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First Look: Colt Trooper Patrol Carbine AR-15

First Look: Colt Trooper Patrol Carbine AR-15

Colt expanded its lineup of AR-style rifles by adding the new Colt Trooper Patrol Carbine, based on the company's flagship LE6920 AR-15.

"The Trooper offers a really great opportunity for fans of the Colt AR-15 platform," said Justin Baldini, product director for Colt. "We set out to create something that is right in line with what today's Colt M4 customer wants, so we started with our industry-standard LE6920 and worked with Centurion Arms to develop a new M-Lok capable free-floated forend just for the Trooper. The result is a modernized pro-quality carbine that's ready for your choice of optic or iron sights. It represents an exceptional value to folks looking to get into the world modern sporting rifles and another excellent option for enthusiasts looking to add another Colt to their stable."

The new Colt Trooper Patrol Carbine is designed from the ground up to offer users an advanced rifle that allows them to expand and add customization and accessories based on their personal wants and needs with the gun.

The rifle is chambered in the industry-standard 5.56 NATO cartridge and is constructed with a 16.1-inch barrel, along with a 13-inch handguard designed specifically for the rifle. The barrel features a 1:7-inch rate of twist. The M-Lok-compatible forend offers users a continuous Picatinny top rail that allows for wide leeway in optics mounting. The gun features M-Lok mounting positions at the 3-, 6- and 9-o'clock positions on the forend.

Other features of the rifle include a standard M4-style collapsible buttstock, along with a mil-spec A2 pistol grip and an A2 flash hider. The rifle features a single-stage trigger and uses a reversible safety selector, enabling use by both left- and right-handed users. The gun weighs in at 6.5 pounds unloaded.

The Colt Trooper Patrol Carbine ships with one Magpul P-Mag 30-round magazine and retails at a suggested price of $1,049.

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