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chiefrude1 09-09-2011 06:28 PM

Colt SP 6940?
Looking to buy my 1st AR, I'm ignorant to AR's so I'm looking to buy a complete rifle. The colt SP 6940 has caught my eye. Is this a good 1st AR purchase for me? Pros/cons? Any other suggestions? I linked the gun below. Thank you for any help.

canebrake 09-10-2011 12:10 AM

Great choice!

I have the Colt LE6940 (Law Enforcement version) and it's a great gun.

I feed it everything and it has not given me a bit of heart-burn!

If you are going to go AR, GO COLT!

Gloves 09-10-2011 08:26 AM

TWELVE-HUNDRED-DOLLARS! that seems a bit excessive. Any reason it's so much other than its Colt?

robocop10mm 09-10-2011 08:45 AM

I have a Colt Gov't Carbine (don't remember the # designation). Light weight barrel will shoot 3/4" groups with good ammo. Thousands of rounds through it will nary a hiccup. $1200 is about right for a Colt. Bite the bullet and ride the pony.

chiefrude1 09-10-2011 01:13 PM

I'm just looking for a solid gun that I can learn from, inside and out. My buddy was in the military and he said, at least he thought he had a colt. So I figured if the military used a colt that must mean something. In the future I plan to build a couple if these, I just want to educate myself first. After further review I think I may go with the 6920 though, I'm thinking I want to stay away from the one piece upper. Thanks for all your help.

Quentin 09-10-2011 01:58 PM

Ah good, I see you linked to the SP6920. Was going to say the SP versions are cheaper than LE and the only real difference is no LE "only" markings.

Grant at G&R is a good guy!

mjkeat 09-10-2011 02:45 PM

I'm w/ Q on this one. The SP is a good choice. The LE marked lower would be cool being that they are not going to produce them any longer, but...

chiefrude1 09-10-2011 03:31 PM

I was choosing between the SP 6920 and the SP 6940, no LE option for me.

Quentin 09-10-2011 03:37 PM

Yeah I agree that would be cool to have a "LE only" lower! I have a few magazines marked that way but no actual firearms. Anyway no big deal for most of us, except maybe in a ban state.

Quentin 09-10-2011 03:40 PM


Originally Posted by chiefrude1 (Post 577893)
I was choosing between the SP 6920 and the SP 6940, no LE option for me...

Ah, yes sorry - I was thinking of Cane's LE6940 earlier in the thread...

I think you'll love your Colt!

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