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Why Is Colt Using All This Ugly Junk??

Discussion in 'General Firearm Discussion' started by RedneckRampage, Feb 8, 2012.

  1. RedneckRampage

    RedneckRampage Newberg Well-Known Member

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    I've been looking for a Colt 6920 around Portland but all the Colts in town have that ugly Magpul furniture and no carry handle! Why is Colt uglying up their guns with this crap? Anybody know of a standard 6920 in stock?
     
  2. eldbillbo

    eldbillbo clackamas New world samurai and a redneck none the less Bronze Supporter

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    because they dont know what else to do.
     
  3. Skang

    Skang WA Well-Known Member

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    Just following the trend. It's not crap, just because you don't like it.

    Call around.
     
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    AdamG2 Washington Member

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  5. jmurray192

    jmurray192 wilsonville oregon Active Member

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    If thats junk i want to go threw your garbage. I understand though most colt owner love the old school. There just trying to apeal to more of the market
     
  6. plasticfood

    plasticfood Portland OR New Member

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    Why? They want people who all ready own one to buy another one. . . . I believe it's called planed obsolescence.
     
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  7. Ben Beckerich

    Ben Beckerich NW Oregon Bronze Supporter Bronze Supporter

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    I'm sure the mod II stocks and M4 handguards were thought new and ugly when they came out about a decade ago, too... but you got used to them, didn't you?
     
  8. jmurray192

    jmurray192 wilsonville oregon Active Member

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    Also..... i never wanted a colt before and now that they made this new one its in the top 3 guns i will buy next. Again there just marketing new stuff to make more money
     
  9. Mutt

    Mutt Washington, Kitsap County Member

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    If you think they are junk, you probably don't understand what the parts are for or how they are used.

    Granted, there is some really stupid stuff out there .... that is meant for the designer crowd.
     
  10. madcratebuilder

    madcratebuilder Ardenwald, OR Well-Known Member

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    What! You don't like color coordinated AR's?;) Your rifle has to be a fashion statement or it's not 'milspec':thumbup:
     
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  11. CZ Fan

    CZ Fan Oregon Member

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    You can always take that stuff off and sell it or trade it for the standard forearms and 4 pos stock.
     
  12. DinhRose

    DinhRose Austin, Texas (Ex-Pat of SE PDX) Active Member

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    I bought my colt from gunzone and it had the standard furniture. No magpul stuff. I guess they're trying to give the consumer a magpuled out ar since most people end up throwing magpul on their ar. Some people like it and some don't but it should not be hard to find a standard one.
     
  13. rdb241

    rdb241 Puyallup Washington Gold Supporter Gold Supporter

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    This will make the OP cringe.......right before Christmas I bought a Colt LE6940. The very first thing I did was take off all the old traditional furniture and put Magpul MOE stuff in it's place. Including a BAD never. Yeah it's all junk. When you watch any of the gun shows and they have a story on AR's. If you pay attention and watch....most of the furniture you see on the shows are Magpul stuff. It is such terrible stuff that everybody has some.......Pmags are a pile of crap too.............NOT
     
  14. DinhRose

    DinhRose Austin, Texas (Ex-Pat of SE PDX) Active Member

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    I'll be honest. The stock handguard are crap. They became loose fitting on the delta ring quick so i swapped it out with the moe handguard. That fitted great but it retained too much heat and the barrel took awhile to cool down. Now i have a quad rail and that solved pretty much all fitting/cooling issues. The magpul stuff is great and it all works well but the beauty of the ar15 platform is that you can do whatever you want. magpul is just one of many directions.
     
  15. RedneckRampage

    RedneckRampage Newberg Well-Known Member

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    I'm not saying it's not ok or good quality stuff, just that I think it's ugly as sin. I don't know why Colt, of all manufacturers, is getting trendy with their products. If you don't like what I think about Magpul, oh well. I have nothing against P-Mags, nor their grips, but I think it's kinda gimmicky for Colt to use it on their guns. It might be enough of a turn of from the company to just buy an LMT instead...
     
  16. Steve06

    Steve06 Oregon Active Member

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    Curt's on McLoughlin has them.