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Posted: 6/5/2012 10:43:04 PM EDT
The first run of 901's are coming off the line in the next week or two and they're eager to get them out. I'm getting one to demo for the summer! I'm happy to answer any questions you have and I'll post a video range report afterwards. I was lucky enough to shoot this and the SCW at the NDIA conference last month and I'll say it shoots like a hot 5.56. Now realize I only fired 10 rounds through the 901 that day. They're shipping me the magwell adapter and some magazines this week. I have a 6940 that I will be using as the 5.56 upper conversion in the demo.

RE: 901 range report question submissions.
Keep them short and post 'em on this thread. No PM's please.
I won't do any destructive testing, so don't ask.
I will do mud, water and dust testing.
I will use an EoTech EXPS3-0 for close-in & a Trijicon ACOG or TR24G for distance.
I'll try a variety of bullet weights, if there's something specific you want to see, let me know.
Link Posted: 6/5/2012 11:36:24 PM EDT
[#1]
What was the final answer on the handguard and gas system length?  I think they showed photos or prototypes with at least three different lengths.

We'll need pics.
Link Posted: 6/6/2012 3:41:08 AM EDT
[#2]
Please post pictures of everything in detail.

I am interested in seeing how the conversion from 7.62 to 5.56 works.

Thanks.
Link Posted: 6/8/2012 5:24:17 AM EDT
[#3]
Quoted:
Please post pictures of everything in detail.

I am interested in seeing how the conversion from 7.62 to 5.56 works.

Thanks.


Link Posted: 6/8/2012 5:37:59 AM EDT
[#4]
There's a big thread on the Colt Industry forum related to this rifle.

Just letting you know.
Link Posted: 6/8/2012 11:00:20 PM EDT
[#5]
I received a box from Colt today with the parts for the 901 and some marketing flyers.
http://i1106.photobucket.com/albums/h376/DocMakerAR/IMG_0538.jpg
Here's the magwell adapter. I attached it to my 6940 upper to show how it goes on. Then, it just slips into the magwell of the 901 to take the 5.56 magazines.
http://i1106.photobucket.com/albums/h376/DocMakerAR/IMG_0543.jpg

http://i1106.photobucket.com/albums/h376/DocMakerAR/IMG_0539.jpg

http://i1106.photobucket.com/albums/h376/DocMakerAR/IMG_0549.jpg

http://i1106.photobucket.com/albums/h376/DocMakerAR/IMG_0550.jpg

BUFFER & SPRING:
http://i1106.photobucket.com/albums/h376/DocMakerAR/IMG_0546.jpg
Link Posted: 6/9/2012 7:02:00 AM EDT
[#6]
Thank you very much for sharing!

I'm interested in gas length, weight characteristics (heft, balance), and accuracy....

And of course, pics.....
Link Posted: 6/9/2012 9:43:15 AM EDT
[#7]
Quoted:
I received a box from Colt today with the parts for the 901 and some marketing flyers.
http://i1106.photobucket.com/albums/h376/DocMakerAR/IMG_0538.jpg
Here's the magwell adapter. I attached it to my 6940 upper to show how it goes on. Then, it just slips into the magwell of the 901 to take the 5.56 magazines.


BUFFER & SPRING:
http://i1106.photobucket.com/albums/h376/DocMakerAR/IMG_0546.jpg

Wonder if it would slip into the magwell of other SR25 compatible lowers... or if something similar could be developed for them.
Link Posted: 6/11/2012 10:18:27 AM EDT
[#8]
OST and bump





Can't wait.  Likely the next rifle I will pick up.

















 
Link Posted: 6/11/2012 2:27:33 PM EDT
[#9]
Link Posted: 6/11/2012 6:13:33 PM EDT
[#10]
Are those PMAGs specifically designed for the Colt ? I was under the impression the 901 took
standard PMAGs.
Link Posted: 6/12/2012 9:08:48 AM EDT
[#11]
are buffer and spring for use with 5.56 upper I would assume?

What is different, if anything, from std 5.56 buffer and spring?
Link Posted: 6/12/2012 10:08:49 AM EDT
[#12]
Quoted:
Quoted:
I received a box from Colt today with the parts for the 901 and some marketing flyers.
http://i1106.photobucket.com/albums/h376/DocMakerAR/IMG_0538.jpg
Here's the magwell adapter. I attached it to my 6940 upper to show how it goes on. Then, it just slips into the magwell of the 901 to take the 5.56 magazines.


BUFFER & SPRING:
http://i1106.photobucket.com/albums/h376/DocMakerAR/IMG_0546.jpg

Wonder if it would slip into the magwell of other SR25 compatible lowers... or if something similar could be developed for them.


