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MPA10 review

Discussion in 'Handguns: Autoloaders' started by jsalcedo, Feb 6, 2004.

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  1. jsalcedo

    jsalcedo Member

    Dec 31, 2002
    Masterpiece arms inc

    Cal .45 auto

    Finish Matte black

    Magazine 30 round pre ban unmodified M3 greasegun magazines

    Barrel length 6''

    Overall length 10 1/2''

    Weight unloaded 5.46 lbs

    Weight fully loaded 7.63lbs

    This was sort of a impulse purchase for me, I don't normally buy new guns
    just surplus beaters and used pawnshop finds .

    The price was right $325.00 and I figured if I didn't like it I could
    probably sell it for about the same.

    I picked up 3 boxes of wolf ammo and several boxes of my own reloads and
    headed out to the range to try it out. First of all, this is a heavy gun and even heavier with a 30 round mag but it is still possible to fire one handed fairly accurately. After loading 30 rounds into the surplus M3 greasegun mag I pulled back the top mounted cocking handle and chambered a round.
    On the right side near the front is a rotating safety selector which is
    positive but easy to move on and off.

    I started off at 7 yards and aimed at the center of a 5 inch bulleye and
    looked through the rather crude peep sight cut into a triangle
    formed from the rear of the lower receiver. The front sight is a rectangular
    post protected by two heavy duty ears each with a circular
    hole to allow light from either direction I assume. I pulled the trigger
    which was very smooth with about 3/8 in of travel, a crisp let off.
    and no overtravel.

    The recoil was not a problem but muzzle flip was very noticeable due to the
    reciprocation of the massive machined bolt. Target revovery was easy however and I emptied 30 rounds in about 45 seconds without taking my eyes off the sights.

    There were no malfunctions of any sort. When I put the gun down there was one ragged hole in the target. I moved to 15 yards and used a rest to try 4 different 5 shot groups. Even with the crude utilitarian sights my largest group was 1 1/2 inches. Accuracy needless to say was amazing, funtioning was flawless right out of the box, the controls were crisp and easy to use, the trigger was better than many "normal" pistols I have tried. the MPA10 ate every thing I fed it including some poorly remanufactured rounds that would not even chamber in my 1911's

    Of course this "pistol" is not practical for anything except for target
    practice of heavy duty rapid fire plinking unless you can find a way to
    carry it concealed miami-vice style or use it for home defense. It is built
    like a tank Every part of this gun is CNC machined with no stampings.
    Fit and finish were superb down to the last detail. The MPA10 takes
    un-modified grease gun mags which can be had for 10 to 20 dollars a piece
    with millions in circulation there is no end of supply in sight.

    I guess I'm keeping this one. Impressive and cool looking retro mac10 copy
    with high quality and low price to boot.
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