MAC-10

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Tommy Vercetti wielding a MAC-10 in a pre-release screenshot of Grand Theft Auto: Vice City.
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Vice City Bureau of Investigation file description

The MAC-10 is a sub-machine gun available in Grand Theft Auto: Vice City, Grand Theft Auto: Liberty City Stories and a silenced version in Grand Theft Auto: Vice City Stories. It is named as the Ingram Mac 10 in the original PS2 version of Vice City, Mac in subsequent versions, and Silenced MG in Vice City Stories.

Description

The MAC-10, abbreviation of Military Armament Corporation Model 10, is a recoil operated sub-machine gun (technically, a "machine pistol") developed in the United States from the 1960s to 1980s. The gun was originally designed for use by police forces, and even saw limited service in the Vietnam War, however it was soon proven that such a small gun cannot accurately fire beyond 20 meters at such a high rate of fire. Its manufacture continued until 1986 when post-dated fully automatic firearms were banned for civilian ownership, and no government agencies showed interest. The MAC-10 achieved success through Hollywood rather than real life, because few of the guns ever made it into the hands of criminals, and even then were marginally effective. In GTA Vice City and Liberty City Stories, the MAC-10 has an unbelievable fast rate of fire and can shoot up to 30 rounds in five seconds, in fact it is faster than the Micro Uzi. In GTA Vice City Stories, the silencer has slowed down the MAC-10's rate of fire and thus it's not able to fire as many rounds at a limited amount of time as it's predecessor. The silencer on this incarnation of the MAC-10 may be a reference to the movie Pulp Fiction.

In Game

Typically, no one uses the Mac-10 in Grand Theft Auto: Vice City, except for the Ammu-Nation owner in Ocean Beach. When aimed a gun at, he uses a Mac-10 and the shots don't take a lot of damage, but they fire fast. In Vice City Stories, the Silenced Mac-10 is used by many players througout the game. Some of your gang members use Macs to defend themselves.

Gallery

In-Game model

HUD icons

Real life model

Locations

GTA Vice City
GTA Liberty City Stories
GTA Vice City Stories

See also