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Entries for April 2012

Colt LE6920 With Magpul Accessories Now Available With Troy Industries Rail System

April 24, 2012 COLT’S POPULAR LE6920 WITH MAPGUL® ACCESSORIES NOW AVAILABLE WITH TROY® INDUSTRIES RAIL SYSTEM WEST HARTFORD, Conn. – Colt Defense LLC, one of the world’s leading designers, developers, and manufacturers of rifles and carbines, is introducing the LE6920MP-R. Like its predecessor, this rifle comes standard equipped with many of Magpul’s most popular firearm accessories. The added benefit of the LE6920MP-R is the addition of a Troy Industries rail system. Available this month, the Colt LE6920MP-R with Troy Industries rail system and Magpul accessories gives the operator one of the most versatile and mission-configurable rifle systems available. “This rifle already stood out in the market for coming standard with eight of Magpul’s innovative accessories. Now with the addition of the Troy rail system, customers will have the freedom to add accessories of their choice, resulting in a more personalized, versatile gun,&rdqu...


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New Colt LE6940P Rifle Features Next Generation Piston System

April 5, 2012 NEW COLT LE6940P RIFLE FEATURES NEXT GENERATION PISTON SYSTEM WEST HARTFORD, Conn. – Colt Defense LLC, one of the world’s leading designers, developers, and manufacturers of rifles and carbines, has advanced its one-piece monolithic upper receiver to introduce the LE6940P. This modular carbine has an articulating link piston (ALP) operating system and offers shooters a highly accurate, lightweight and easy-to-clean AR-platform rifle with an extended lifespan. “The new LE6940P puts to use a new, improved version of a piston system that Colt originally pioneered for the US Army,” said David Ridley, Vice President of Colt Defense LLC, “Now, any civilian shooter or law enforcement professional has the opportunity to shoot using this superior piston-operated AR.” The advanced piston carbine (APC) is a lightweight, highly accurate alternative to the traditional direct gas impingement system found in most ARs. The LE6940P utilize...


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WEST HARTFORD, Conn. – UAW Amalgamated Local 376 and management at both Colt’s Manufacturing Company and Colt Defense came to agreement on a new two-year labor contract. The new contract will replace one that, with extensions, had been in effect for five years at the shared New Park Avenue manufacturing facility. Terms of the new contract were not disclosed.  Meeting since February to negotiate new contract terms, the management negotiating committees of both companies presented their last, best and final offers to the union shortly before the existing contract expired at midnight on Saturday. Yesterday morning, the union negotiating committee summoned its membership to a meeting and recommended ratification and approval of the new contract, which the membership voted to accept.  These measures averted the possibility of labor action, allowing over 400 workers to return to work today after a weekend of uncertainty. Approximately one third of the workers are em...