9mm MAC-10 Takes Glock Mags – Masterpiece Arms DMG – SHOT Show 2015

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The appeal of this design, originally, was full-auto in the smallest possible package. Will the semi-auto prove as popular?

The appeal of this design, originally, was full-auto in the smallest possible package. Will the semi-auto prove as popular?

New from Masterpiece Arms for 2015 is the MPA 930 DMG. The DMG is a evolution of sorts developed from the Military Armament Corporation model 10 SMG of the 1970’s. The DMG is vastly improved, much lighter, smaller, more ergonomic, and (of course) semiautomatic. The DMG is the latest and greatest offering in the Master Piece Arms lineup, and is slowly changing the way we perceive MAC style pistols.

The DMG has an all new aircraft grade aluminum lower receiver that accepts Glock magazines as well as decal grip panels. The rear of the receiver has some nice touches to improve utility. For those who want to carry a DMG, MPA has added an integral QD mount for the attachment of a single point sling. The receiver is also pre-drilled and tapped for the use of stock adapters. A pistol like this is just begging for a side folding stock or SB-15 arm brace.

The DMG is built with a 3.5 inch barrel that is threaded to 1/2×28 and ships with a large diameter thread protector. The DMG utilizes a left side-cocking handle, and has an integral 1913 rail if you would want to use a red dot optic. The iron sights on this pistol are adjustable, and in comparison to a MAC pistol, they are a vast improvement.

The gun is available in Black, Burnt Bronze, Flat Dark Earth, Gunmetal, and Tungsten Cerakote finishes and will be shipping in mid February at a retail price of $679.

We’ve got one inbound for testing, so we’ll put it through the full treatment. It looks like a great fun-gun. The jury is still out on the semiautomatic action. For carrying, I mean. Not for goofing off on the range. We’ll see, though, and I bet we’ll have fun doing it.

The large charging handle will make charging easy.

The large charging handle will make charging easy.

It has functional sights, too, though this isn't a target pistol.

It has functional sights, too, though this isn’t a target pistol.

The Cerakote looks good on the gun--a nice break from the traditional black.

The Cerakote looks good on the gun–a nice break from the traditional black.

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  • loupgarous February 11, 2017, 4:23 pm

    The barrel’s an inch short for my idea of “fun gun”, something that shoots reasonably tight groups out of the box. Put a can on those threads, accuracy might take another hit. But hey, people might like that in a firearm, I’m not God, or even Col. Cooper to tell them otherwise.

  • BIGKIELBASSA January 30, 2017, 11:08 am

    Open bolt MaCs were fun . I wish they still allowed open bolt semi .. Or at lest repeal that Hughes Amendment so we could afford a real,NFA open bolt MAC or whatever new production SMG we wanted at a more reasonable price . As far as what gun you think is the best , Whatever suits your fancy . If it fits your hand & suits your needs reliably and accurately great for you . Kinda like ice cream . Whatever the flavor, It’s what YOU savor that really matters . Your choice matters… . It’s not anybody’s business . Shoot safe …. And call or write Trump to see about repealing that Hughes Amendment to stimulate new manufacturing jobs here .

  • Mahatma Muhjesbude June 13, 2016, 5:18 am

    Always liked and sometimes used the Ingram/Mac platforms ‘professionally’. It was hard to beat that integral wire form collapsible stock on the subguns for compact concealed shoulder holster carry. And then converted rapidly to PDW/carbine. Much ‘handier’ than the Uzi. Tricked a little, (but not overly like this one in the article) they run and shoot good with a decent amount of suppressive firepower and relatively quick mag change…

    But for this one in the article I’d lose that bulky (and expensive)Sig wrist ‘brace’ for the new lightweight ‘Blade’ model ‘stabilizer’ out there now. by a company called ‘Shockwave’ (I think) made in the USA by a Vet owned company for around 45 or 50 bucks.

  • Mattkcc May 27, 2015, 5:50 pm

    This gun would make a lot more sense as a carbine with a folding stock. I had one of the old semi auto versions in the 80’s, 45cal, and it fired from the open bolt. At 25 yards it was hard to hit a silhouette target due to the big heavy bolt slamming forward.

