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Old 04-09-2014, 01:19 AM   #1
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Default Colt or Armalite at the same price?

About ready order a Colt AR6721 or LE6920. Leaning more to the 6721 for at the range. However the Armalite M-15 with the mid length gas an 2 stage trigger has me intrigued.

If they were all about the same price what would you pick?

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Old 04-09-2014, 03:33 AM   #2
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I have both. Both great guns, but you can never go wrong with a Colt


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I'd go along with Sandhills on this one. Both are great quality, but Colt has the name recognition, which can translate into a higher resale value.

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Default Colt 6721

The Colt 6721 would be my choice.

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I'd go along with Sandhills on this one. Both are great quality, but Colt has the name recognition, which can translate into a higher resale value.
I don't know and can't comment on which is the better option but didn't Amaralite design the AR?
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I don't know and can't comment on which is the better option but didn't Amaralite design the AR?
Eugene Stoner was working for Armalite when he invented the AR10, which was the original design, and they still hold the trademark for the AR10. When the military (Air Force, I believe, because General LeMay wanted the pilots to have the lightweight rifle to survive when they got shot down) wanted a rifle, they first went to Colt to get something that shot a .22 so the troops could carry more ammo. Colt got the contract and worked a deal out with Armalite to use the AR15 trademark and design for the lower caliber. I think Stoner was instrumental in the lower caliber design and specs. Not sure of all of the details, but that is it in a nutshell. I am sure some other members will see some details to add or correct at a later date, but due to not too hot internet connection right now, I am just having to go off of memory from a research paper I had to do at BNCOC in 2008.
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...However the Armalite M-15 with the mid length gas an 2 stage trigger has me intrigued.

If they were all about the same price what would you pick?

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My personal humble opinion is if you plan on selling your AR-15 somewhere down the road to your typical buyer, then I would go with the Colt brand name.

You can always tell them that each bolt and barrel is magnetic particle tested...if the QC guy is actually paying attention to each and every bolt & barrel coming off the assembly line that is.

Other than that, I understand that most uppers and lowers come from only a few forges, and the best are forged from T-7076 aluminum or something like that.

If I was planning on keeping this AR, and wanted to reduce aftermarket purchases, I would probably prefer a mid-length gas barrel and a 2-stage trigger from the get-go.

YMMV.
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I will agree that a colt will have a better resale value. Your average Joe has never heard of Armalite. Armalite? Do you need to seal your crawl space?

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Of those three I'd go with the Colt 6920. It's an excellent duty AR, lighter and better than the heavy 6721 and ArmaLite. Now Colt also sells a lightweight (and I think, superior) version of the 6920 worth looking at, the 6720.

ArmaLite makes a decent midlength AR but they're so darn heavy. It is important to point out that they aren't the original ArmaLite that developed the AR-10/AR-15, that company went under long ago. Eagle Arms bought the name and the rights to "AR-10". Eagle/ArmaLite have done good things, including developing the first midlength gas system everyone wants today.

I used an ArmaLite HBAR upper for my first AR but sold it to get a much better Daniel Defense LW midlength upper.

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