Anybody know a whole lot about these "rifles"? I would like to buy one as a first long gun.
I have some questions though. Are they common? Will I be able to find them in most gun shops? mac-11.net talks about them having a "ball catch" type magazine release, what the heck is that? I've only seen these carbines on the net with the 10 round mags but can they take the high-caps too, without any mods to the gun?
Maybe someone will say that I'm better off with an mp5 clone, or a semi auto UZI, or even a LUSA A2:what: , but the MAC carbine's $250-$400 price range is really attractive.:D
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July 9, 2006, 10:32 AM
I assume you're talking about the "CM-11" carbines. I want one, too. But they certainly aren't common around here, as I've never seen one for sale. We still have an AWB here in NY, but as long as it comes with a 10 round mag, I don't see why they wouldn't be available. I've only seen them in catalogues.
As far as reliability, my buddy has an original MAC-11 pistol which is utterly reliable, however I've read that they've been made by a few different companies over the years, and the quality varies. But their still usually reliable.
July 10, 2006, 01:34 PM
I like my Ruger 9mm carabine. You have to use Ruger rings (not weaver) if you want to mount a scope. I think it comes with 1" Ruger rings, but you can exchange them for 30mm if you prefer a red dot. It shoots plenty accurate with iron sights, so it may be a matter of how the stock fits you.
MecGar are the best after market Ruger 9mm mags, but Promag has worked for me and has both 20 and 32 rounders available.
July 10, 2006, 03:30 PM
You have to use Ruger rings (not weaver) if you want to mount a scope.
This is a bit off topic and I apologize, but Weigand makes a Weaver mount for the Ruger PC9 (http://www.midwayusa.com/eproductpage.exe/showproduct?saleitemid=389039). It fits where the Ruger rings normally would. I have a Millet red dot that was too short to fit in the Ruger ring placements, but it works well with this.
Ruger carbines are ugly:barf: , I'm more interested in military patterned weapons....like the Mac11.:cool:
I believe the Mac carbine would make a great host for an SBR in the future too.
If I don't find one then I'll just save more money and get the next best thing....an UZI carbine with the wooden stock.:cool:
July 10, 2006, 04:46 PM
MAC= Military Armorment Corporation
The MAC-10 was chambered in both .45acp and 9mm
The MAC-11 was chambered in .380
Both were built in semi or full auto and of course both are no longer manufactured.
Used examples and kits are available along with many parts and magazines online and in SGN.
July 10, 2006, 05:00 PM
Agh, It's the Evil Monkey!
http://www.emerchandise.com/images/p/FGY/pdSUFGY0005.gif Wow, I just sent this thread south.
July 10, 2006, 06:11 PM
Hey Evil Monkey you may consider the Marlin Camp Carbine like grimjaw has in his picture(one on the rt). I bought one in the 9mm a couple weeks ago (also come in 45). They take the 59 series S&W pistol mags and there are plenty of those mags around plus many 30rnd after market mags. You can also get a bullpup configuration for it and/or folding Choate set up. They come drilled and taped already to go for scopes. They are very accurate at 1oo yds. Who knows why it was discontinued in 99 after 10 years of manufacture?