The Colt Trooper Patrol Carbine offers shooters a more versatile M4 Carbine, complete with a highly configurable, specialized forend.
- Colt has expanded its spartan LE6920 line with the highly configurable Trooper Patrol Carbine, boasting a Centurion Arms forend.
- The Colt Trooper Patrol Carbine's forend is M-LOK compatible, with ports at the 3-, 6-, and 9-o'clock positions.
- The new carbine boasts a 1:7 twist rate, giving it the ability to stabilize heavier bullets.
When it comes to a bare-bones M4-style carbine that functions like a pro right out of the box, it’s hard to beat Colt’s LE6920 series. Perhaps the only complaint that could be mustered over the fast-handling ARs is their relatively Spartan furniture.
But with the recent release of the Colt Trooper Patrol Carbine, that changed in a big way. With a specially designed forend that opens the versatility of the platform, the carbine looks to offer the flexibility modern shooters have come to expect from contemporary black rifles.
“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,” said Justin Baldini, Product Director for Colt. “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 13-inch forend is slick with M-LOK ports at the 3-, 6- and 9-o’clock points, allowing the firearm to be configured in nearly every conceivable fashion. The 12-o’clock position has an integral rail that runs directly into the flat-top receiver, giving the system plenty of real estate for the addition of an optic or iron sights, whichever a shooter wants to run.
The direct-impingement 5.56x45mm NATO carbine is outfitted with a 16.1-inch barrel, rifled with a 1:7 twist rate (which will stabilize heavier bullets). An M4-style collapsible stock comes standard on the Colt Trooper, as do Mil-Spec A2 pistol grips and an A2 flash hider. And the carbine definitely comes in at the lighter end of the spectrum, tipping the scales at a mere 6.5 pounds unloaded.
The Trooper Patrol Carbine runs a bit more in the price category than the rest of the LE6920 line, with an MSRP of $1,049. But that price tag shouldn’t be too much of burden for shooters looking for a configurable carbine that runs unquestionably like a Colt the moment the trigger is squeezed.
Colt Trooper Patrol Carbine
Caliber: 5.56x45mm NATO
Receiver: 7075-T6 Aluminum, Black Hardcoat Anodized
Barrel Length: 16.1 in.
Twist Rate: 1:7
Overall Length: 32-35.5 in.
Weight Unloaded: 6.5 lbs.
Included Accessories: 30-round Magpul PMAG