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LMT Defense LM8PDW556 / LM8PDW300 PDW (formerly the ‘Compressor’): 10.5-Inch-Barreled 5.56mm NATO/300BLK Tactical AR-15 SBR/PDW (Short Barreled Rifle/Personal Defense Weapon) with Modified/Shortened SOPMOD Stock (Buttstock) and Weighted Bolt Carrier Group (BCG)! (Video!)

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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
USA
Phone: 309-787-7151
Fax: 309-787-7193
Sales Phone: 309-732-9527
Sales Fax: 309-787-2636
Email Contact Page: http://www.lewismachine.net/contact.php
Website: http://www.lewismachine.net

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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.

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