By David Crane
david (at) defensereview (dot) com
February 6, 2016
Last updated on 2/07/16.
Ryan Smith of LMT Defense (Lewis Machine & Tool Company Defense) was kind enough to show DefenseReview (DR) the new LMT Defense LM8PDW556 and LM8PDW300 PDW (formerly known as the “Compressor”) 10.5″-barreled 5.56mm NATO (5.56x45mm NATO)/300 Blackout (300BLK) tactical AR (AR-15) SBR/PDW’s (Short Barreled Rifle/Personal Defense Weapon) with modified/shortened SOPMOD stock (buttstock), modified buffer and buffer spring, and weighted BCG (Bolt Carrier Group), which comes in at a very compact 24.5 inches overall (OA) length. The new gun operates via direct-gas-impingement (DGI), and looks pretty good. The only thing DR would add to it is LMT Defense’s new MARS-L (Modular Ambidextrous Rifle System-Light) ambi lower receiver and a quality suppressor (and silencer/sound suppressor mount/flash hider) for quiet operation and night ops.
The LM8PDW556/LM8PDW300 PDW looked good during the test-firing we witnessed, and should be a winner, assuming the gun runs reliably under adverse conditions and high round count in both suppressed and unsuppressed modes. DR doesn’t yet have information on the LM8PDW556/LM8PDW300 PDW’s gas block, since we forgot to ask, but we hope it’s of the multi-position-adjustable variety. Defense Review also hopes the gun comes in both select-fire/full-auto AND semi-auto-only variants.
In the meantime, enjoy the accompanying DR photos and videos.
Company Contact Info:
Lewis Machine & Tool Company (and LMT Defense)
1305 11th Street West
Milan, IL 61264
Sales Phone: 309-732-9527
Sales Fax: 309-787-2636
Email Contact Page: http://www.lewismachine.net/contact.php
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All embedded DefenseReview.com (DR) photos and videos were shot with an Apple iPhone 6s Plus smartphone still/video camera, but the second/bottom embedded video and one of the two bottom photos (guns back to back on floor) were shot and supplied by POF-USA to DR.
Lewis Machine & Tool LMT LM8MWS (also written LM8 MWS) 16″ “Slick Receiver” Monolithic Rail Platform 7.62mm NATO/.308 Win. Tactical AR-10/SR-25-Type Battle Rifle/Carbine Upper Receiver(s) with Lightweight Modular Rail System
Patriot Ordnance Factory POF P308 and P415 (also written P-308 and P-415) Gen-4 Tactical Gas Piston AR Rifle/Carbine/SBR’s with New E2 Extraction (E-Squared Extraction) Chamber that Floats the Fired Case Right Out of the Gun (Video!)
NEMO Arms Omen Recon .300 Win Mag (.300WM) 18″ Tactical AR Carbine/Rifle with Recoil Reduction System Bolt Carrier Group (RRS BCG), Quick-Detach (QD) Side-Charging Handle and PROOF Research Carbon Fiber Match-Grade Barrel (Video!)
Cobalt Kinetics Evolve 3-Gun Competition/Tactical AR-15 Rifle/Carbine/SBR with Cobalt Advantage Reload System (CARS) Magazine Auto-Eject/Bolt Carrier Group (BCG) Auto-Release Feature: Coming Soon to a Competition or Combat Theater Near You!
DR Interview with David Pavlick of Nous Defions about Arsenal Democracy’s Future, and Tactical AR Carbine/SBR and Blackside Glock Combat/Tactical Pistol Accessories, Components and Parts: 10 Questions
Arsenal Democracy AD PDW 8.5″ 5.56mm/300 Blackout (300BLK) Tactical AR-15 SBR (Short Barreld Rifle) with AD-PDW Stock Minimalist Buttstock and Ambi Controls for Dynamic CQB/CQC Gunfighting, Military PSD, and Vehicle Ops! (Video!)
SIG MCX LVAW (Low-Visibility Assault Weapon) ‘Black Mamba’ Suppressed 300 Blackout (300BLK) Piston AR Assault SBR/PDW (Short Barreled Rifle/Personal Defense Weapon) Fired on Full-Auto and Semi-Auto with Subsonic and Supersonic Ammo During SIG SAUER New Media Writers’ Event (Video!)