in '16+' started by plouffedaddy, Jul 31, 2012.

  1. plouffedaddy

    plouffedaddy New Member


    Wel, the LE6920 Anodized Magpul edition (Model: LE6920MPFDE) lives up to the standards Colt is known for.

    The big question when it comes to Colt ARs in my opinion is––-are they worth the money they charge over lower priced competitors like PSA, Spikes, Windam, ect... Tough to say as it's an individual decision. I generally only recommend Colt ARs to people who don't know anything about ARs and have a ~1k budget because you really can't go wrong with one. But, I'm certainly not a Colt fan-boy as this is the only Colt rifle I personally own and I have nothing but good things to say about my other PSA ARs. I only bought this one because I got a good deal on it and I sold another rifle I bought years ago and made $450 on it to put toward this AR (and because I like shiny FDE products!).

    Pros(and features):
    -1 in 7 chrome lined 16.1'' barrel with A2 style brake
    -5.56 chamber
    -MPI (or MPC as Colt calls it) inspected bolt
    -Anodized upper, lower, and buffer tube
    -Magpul stock, rear sight, pistol grip, mags (2x black PMags), handguard, and VFG included
    -Cleaning kit and sling included
    -Good out of the box mil spec trigger (pulls crisp between 6-7lbs)
    -This model has LE serial number (some people think this is a big deal, not me however)
    -Reliability (0 failures of any kind through 500 rounds, the vast majority Barnaul ammo)

    -Stepped barrel isn't used/needed by the vast majority of shooters
    -The anodization seems to turn color or hold carbon on the inside of the upper even after being cleaned(the video shows it better than I can write it)

    Bottom line: You really can't go wrong with the 6920. If you're looking for a quality, reliable, out of the box AR at around $1k this rifle deserves consideration. You can probably get a similar quality rifle for less, especially if you build it, but you'd probably be increasing your chances of getting a lemon.

    Here's a video with some discussion, shooting from 15m, 40m, and 75m (the farthest line of sight I have on the land). I also do a quick table top discussion and chrono some Hornday TAP 75gr and Silver Bear 62gr HP rounds.

    Colt FDE 6920 Review Video Link

    Chrono Data:
    Hornady 223 75gr TAP: 2437fps, 989ft/lbs energy
    Silver Bear 62gr HP: 2687fps, 994ft/lbs energy

  2. okie67

    okie67 Member

    As always great review and video! I bought one just like it a few weeks back,just haven't shot it yet.Ordered a Primary Arms scope mount to go with a Nikon P-223 I have.My local Gun shop cant keep Colts in stock,they sell as soon as he gets them in.

  3. plouffedaddy

    plouffedaddy New Member

    Primary Arms makes good products at good prices. That setup should work well.