The Military Armament Corporation MAC-5

The Military Armament Corporation of 2024 is not the Military Armament Corporation of the 1970s. It’s now a brand owned by SDS Imports and it’s importing a variety of weapons under the MAC banner. The latest and most interesting is the MAC-5 series. The MAC-5 is an MP5 clone that’s currently being imported from Turkey. 

The MAC-5 – A Classic By Another Name

Importing from Turkey drives the price down from several thousand to an MSRP of 1,099, which likely means it will cost less than a grand on the street. An MP5 clone for less than a grand? That’s tough to beat. These guns still use the roller-delayed operating system of the classic MP5 series and combine the same ergonomics that are a testament to the Teutonic mind of the 1960s. 

It’s old but effective. It’s also easy to suppress, and it always runs reliably suppressed. The MAC-5s on range day were outfitted with and without suppressors, and they were crazy quiet when suppressed. There wasn’t any noticeable blowback. 

The MAC-5 series comes in a standard full-size model, as well as a K model that’s got that short and sweet barrel. The MAC-5 series will ship with two mags, a simple single-point sling, and a nice hard case. The sights are all standard MP5 with the rotating drum you either love or hate. The models at range day were equipped with braces, but those are add-ons and not included with the gun. 

According to MAC, the MAC-5 is just the first MP5 goodness they are bringing to the states. They plan to release an entire line of accessories for their guns in the near future. The MAC-5 appears to be an awesome option for the money. Although, Turkish imports can be somewhat tricky and temperamental. We’ll need a little more time behind the guns to see if they are worth the squeeze. 

Travis Pike is a former Marine Machine gunner who served with 2nd Bn 2nd Marines for 5 years. He deployed in 2009 to Afghanistan and again in 2011 with the 22nd MEU(SOC) during a record setting 11 months at sea. He’s trained with the Romanian Army, the Spanish Marines, the Emirate Marines and the Afghan National Army. He serves as an NRA certified pistol instructor and teaches concealed carry classes.