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99medic
02-23-2007, 12:14 PM
Does anybody here have any inside scoop about it? When it will be available to the public?

Please, keep the Colt bashing to a minimum

SemiAutoSam
02-23-2007, 12:15 PM
Note the prefix in the model # LE1020.

I doubt that it will ever be marketed to the general public.

bwiese
02-23-2007, 12:21 PM
It won't be 'marketed', but some LE dealers will sell them.

There's a ton of LE6920s out there...

99medic
02-23-2007, 12:42 PM
Note the prefix in the model # LE1020.

I doubt that it will ever be marketed to the general public.

I read in AR15.com that the LE1020 will be offered sometime this spring.

Technical Ted
02-23-2007, 12:48 PM
I read in AR15.com that the LE1020 will be offered sometime this spring.
Bill and SAS know what they're talking about. Colt won't officially market their LE series rifles to non-LE, but it doesn't mean that some of their distributors won't divert a couple here and there for non-LE customers.

99medic
02-23-2007, 2:19 PM
Bill and SAS know what they're talking about. Colt won't officially market their LE series rifles to non-LE, but it doesn't mean that some of their distributors won't divert a couple here and there for non-LE customers.


I hope they divert some here since they are offlist.

PIRATE14
02-23-2007, 2:41 PM
COLT has now gone to letter head for most of their rifles......a few might slip out but don't count on it.......:(

JWC6
02-23-2007, 4:34 PM
Personally, I am waiting for the LMT gas piston for the CQB MRP!:)

Q
02-23-2007, 4:43 PM
i would really like one.
i think i have a better chance at getting a le1020 than a hk416.
let me know if you can get one for me or have a source for one. upper or complete. :)

xenophobe
02-23-2007, 4:49 PM
A bunch of these will be sold from one or two major Colt LE distributors. There are a couple of companies that have already taken pre-orders that don't require a letter head. They're the ones that generally sell the LE rifles to anyone and Colt turns the blind eye. Expect to see some when Colt eventually releases it.

SemiAutoSam
02-23-2007, 5:06 PM
Aries already has a retrofit kit for the 16 inch barreled upper for 400.00

trinydex
02-15-2008, 2:50 PM
http://www.coltcco.com/?p=122

any veracity to this story?

bwiese
02-15-2008, 2:58 PM
http://www.coltcco.com/?p=122

any veracity to this story?

Seems so.

When I was at Vegas SHOT Show 2wks ago, there were no piston ARs shown at the Colt's booth.

Several Colt reps didn't even know of its existence, and the one that did indicated it was not in production. (I mistook a Colt M4ish carbine display with a single-piece railed upper + foreend, likely a VLTOR, to be the piston rifle until I'd looked deeply and got talking to the guys.)

Since there does not seem to be a huge order flow from Colt's traditional customer bases, I too believe the LE1020 is an "engineering demo" that shows what could be ordered - just to have something to go against in case HK416s actually got traction in market.

TonyM
02-15-2008, 3:19 PM
http://www.coltcco.com/?p=122

any veracity to this story?

Wow. this thread, and your link are old.

At least you're using the search button! :D

trinydex
02-15-2008, 4:31 PM
well even with search there's not too much chat about the 1020 as indicated by the article.

i guess i was curious cuz the hk416 is makin' its way into the hands of the livermoore (labs?) police dept....

if only colt had put it out earlier...

i mean all the gas piston ar's seem to be in the 1800 range... :\

bwiese
02-15-2008, 5:30 PM
well even with search there's not too much chat about the 1020 as indicated by the article.

i guess i was curious cuz the hk416 is makin' its way into the hands of the livermoore (labs?) police dept....

if only colt had put it out earlier...

i mean all the gas piston ar's seem to be in the 1800 range... :\


Well, the prices are due to limited circulation, essentially "custom" nature. Nobody really needs these so they're not selling that well.

(And I believe Bushmaster's POF-based design are somewhat less than that.) These prices are probably also thrown out the window for larger bulk purchases and pricing also includes "support package" so you can't really know what the true price is unless you see the whole bid package.

Livermore Lab's PD probably has a variety of nice fat budgets to pick from esp post 9/11, so they bought some nice shiny toys regardless of whether they really need a gas piston AR (which they don't).

NeoWeird
02-15-2008, 6:09 PM
Just a side note, even though it would be a NEW Colt, since it's a LE model it will most likely be marked Law Enforcement which would make it illegal since the Law Enfrocment Colt is banned by name.

Even though it's a different variation of the 6920, it will most likely use the same lower.

bwiese
02-15-2008, 6:15 PM
Just a side note, even though it would be a NEW Colt, since it's a LE model it will most likely be marked Law Enforcement which would make it illegal since the Law Enfrocment Colt is banned by name.

Even though it's a different variation of the 6920, it will most likely use the same lower.

Not true - at least for the LE1020s I held at 2006 SHOT. They were something like Colt "Match Elite" or whatever - truly off-list. That doesn't mean that production LE1020s wouldn't change; Colt changes receivers & names at the drop of the hat (or did, in the late 90s).

Also, the Kasler list (11 CCR 5499) entry for identified AR series members states, "Law Enforcement (6920)".

I'd be perfectly happy to own a Colt Law Enforcement ABCD, Law Enforcement 6911, etc.

redfisher
02-24-2008, 8:20 AM
Not true - at least for the LE1020s I held at 2006 SHOT. They were something like Colt "Match Elite" or whatever - truly off-list. That doesn't mean that production LE1020s wouldn't change; Colt changes receivers & names at the drop of the hat (or did, in the late 90s).

Also, the Kasler list (11 CCR 5499) entry for identified AR series members states, "Law Enforcement (6920)".

I'd be perfectly happy to own a Colt Law Enforcement ABCD, Law Enforcement 6911, etc.

I read the new 10 series is expected to be rollmarked:

ADVANCED LAW ENFORCEMENT CARBINE

As for 2007 SHOT Show display models, there were some on 6920 lowers and others on 6921 lowers. Probably out of expediency and legalities (as in the SBR state of 11.5" 1033)