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MAC-10

General Facts

  • TYPE
    Sub machine gun

  • ORIGIN
    United States

  • NICKNAMES
    -

  • DESIGNED
    1964 - 1969

  • DESIGNER
    Gordon B. Ingram

  • PRODUCTION
    1970 - present (Model 10)
    1972 - present (Model 11)
    1978 - 1990 (M11/9)

  • PRODUCERS
    United States - Military Armament Corporation
    United States - RPB Industries
    United States - SWD

  • QUANTITY
    Unknown

  • UNIT COST
    Unknown

  • CHARACTERISTICS
    Cheap to produce
    Limited size
    Simple design
    Effective (optional) silencer
    Very high rate of fire
    Uncontrollable
    Excessive muzzle flash

Introduction

The MAC-10 is an early Cold War era sub machine gun of US origin. It was developed in the 1960's by Gordon Ingram. The name MAC-10 is a popular name, the actual factory designation is Model 10 or M10. The M10 has become an iconic weapon used by gangsters in Hollywood movies.

Design

The M10 looks similar to the Israeli Uzi and employs a similar telescoping bolt that wraps around the barrel. All models are blowback operated and fire from an open bolt position. Due to the light bolt the rate of fire is very high. Many models were delivered with the iconic two stage suppressor which reduces the noise and muzzle flash considerably. Additionally a leather strap can be attached at the front to serve as a forward grip.

Firepower

The M10 fires the .45 ACP or 9x19mm round from a 30 or 32 round magazine respectively. The smaller M11 fires the .380 ACP round from a 16 or 32 round magazine. The rate of fire is very high, about 1.100 rpm for the M10 and 1.200 for the M11. The effective range is quoted as 50 meters for the .45 ACP model and 80 meters for the 9x19mm model.

Users

The M10 was never adopted as a standard issue military weapon, but was used by various military, special forces and law enforcement organizations in the USA, South America and other parts of the world.

Variants

MAC-10

MAC-10: The Ingram Model 10 is the original full size model. It is available in .45 and 9x19mm. The Model 10 was known by MAC as the M10 and the 9mm model as the M10/9, however the name MAC-10 is more common.

TypeSub machine gun
Caliber.45 ACP
Magazine30
OperationBlowback, open bolt
Fire selector0-1-F
Rate of fire1.145 rpm
Barrel length146 mm
Rifling6 grooves, 508 mm right hand twist
Muzzle velocity280 m/s
StockRetractable
Length548 mm / 269 mm
Width?
Height?
Weight2.84 kg empty
SightsIron sights
RemarksSilencer adds 0.545 kg and 291 mm
TypeSub machine gun
Caliber9x19mm Parabellum
Magazine32
OperationBlowback, open bolt
Fire selector0-1-F
Rate of fire1.090 rpm
Barrel length146 mm
Rifling6 grooves, 305 mm right hand twist
Muzzle velocity366 m/s
StockRetractable
Length548 mm / 269 mm
Width?
Height?
Weight2.84 kg empty
SightsIron sights
RemarksSilencer adds 0.545 kg and 291 mm

MAC-11

MAC-11: The Ingram Model 11 is a scaled down Model 10 that fires the .380 ACP round. The M11 is similar in all respects to the M10, except for being smaller. The M11 better known as the MAC-11.

  • Specifications:
  • M11
TypeSub machine gun
Caliber.380 ACP
Magazine16, 32
OperationBlowback, open bolt
Fire selector0-1-F
Rate of fire1.200 rpm
Barrel length129 mm
Rifling6 grooves, 305 mm right hand twist
Muzzle velocity293 m/s
StockRetractable
Length460 mm / 248 mm
Width?
Height?
Weight1.59 kg empty
SightsIron sights
RemarksSilencer adds 0.455 kg and 224 mm

M11/9

M11/9: An updated model of the Ingram Model 11 that is chambered for the 9x19mm round. It features a longer receiver but is otherwise similar to the original M11.

TypeSub machine gun
Caliber9x19mm Parabellum
Magazine32
OperationBlowback, open bolt
Fire selector0-1-F
Rate of fire1.200 rpm
Barrel length127 mm
Rifling6 grooves, 305 mm right hand twist
Muzzle velocity?
StockRetractable
Length?
Width?
Height?
Weight1.93 kg empty
SightsIron sights
Remarks-

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