  • Jeff January 31, 2015, 8:43 am

    Looks cool. Doc I get what your saying. Every gun made is not made for Special Forces and Black Ops. Sometimes they are made to just have fun and enjoy. This could be used for home defense or keep in your automobile, would someone carry this, probably not. So all of you anal-retentive weekend warriors running around in the woods and desert lighten up!

    • SSgt_Mas January 31, 2015, 10:19 am

      Easy Paul Blart! Maybe some of us just want to see our fellow gun nuts enjoy this sport/hobby, without having shit break prematurely and/or wasting too much money.

      This is a range toy and only a mall ninja would ‘carry’ one for serious personal protection and/or home defense. Period- not my option, just a fact.

      Yet when those of us with experience buying useless shit try implying this, we’re called chairborne rangers – quite the contrary boys, we’ve got the experience and we’re trying to educate you so that you don’t waste your money like some of us did in the past 20+ years.

      Buying toys like this doesn’t necessarily make you a mall ninja, but claiming that you’ll use it for anything other than a toy certainly qualifies you. Keep this one next to your throwing stars and ninja mask.

      • Jeff January 31, 2015, 2:22 pm

        Mas your not very perceptive. My name is Jeff. I did my service, 3 tours. Have you fired the weapon? Do know how it feels? Did you put it together? If not stop being a jerk. You’re what gives the rest of us a bad name. Thank you for educating me, because I’m sure I wouldn’t be able to figure it out without you. Could Doc have made his point a different way? That’s up to him. My guess is he has been talked down to before by someone who has served and claims to have all the answers. Lighten up Francis.

        • Mahatma Muhjesbude June 13, 2016, 5:29 am

          But Sgt Mas, If you were a ‘Real’ Ninja you’d know that we could make something like this work so well in actual combat that someone like you on the receiving end of someone like me firing it at you would wish you stayed home in your ‘Chairborne Ranger’ chair (that’s clever!) all safe and smoogie woogie holding on tight to your 1911 Colt?

          I’ll bet you monkey balls to Hippo cock that you still think a .45 ACP round has better ‘knock down power’ than any 9mm rounds, LOL!

          • Gunscho January 18, 2017, 5:13 am

            Awesome punctuation bro.

  • Dave Emery January 30, 2015, 5:53 pm

    Navy Squeals? Now that’s funny, I don’t care who you are. I would add Farce Recon to the list. “Slow, loud, and non-lethal.”
    Give me a good old fashioned stamped steel UZI any day. Glock? There’s only two good words about Glock: Tori Tanaka.

    • Mahatma Muhjesbude June 13, 2016, 5:53 am

      Uzis were Okay. But there’s a couple things i don’t like about them. But the best sub i ever used ‘professionally’ was something called a CZ26. This was actually the one Uzi and most others ‘knocked off’ from. Had the grip magazine well and a side swing folding stock. It Fired the very good 7.62×25 Tokarov round with just the right tactical rate of fire and a good capacity mag. Little bit heavy so it wouldn’t really be a ‘machine pistol’ but would be more in a carbine sub gun category but well balanced and compact enough for good CQB work, yet will hold its own against heavier rifles out to a couple hundred meters, tricked with better sights. But best of all was the trigger. No select switch just a well designed convenient trigger guard safety. To go from semi to Full Rock, you just pulled back further on the trigger! Once you got used to it, nothing beats it. Could never figure why that feature didn’t perpetuate itself in other models? Or why some present day manufacturer didn’t do an upgraded lighter version for modern applications.

  • doc January 30, 2015, 11:01 am

    ALERT. This review may contain irony and sarcasm. I know the disclaimer is necessary because I read the same idiocally indignant review of just about anything that isn’t small and polymer.

    Now look: all you black-ops, sarnt tackleberry, chairborne, special farces, navy squeals mo-fos. We all know what glocks are. We all know this weapon is ‘inefficient.’ Very good. We also know the CZ pistol skorpian upgrade pistol (go ahead and supply model number, you douche) and many, many other weapons are not made of the “right” steel, lack the right….aww hell, you get the idea.

