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Old 04-07-2013, 07:01 PM   #11
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So they haven't changed the top of the receiver for '13? The carry handle is universally the same?
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About a month ago, I ordered a Colt 6920. I was actually hoping it would take a a while to come in, but as luck would have it, they called today to say it's here. $1295 OTD.
I was looking at them at a local W-M after Thanksgiving last year and they were selling for $1,099. FYI, this one had the handle. I ultimately (actually, one days before the Newtown shootings) decided on a S&W M&P-15 at another store.
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Old 04-07-2013, 11:41 PM   #13
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So they haven't changed the top of the receiver for '13? The carry handle is universally the same?
The Colt 6920 rail is the same for 2013 so any milspec height carry handle will fit and zero properly with the front sight. Unfortunately there are comspec height carry handles that fit Bushmaster, ArmaLite, DPMS, RRA, Olympic and others that don't have milspec height front sights. You definitely want the milspec carry handle that Colt, S&W, BCM, Daniel Defense, Noveske, PSA, Spikes and others use. The milspec front and rear sights are 0.04" taller than comspec.

Sorry to throw a curveball at you but it is important. If you do a little googling you'll see the steel protective ears around the aperture of the milspec handle stick up a little higher than the comspec. I'll see if I can find a link. (BTW, almost all quality third party flip up rear sights are milspec height.)

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Thanks, Quentin. I had no idea. Milspec. Right.
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