Colt LE6920 Annodized Magpul Edition AR-15 Review

| October 10, 2012 | 4 Comments


Well,?first and foremost the LE6920 Anodized Magpul edition (Model: LE6920MPFDE) lives up to the standards Colt is known for.

The big question when it comes to Colt ARs in my opinion is??-are they worth the money they charge over lower priced competitors like PSA, Spikes, Windam, ect… Tough to say as it’s an individual decision. I generally only recommend Colt ARs to people who don’t know anything about ARs and have a ~1k budget because you really can’t go wrong with one. But, I’m certainly not a Colt fan-boy as this is the only Colt rifle I personally own and I have nothing but good things to say about my other PSA ARs. I only bought this one because I got a good deal on it and I sold another rifle I bought years ago and made $450 on it to put toward this AR (and because I like shiny FDE products!).

Pros(and features):
-1 in 7 chrome lined 16.1” barrel with A2 style brake
-5.56 chamber
-MPI (or MPC as Colt calls it) inspected bolt
-Anodized upper, lower, and buffer tube
-Magpul stock, rear sight, pistol grip, mags (2x black PMags), handguard, and VFG included
-Cleaning kit and sling included
-Good out of the box mil spec trigger (pulls crisp between 6-7lbs)
-This model has LE serial number (some people think this is a big deal, not me however)
-Reliability (0 failures of any kind through 500 rounds, the vast majority Barnaul ammo)

-Stepped M4 barrel isn’t used/needed by the vast majority of shooters
-The anodization seems to turn color or hold carbon on the inside of the upper even after being cleaned(the video shows it better than I can write it)

Bottom line: You really can’t go wrong with the 6920. If you’re looking for a quality, reliable, out of the box AR at around $1k this rifle deserves consideration. You can probably get a similar quality rifle for less, especially if you build it, but you’d probably be increasing your chances of getting a lemon.

Here’s a video with some discussion, shooting from 15m, 40m, and 75m (the farthest line of sight I have on the land). I also do a quick table top discussion and chrono some Hornday TAP 75gr and Silver Bear 62gr HP rounds.


Chrono Data:
Hornady 223 75gr TAP: 2437fps, 989ft/lbs energy
Silver Bear 62gr HP: 2687fps, 994ft/lbs energy


About the Author:

I love firearms and everything that goes along with them (holsters, lights, ect...). I'm a graduate of the Massachusetts Criminal Justice Training Center and a veteran of the US Army and US Air Force and spent years teaching shooting handguns, rifles, and heavy weapons.
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4 Comments on "Colt LE6920 Annodized Magpul Edition AR-15 Review"

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  1. Dale USMC says:

    The LE6920 FDE MAGPUL Special Edition in the Tan with the black combo is the best looking of the bunch. , the others look a little weird. Get the Black.

  2. Jonathon says:

    Looking into getting this based on your recommendation. Thanks for all you do for the gun community.

  3. Greg Smegal says:

    I’m certainly not an expert, but you may want to check your ‘Muzzle Discipline’ – Waving a firearm around willy-nilly is not professional – As John Farnam told my class, “Muzzle down, Muzzle down!”

  4. WillLV says:

    As always I appreciate your videos and input. As fellow vet and current LEO, your reviews always touch upon what I deem necessary to know. Thanks again and keep up the good work.

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