With a projected production period of late 2014, the Colt LE6940AE-3G included design enhancements to the lower and upper receiver specifically geared to 3-Gun shooting. Its single stage match trigger is crisper than the standard mil-spec trigger, allowing for greater speed and accuracy in a competition setting. The modifications to the rails and handguard make the enhanced 6940 more comfortable for 3-Gun competitors. Where the LE6940 is designed with traditional fixed rails on the monolithic upper, the enhanced 6940AE-3G’s monolithic upper is fully modular with a smooth handguard, giving users the freedom to locate rails in their desired location. There were also rail sections forward of the Colt folding-adjustable front sight for additional customization options, such as extended reach to help control the gun during competition.

Colt LE6940AE-3G Specs:

  • Model: LE6940AE-3G
  • Caliber: 5.56×45 NATO
  • Action:  Semi-Automatic
  • Stock: Black Magpul MOE Telescoping
  • Capacity: 30+1
  • Receiver: Matte Black Anodized, Monolitic Upper Receiver
  • Sights:
    • Front: Integrated Flip-Up
    • Rear: Magpul MBUS GEN 2
  • Barrel Length: 16.1″
  • Twist: 1/7”
  • Overall Length:
    • 32″ Stock Retracted
    • 35.5″ Stock Extended
  • Weight: 6.79 lbs
  • Muzzle Brake: Bird Cage Flash Hider
  • Features :
    • Ambidextrous Magazine Release and Bolt Catch
    • Monolithic Rail System

Colt LE6940AE-3G video from ‘Firearmsguide’ at the 2014 SHOT SHOW.https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iarJYamxkBM

Colt LE6940AE-3G video from ‘Outdoor Life’ in 2014. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Bg22exvhIDo

Retail was $1800.00 to $1900.00