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LMT Defense MARS-L (Modular Ambidextrous Rifle System-Light) M7LB2/M7LB2T Ambi (Ambidextrous) Tactical AR-15 Lower Receiver Build with Leupold D-EVO (Dual-Enhanced View Optic) 6x20mm/LCO (Leupold Carbine Optic) 1X/1-MOA-Dot Combo Sighting System! (Video!)

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By David Crane
david (at) defensereview (dot) com

February 7, 2016

Since we mentioned the LMT Defense MARS-L (Modular Ambidextrous Rifle System-Light) M7LB2/M7LB2T tactical AR (AR-15) ambi lower receiver in our previous article on the LMT Defense LM8PDW556 / LM8PDW300 PDW (formerly known as the ‘Compressor’), we might as well discuss it a little more and provide some photos and videos on it. The MARS-L features an ambi safety/selector switch, ambi mag (magazine) release button(s) and ambi bolt catch/release button.

DefenseReview (DR) is a proponent of fully-ambidextrous controls on an AR lower receiver, and liked what we saw on the MARS-L. The ambi-BCG catch/release button/lever can really aid in clearing malfunctions/jams, making the procedure significantly faster and easier. The ambi controls on the MARS-L look well-designed, and LMT (Lewis Machine & Tool Company) certainly has a lot of experience manufacturing forged AR receivers. We should mention that the MARS-L carbine we shot sported a Leupold D-EVO (Dual-Enhanced View Optic) 6x20mm magnifier mated to a Leupold LCO (Leupold Carbine Optic) 1X/1-MOA-dot mini-red dot sight combat optic, which Ryan Smith of LMT described as “an amazing system”. DR agrees.

Defense Review doesn’t yet own any ambi lowers (AR-15 lower receivers), but we’d very much like to use a MARS-L lower for a future 5.56mm NATO (5.56x45mm NATO)/.223 Rem./300 Blackout (300BLK) tactical AR carbine/SBR (Short Barreled Rifle) build.

Anyway, enjoy the 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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