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Lewis Machine & Tool (LMT) Defender L 5.56 NATO Rifle - 16"

AR-15 Rifle

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Unmatched Innovation with LMT Defender 2000

Discover the cutting-edge features of the Lewis Machine And Tool AR15 rifle, the embodiment of over 35 years of continuous innovation by LMT. As a veteran in the industry, LMT has refined their craft to bring you a rifle that surpasses expectations. Relive the legacy of the iconic Defender 2000, the trailblazer of the MRP family that revolutionized customization possibilities in firearms.

Uncompromising Quality and Craftsmanship

LMT has always been synonymous with superior quality, and the Defender 2000 is no exception. Crafted with the patented Monolithic Rail Platform, this rifle showcases true monolithic construction, milled from a single high-grade aluminum forging. Thanks to MRP technology, the barrel extension engages seamlessly for a full 360-degree fit, enabling rapid barrel changes while minimizing point of impact shift. With one receiver supporting multiple barrels of various lengths, materials, and calibers, versatility is at your fingertips.

Experience Performance at Your Fingertips

The Lewis Machine And Tool AR15 is engineered to elevate your shooting experience. Boasting a 16-inch chrome barrel with precise 1:7 rifling, this rifle ensures exceptional accuracy and reliability. Its direct impingement operating method guarantees smooth and efficient performance with every shot. The single-stage trigger provides a crisp break, allowing for quick and precise follow-up shots.


  • MLC Upper Receiver | Tactical Charging Handle | S-A Bolt Carrier Group | Defender Lower Receiver |
  • The MLC upper receiver has a 14.5-inch Picatinny top rail.  The remaining 7 sides provide M-LOK compatible attachment points.
  • Monolithic rail platform barrels use a low profile gas block with straight gas tube; furthermore, they have a proprietary coating and are cryogenically treated for long term durability.
  • Finally, the lower receiver features a textured grip, M4 style stock, and dry film lubricant coated extension tube.
  • This weapon system comes with a magazine and owner’s manual.


  • Barrel Length: 16 in / 406 mm
  • Barrel Material: Chrome
  • Rifling: 1:7"
  • Caliber: 5.56×45
  • Color: Black
  • Handguard Style: MLOK – Carbine Length
  • Magazine Capacity: 30 Rounds
  • Operating Method: Direct Impingement
  • Selector: Safe/Semi
  • Trigger: Single Stage


  • Owners Manual
  • (1) 30rd Magazine
More Information
Product Type AR-15 Rifle
Manufacturer Lewis Machine & Tool (LMT)
Twist Rate 1:7
Color Black
Mount M-LOK
Platform AR-15
Barrel Length 16"
Caliber 5.56 NATO

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