GUN Colt AR15 - Law Enforcement use only??

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  1. NetChemica

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    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?
     
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    THT The easy way is always mined

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    Just writing.
     
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    Lots of stuff is marked LE only.
     
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    imperial Lurker | Gun | STI Crew OT Supporter

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    if you shoot it sideways it goes into burst mode
     
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    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.
     
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    if you get a colt ar anything, hang onto it...the preban colt lowers are worth a good bit now
     
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    it's an overrun from when colt did a batch of guns for law enforcement or the government.
     
  10. NetChemica

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    sorry about the noobishness, but whats a preban? is there a post ban? what's the difference? Is it just the colt lowers?
     
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    THT The easy way is always mined

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

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    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.
     
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    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.
     
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    Why is Colt that expensive then? Is it because they are the ones that were contracted by the military?
     
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    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.
     
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    FN has the TDP as well.
     
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    If it's LE all your rounds will stay in the black.
     
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    name and the quality
     
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    KNYTE I'm Not Kidding.

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    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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