Meet the new Colt Trooper M4 5.56mm patrol carbine

The Trooper is based on the LE6920, but with more M-LOK. (Photo: Colt)

The Trooper is based on the LE6920, but with more M-LOK. (Photo: Colt)

Bringing back a familiar name with a new product, Colt introduced the new Colt Trooper on Tuesday, a direct gas impingement semi-auto AR loaded with M-LOK.

The new Trooper may have the name of the classic wheel gun marketed to law enforcement from the 1950s to the 80s, but the moniker takes on a new meaning as a patrol carbine in today’s offering.

Equipped with a 16.1-inch 1-in-7-inch twist barrel, the Centurion Arms fore-end has a Picatinny top rail for optics and M-LOK mounting slots at 3, 6, and 9 o’clock for accessories. Loaded weight is 6.5-pounds and both the upper and lower are black hardcoat anodized 7075-T6 aluminum. A single-stage trigger, A2 style grip, and 30-round black Magpul PMAG complete the rifle, which has an overall length of 32-35.5-inches depending on the M4 style stock.

“The Trooper offers a really great opportunity for fans of the Colt AR-15 platform,” said Justin Baldini, product director for Colt, 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 Trooper, LE6920-R for Colt nerds, retails for $1,049.