MPA Introduces “Retro” MPA M11 Pistol

Lovers of the MAC handgun system rejoice! MasterPiece Arms has announced the release of the MPA M11-9SA, a “throwback to more of a traditional MAC design.” The model number stems from the handgun itself. M11 refers to the frame, 9 for the 9mm caliber, and SA for semi-auto only (sorry, NFA lovers).

The handgun maintains the heel magazine release, straight magazine, and top-cocking action. Pricing is particularly good at a MSRP of $393, which will likely be less on the street. Hit up MasterPiece Arms to place a pre-order. 

Details from MasterPiece Arms:

Caliber – 9mm
Barrel Length – 5.5″
Magazine – MPA Polymer – 30 Rounds Capacity
Sights – Front – adjustable/Rear – Fixed
Mag Catch – Quick Release Design
Threads – 3/4-10 TPI
9mm Magazine
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Nathan S

One of TFB’s resident Jarheads, Nathan now works within the firearms industry. A consecutive Marine rifle and pistol expert, he enjoys local 3-gun, NFA, gunsmithing, MSR’s, & high-speed gear. Nathan has traveled to over 30 countries working with US DoD & foreign MoDs.

The above post is my opinion and does not reflect the views of any company or organization.


  • Vitsaus

    Should be a hit in Chicago and Detroit.

    • ManBear

      That is one righteous ghetto blaster

    • TheNotoriousIUD

      At least it looks cooler than the TEC-9.

  • Zebra Dun

    I fail to see the advantages or the use for such a weapon beyond fun shooting or a gun fight in a telephone booth.

    • MR

      I’m thinking fun shooting pretty well has it covered. I’d say that covers quite a bit of the industry, whether people want to admit it or not.

      • Zebra Dun

        I’ve fired an old MAC-10 with a fake silencer long ago in .45 acp and it was fun to shoot, I recall it was open bolt operated and the accuracy was somewhat loose because of it but it was fun to shoot for sure, even if it was a semi automatic,

    • Patrick M.

      as a sub $400 range toy its not terrible. I mean I don’t want one but I’m sure plenty of people would be interested

    • Kelly Jackson

      Clearly you’ve never had to settle a street beef before.

      • iksnilol

        That too, I imagine this be one righteous blaster if you put on a red dot. Ambidextrous and should be able to make hits at 100-150 meters (with the red dot it’ll be easier).

        • Cymond

          That makes sense for their side-cocking models with a rail on top, but doesn’t apply to this “retro” model.

          • iksnilol

            Replace the rear sight with an RMR or something. Boom! Ambi blaster that can be used at 100-150 meters.

        • Zebra Dun

          I’m thinking a laser sight, just for yucks LOL

      • Zebra Dun

        As if I would brag about it? Make a big deal about settling some petty ast street beef?
        Might as well tell war stories and “There I was in the middle of this fire fight tales” please, spare me the braggadocio gunsel.
        Who exactly are you and what are your street creds?
        I haven’t after all seen any of your graveyards before.
        Then again I am not a punk gang banger wanna be with a squirt gun and no brains.

        I don’t think you’ve settle any kind of beef except on line.
        So where does that leave you Bubba?

        • MR

          Lighten up, Francis.

          • Zebra Dun

            Lighten up your self spunky, I was making light of the Kelly Jackson remarks.
            “Clearly you’ve never had to settle a street beef before.” > said no doubt in a husky macho voice while looking all about for the Po-lice<

            What ya want some Gunsel punk braggadocio to go with the remarks about the Gun being worthless for anything but a CQB fight in a doghouse?

            Lighten up yourself, Spunky.

    • nobody

      I have one of their side charging models, threw a single point sling and red dot sight on it and my groups at 75 yards are only about 2″ larger than those with my SKS at the same range, both were fired at about the same speed for said group comparison.

  • MR

    Wanna get a tennis ball launcher shaped like one of the old two-stage suppressors.

  • Jack Morris

    I guess the “improved” tacticool model they barfed out last year isn’t selling as well as expected. Sorry for being a hater, but let’s call it like it is: a company going back to their original design (mac clones) because the market didn’t take well to their last attempt.

  • TheNotoriousIUD

    Ive fired a full auto 9mm MAC-10 before with one of those fake silencer/barrel extensions. Fulfilled all of my Mexican drug lord fantasies.

  • iksnilol

    This brings me back to Compton… ah, good old times.

  • greasyjohn

    I’m gonna need a Cadillac and a light blue suit. Or some Adidas and a six fo’.

  • UCSPanther

    Rather have a Sten Mark V…

  • John

    I dunno. On the one hand, the MP5 is my fantasy submachine gun, bar none. It will always have a timeless beauty and sex appeal, like Catherine the Great.

    This just says “meh” to me.

    On the other hand, stuffing a couple of these along with some other pistols and knives into a converted guitar case does carry a certain aesthetic appeal.

    That says “viya con dios” to me.

    • mosinman

      *vaya* 🙂

  • Southpaw89

    So they finally took a gun that’s only value is a fun day at the range and gave it a price point that justifies buying a gun that is only good for a day at the range. Now just include a wrist brace adapter to up the pointless but fun gun factor.

  • 2wheels

    Slightly better than their normal “how ugly can we make a gun?” designs…
    Wish they’d throw in a metal mag instead of that ugly polymer one though, kinda ruins the retro look IMHO.

    • MR

      I believe the original 9mm guns used plastic mags, though I could be mistaken. The original 45cal. guns used Grease Gun mags, Uzi mags might be an acceptable compromise for 9mm. Require conversion to double feed, though.

  • A retro model for the hipster crack dealer who shuns innovation.

    Having used their more modern designs which fix almost all of the flaws of the Mac (optics mount, improved ergonomics, glock magazines, aluminum weight savings) this is a baffling decision.

  • patrickiv

    Looks like fun.