Colt LE6940P Rifle | Next Generation Piston System

Colt LE6940P Rifle Features Next Generation AR 15 Piston System

Colt LE6940P Rifle Features Next Generation AR 15 Piston System

Colt LE6940P Rifle

Colt LE6940P Rifle. This modular carbine has an articulating link piston (ALP) operating system and offers shooters a highly accurate, lightweight and easy-to-clean AR-platform rifle with an extended lifespan

WEST HARTFORD, Conn. – Colt Defense LLC, one of the world’s leading designers, developers, and manufacturers of rifles and carbines, has advanced its one-piece monolithic upper receiver to introduce the Colt LE6940P Rifle. This modular carbine has an articulating link piston (ALP) operating system and offers shooters a highly accurate, lightweight and easy-to-clean AR-platform rifle with an extended lifespan.”The new LE6940P puts to use a new, improved version of a piston system that Colt originally pioneered for the US Army,” said David Ridley, Vice President of Colt Defense LLC, “Now, any civilian shooter or law enforcement professional has the opportunity to shoot using this superior piston-operated AR.”

The advanced piston carbine (APC) is a lightweight, highly accurate alternative to the traditional direct gas impingement system found in most ARs. The Colt LE6940P Rifle utilizes a unique articulating link piston (ALP) operating system, which reduces inherent stress in the piston stroke by allowing for deflection and thermal expansion. As a result, shooters are offered a highly accurate firing experience and the weapon’s lifespan is extended.

Measuring 35 inches with the stock extended and weighing just over six and a half pounds, the LE6940P was designed to be lightweight to reduce shooter fatigue. A one-piece monolithic upper receiver gives ease in assembling parts, disassembling and cleaning. The 5.56mm, magazine-fed carbine has a semi-automatic rate of fire with 700 to 950 rounds per minute. Chambered in .223 Rem (5.56 x 45 NATO), this rifle has an effective range distance of 600 meters.

A continuous rail from the rear of the upper receiver to the front sight translates to unmatched repeatability for mounting optical systems, not found with aftermarket rail systems. In order to enhance the shooters’ versatility in both close quarters and long range, Colt has also incorporated a back up iron sight (BUIS) and a folding front sight.

“The LE6940P exemplifies Colt’s continued dedication to innovation,” said Ridley, “Colt was the first to put a piston system in an AR, and we have continued to improve on that system since, giving shooters an unmatched edge.”

About Colt Defense LLC

Colt Defense LLC is one of the world’s leading designers, developers and manufacturers of small arms weapons systems. The Company has supplied rifles and carbines to military, law enforcement and individual customers throughout the world for 175 years. Our subsidiary, Colt Canada Corporation, is the Canadian government’s Center of Excellence for small arms and is the Canadian military’s sole supplier of the C7 rifle and C8 carbine. The Company maintains manufacturing facilities in West Hartford, Connecticut and Kitchener, Ontario. For more information on Colt Defense LLC and its subsidiaries please visit www.colt.com.

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Colt LESOCOM Carbine | COLT M4 CARBINE

Colt LESOCOM Carbine

Colt LESOCOM Carbine

Colt LESOCOM Carbine

Colt LESOCOM Carbine

For the first time since the introduction of the iconic and standard-setting M4 in the 1990s, Colt Defense is offering a rifle to law enforcement and civilian shooters as close as possible in configuration to the M4A1 military carbine. The Colt LESOCOM rifle is ideal for any law enforcement officer, marksman or hunter looking for a firearm that is most similar to what is used by the military.

“Only two variations separate this rifle from what we currently package for the United States government,” said David Ridley, Vice President of Colt Defense LLC, one of the world’s leading designers, developers, and manufacturers of rifles and carbines. “The Colt LESOCOM is as close as a civilian can get to shooting the same carbine as those defending our country.”

What differentiates the LESOCOM from the M4A1 platform currently used by the United States Armed Forces is the LESOCOM’s longer barrel length and semi-automatic fire controls. The barrel is 16.1 inches long, and has a rifling twist of 1/7 RH. With the stock extended, this M4 carbine has an overall length of 35 inches. The LESOCOM is chambered for .223 Remington (5.56×45 NATO) and comes with two 30-round Colt magazines.

Standard on the Colt LESOCOM is a Matech® rear back-up iron sight for acquiring distances out to 600 meters, effectively. Also included on the LESOCOM is a Knights™ Armament Rail System, capable of accommodating the user’s preferred optics and accessories at the three, six, nine and 12 o’clock positions.

The Colt LESOCOM features an M4 buttstock, pistol grip and flash suppressor. For left-handed shooters, an ambidextrous fire control selector is standard on all LESOCOM rifles.

The semi-auto LESOCOM has a 16-inch barrel, with these main differences defined by the restrictions for civilian rifles separating it from our military carbine. Colt.com.

Features
-Matech® rear back-up iron sight
-Knights™ Armament Rail System
-Ambidextrous fire control selector

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