GUN Colt AR15 - Law Enforcement use only??

NetChemica

OT Supporter
Aug 31, 2003
10,213
127.0.0.1
Friend just picked one up but he doesn't know what's so special about it. He swears it's a legit law enforcement version but it has no burst/auto. Is it just writing?
 

Wave

Carlos Spicy Weiner
Mar 21, 2000
3,500
Seattle, WA
I have some old Glock mags that say Law Enforcement only. They are hi caps that were produced during the ban. 1005 legal now though.
 

993kgt

building an airplane whee
Nov 7, 2001
20,615
Destin, FL
if you get a colt ar anything, hang onto it...the preban colt lowers are worth a good bit now
 

THT

The easy way is always mined
Mar 16, 2005
12,561
The booby hatch
Pre vs post ban refers to if it was made before or after the assault weapons ban that lapsed in 04 (?)
 

idleprocess

Bring a dollar with you baby in the cold cold grou
Pre vs post ban refers to if it was made before or after the assault weapons ban that lapsed in 04 (?)

The "pre-ban" designation has little to no significance any more unless you live in a state that has some sort of AWB or other firearms restrictions, but the dates where "pre-ban" comes into play vary greatly (ex: MA is sometime in 1989, IIRC) as will the scary features being regulated.
 

JaimeZX

Formerly of :Sep 2001: fame - Also: Sprout Crew
Nov 7, 2005
10,775
Back in VA
The local range has a few Colt ARs for sale at ~$1500ish. I love Colt but I have better ways to spend that kind of coin.
 

GarandBobcat

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Jan 21, 2007
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Merced Co., CA
Sort of. It's because they have a military contract, and are somewhat asshole-ish about selling to the general public, that seems to cause people to think that they're the very best.

And in truth, they are technically the only company to have possession of the Technical Data Package containing the detailed specs for military-grade M16/M4/AR15 pattern firearms, so they tend to be closest to "mil-spec." That can be a good or bad thing, since the military has refused to add Colt's suggested upgrades and minor technical fixes to the M16/M4 series in the past.
 

Razardica

Active Member
Sep 25, 2003
46,783
Phoenix, AZ
Sort of. It's because they have a military contract, and are somewhat asshole-ish about selling to the general public, that seems to cause people to think that they're the very best.

And in truth, they are technically the only company to have possession of the Technical Data Package containing the detailed specs for military-grade M16/M4/AR15 pattern firearms, so they tend to be closest to "mil-spec." That can be a good or bad thing, since the military has refused to add Colt's suggested upgrades and minor technical fixes to the M16/M4 series in the past.

FN has the TDP as well.
 

Landfill

New Member
Jun 7, 2008
118
Connecticut
Connecticut banned "Colt AR-15 and Sporter" (Right out of the state statutes) so anything stamped with that is illegal to own in CT.
 

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