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Quentin 05-21-2013 07:49 PM

Colt Light Rifle LE6900
I saw my first Colt LE6900 today at Cabelas. It was $950, about $150 less than the Colt LE6920. I did handle it for a few minutes but it was busy so didn't want to hold up the salesman. He said it came in earlier this morning. I doubt it will be there long.

Overall, it's pretty much in the same league as the S&W Sport, certainly not a Colt LE6920. Minus the ejection port cover and forward assist and 1:8" twist. Lightweight and the barrel is FF in an aluminum tube.

Honestly it felt cheap, I'd put that money toward something better. Reviews out there are spotty and I've heard it will soon be discontinued.

Anyway, for now Colt has a comspec AR!

Triumphman 05-22-2013 04:38 PM

What I heard, is the LE6900 is NOT built by Colt, but by Alexander Arms, who didn't put much QC into it.
Also heard it will be discontinued already, as of May 30, due to lack of sales.
Sounds like Colt, walked into a big pile of Cow****e with this manuever to get a cheaper "Horsey AR" into everybodies hands.

pawjr74 05-22-2013 04:49 PM

Seems like it should have been priced below $700, maybe even closer to $600.

sweeper22 05-22-2013 07:23 PM

This is an $800 gun. It's essentially a DPMS Sportical or (perhaps more accurately) a S&W MP15 Sport with a Colt stamp on it. I say S&W is more accurate because of the twist rate.

It's not a bad gun at all for under $900, and not worth a penny north of that IMO. Commercial grade Colt. And commerical grade ARs are in fact pretty darned good guns IMO, so long as you pay an appropriate price.

I like it as an entry level option once the market settles down and prices are fair. 1:8 twist is a nice little bonus, since that seems to shoot everything well enough (unless you're hiding out in your underground lab composing 100+gr 223 recipes). 1:8 really ought to be the standard in my opinion.

pawjr74 05-23-2013 03:40 AM

The only reason I valued it so low is that it's not made by Colt. If it were made by Colt with the same parts as the 6920 only with a different upper receiver (minus the forward assist and dust cover) then I would say $900.00 all day long. At least let everyone know who makes it and all the specs.

Do we even know the specs on the 6900 yet?

kbd512 05-23-2013 07:34 AM

That's good to know, Triumphman.

I wanted the lower because the trigger guard is one piece, but apart from that I could care less about the top half.

There was another member here who picked one up and decided he wanted a different hand guard and stated that it was such a mother to get the tube off that he had to have a gunsmith remove it for him.

It's kinda funny how Colt tries to partner with other manufacturers and the results are generally duds.

Quentin 05-25-2013 01:11 AM

Stopped by Cabelas and the LE6900 still was there. Didn't expect it to be.

sweeper22 05-25-2013 04:08 PM


Originally Posted by Quentin (Post 1257353)
Stopped by Cabelas and the LE6900 still was there. Didn't expect it to be.

If I'm in the market for a $700-850 AR, I'd be all over a 6900 if it fell within that price range (and it really should). Wouldn't pay any more though.

I'm not a Colt fan. I'd like to be. I value traditional prestige and all that, but the quality of some of their products have fallen short of similarly priced products lately IMO. And that's not to say there aren't a lot of really great Colts out there. Just my opinion.

But being a Colt lower and such, this has the potential of being a cheapo AR that's actually is worth investing in (upgrading) to some degree. And that's a good thing.

Quentin 05-25-2013 10:38 PM

It's not a real Colt lower, different pony rollmark (but of course it does say Colt). I forgot to check if the receiver extension is mil or comspec.

It's kinda like my Colt/Walther Tactical M4 .22lr. Looks like a Colt until you examine closely.

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