NEW: Colt Introduces the Trooper(R) Patrol Carbine

Colt ‘s Manufacturing Company, LLC, has just introduced another member of the 6920 line, the “Trooper Patrol Carbine”.  Press release follows:

Colt Introduces the Colt Trooper® Patrol Carbine

WEST HARTFORD, Conn. (August 8, 2017) – Colt continues to expand on its legendary M4 platform, which has been duty-tested by the world’s most elite Military and Law Enforcement agencies, with the introduction of the new Colt Trooper® Patrol Carbine. The Trooper®, based on the class-leading LE6920, offers customers another great point of entry into the world of duty-grade Colt AR-15® carbines.

“The Trooper® offers a really great opportunity for fans of the Colt AR-15® platform ,” said Justin Baldini, Product Director for Colt. “We set out to create something that is right in line with what today’s Colt M4 customer wants, so we started with our industry-standard LE6920 and worked with Centurion Arms to develop a new M-LOK® capable free-floated forend just for the Trooper®. The result is a modernized pro-quality carbine that’s ready for your choice of optic or iron sights. It represents an exceptional value to folks looking to get into the world Modern Sporting Rifles and another excellent option for enthusiasts looking to add another Colt to their stable.”

The Trooper® Patrol Carbine is offered in 5.56 x 45 NATO, and features a 16.1” barrel and a 13” M-LOK® capable Centurion Arms forend with a Picatinny rail at 12 o’clock, and M-LOK® mounting slots at 3, 6, and 9 o’clock. It features a standard M4 buttstock and an A2 pistol grip, and comes with a 30-round Magpul® P-MAG® Magazine. The Trooper® (SKU – LE6920-R) retails for $1,049 MSRP.

About Colt’s Manufacturing Company LLC

Colt’s Manufacturing Company LLC is one of the world’s leading designers, developers and manufacturers of firearms. The company has supplied civilian, military and law enforcement customers in the United States and throughout the world for more than 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. Colt operates its manufacturing facilities in West Hartford, Connecticut and Kitchener, Ontario. For more information on Colt and its subsidiaries, please

While similar in looks (due to the forend and lack of a fixed front sight) to the Talo exclusive Ken Hackathorne designed Colt Combat Unit Carbine, there are some differences with the Trooper.  Along with a $250.00 lower MSRP, the Trooper has standard furniture instead of the Magpul pistol grip, stock and triggerguard.  Also, the Trooper has a carbine length as opposed to mid-length gas system.  The moniker of the new rifle is a callback to Colt’s Trooper revolver introduced in 1953, and fits well into their LE6920 line.  If you’re looking for a good, M-lok equipped AR, perhaps the Trooper will give you “Piece of Mind”.

Currently playing on repeat at Colt HQ

Rusty S.

Having always had a passion for firearms, Rusty S. has had experience in gunsmithing, firearms retail, hunting, competitive shooting, range construction, as an IDPA certified range safety officer and a certified instructor. He has received military, law enforcement, and private training in the use of firearms. He is fortunate enough to have access to class 3 weaponry as well.


  • Cactus Air Force

    I’m a bit confused as to why Colt chose a carbine length gas system with a long free float handguard/no FSB. Can anyone elaborate?

    • Anonymoose

      So they can keep using M4 barrels for every dang thing. They’re never going to do mid-length. lol

      • Rusty S.

        They did. It was on the Talo-exclusive “Combat Unit Carbine”.

        • Anonymoose


    • Rusty S.

      The same thought occurred to me. The “Combat unit carbine”, which was a dealer exclusive, had the same handguard with a mid-length system. Perhaps the mid-length system was part of the exclusivity agreement between Colt and Talo; would be my initial guess.

    • Dr. Longfellow Buchenrad

      Colt doesnt know what mid length is.

      Of course that could be said for a lot of innovations that have come about after the 70s.

  • Jimmy the cracker of corn

    the stop on the upper rails always bother me.
    How hard is it to machine that so there is an interrupted rail along the top for christs sake?
    Maybe I wanna put an optic there! You ever think about that Colt?
    No! You only think about yourself!

    • RMS1911

      What would you put right there that won’t work a couple of slots over?

      • Jimmy the cracker of corn

        It’s the principle of the matter god damn it!
        Maybe I got a nvg in front of an optical sight with a weird eye relief.
        Maybe It just gives me a chubby knowing I have an uninterrupted rail.
        Maybe I have firearm OCD.
        How hard is it to do 2 cuts? The damn thing is already on the CNC.

        • RMS1911

          If it bothers you so much you could probably cut the slots with a small file.

          • Jimmy the cracker of corn

            you don’t know much about metalworking, huh?

