Firearms manufactured by Lewis Machine & Tool Company (LMT), a privately-owned Midwestern maker of elite weaponry, were used to protect the 2012 Olympics in London, England, against terrorist attacks.
As reported by the Daily Express in the UK, airmen from Royal Air Force assigned to protect the Olympics were armed with the LMT L129A1 Sharpshooter rifle.
“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 firearms, components, and modular weapon systems. LMT is based in Milan, Illinois, located on the Rock River near the Iowa/Illinois Quad Cities. The company was founded by Karl Lewis, and currently has 130 employees.
“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.”
According to the British Broadcasting Corporation (BBC), 205 countries sent more than 10,000 athletes to compete in 300 events at this year’s Summer Olympics in London.
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About the Author: Brian McCombie is a freelance writer from central Wisconsin specializing in firearms and outdoor sports. His byline appears regularly in Gun Digest and other national magazines.
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