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Posted: 2/24/2006 1:54:16 PM EDT
I'm interested in getting a MAC-10 semi-auto. Got some questions first though.

How hard is to find spare mags?

How accurate are they?

Should I get a closed-bolt or open-bolt version?

9mm or .45ACP?

Any brands I should avoid, besides Vulcan?
Link Posted: 2/24/2006 1:56:55 PM EDT
A semi is a waste of $$$, IMO. Mags are available, not too bad on pricing, last I saw.

A full auto can be had for as little as $1500 or so, sometime a bit less.

IIRC, no open-bolt models are made anymore, only closed-bolt versions.

My .o2
Link Posted: 2/24/2006 2:18:15 PM EDT
Mac's are fun to play with, not a competition shooter. You can hit targets as long as their close or big. Spare mags are abundant and cheap, as well as .22 conversion kits and more. Get the .45 so you can easily swap from 45 to 9mm. Full autos are $2500 average, if you find one for $1500, let me know i need more! A closed bolt will run ya $300 a open bolt $1000 and they arent as accurate. I enloy mine but its F/A, the semis are a waste of money.
Link Posted: 2/24/2006 2:47:47 PM EDT
I have not seen an Ingram M-10 NFA for less than 3500 dollar for the last few years.
Link Posted: 2/24/2006 2:56:07 PM EDT

Originally Posted By BobCole:
A semi is a waste of $$$, IMO. Mags are available, not too bad on pricing, last I saw.

A full auto can be had for as little as $1500 or so, sometime a bit less.

IIRC, no open-bolt models are made anymore, only closed-bolt versions.

My .o2



Tell me where to find full-auto's for $1500. I'll buy a few!

They can be found for $2500.
Link Posted: 2/24/2006 3:11:40 PM EDT

Originally Posted By BobCole:
A semi is a waste of $$$, IMO. Mags are available, not too bad on pricing, last I saw.

A full auto can be had for as little as $1500 or so, sometime a bit less.

IIRC, no open-bolt models are made anymore, only closed-bolt versions.

My .o2



A legitimate, pre-86 Mac10 cannot be found nowadays for $1,500 or less. Try closer to $2,750 and up.
Link Posted: 2/24/2006 5:39:00 PM EDT
I wouldn't buy a semi auto MAC. Almost any pistol would be a better choice.
Link Posted: 2/25/2006 4:31:39 PM EDT

Originally Posted By Blackmagic94:
I have not seen an Ingram M-10 NFA for less than 3500 dollar for the last few years.





The ones I have seen for $1500 may or may not have been an Ingram. The last ones I saw were at Knob Creek about 4-5 years ago.
Link Posted: 2/25/2006 4:42:01 PM EDT

Originally Posted By BobCole:

Originally Posted By Blackmagic94:
I have not seen an Ingram M-10 NFA for less than 3500 dollar for the last few years.





The ones I have seen for $1500 may or may not have been an Ingram. The last ones I saw were at Knob Creek about 4-5 years ago.



That was the price then. Its amazing what the prices are doing. I'm still kicking myself for not buying the RDIAS in a Colt for $3000 when I bought my M11/9 for $600 in '97.
Link Posted: 2/25/2006 11:46:55 PM EDT
The new NRA position is to repeal the '86 ban. Think all the folks with there $15,000 + toys will put up a stink if all of a sudden you can get these things for what they are acutely worth? MAC 10s for what, about $750.00, MP-5s closer to $1,500.
Link Posted: 2/25/2006 11:51:34 PM EDT

Originally Posted By BobCole:

Originally Posted By Blackmagic94:
I have not seen an Ingram M-10 NFA for less than 3500 dollar for the last few years.





The ones I have seen for $1500 may or may not have been an Ingram. The last ones I saw were at Knob Creek about 4-5 years ago.



A buddy of mine bought an Ingram in .45 ACP 5 years ago for $400.00 + an Ithica 10 gauge semi auto shotgun. He also bought a Colt Model 614 for $2500.00 7 years ago. I never find deals like that.
Link Posted: 2/26/2006 12:14:49 AM EDT
I think I have seen some made in to carbines, With a fake can on them and some skelaton stock.
Link Posted: 2/26/2006 6:29:37 AM EDT

Originally Posted By triburst1:
I wouldn't buy a semi auto MAC. Almost any pistol would be a better choice.



I agree, I had a .45 MAC that fired from an open bolt, semi auto, not worth crap with that five pound weight ( the bolt ) slamming back and forth. I think it was a cobray, the hissing snake logo. That was around 1986 or something like that.
Link Posted: 2/26/2006 6:40:13 AM EDT
I wouldn't waste time on a non-NFA MAC. Just doesn't make any sense. Spend the money on a nice 1911 and you'll be way ahead. Crap, for that matter, spend the money on a Glock and a truck load of ammo.

As to the 86 ban being lifted and NFA owners being unhappy, this is one NFA owner who'd be happy to take a hit on net worth. By NFA owner, I don't mean just one silencer or an AOW...
Link Posted: 2/27/2006 12:08:24 AM EDT
Theres this guy at Illinois arfcom shoots sometimes (dont know SN) that has a 9mm with fake can, its a bumpomatic! It RIPS through mags, pretty cool. 9mm is cheaper than shooting 762AK's now.
Link Posted: 2/27/2006 5:11:33 AM EDT

Originally Posted By VinnieBoomBah:
The new NRA position is to repeal the '86 ban. Think all the folks with there $15,000 + toys will put up a stink if all of a sudden you can get these things for what they are acutely worth? MAC 10s for what, about $750.00, MP-5s closer to $1,500. hr


Link?
Link Posted: 2/27/2006 6:30:39 AM EDT

Originally Posted By LoadAmmo:

Originally Posted By VinnieBoomBah:
The new NRA position is to repeal the '86 ban. Think all the folks with there $15,000 + toys will put up a stink if all of a sudden you can get these things for what they are acutely worth? MAC 10s for what, about $750.00, MP-5s closer to $1,500.



Link?



Yeah, where did you hear about this?

I would LOVE to get the 86 ban repealed.
Link Posted: 2/27/2006 7:11:38 AM EDT

Originally Posted By VinnieBoomBah:
The new NRA position is to repeal the '86 ban. Think all the folks with there $15,000 + toys will put up a stink if all of a sudden you can get these things for what they are acutely worth? MAC 10s for what, about $750.00, MP-5s closer to $1,500.


Dream on.
Link Posted: 2/27/2006 7:22:23 AM EDT
My bad. It was The Knox Report in the latest SGN. I thought that space was NRA related .
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