Front pin location would have to be re-engineered and Colt would sue something fierce.
Link Posted: 6/12/2012 4:31:58 PM EDT
[#13]
Magwell adapter made of steel or aluminum?
Link Posted: 6/21/2012 4:49:59 PM EDT
[#14]
OK, so it took a bit longer for the shipping but the 901 has landed. I'll have video once I get to the range.
Mid length rail
flip up front sight has a lock now.
Full ambi-controls

Sweet serial #
http://i1106.photobucket.com/albums/h376/DocMakerAR/IMG_0558.jpg

http://i1106.photobucket.com/albums/h376/DocMakerAR/IMG_0561.jpg

http://i1106.photobucket.com/albums/h376/DocMakerAR/IMG_0559.jpg

http://i1106.photobucket.com/albums/h376/DocMakerAR/IMG_0557.jpg

http://i1106.photobucket.com/albums/h376/DocMakerAR/IMG_0562.jpg

Buffer says ".308"
http://i1106.photobucket.com/albums/h376/DocMakerAR/IMG_0563.jpg

Included accessories: 2 QD swivels and a sling; cleaning rod with 5.56 and .308 brush; 2 PMags and 3 Ergo rail ladders.
http://i1106.photobucket.com/albums/h376/DocMakerAR/IMG_0570.jpg
Link Posted: 6/22/2012 9:05:14 PM EDT
[#15]
out of









Link Posted: 6/22/2012 9:52:44 PM EDT
[#16]
That's awesome!! I'm really curious if an RDIAS will run in this rifle. I've heard that the full-auto versions use the standard M16 auto-sear and parts. What do the internals look like?
Link Posted: 6/24/2012 12:21:40 AM EDT
[#17]
Quoted:
That's awesome!! I'm really curious if an RDIAS will run in this rifle. I've heard that the full-auto versions use the standard M16 auto-sear and parts. What do the internals look like?


I was under the impression that an auto sear couldn't be used in any lower other than it was intended for, such as for AR15 lowers... Will the 901 be in the gray area?
Link Posted: 6/24/2012 11:56:24 AM EDT
[#18]
Well I'm thinking if the RDIAS and standard M-16 trigger parts drop in with no modification, well except maybe for milling out the shelf area like most new Colt receivers need, then it might be ok. I know for sure you can't run an RDIAS in an AR-10, it needs a longer trip to work, and the ATF says it's a no go since it's not an AR-15. First step is to see if it would work. Second step ask the ATF if it's ok. But yeah this rifle is kind of in a gray area. I think the ATF would go for it if a standard unmodified RDIAS will work though.
Link Posted: 6/24/2012 7:49:57 PM EDT
[#19]
That thing is frikin sweet lookin
Link Posted: 6/24/2012 10:03:34 PM EDT
[#20]
Quoted:
That's awesome!! I'm really curious if an RDIAS will run in this rifle. I've heard that the full-auto versions use the standard M16 auto-sear and parts. What do the internals look like?


Here 'ya go...
http://i1106.photobucket.com/albums/h376/DocMakerAR/IMG_0564-1.jpg
Link Posted: 6/24/2012 10:04:24 PM EDT
[#21]
Quoted:
That's awesome!! I'm really curious if an RDIAS will run in this rifle. I've heard that the full-auto versions use the standard M16 auto-sear and parts. What do the internals look like?


Here 'ya go...
Link Posted: 6/24/2012 10:09:51 PM EDT
[#22]
Cool thanks
Link Posted: 6/25/2012 4:00:23 AM EDT
[#23]
colt makes a great product, but for some reason its finnish looks rough?  it wouldnt stop me from buying one, just an observation, by chance are the pics deceiving?
Link Posted: 6/25/2012 9:22:16 AM EDT
[#24]
These are crappy iPhone pics. Plus it's covered in packing oil. Once it's cleaned up the finish is as nice as my 6940.
Link Posted: 6/25/2012 5:34:50 PM EDT
[#25]
cool,cant wait to see them hit the market. wonder what the leo/mil price will be? has that info been released, i can contact my LE/mil dealer for that info if its out there
Link Posted: 6/30/2012 5:22:29 PM EDT
[#26]
This is gonna be my first Colt!!
Link Posted: 7/2/2012 7:05:32 AM EDT
[#27]
I took a couple of extra days to get the video together because I took the 901 down to Portland to shoot with a buddy...
LE901 Range report

[youtube]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MhIOG1n4R_U&feature=g-upl[/youtube]
Link Posted: 7/3/2012 3:29:47 PM EDT
[#28]
Are the mags special? Could you check them against some standard pmags? Or just test out the standard ones in the gun to see if they work.
Link Posted: 7/5/2012 8:55:18 PM EDT
[#29]
I'll try to get pics of two side by side but they should be the same.

I managed to get a few weights the other day.
901 balanced on the scale no magazine:



901 balanced on the scale w/ empty magazine:



.308 buffer & spring



H buffer & spring:



Upper


Lower w/o stock or buffer:


Lower w/ buffer:


6940 lower:


Adapter block:


PMag:
Link Posted: 7/6/2012 8:26:00 AM EDT
[#30]
Could you post the weights of the carrier and bolt?
Could you measure the distance between the bore and the top of the rail, and the bore and the front sight post?
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