Robert I. Landies, the owner and founder of Ohio Ordnance Works, Inc. (OOW), has been involved with ordnance for over 45 years. Beginning in 1964, Mr. Landies started his career working at TRW in the jet engine division 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 1981, 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 accessories 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 domestic 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 excellence 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
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
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, H.C.A.R., M240-SLR, and the VZ 2000. This process led to the formation of our own Engineering and Quality Assurance Inspection departments.
An ISO9001:2015 certified company, OOW has an extensive manufacturing, assembly and engineering facility located on 5+ acres in Chardon, Ohio. 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 overseas.