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Ohio Ordnance Works, Inc.
Park Drive, P.O. Box 687 Chardon, OH 44024 :: Phone 440.285.3481 :: Fax 440.286.8571
for General ::
for Sales Inquiries
Company History
Robert I. Landies, the owner and founder of Ohio Ordnance Works, Inc. (OOW), has been involved with ord-
nance for over 45 years. Beginning in 1964, Mr. Landies started his career working at TRW in the jet engine di-
vision and eventually moving to the Navy torpedo division. Continuing as a collector and gun-smith of military
firearms, he gained extensive knowledge in a myriad of different weapon systems and designs during his seven
years of military service with the U.S. Army in both active and reserve duty as an armor officer. Beginning in
this knowledge was brought to bear through a full time business with the establishment of what is today
known as Ohio Ordnance Works, Inc.
During the years 1981 - 1990, OOW engaged primarily in buying and selling military firearms, parts and ac-
cessories in the commercial market. Qualified employees and manufacturing machinery were added which
facilitated the development of a repair department and the ability to build small orders of firearms from scratch
for the commercial market.
Beginning in 1990, OOW began manufacturing firearms and ordnance for supply to different foreign and do-
mestic government agencies. This capacity has expanded steadily over the years due to a wide base of weapon
system knowledge, qualified personnel, state of the art machinery, new technology, and a commitment to ex-
cellence in both products and service.
Some notable customers include:
The United States Department of State
The Department of Homeland Security
The United States Department of Energy
The United States Army
The United States Marine Corps
The United States Navy
The United States Air Force
British Aero-Space
Weapon Simulation Companies for Foreign and Domestic Military Training
Private Security and Tactical Training Companies
Various U.S. Department of State/NATO Approved Foreign Countries
Product History
Over the past 15 years, OOW developed and patented its own line of semi-automatic firearms and related
accessories. These firearms include the 1918A3-SLR, M240-SLR, and the VZ 2000. This process led to the
formation of our own Engineering and Quality Assurance Inspection departments.
OOW Today
Our knowledgeable staff offers a combined 100 plus years experience. Ohio Ordnance Works, Inc. is your
full service resource for all facets of the firearms industry. Our company is fully licensed to accommodate
all aspects of firearms manufacturing, sales, and distribution of any ordnance commodity both domestic and