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I just completed the departmental Carbine Operator course and have decided to purchase a rifle. Since this is my first rifle, I thought I'd ask the members here what you'd recommend. Not sure how much I'm willing to spend, but I do subscribe by the buy quality and deal with it. One particular brand I'm looking at is DS Arms. They have a free replacement policy if it's ever stolen or lost. Department ammo is Winchester powerpoint 64 gr 5.56. The simple requirements are that the rifle must have fixed sight availability, mostly black, 5.56 caliber, 1 in 7 to 1 in 9 twist rate, sling (2 point seems to be the choice of most), 20 or 30 round mags and practice ammo. Any manufacturers I should steer clear of or look at? What type of coatings are best (Think Chicago)? Range guys recommend Qmaxx Black Diamond for cleaning, but otherwise won't make recommendations on anything else. Thanks in advance.


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Posts: 2278 | Location: Chicago IL | Registered: February 28, 2006Reply With QuoteReport This Post
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We have been using the Sig M400 rifle for several years now and like them . Other departments in my area also changed over to them.
They come standard with a lot of extras like controls on both sides for left or right hand shooters. Great prices for LAW enforcement.

https://www.sigsauer.com/store/sig-m400-pro.html


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6920


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6920

Not a cop, but...yep.

I've owned mine for several years now and honestly cannot find anything that I don't like about the rifle.


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Colt LE6920-R Trooper Semi-Automatic 223

Available in the mid-$800s. Just bought one myself, just because it's election season.

Add sights, RDS, and ammo.
 
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Colt 6920


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A Colt 6920 OEM1 or OEM2.
Add furniture of choice.
Add iron sights.
Add red dot sight.
Add weapon light.
Slip2000 products for clean/lube.
 
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A Colt 6920 OEM1 or OEM2.
Add furniture of choice.
Add red dot sight.
Add weapon light.
Slip2000 products for clean/lube.
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When they specify fixed sight availability, do they mean with a forged Front Sight Base type front sight, or is a rail mounted front sight ok?



I generally eschew the Colt 6920 for many purposes but it is a good and cost effective option for a patrol rifle.


What is your budget? Are you stuck with irons only or can you also mount optics?
 
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Not a cop but the Colt 6920 is the gold standard for the cops around here.


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Colt gets a lot of departmental business because that's what the larger le suppliers push. Unless you specify and they are willing to secure, they never feature anything but colt.

I'd stay away from the cheaper brands and stay with the top quality. Rock River, Sig, Daniel Defense. But the bottom line is what the dept. specifies.

We use Colt. Their pricing has gotten a lot more in line with the other top brands so it's a safe bet.


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I love my SIG M-400, particularly the ambi mag release, and the stock trigger is pretty good. I also like the fact that the receiver is milled for a QD sling swivel. I also have a Rock River, but the SIG is somewhat nicer.

I'm not a cop, but you can't go wrong with any of the decent manufacturers; SIG, Colt, Daniel Defense, Rock River, Smith & Wesson M&P series, and the higher level FN.



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When they specify fixed sight availability, do they mean with a forged Front Sight Base type front sight, or is a rail mounted front sight ok?



I generally eschew the Colt 6920 for many purposes but it is a good and cost effective option for a patrol rifle.


What is your budget? Are you stuck with irons only or can you also mount optics?


It doesn't have to be fixed irons as far as I know. It does have to be department zeroed by a qualified range instructor though.


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Thanks for all the responses. I'm going to start looking for the Colt LE6920. I'll add a light and an optic as funds permit. It's better to save up and buy what will suit me best than buy multiple items I won't end up using.


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My job doesn't involve a patrol rifle any more, but my personal rifle at home is a 6920. The only things I have on it currently is a Magpul MOE handguard with a small section of rail attached to it, a snap loop at the rear of the hand guard, and a sling adapter on the receiver where it meets the buffer tube. I run a 2 point sling with a QD swivel that attaches to the receiver adapter. MOE flip up rear sight. A Surefire 300U is currently on the rail. It's all (actually more) the light that I need for my purposes and adds very little weight. I much prefer this set up to my old patrol rifle. It's lighter, faster, and handier.

For a patrol rifle, keep it light, simple, and use only well tested and reliable components. I've got a Romeo red dot on my gun, and it works perfectly well, but I wouldn't run that sight on a patrol rifle that gets subjected to the rough treatment of living in and out of a patrol car. Aimpoint is really your only option there.

Our issue guns were 16 inch Bushmasters with carry handles and the old style Surefire light forend. I hated that forend. It was bulky, heavy, ate batteries, and didn't put out near the light that a light that size should. It was generations out of date when we got them.
 
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It's tough to beat a LE6920 with an Aimpoint PRO for a basic, no-frills patrol rifle.

You can go with a more customized patrol rifle once you've gotten some more rifle experience under your belt, if you so choose.
 
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My job doesn't involve a patrol rifle any more, but my personal rifle at home is a 6920. The only things I have on it currently is a Magpul MOE handguard with a small section of rail attached to it, a snap loop at the rear of the hand guard, and a sling adapter on the receiver where it meets the buffer tube. I run a 2 point sling with a QD swivel that attaches to the receiver adapter. MOE flip up rear sight. A Surefire 300U is currently on the rail. It's all (actually more) the light that I need for my purposes and adds very little weight. I much prefer this set up to my old patrol rifle. It's lighter, faster, and handier.

For a patrol rifle, keep it light, simple, and use only well tested and reliable components. I've got a Romeo red dot on my gun, and it works perfectly well, but I wouldn't run that sight on a patrol rifle that gets subjected to the rough treatment of living in and out of a patrol car. Aimpoint is really your only option there.

Our issue guns were 16 inch Bushmasters with carry handles and the old style Surefire light forend. I hated that forend. It was bulky, heavy, ate batteries, and didn't put out near the light that a light that size should. It was generations out of date when we got them.


Looking at the Colt LE6920 Magpul version rifle. Magpul MOE hand guard, rear Buis, and stock. https://www.gtdist.com/colt-le...agpul-furniture.html


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It does have to be department zeroed by a qualified range instructor though.


Interesting policy. Any competent instructor should know that sights—especially irons—should be zeroed or at least confirmed by the shooter. That can be a frustrating process, but it really is not a good idea to avoid going to the trouble.




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Looking at the Colt LE6920 Magpul version rifle. Magpul MOE hand guard, rear Buis, and stock. https://www.gtdist.com/colt-le...agpul-furniture.html

Solid setup and starting point.
 
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May consider this as well. I haven't purchased from this dealer myself, so ask questions before buying. Says it comes with Quad Rail for $799.00. Appears to be in stock.

https://gunprime.com/product/c...-quad-rail-le6920-r/

If anyone picks one up please share your review...
 
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