Short-range, high-impact automatic weapon. Popular with Cuban drug barons and other lawbreakers. No social benifit with this one - unlike most machine guns.

Vice City Bureau of Investigation file description

The Tec-9 in Grand Theft Auto Vice City and Grand Theft Auto: San Andreas.
Tommy Vercetti with a TEC-9 In Grand Theft Auto Vice City.

The TEC 9 is a light submachine gun appearing in Grand Theft Auto: Vice City, Grand Theft Auto: San Andreas, and Grand Theft Auto: Liberty City Stories. The TEC 9 fires in a very slow rate of fire, holding 50 shots in the magazine. However, it deals the same amount of damage as the Micro-SMG and Micro Uzi (20 points of damage). It is commonly used by gangs. When the Hitman skill level is reached in GTA San Andreas, the TEC 9 can be dual-wielded. The dual-wielded TEC 9s are extremely lethal, with a much faster rate of fire and higher accuracy and range.


The TEC 9 is a cheap open-bolt handgun manufactured in the United States between 1980 to 1994 by Intratec. It is based on the Carl-Gustav M/45 submachine gun, more commonly known as the "Swedish K". Originally it was designed as a low-cost alternative to the M/45, but never found a military market. Not wanting to abandon the idea, Intratec put semi-automatic versions onto the civilian market. It gained infamy after criminals found the open-bolt design to be easily convertible to be fully automatic.



  • When the "Pedestrians have weapons" cheat is on, some pedestrians will be seen carrying Tec-9's.
GTA Vice City
GTA San Andreas
GTA Liberty City Stories