    Now, in conclusion. Some of us are always gonna like MACS, UZIs, 1911s and many other bad a** anachronisms. Too bad. Deal with it. Now to all of you D Boy advising, SOG operating experts go back to watching BH down.

    • Josh January 30, 2015, 5:55 pm

      FYI:
      Your rant makes no sense, so your comments then become irrelevant, and you seem crazy. Your name is doc, it should be nut.
      PS, this pistol looks unusable, I guess it’s only for the range/outdoor fun. Seems overly clumsy

      • SSgt_Mas January 31, 2015, 9:42 am

        So I guess anyone with half a brain cell who doesn’t like a big, heavy, ugly, useless SEMI-auto version of a PISTOL must be fapping to old copies of Soldier of Fortune.

        Hopefully Doc is a brain surgeon and not a Navy Corpsman, because he’ll need the extra coin to buy useless shit like this. Anyone who injects logic must be a poser– keep right on with that, smart guy.

      • della woods February 1, 2015, 3:44 am

        Love the look the color and the weight…

    • Mr Brett January 31, 2015, 1:10 am

      I’m with you Doc. I like Glocks, have a bunch of them, and they are great pistols but not the end-all/be-all of handguns. And you know not long ago many if not most shooters were slamming the Glock like every different thing nowadays gets slammed. Same thing happened with the Wonder Nines in the 80’s and people were probably doing it when the Army replaced their revolvers with 1911’s. Glock mags are common and reliable and it’s a good idea to adapt any gun to take them, Kriss, 9mm and 40 cal AR, Keltec…

    • SSgt_Mas January 31, 2015, 9:46 am

      PS- I like MAC’s and UZI’s too, that’s why I own a pre-86 transferable version of each. The MAC is just the receiver, with literally everything else replaced by Lage or other reputable companies.

      The draw here is FULL-AUTO, with the ability to use a real shoulder stock for accuracy (ACE or Lage folder). The semi-versions of these guns are missing the entire point and are just weak sauce. If I could only have semi, I would stick with a pistol and save my cash for more ammo and/or real rifles.

    • Mahatma Muhjesbude June 13, 2016, 5:55 am

      Ahh, currently we’re watching13 Hours.

  • todd January 30, 2015, 10:42 am

    Really!?! No comment as to caliber? THe stated 1/2×28 muzzle thread implies a smaller caliber in general but as industry standards go, specifically smaller than 9mm. Wouldn’t want to spin on a “can” with limited forward opening!

    The mag release is partially shrouded and on the worst possible portion of its radius to boot.

    Needs a fully or at least partially folding charging handle.

    Front sight appears to be very snap-prone. I suspect in insufficiently protected M-16 post there.

    I suspect the market is those expecting to tune it up like the original MACs…

    Neat enough little product but too expensive and not yet ready for prime time. Back to the drawing boards boys… and the abacus too.

    Todd.

    • TLL January 31, 2015, 9:15 am

      It says in the title that it’s a 9mm. Learn to pay attention.

  • Swede January 30, 2015, 8:24 am

    The cocking handle will be an issue for side carry ??

  • Steve K January 30, 2015, 6:59 am

    I’d stick with the traditional black.

  • WillSC357 January 30, 2015, 6:58 am

    For that price why not buy a Glock 17, 19, 34 or 26 and a threaded barrel. This gun would be a viable product at $300 I just don’t see the point.

  • Joe January 30, 2015, 6:22 am

    Well now…if looks could kill.
    I don’t think I’d want to lug that thing around while shopping for socks at the mall.

  • RON January 30, 2015, 4:51 am

    looks good for 2015

  • Mike January 30, 2015, 4:23 am

    WTH does the mag fit?

  • clayton January 30, 2015, 4:19 am

    Looks interesting. Nice that it takes glock mags. Only reason I would have to get one is silenced SBR. Other than that be better to just get a glock.

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