Colt has expanded on its iconic, duty-tested M4 platform with the release of the brand new Colt Trooper Patrol Carbine.

Chambered in 5.56x45mm NATO, the Colt Trooper Patrol Carbine is based on the LE6920 and sports a 16.1-inch, 4150 CMV barrel with a Manganese phosphate coating; 13-inch M-LOK-capable Centurion Arms forend with a Picatinny Rail at 12 o’clock; and M-LOK mounting slots at 3, 6 and 9 o’clock. Also included in this package is a standard M4 buttstock; A2 pistol grip; and a 7075-T6 Aluminum, black hardcoat anodized flat top upper and lower.

“The Trooper offers a really great opportunity for fans of the Colt AR-15 platform ,” Colt product director Justin Baldini said in a statement. “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 Colt Trooper Patrol Carbine also features an overall length of 32-35.5 inches and unloaded weight of 6.5 pounds. Touted by the company as being a “great point of entry into the world of duty-grade Colt AR-15 carbines,” this model ships with one 30-round Magpul PMAG and comes with a suggested retail price of $1,049.

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