How The Inaccurate MAC-10 Submachine Gun Became A Movie Star

How The Inaccurate MAC-10 Submachine Gun Became A Movie Star

The compact MAC-10 first registered in America’s collective imagination when John Wayne wielded one with lethal prowess in the 1974 police thriller McQ.

In 1991 a disgruntled ex-postal worker armed with an Uzi and a MAC-10 shot dead two former colleagues and the boyfriend of a former supervisor. These are only a few of the high-level murders involving MAC-10s that Larsen cites.

Today the MAC-10 still has a loyal following on message boards and in Internet chat rooms for gun enthusiasts. The faded movie-star is, if nothing else, a fun gun to shoot.

This article first appeared last year.

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