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Old 11-10-2012, 06:06   #1
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M&P or Colt?

I have been eyeing the Optics Ready M&P for $679. I have also been thinking of picking up another Colt LE6920 for $973.

Both of these prices are at LE levels.

I already have a set of MagPul backup sights.

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Old 11-10-2012, 06:16   #2
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Serious use the Colt and you know why. For a plinker the S&W.
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Old 11-10-2012, 06:42   #3
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Restless, Get the M&P. Good quality , good manufacturer, accurate and reliable. Use the money you'll save and buy extra ammo.
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Old 11-10-2012, 07:56   #4
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For the extra $200, I'd rather have the Colt, mostly because I don't like the gas block on the M&P OR.

OP, bear in mind that it is suggested to NOT use Magpul irons on railed gas blocks. The extra heat can damage the polymer. Even Magpul says not to do it.
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Old 11-10-2012, 09:08   #5
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Colt it is, then.
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Old 11-10-2012, 09:55   #6
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For the extra $200, I'd rather have the Colt, mostly because I don't like the gas block on the M&P OR.

OP, bear in mind that it is suggested to NOT use Magpul irons on railed gas blocks. The extra heat can damage the polymer. Even Magpul says not to do it.
Totally agree.
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Old 11-10-2012, 10:29   #7
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Colt,......worth the extra $
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Old 11-10-2012, 13:30   #8
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I've got a Smith Optics Ready and its my duty rifle. Never had an issue since brand new. Id buy another in a second if I had the cash.

Then again, when I bought my Smith, you couldn't find a Colt, and if you could they were $1300+. If I were buying one today, I might opt for the Colt. The only reason though is for that all important pony on the side.
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Old 11-10-2012, 13:43   #9
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Buy the Colt you will not be sorry. Buy the S&W and later wonder why you didn't get the Colt.
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Old 11-10-2012, 14:49   #10
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I had the M&P OR and really liked it. That being said for a little extra I'd go Colt.
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Old 11-10-2012, 15:54   #11
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I don't think the Colt is worth $300 more if money is tight. The M&P is a really good AR.
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Old 11-10-2012, 16:39   #12
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For the extra $200, I'd rather have the Colt, mostly because I don't like the gas block on the M&P OR.

OP, bear in mind that it is suggested to NOT use Magpul irons on railed gas blocks. The extra heat can damage the polymer. Even Magpul says not to do it.
Be cautious when taking value advice from a guy who rounds $296 to $200.
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Old 11-10-2012, 16:49   #13
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I personally don't think you can go wrong either way. I chose the M&P. My gunshop had both the M&P and Colt, both were about $100 apart in price. Both were nice to handle, both has Magpul equipment, but ultimately I prefered the 5r 1/8 barrel over the 1/7
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Old 11-10-2012, 16:56   #14
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I went through this as well earlier this spring and I just saved a few more pennies and went with the Colt. It just felt like the right thing to do to me.
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The Colt has a 1/7 4150 barrel that is MPI. It has also has a HP MPI bolt. The Colt meets all of the Army's TDP except being select fire. Also the 4150 steel barrel as compared the 4140 S&W barrel will handle higher temps before bursting as compared to the S&W barrel.
Also you can sell the Colts removable carry handle for $75 offsetting the price even further.
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Old 11-10-2012, 19:04   #16
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Be cautious when taking value advice from a guy who rounds $296 to $200.



....DAMMIT!






When I posted that, I was horribly under-caffeinated. Not my fault, really.
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....DAMMIT!






When I posted that, I was horribly under-caffeinated. Not my fault, really.
Can I Borrow $296?



I'll pay you back the $200 I owe you right away!

You should see me struggle when my daughter needs help with her algebra home work. I basically redirect her to the directions and explanations in the book until she gets it.
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Old 11-10-2012, 19:49   #18
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Can I Borrow $296?



I'll pay you back the $200 I owe you right away!

You should see me struggle when my daughter needs help with her algebra home work. I basically redirect her to the directions and explanations in the book until she gets it.
Keep that up, and the cattle prod gets used on YOU...
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Old 11-10-2012, 20:15   #19
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The Colt has a 1/7 4150 barrel that is MPI. It has also has a HP MPI bolt. The Colt meets all of the Armies TDP except being select fire. Also the 4150 steel barrel as compared the 4140 S&W barrel will handle higher temps before bursting as compared to the S&W barrel.
Also you can sell the Colts removable carry handle for $75 offsetting the price even further.
I believe barrel profile has more impact than barrel material. And I seriously doubt a semi auto AR-15 will ever see the rate of fire needed to cause a catastrophic barrel failure caused by heat.
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I believe barrel profile has more impact than barrel material. And I seriously doubt a semi auto AR-15 will ever see the rate of fire needed to cause a catastrophic barrel failure caused by heat.
I also doubt a semi auto Ar will ever burst, but there is reason the Colt costs more and it is not cosmetic.
Also your barrel profile argument is irrelevant as we are comparing gov model profile barrels.
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