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Old May 3rd, 2013, 04:57 PM #1
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Colt 6920 vs 6920 SOCOM

Is the heavier barrel of the SOCOM necessary for semi auto fire? Does it make the gun too front heavy? I am trying to decide between the SOCOM and the 6920 and don't know if the extra cost is worth it.
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The socom comes with knights ff carbine length rail, ambi safety selector, heavy profile barrel, and matech buis. Also has th estandard m4 stock as opposed to the rogers super stock. Comes with 4 knights armament rail panels, cleaning kit, sling, 2 30 rnd colt mags, and I can't remember anything else. Worked out for me because I didn't want the carry handle, stock, or handgaurd the 6920 comes with.

It's was put out to be an almost identical civilian match to what our military is issued with.

For me it was worth it, and I freakin LOVE mine! Price is also a deal, paid close to that for mine from engage prior to the insanity.

ETA: not cash and carry unfortunately...

I posted this in another thread where the op asked the same question. Main differences listed above. It's really up to you. And no, the heavy profile barrel doesn't make it front heavy. It is only thicker way back under the handguard to my eye.
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I posted this in another thread where the op asked the same question. Main differences listed above. It's really up to you. And no, the heavy profile barrel doesn't make it front heavy. It is only thicker way back under the handguard to my eye.
What is a good, decent and great price for the socom (pre craziness and currently). I have a standard 6920 on back order for $1,000. I saw a socom fr about 1450 currently. Thanks
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I got mine for 1550 pre craziness. I would say 1500-1600 is a good price, anything under is a great price pre craziness.

Those prices in today's market should be jumped on immediately!
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Have you handled both the socom and light barrel, do you notice a difference?
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Have you handled both the socom and light barrel, do you notice a difference?
If weight is an issue, you should probably hold them both before buying. I wouldn't rely on others for that sort of detail. If you can get a 6920 for $1000, prob best to go with that one. That is cheap by even WalMart standards.
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I have both, I can tell you when running and gunning you do not notice any weight diffrances .i was in the same boat as pmbspyder so it was a good deal for me, I also bought mine precrazyness.
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Have you handled both the socom and light barrel, do you notice a difference?
Sure haven't. I only realized how much I need an ar when I was told I cannot have one....
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Negligible difference to me as browning guy said. I had the chance to buy either when I was in the store and went with the socom. I was going to buy the 6920 and swap rails, stocks, grip, etc, so I decided that the socom was a better value. Already comes with all the goodies!

Alphabrew- I can't help myself when I see the titles! It's one of those things where I like it so much, I feel it's my duty to inform others of its awesomeness! I saw you had hands on yours from the ar pic thread...initial thoughts?
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