LMT Defender


LMT Defender


LMT® has developed numerous innovations over the last 35+ years and, as a result, long-time customers have seen models come and go from our arsenal. Veterans of our products will remember the Defender 2000. Released in 2000, this model was the first in the MRP® family and the progenitor of the many customization options you see in our products today. Historically, LMT® Defender products have held a high price point due to the quality and attention to detail given every rifle. Members of our team have worked to provide an entry-level rifle for customers new to the LMT® family.

LMT® built this rifle with its patented Monolithic Rail Platform, the only true monolithic rail platform, milled from a single high-grade aluminum forging. Two locking bolts on the side of the receiver lock the barrel extension in place. MRP® technology engages the barrel extension for a full 360 degrees and allows the barrel to be removed in seconds while minimizing point of impact shift. One receiver can support numerous barrels of varying length, material, and caliber.

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.

Only available to Federal Firearms Licensed Dealers.

MLCDFDR | LMT Defender

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MLCDFDR | LMT Defender

Caliber 5.56×45
Operating Method Direct Impingement
Magazine Capacity 30 Rounds
Barrel 16 in / 406 mm – Chrome
Rifling 1:7″
Selector Safe/Semi
Trigger Single Stage
Color Black

Lewis Machine and Tool Company first designed the ­­­­ender 20000 in 2000, which started the MRP line. This line became very customizable with extreme attention to detail. The MLCDFDR’s Monolithic Rail Platform was designed to create the ability to change the barrel at lighting speed. With its fourteen and a half-inch Picatinny top rail, this firearm has 7 sides to be able to attach laser, scopes, and other wanted accessories.

The LMT’s MLCDFDR is highly sought by SWAT officers for the ingenious one-piece receiver and handguard system. Not only is the quick barrel replacement a top pursued feature, but also the aluminum forged platform which creates a lightweight firearm. Another benefit of the MLCDFDR is that the receiver can operate using various barrels with different lengths, materials, as well as caliber.

As a leader in the firearm industry, Lewis Machine and Tool Company provides top quality rifles for police and military around the globe. V1 tactical is a proud distributor of the masterful Defender line. Whether you are a hunter, officer, or shooting sports enthusiast we have the perfect firearm for you.

Additional information

Shipping Weight 208 oz
Shipping Dimensions 43 × 10 × 4 in