Talk me into/out of a Mac 10 clone


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RyanM
November 24, 2008, 10:34 PM
Like the thread title says. My main concern is prices may go up. There are a couple dealers that are sticking to their old prices for now, or at least really close to 'em. But how long will that last?

I've been sorta wanting an MPA10 for awhile. Is now the time to buy? Should I just wait? Should I just forget about it, because I'm insane for wanting a 6 pound semi-auto pistol?

I don't want to hear about how the old Cobrays and Vulcans and stuff were jammomatic junk. MasterPiece tends to make a much higher quality gun. Still a stamped steel box that's the size of a brick and twice as heavy, but they're reputed to be reliable, and they're supposed to have surprisingly nice, crisp triggers. And their warranty is good.

I'm also not paying $2500+ for a full auto one. If I had that much to spare, I'd get myself an M203 first.

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D-Man
November 24, 2008, 11:04 PM
I remember seeing a thread someplace.....maybe on GlockTalk, with somebody who had bought a Mac-10 clone and enjoyed it (especially for the low price he got it for).

gpr
November 24, 2008, 11:25 PM
mpa makes quality mac type weapons, not clones...if you want some thing on the lighter side, try a mpa930....gpr

swwyo
November 25, 2008, 12:47 AM
I own a NFA mac-10, very simple, very solid, and most of all very reliable. Because of my interest in the MAC, I have shot different makes, calibers, and such. The best way I can phrase this up is it is a design that has been copied by many just like the 1911. And just like the 1911 the price doesn't always reflect what your going to get. Most important key to reliability is the magazine that goes in it. As far as the firearm look closely at the construction, spot welds v tig weld, gauge of steel, does it fire out of battery (not issue for open bolt (very rare in semi, collectors item)), trigger pull, etc. No matter how you look at it, the price is going to INCREASE even if the gun grabbers don't grab them, a lot of gun enthusiast are buying things up and increase demand means increase in price. So I say it if it's want you want, I doubt you'll regret it. And if you do in six months it will sell for more than what you payed for it any way.

RyanM
November 25, 2008, 12:54 AM
And if you do in six months it will sell for more than what you payed for it any way.

That's the main reason for seriously considering buying one right now (even though I just spent a small fortune on an AR-15). My AES-10B I bought about 6 months ago, the gun and pretty much all the magazines have gone up by about 50% or more in price.

Even if I don't like the gun, I'm very unlikely to regret the purchase. Hm...

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