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NRAAM 18 – Lewis Machine & Tool L2XPG Shorty 40mm Launcher

Sunday, May 6th, 2018

This is for everyone who was enraged over the existence of the Brownells Exclusive 37mm launcher we showed on Friday.

The L2XPG is a destructive device Shorty 40mm grenade launcher featuring a 7? 1:48” RH twist barrel. Built of aerospace aluminum it includes and LMT ergonomic grip as well as LMT frame for a rail mounted 203.

The New Zealand Army To Replace The Steyr With A Lewis Machine & Tool AR-15 Style Rifle

Monday, August 17th, 2015

According to a Request for Tender available on the New Zealand Ministry of Defence website, The New Zealand Army has chosen to replace the Steyr AUG currently in service with an AR-15 Style rifle manufactured by Lewis Machine & Tool. The US-based manufacturer was one of multiple companies chosen for the Individual Weapon Trial Phase, which was conducted between March 2nd and June 1st of 2015.

Replacement Individual Weapon

After the trials, LMT was selected by the Ministry of Defence as the preferred Tenderer. Pending a Due Dilligence activity by the Ministry, negotiation of a contract package, and New Zealand Government approval, LMT will be awarded a contract to provide the rifles. The exact model of LMT rifle hasn’t been revealed, although according to sources, the rifles are expected to start fielding in 2016-2017.

The New Zealand Army is already well acquainted with Lewis Machine & Tool, having selected and fielded a LMT DMR since 2012. Here is a video released by the NZDF of the LMT DMR in action:

You can find out more information on the New Zealand Army’s ongoing Weapon Replacement and Upgrade Program at & Panteao Productions Present – LMT DMR Stock and SLK8 Receiver

Friday, February 14th, 2014 and Panteao Productions got some excellent video coverage during SHOT Show and we thought it would be great to share it with our readers here at SSD. This video introduces the Lewis Machine & Tool (LMT) DMR Stock and SLK8 Receiver.

The new LMT DMR AR buttstock released during SHOT Show is designed for use with a mil-spec carbine extension tube, offering three separate position adjustments. In addition, the cheek weld height and the length of pull can both be adjusted to 45 different positions. Intended for 3-gun competitions, the slick side SLK8 receiver (think LM8 with no rails) offers a stainless steel 5R cut-rifled barrel (available in 16″ and 20″) with a 1-in-7.5-inch twist rate, an ambidextrous magazine release, a two-stage match trigger and Ergo grip.

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LMT Moving to Iowa

Sunday, September 22nd, 2013

Earlier we told you that Matthew Pruitt is joining Lewis Machine & Tool and that press release is related to the recent announcement by owner Carl Lewis that they are moving from their longtime home in Milan, Illinois to a new factory in Davenport, Iowa.

Decisions like this aren’t made on a whim. While Illinois gun laws have certainly been on Lewis’ mind, ultimately the planned 2014 move is about space. And, according to a report in Quad Cities Online , it seems that the town of Milan understands their space issue and that the relationship with LMT is fine otherwise.

In 2009, Les Baer moved from Illinois to the Iowa as well but several locations were bidding to have LMT move to their areas. In order to attract businesses such as LMT Economic Development teams will work with local governments to produce incentive packages that include tax abatements, training and moving subsidies, and in some cases facilities as well as others. Companies then look at short and long-term implications of these offers in addition to other factors such as laws and work force projections.

What ties all of this together is the fact that not only is LMT moving to Davenport but that they also hired Matthew Pruitt from the Quad Cities Economic Development Group. He must have impressed them throughout this process.

Mathew Pruitt Joins Lewis Machine & Tool Company

Sunday, September 22nd, 2013

MILAN, IL (September 19, 2013) – Lewis Machine & Tool Company (LMT), an Illinois based company that designs, prototypes and manufactures firearms and accessories law enforcement, military and commercial manufacturers announces the appointment of Mathew Pruitt to the management team. As the Director of International Business Development for LMT, Mathew will broaden the scope of LMT’s current international sales efforts while increasing market share.

Mr. Pruitt formerly spent 10 years working on project management with the Illinois Quad City Chamber of Commerce and Quad City Development Group (these organizations are now merged into the Quad Cities Chamber of Commerce). He served as the Vice President for economic development and regional project management. Mathew was instrumental in the attraction of one of the biggest projects in the Quad Cities in the past 30 years and helped a facility with a $300M re-investment to modernize their plant. This helped secure 200 existing jobs and created 150 new jobs for the area.

Mathew grew up in the Quad Cities and graduated college in Cedar Falls, Iowa at the University of Northern Iowa. After college he lived in Chicago and has since moved back to the Quad Cities.

In his new position with Lewis Machine & Tool Company, Mathew will expand the international business to supplement LMT’s current success in the commercial, military, government and law enforcement markets. He will be creating greater awareness of Lewis Machine & Tool Company’s capabilities as a complete firearms manufacturer focused on increasing brand awareness in the international market for not only firearms but also accessories and upgrades.

Lewis Machine & Tool Company, a GSA supplier, was founded in 1980 in Milan, Illinois, with the mission of designing and producing the highest quality of products for the military and government agencies. LMT provides customers with the highest standards in design, engineering and quality assurance in everything they manufacture from custom firearms to accessories. For more information, contact Lewis Machine & Tool Company at

STAT and LMT Collaborate on the Quick Fire Sight System

Friday, December 31st, 2010

STAT International, in association with Lewis Machine & Tool (LMT), has developed an angled offset mount system for mini red dot (MRD) optics. The Quick Fire Sight System (QFSS) as it is known, maintains height over bore consistent with the primary optics commonly used on A2 platforms, eliminating the “prairie-dogging” often associated with top mount MRDs. When mounted to the rear of the rail, the red dot can be easily accessed and the dot is already in field of view when at the high ready. According to testing conducted by STAT, 86% of evaluators and testers preferred the rear mounting position which allows the sight to be on the same focal plane as the primary optic.

The QFSS is designed to be used as a primary/backup to a magnified optic such as an ACOG or most Sniper/DM precision optics. This provides the precision shooter the ability to patrol and have a rapid acquisition, close quarter sight at the ready. The LMT manufactured mount attaches to any Picatinny-spec rail, works for both left or right hand, is machined from T6 aluminum and comes with all necessary mounting hardware. The system was initially developed by competitive 3 gun shooters needing quicker, accurate close shot acquisition, and was rapidly adopted by the military close quarter combat community.

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LMT Quick Fire Sight System

Kitted Out Brit Sharpshooter Rifle

Tuesday, January 26th, 2010

Late last year we wrote an article about the new 7.62 NATO L129A1. During a visit to the Lewis Machine & Tool booth at SHOT Show I was able to examine a production example of the new L129A1 recently adopted by the UK Army for their small unit designated marksmen. This photo was recently published by Strike Hold!.


The large Trijicon sight is designed to offer a wide field of view and gather lots of ambient light and features a mini red dot back up as well as a simple reticle pattern. Pictured is a folding fore-grip from Cadex Defence (pictured is the old style) but was not on the rifle displayed in the LMT booth at SHOT Show. The weapon also features KAC BUIS, Magpul PRS stock, and Harris bipod.