Given that most of us don’t always have perfect access to truly “genuine” mil-spec, mil-standard parts (those actually used in issued fighting tools), we’re shopping based on a little part trust and a bigger part knowledge. The trust part is accepting claims of “USGI-spec” parts actually being done to not only blueprint dimensions, but also made from the correct materials treated to the same processes. That’s receivers, bolts, and on down the list of the 100 or so parts that can make up an AR-15.
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It’s beyond argument to say Colt’s LE6920 is one of the best out-of-the-box AR-15s available. Law enforcement officers and agencies across the country carry the LE6920 due to its reliability and performance—the civilian market highly regards it for the same reason.
The LE6920MP-B shares many of the same features of its combat proven brother. In fact, the heart of this new carbine is its 16.1” chrome lined barrel. Thanks to Colt’s decision to design and build the LE6920MP-B’s barrel with a 1 in 7” twist, your ammo choices will be virtually unlimited, but that’s not the big news.
One of the hottest names in the black rifle business may be one you haven’t heard yet. Windham Weaponry, started by previous Bushmaster’s previous owner, Richard Dyke has gathered an experienced group of ex-Bushmaster employees to continue to build and improve the AR-15 platform. If someone on your list or even for yourself, Windham Weaponry’s MPC (Military Preferred Carbine) M4 rifle does not cut any corners on quality. The Windham looks exactly like a standard AR, but you will be hard-pressed to find other rifles under $1,000 with so many features.
Windham Weaponry’s attention to detail and the care that goes into each rifle pays off at the range in accuracy and dependability. It also pays off in the pocketbook because it does not come with a hefty price tag like other manufacturer’s offerings. Externally, there are no surprises on the MPC (Military Preferred Carbine) M4 rifle—it looks like it should and all controls are traditionally placed. Underneath the MPC’s hood—if you will—is where the rifle’s quality really shines. For example, you will not find other companies producing rifles under $1,000 that use stronger parts, such as the pressure-tested bolt and 4150 chrome-lined, chrome moly vanadium steel barrel on the Windham Weaponry MPC M4.
The Army has concluded the Improved Carbine Competition (ICC) without having selected a winner. Reason: the Fabrique National FNAC, Heckler & Koch’s HK416A5, a modified Remington ACR, Adcor Defense’s B.E.A.R. Elite, the Beretta ARX-160, and the Colt Enhanced M4 couldn’t pass the Army’s Phase II standards for accuracy, reliability, and durability. Huh?