- "Cheap. Extremely dangerous rapid-fire. Available at a supermarket near you."
- ―GTA Vice City Website.
The Mac 10 is a submachine 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 was cut from Grand Theft Auto: San Andreas. It is known as the Ingram Mac 10 in the original PS2 version of Vice City and Mac in all other versions, it is called Mac in Liberty City Stories, and Silenced MG in Vice City Stories.
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. The Mac-10 is similar to the TEC-9 only that it has faster rate of fire. 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 or Micro SMG . 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.
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. The shots don't take a lot of damage, but they fire fast.
In Liberty City Stories, the mission, Sindacco Sabotage, the Leones and the Diablos use this gun for their gang war. It is also used by Sindacco Crime Family during Salvatore's Salvation. And it is also used by the Southside Hoods and Forelli gang during Rough Justice, as well by some individuals in a few other missions.
In Vice City Stories, the Silenced Mac-10 is used by the Sharks or your illegal business gang members to defend themselves. The Silenced MG is also commonly used by the Sharks when they perform an attack on one of your business sites.
Grand Theft Auto: Vice City
- Ocean Beach - Can be bought from the Ammu-Nation for $300.
- Viceport - Spawns across Chartered Libertine Lines and the Boatyard next to a Rumpo parked there.
GTA Liberty City Stories
- Harwood, Portland - Spawns near the junkyard and the car crusher, with fences around.
- Bedford Point, Staunton Island - In the southeast end of the Bedford Point car park.
Grand Theft Auto: Vice City Stories
- Little Havana - The Mac spawns in an alleyway near a Sanchez and across a graffiti east of Café Robina.
- Starfish Island - Behind Diaz's mansion.
- The weapon was originally supposed to have a silencer in Grand Theft Auto: Vice City. The silenced version can be seen on the game's official website. Text strings in the game files also refer to the weapon as SilencedIngram.
- As the Vice City HUD suggests, the Micro Uzi from GTA III was going to return in Vice City. But it was cut.
- Real life version of MAC-10 comes with two different calibers: .45 ACP and 9x19mm Parabellum, but since every other sub-machine guns in game uses same ammo as MAC-10 (Tec-9, Uzi, MP5, all 9x19mm caliber [although Uzi can use .45 ACP too]), the MAC-10 in game uses 9x19mm Parabellum. This is also suggested by the fact that the 9mm Mayhem side-mission in Grand Theft Auto: Liberty City Stories involves the use of a MAC-10.
- The Silenced MAC-10 in Grand Theft Auto: Vice City Stories recycles the same sound from the MAC-10 in Grand Theft Auto: Vice City
- The MAC-10 is indirectly mentioned by Sweet in one of his missions Grand Theft Auto: San Andreas, where the MAC-10 was actually supposed to be included, but cut. It's likely the quote was made before the MAC-10 was cut.
- In GTA San Andreas, the MAC-10 can be seen among weapons on the shelves/racks inside Ammu-Nation. Additionally, HUD icon of the Micro SMG shows a MAC-10 rather than a Micro Uzi.