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    Colt LE6900 carbine - Any Good?

    I was in my favorite local gun shop, yesterday, and could not help being attracted to a Colt LE6900 carbine.

    I liked the balance & handling, telescoping butt, aluminum 'tube' hand-guard, trigger pull, and scope/sight mounting options.

    I am a traditional Springfield, Krag, and M-1 Garandicon kind of guy. I have not had much to do with 'Black Rifles'.

    At $600 New, the compact Colt LE carbine looks like a fun 50 to 100 yard 'plinker' and Home Defense gun.

    What is the experience and inside story on these simplified low cost AR type rifles?

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    It will serve you just fine. They're almost all about the same. Unless you pay for one of the REALLY expensive ones...this one will be fine.
    Regards, Jim

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    Should be good to go. The AR15 is the most popular rifle in America, and 99.9% are about 99.9% interchangeable. Colt has been making them the longest, starting in about 1960! That's almost 60 years, so they pretty much have it figured out now! LOL

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    I kind of changed gears and put a 'used', but, still 'factory new', Bushmaster 16" heavy barrel carbine in Layaway. At $499 for a virtually new rifle, it had a lot of things I liked. The ergonomics and balance work for me.

    It is a Bushmaster that was made in Maine, back when they had a great reputation. I wanted iron sights and wasn't planning to put a scope on a 'plinker'. This has an A1 receiver with the early style 'fixed handle' and rear-sight. The stock is a fixed A2 type.

    This Bushmaster lacks a bayonet-lug and flash-hider (which I don't need), so I'm guessing, it was made before the Assault Weapons Ban expired in the mid-1990's. Somebody bought it, stored it, and never used it, (I will)!

    If I get the hankering for a collapsible stock, I just need to get a mil. spec. buffer tube, buffer, buffer spring, and hardware. My local dealer has a box full of new collapsible butts. He will give me my choice, loan me his wrench, or help me put it on.

    Life's Good!

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    Sounds about right to me. Pics once you have it of course... I'm not sure you'll know the difference between a milspec collapsible and a commercial, once you have it on. You may want it for the difference between you with and without your coat.

    Regards, Jim

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