LMT “Proud to Protect the Olympics”

    Lewis Machine & Tool Company send out a not-so-subtle press release congratulating themselves on supplying rifles used by Royal Air Force troops doing Olympic security. I think Lewis Machine & Tool have done an excellent job in a crowded market, supplying both the both the UK and New Zealand with AR-10 rifles, so I am going to parrot their press release 😉

    Photo of LMT L129A1 taken at SHOT Show 2011

    The press release …

    Weapons produced by Lewis Machine & Tool Company (LMT®), a privately-owned Midwestern maker of elite weaponry, are being used by the Royal Air Force to protect the 2012 Olympics in London, England, against terrorist attacks.

    According to a recent Daily Express U.K. article, Royal Air Force soldiers assigned to protect the Olympics have been armed with the LMT L129A1® Sharpshooter rifle, which is highly accurate over long ranges.

    “From the beginning, LMT® has been proud to assist soldiers and law enforcement officials in protecting our country,” said Monica Sipp, Director of Sales and Marketing for LMT®. “We are equally proud that our products are being used to protect the Olympics, an event which fosters global unity.”

    Since 1980, LMT® has provided the U.S. military, law enforcement and government agencies with high-quality weapons, components, and modular weapon systems. LMT® is based in Milan, IL, a village with a population of approximately 5,100, located on the Rock River near the Iowa/Illinois Quad Cities.

    LMT® was founded by Karl Lewis, and has 130 employees. The company has a family-like atmosphere, and works to be an asset to their local community while providing employees with a rewarding workplace.

    “Our company philosophy can be summed up in five words: Failure is not an option,” said Lewis. “Police officers, soldiers and other brave defenders who use our products need to know that their weapons will not fail them. The soldiers guarding the Olympic Games can feel confident, knowing that they are holding precision instruments which will not let them down if a conflict should arise.”

    L129A1 deployed in Afghanistan.
    Steve Johnson

    I founded TFB in 2007 and over 10 years worked tirelessly, with the help of my team, to build it up into the largest gun blog online. I retired as Editor in Chief in 2017. During my decade at TFB I was fortunate to work with the most amazing talented writers and genuinely good people!