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I succumbed to the panic: Colt LE 6940

Discussion in 'General Firearm Discussion' started by PlayboyPenguin, Jan 8, 2013.

  1. PlayboyPenguin

    PlayboyPenguin Pacific Northwest Well-Known Member 2016 Volunteer

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    Well, after continuously telling people to stop panicking and start being rational regarding guns purchases I disregarded my own advice and bought a gun I didn't really want today simply because I was afraid I might not be able to get one later. I was at Brightwater when their shipment came in today and in that shipment was a new Colt LE 6940 (with the monolithic upper). I already knew I was a hypocrite...now everyone else does too. I do not have a pic yet, but it looks just like this one.

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  2. benjohson

    benjohson Oregon Member

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    No judgement here. I bought a LE 6920 on 12/15/12 (but I was in FULL panic mode!), what's the deal with the monolithic upper? Do you mind me asking the price?
     
  3. Benny503

    Benny503 Grants Pass Well-Known Member

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    Same question here :) i dont have the love for .223 but now I really want to buy aR15, unless LAR47 come out before the ban :) at this moment my feeling is not so positive :-(
     
  4. PlayboyPenguin

    PlayboyPenguin Pacific Northwest Well-Known Member 2016 Volunteer

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    I actually like the monolithic upper. I think it adds rigidity and strength. Plus, it gives me that continuous rail look that I like. I have it on my AR10 and my AR 15 pistol. I think the retail price was $1525 or $1545. I ended up paying just under the MSRP after taxes.
     
  5. Grunwald

    Grunwald Out of that nut job colony of Seattle, WA Well-Known Member

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    smile wide. for today's market you did very well.
     
  6. Garg

    Garg east of portland metro Hold my beer..... watch this Bronze Supporter

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    Nice Penguin. Looking forward to your hypocrite video. Next time leave the text up longer. I have a hard time reading and laughing in time to read the next bit. LOL

    Just a suggestion :laugh::thumbup:
     
  7. benjohson

    benjohson Oregon Member

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    I could see how that would make a difference. I don't have too much expereince with different AR-15 platforms, both of mine are the standard carry handle and front post sight. My next big rifle purchase is going to be an AR-10 that I'll use primarily for hunting. Any suggestions on a make I should keep an eye out for? Thanks.
     
  8. PlayboyPenguin

    PlayboyPenguin Pacific Northwest Well-Known Member 2016 Volunteer

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    Right now? Keep an eye out for one that isn't prices at three times what it is worth. otherwise, I am hardly an expert on AR platform guns either.
     
  9. PX4WA

    PX4WA Tacoma, WA Active Member

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    +1 for a store not pricing things to the sky...
     
  10. PlayboyPenguin

    PlayboyPenguin Pacific Northwest Well-Known Member 2016 Volunteer

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    Brightwater has stood with it's customers throughout this mess. They have not given in to the temptation to rape their customers. Unlike some gun shops (or armories) over in PDX (especially Northwest PDX).
     
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  11. oneharmonic

    oneharmonic Portland, OR Well-Known Member

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    Sounds like I need to take a trip across the pond.
     
  12. Sgt Nambu

    Sgt Nambu Oregon Bronze Supporter Bronze Supporter

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    That wasn't panic! You bought a Colt! That was brilliance!!!
     
  13. boxer13

    boxer13 PNW Active Member

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    You sad, sad, sad man.

    I won't berate you too much as you've already acknowledged your own hypocritical behavior and it sounds like you didn't get screwed too badly but still c'mon man. Where is the self-control? Oh well at least you have a nice rifle to show for it and furthermore if some bad news comes out of the gun control panel tomorrow you could easily sell it for 2x what you paid.

    And in the end aren't we all just hungry hungry hippo-crits?
     
  14. G1990

    G1990 Portland, Oregon Member

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    How many did they have?!?
     
  15. PlayboyPenguin

    PlayboyPenguin Pacific Northwest Well-Known Member 2016 Volunteer

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    Two...they lasted almost five minutes.
     
  16. spookshack

    spookshack Forest Grove, OR Life Member Lifetime Supporter 2016 Volunteer

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    I see what you did there........;)
     
  17. Trick

    Trick St Helens Active Member

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    I doubt there would be many people on this board that wouldn't have made that score. I pulled the trigger on a Colt LE6920 magpul on the 24th of December that just happened to arrive with a special order revolver I had waiting months for.

    I did feel guilty for spending that much money on myself right before Christmas, but I'm way over it now.

    Better to be lucky in this market!
     
  18. Retired Puddle Pirate

    Retired Puddle Pirate West of Portland Member

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    I think, secretly, you really wanted it. so, not a panic buy IMHO.
     
  19. PBinWA

    PBinWA Clark County Well-Known Member

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    I seem to remember a thread on here where PP was selling a Colt AR he bought around 2008 . . . after the last panic. :rolleyes:
     
  20. solv3nt

    solv3nt Portland Well-Known Member

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    Is NW Armory jacking up prices?