            Sure thing chief. I’ll get right on filing down some precision slots on an aluminum rife using hand tools.
            Because you know, It’s the 1860’s and the Apache Indians are coming.
            Also you never know what oppressive law President James Buchanan is gonna pass.
            Now if you’ll excuse me, I have churn some butter then die of dysentery.

            Right after I just don’t but a rifle with an interrupted top rail.

          • RMS1911

            I work steel pipe and plate and have done so since 88. Mild steel and x42/x52, x 60 , x70 pipe
            Welded For API 1104 and some stainless and a little bit of aluminum.
            I specialize in gas pipelines and compressor stations I have also worked in terminals and welded on a lot of other things like custom welding beds and trailers also hard facing buckets and straight edges fixing cracked frames you know the ones that say do not weld on one sticker and the next sticker says use only 7018 to weld on it.
            There are gunsmiths in India working with the most basic of tools fixing guns with files, pliers, hammers and punches making custom one off parts like hammers or sears to repair whatever type of gun was brought to them.
            What do you do with metal?

          • Rusty S.

            Do you have your own rod oven for storage of 7018?

          • RMS1911

            Yes one for 50# cans and one for 10# cans. But I haven’t used them in a while the elements may be out.

          • Rusty S.

            2? That’s awesome.

  • Twilight sparkle

    Why??? I mean they’re a few years too late and the features are just… wrong… they should have based it on a 6720 and cut the barrel to 14.5 with a pinned flash hider but even then it would be just another ar.

  • Landru

    Just what the world was waiting for another Colt AR. /s

  • Blumpkin

    “You’ll take my life, but I’ll take yours too!”

    • Harry Canyon

      “You’ll fire your musket but I’ll run you through…”

      • iksnilol

        “So when you’re waiting for the next attack…”

        • Imperator Phil

          “You’d better stand, there’s no turning back!”

          • noob


  • Jtx

    Another overpriced overhyped ar 15. No better than one of my bottom of the barrel delton builds, why is the barrel 16.1 I’ve never seen a rifle barrel that isn’t a whole number like 16″ 18″ 20″ and pistols are whole and a half like 10″ 10.5″ etc and most muzzle brakes and flash hiders are 2″-2.5″ long

    • Anonymoose

      Barrels are frequently 16.1″, 16.25″, 16.3″, 16.4″, 16.5″, etc. It’s so there’s no chance the ATF will show up and tell them because their gun is 15.999″. Don’t forget that real Mk18s are 10.3″, not 10.5″. 10.5″ is because of lazy people like you who measure in halves instead of tenths.

  • Sua Sponte

    Oh, a stock AR at just $1,049 MSRP!!!!!…..mEH…Pass….

  • john huscio

    Looked at alot of high end rifles, including the colt 6940 and CCU, BCM KMR, ddm4v5, sionics patrol 3, lmt cqb16, ect…….ended up with the LWRC DI……..damn if this isnt the best handling/shooting/feature packed AR out there right now.

    • Anonymoose

      People still buy 6940s?

      • john huscio

        Handled one at my FFL, carbine gas system on a “16 barrel, sharp edges galore, he wanted $1400 for it….lol…..

      • TJbrena

        My dad bought 2 when they were new, plus an SBR. They don’t even have the front sight latch since they’re so old. He gifted one to me last Christmas and I threw an Aimpoint PRO on it. I’m happy with it, but the whole monolithic upper thing kinda kills customization. Plus I’m on a budget, so I don’t shoot it like I should.

  • gunsandrockets

    So are my AR’s “patrol carbines” or “assault weapons”? Oh, I’m not police, so I guess we know the answer to that.

    About the only term I hate worse than those loaded terms, is the dumb euphemism “Modern Sporting Rifle”.

    I hate how politics has corrupted current firearms terminology.

    • Marc

      ‘Rifle’ is so 18th century.

  • ARCNA442

    Pinned gas block? If so, it would definitely be worth considering.

    • ostiariusalpha

      That’s SOP for Colt.

  • Will there be a Colt factory SBR called the “Detective Special” next?

    • Kivaari

      Colt Commando. I have one.

      • spike1984

        The CAR-15 was developed during the Vietnam War as a rifle small enough to be carried in the cramped confines of tight quarter combat and-this-was-the-same-philosophy-that-brought-about-the-post-Cold-War-era-M4-carbine.

  • Brett baker

    Uh, does anyone at Colt know the trooper dies at the end of the song? Nice rifle, but for that much I’ll buy aleft-handed Stag or Standard.

  • LilWolfy

    Looks like Carbine-Length Gas…

  • Alex Jay

    My mind got ahead of me. Saw “Colt” and “Trooper” and then realized it was another rifle instead of the revolver. Meh.


    RIP Colt. 👻👻👻💩✌

  • BigR

    I thought Colt was folding again!!!!

  • Imperator Phil

    Yay, Colt releases another dumbass AR-15 that’s ultra overpriced for what it does, because muh pony!