Originally Posted by Mercmar
I"d suggest to the OP that he do a little more research and not necessarily buy a Colt. Best decision I ever made about ARs was buying a Bushmaster, rather than a Colt, 20-yrs-ago. Don't know if I'd buy one of the current Bushmasters, as they're not the same as the older ones, but I don't think there's anything special about a Colt.
Anybody who's ever built an AR would have to know that there's nothing special about a Colt.
As an owner of 5 Bushmasters and 2 Colts I would have to agree. I'm not going to get into another "parts ain't parts" argument because it's plain stupid. No one on this board knows who built what components for who. Let alone what standard they were built to.
As far as Colt prices, be aware that the new 6920's are recognised as "Sporter" models, and are not the Law Enforcement Carbines that Colt sold to all civilians under the 6920 banner. A new Law Enforcement Carbine will generally go for a couple hundred bucks more than one of the new "Sporter" 6920's which go for around the 1K mark. Is there any difference other than the stamping on the receiver? No one knows that either, but I'm sure many will claim to.