In 1964, Gordon B. Ingram designed a machine pistol known as the M-10. You may be more familiar with its highly-popular nickname, though – the MAC-10, which stands for Military Armament Corporation Model 10. Ingram is what you might call an inventive mastermind, but he is not what I would call an artist. One look at his stamped-steel pistol is enough to make you cringe in disgust. And that is before adding the less-than-attractive two-stage suppressor.
I would say that the MAC-10 did not gain notoriety because of its looks, but that would be inaccurate. It is actually quite famous for its unappealing appearance. It is also famous for its ridiculous rate of fire – over 1000 rounds per minute. But you can forget about enjoying that sheer shooting speed without a magazine catch, one of the most commonly-replaced parts on firearms of all sorts.
Luckily, Keepshooting.com just received a sizeable shipment of MAC-10 magazine catches from Masterpiece Arms. These paddle-style magazine catches are excellent upgrades for your MAC-10 and any other MAC-10-style firearms. In general, the term magazine catch is used to describe the component of a firearm that locks the magazine in place. One press of the lever will release the magazine quickly and easily.
Magazine catches are not the most easily-found components for the MAC-10, especially those that allow the use of both factory magazines and unmodified M3 "Grease Gun" magazines. Pick up your MAC-10 magazine catch today for just $29.95.