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plouffedaddy
July 31, 2012, 02:41 PM
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Well, 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)

Cons:
-Cost
-Stepped 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.

Colt FDE 6920 Review Video Link (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lMj0L8vIPq8&feature=g-upl)

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

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sailskidrive
July 31, 2012, 02:49 PM
I like the FDE.

I know you shot mainly cheap steel ammo through it, but have you noticed any discernible difference between the PSA FN barrel and the Colt OEM barrel?

2damnold4this
July 31, 2012, 03:27 PM
I enjoyed the review.

Coltman 77
July 31, 2012, 03:39 PM
Good looking Colt, congratulations. :)

Colt is the standard that all other AR's are judged by and at $1000.00 a helluva good deal IMO.

FlyerXD
July 31, 2012, 07:10 PM
Great looking rifleI'm currently saving for a 6920 myself trying to decide between the Magpul version or the Socom.

RT
July 31, 2012, 07:30 PM
Nice review. There is one at my local Academy, but I can't bring myself to buy the FDE Colt because it looks a little like a rifle version of the blinged-out, pimptacular, Gold Deagle.

Beentown71
July 31, 2012, 08:47 PM
Another good review.

For the cost difference it will do nothing better than a Spikes or PSA. But I do like FDE! lol

FlyerXD
August 1, 2012, 05:22 AM
How solid does the foregrip feel mounted to the Magpul furniture? I had read a few posts about it being less than solid and wondered. If this was true.

plouffedaddy
August 1, 2012, 09:14 AM
I know you shot mainly cheap steel ammo through it, but have you noticed any discernible difference between the PSA FN barrel and the Colt OEM barrel?

No, I haven't. I'm a big PSA fan however.

Nice review. There is one at my local Academy, but I can't bring myself to buy the FDE Colt because it looks a little like a rifle version of the blinged-out, pimptacular, Gold Deagle.

I have a Deagle too. Yup, I'm that guy! :D I just think the Deagle is so absurd looking---couldn't resist it!

How solid does the foregrip feel mounted to the Magpul furniture? I had read a few posts about it being less than solid and wondered. If this was true.

It's very solid. I've seen one that wasn't solid once but it was installed backwards---seriously. The guy put the hex screw in from the inside of the handguard and couldn't figure out the problem. I politely let him know what it was :D

FlyerXD
August 1, 2012, 10:38 AM
Thanks for the reply.

RT
August 1, 2012, 01:19 PM
A gold Deagle and Colt? You sir, are my hero.

Double Naught Spy
August 1, 2012, 05:11 PM
The anodizing isn't holding more carbon than any other AR15 anodized in black. It just shows more is all and like stainless, seems harder to get clean because you can actually see the dirt better.

The color is supposed to be desert tan, but it looks like downtown bling. I think they missed their mark on the color.

Nice review. Thanks!!

plouffedaddy
August 1, 2012, 08:06 PM
The anodizing isn't holding more carbon than any other AR15 anodized in black. It just shows more is all and like stainless, seems harder to get clean because you can actually see the dirt better.

I agree; I was just pointing it out since I know some people are OCD about that kind of stuff. As I said in the video--doesn't bother me.

Double Naught Spy
August 1, 2012, 08:45 PM
How about adding rhinestones? This would be the perfect bling AR15. :D

plouffedaddy
August 1, 2012, 09:29 PM
Now I almost want to do it just because :eek:

In all seriousness I think it looks good but beauty is in the eye of the beholder...

Justice06RR
August 3, 2012, 02:12 AM
Beautiful rifle! thanks for the review.

As far as the $1k pricetag for a Colt, I think it is well worth every penny over a slightly cheaper PSA or Spikes.

LockedBreech
August 3, 2012, 02:41 AM
Lovely rifle, build quality looks great. While I'd prefer a standard black receiver to offset the FDE, you certainly have an uncommon piece.