Colt SP 6940?

Discussion in 'AR-15 Discussion' started by chiefrude1, Sep 9, 2011.

  1. chiefrude1

    chiefrude1 New Member

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  2. canebrake

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    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!

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  3. Gloves

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    TWELVE-HUNDRED-DOLLARS! that seems a bit excessive. Any reason it's so much other than its Colt?
     
  4. robocop10mm

    robocop10mm Lifetime Supporting Member Lifetime Supporter

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    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.
     
  5. chiefrude1

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    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.

    http://www.gandrtactical.com/cgi-bin/commerce.cgi?preadd=action&key=6920
     
  6. Quentin

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    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!
     
  7. mjkeat

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    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...
     
  8. Quentin

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    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.
     
  9. Quentin

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

    I think you'll love your Colt!
     
  10. canebrake

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    I personally prefer the monolith flat top of the 6940.

    It's optic ready.

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  11. mjkeat

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    I believe we were all tracking correctly.

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    I wonder how heavy the 6940 is? Is there any proprietary-ness(?) to it?
     
  12. chiefrude1

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    That was my original thought, that it was optic ready. My early plans are to put an aimpoint red dot on the gun, not sure which one yet. Wouldn't the one piece rail be overkill for such a small optic? On the other hand I do intend on having a second AR set up for long range in the future. I suppose the single rail would be a great fit for that. So I guess my question is, would the 6940 make for a good long range gun? Or do I need something with a longer barrel? Thanks again and sorry for the noob questions.
     
  13. chiefrude1

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    I guess I should add that by long range I mean 300-500 yards.
     
  14. mjkeat

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    I guess I dont understand how a longer rail makes for better accuracy over longer distances or how it makes the rifle more optics ready than the 6920.

    The carry handle is removable and the upper reciever has a built in rail that just happens to be perfect for mounting an optic. The front sight post doesn't cause a problem.

    IMO an 18" barrel w/ the gas port @ the rifle length is a good option for a "long range" rifle.
     
  15. chiefrude1

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    Ok, once again I am new and ignorant to AR's. I didn't realize that there was a built in rail under the carry handle. I was going off of what Cane said, "it's optic ready". I assumed that a larger rail would be needed for a larger scope for longer range shooting.
     
  16. mjkeat

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    Don't worry about it and I apologize that I can come across as an A*s at times. Optics ready is a marketing term.

    You don't need more than the rail on the receiver to mount an optic, even a high powered scope. Just use a cantilever mount. I do however like a railed hand guard. It does have to be as lightweight as possible though. Something like the Troy Ext tube.

    Although I think Colt is one of the best ARs available I don't like the fact that they do not offer a mid length gas system.
     
  17. canebrake

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    My "optic ready" statement had to do with the lack of the front sight post that's on the 6920. It has flip-up sights should you need them but clear of them if you mount a scope.

    When it comes to AR's, I'm not as old-school as I am with my 1911's. I find the old style hand guard and carry handle a little too dated for my taste.
     
  18. chiefrude1

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    I agree with Cane, while I never got to know the old style gun I am a fan of the newer 6940 look. Thanks again for everybody's help. Now I just need to make a decision.
     
  19. mjkeat

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    My "marketing" comment wasn't directed toward you Cane. I respect your knowledge and think the 6940 is an awesome rifle.

    I also agree that the OE plastic HG and carry handle is a little dated. I much prefer flip-ups w/ a 12"-13" Troy Extreme. The flip-ups make for a clearer sight picture and the long rail allows for a more comfortable and controllable grip.

    However I do not have a problem w/ the OE front site post and flip-up rear in conjunction w/ an Aimpoint. I don't notice the FPS at all.

    Cane, what do you think the 6940 weighs w/o RDS but w/ BUIS?