The Military Armament Corporation Model 10 (more popularly known as the MAC-10) is a machine pistol.
The MAC-10 was developed in 1964 by Gordon B. Ingram. It is sometimes also referred to as the M-10 because of the frequent usage by MAC-10 by gun dealers, writers, and collectors. The MAC-10 is chambered exclusively for either the .45 ACP or the 9mm Parabellum, although there are variants chambered for different rounds, such as the MAC-11, which is chambered for the .380 ACP. The machine pistol is best known for its ability to accept a certain type of suppressor, which was designed by Mitchell Werbell III of Sionics and boasted a unique two-stage design that involved the first stage being larger than the second, allowing for effectiveness in silencing the automatic gunfire as well as easier maneuverability for the MAC-10. The MAC-10 came under fire in the U.S. in 1994 after the Federal Assault Weapons Ban was imposed; not only did it violate two important requirements dictated by the ban, but it was directly named in it. The ban has since expired in 2004. The MAC-10 was used in the U.S. during the Vietnam War, particularly by LRRP and Navy SEAL teams.
- Cartridge: .45 ACP, 9mm Parabellum
- Action: Straight blow-back
- Weight: 6.26 lb. (2.84 kg.) (empty, without magazine)
- 10.7 in. (269 mm.) (with stock removed)
- 11.6 in. (295 mm.) (with stock retracted)
- 1 ft., 9.45 in. (545 mm.) (with suppressor attached, stock retracted)
- 1 ft., 9.6 in. (548 mm.) (with stock extended)
- 2 ft., 7.4 in. (798 mm.) (with suppressor attached, stock extended)
- Barrel Length: 4.49 in. (146 mm.)
- Capacity: 30 rounds (.45 ACP), 32 rounds (9mm Parabellum)
On Criminal MindsEdit
Mentally-unstable bank robber and attempted spree killer Caleb Dale Sheppard used a MAC-10 during his crime spree during Psychodrama. Also, in the two-part finale episode Angels and Demons, Preacher Justin Mills used a MAC-10 during a shootout between himself, the BAU, and Texas Sheriff's Deputies that left Reid, Morgan, and several Deputies wounded.