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"This fully automatic is the snare drum to your twin-engine V8 bass: no drive-by sounds quite right without it."
— Ammu-Nation Description

The TEC-DC 9 (also known as 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. It was added to Grand Theft Auto V and Grand Theft Auto Online as part of the GTA Online: Lowriders Update for the Xbox One, PlayStation 4 and PC versions of the game, where it is known as the Machine Pistol and is manufactured by Vom Feuer.


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The TEC 9 has a slow fire rate. It holds 50 rounds per magazine in the 3D Universe, and is commonly used by gangs. When the Hitman skill level is reached in Grand Theft Auto: San Andreas, the TEC 9 can be dual-wielded.

3D Universe

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.

Grand Theft Auto V

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Available in both Grand Theft Auto V and Grand Theft Auto Online, the Machine Pistol retains some the original design of the TEC 9, however it features a longer barrel, which is closely proportional to the rest of the weapon. The Machine Pistol also has some influences to the Mauser C96. The default magazine clip is also much shorter and holds 12 rounds instead of the 50 rounds from previous games.


Grand Theft Auto: Vice City


TEC 9's locations map

Grand Theft Auto: San Andreas

Grand Theft Auto: Liberty City Stories

Grand Theft Auto V

Grand Theft Auto Online

  • Available to purchase from Ammu-Nation for $8,960.


HUD Icons


In-game (First-person view)



  • In reality, the TEC 9 is a semi-automatic weapon, although it can be illegally converted quite easily to fire in full-auto. For this reason, it is popular amongst criminals, befitting its inclusion in the Grand Theft Auto games.

3D Universe

  • The TEC 9 has no recoil animation.
  • If players were to turn the "Pedestrians have guns" cheat in Grand Theft Auto: Vice City, the TEC 9 will be one of their main weapons along with the pistol.
  • In GTA: SA, the TEC 9 shares the same weapon skill as the Micro Uzi and both level up through the use of either weapon.
  • The TEC 9 is used by all Los Santos-based gangs in missions only, while it is only used by members of the Grove Street Families until it is replaced by the SMG when all gang tags are sprayed over.
  • Firing while in a vehicle increases the weapons fire rate tremendously compared to the normal fire rate while on foot.


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