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    M11 9mm or M11 380

    whitch is your favorite??

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    Your 2 proposed options are really 3 different guns, and I give my opinion based on functionality NOT collectibility because IMO they are mutually exclusive:

    M11/Nine would be my 1st choice due to the availability of more aftermarket uppers, goodies and lower priced parts, especially mag's... not forgetting to mention that 9mm is the least expensive of the 3 common sub gun rounds.

    Runner up would be the SWD M11-380 because of its M11/Nine size magwell and it's ability to accept several varieties of uppers which use 9mm mags in the gun priced in the $30 range and once again, least expensive 9mm ammo.

    The Ingram M11, the MAC M11 and the RPB M11 380's would be my 3rd choice due to the limiting factor of the smaller magwell that will ONLY accept the very expensive mags, expensive parts and more expensive (and sometime unavailable) 380 ACP ammo. Its only "decent" aftermarket option, albeit heavy and somewhat excessive is the Lage Max 31a that uses the forward mounted 9mm Suomi drums and mags.. but there's at least a 1 year waiting list to purchase it.
    Last edited by gocargo; 10-10-2011 at 09:05 PM. Reason: corrected Lage upper Max 31a

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jerry2003 View Post
    whitch is your favorite??
    Neither... I have both. My favorite is both or rather, all four of them. They each have a certain item that makes them special. One M11/9 is a Task conversion, the other has an AMP-11 upper. The 380 (RPB original) small mag well has a Lage M31A upper on it.

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    hahaha sorry guys im new to m11s should of done my homework before posting the thread.. i just want some opinions cause i cant decide which one to buy i keep seeing
    SWD .380
    380 RPB
    SWD 9mm

    Which one would yall recommend to a new guy like me?
    Also want to put the badass lage upper reciever. Heard so many good this about them

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    Glad you asked...new to SMG's too and interested in responses but leaning heavily towards M11/Nine.

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    9mm for accessories
    SWD M11A1 380 for go fast fun....I got 1636rpm from mine and love it (reloading is a must for us rare college students with a mg)...my cast bullets run great for me too

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jerry2003 View Post
    Also want to put the badass lage upper reciever. Heard so many good this about them
    Which badass Lage upper? Max11 series or the new MAX31 series? I'd recommend an 11 if you're buying an M11/9 and the 31A if you go with the 380 gun.

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    Quote Originally Posted by nutinauniversalshell View Post
    ... love it (reloading is a must for us rare college students with a mg)...my cast bullets run great for me too
    A big AMEN on the reloading and the cast bullets as well.

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    I'd go with the small MAC 380 I just like the feel of it. It's more like a pistol than the others.

    Manufacturer Model Caliber Features

    Military Armament Corp. M10 9mm open bolt SMG
    Military Armament Corp. M10 45acp open bolt SMG
    Military Armament Corp. M11 380acp open bolt SMG
    RPB Industries M10 9mm open bolt SMG
    RPB Industries M10 45acp open bolt SMG
    RPB Industries M11 380acp open bolt SMG
    RPB Industries M10 9mm open bolt pistol
    RPB Industries M10 45acp open bolt pistol
    RPB Industries M11 380acp open bolt pistol
    MAC, Stephensville, TX M10 9mm open bolt SMG
    MAC, Stephensville, TX M10 45acp open bolt SMG
    SWD Inc. M11 9mm open bolt SMG
    SWD Inc. M11A1 380acp open bolt SMG
    SWD Inc. M10 9mm/45 open bolt SMG*
    Jersey Arms M10 9mm open bolt SMG
    Jersey Arms M10 45acp open bolt SMG
    Erquiaga Arms Co. M10 9mm SMG
    Section Five Ltd M10 9mm British made SMG
    Hatton Industries S-701 (MAC-10) 45acp made for Jersey Arms
    *SWD purchased frames from MAC, Stephensville, TX (Leatherwood) and built them up using RPB and Cobray manufactured parts.
    Last edited by piratesover40; 10-12-2011 at 10:27 AM.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Shattered View Post
    Which badass Lage upper? Max11 series or the new MAX31 series? I'd recommend an 11 if you're buying an M11/9 and the 31A if you go with the 380 gun.
    +1 that is what I would do.

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    The .22 kit is only for the M11/9. That would be a big +.
    If it doesn't splatter, shatter, burst or explode, it's not worth shooting.

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    the max-11/9mm
    since the swd m11 9mm has a lot of accesories im more than likely going to get that one
    Larry Lasco has a complete m11 9mm with the lage goodies i might end up getting that one

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    Quote Originally Posted by piratesover40 View Post
    I'd go with the small MAC 380 I just like the feel of it. It's more like a pistol than the others.

    Manufacturer Model Caliber Features

    Military Armament Corp. M10 9mm open bolt SMG
    Military Armament Corp. M10 45acp open bolt SMG
    Military Armament Corp. M11 380acp open bolt SMG
    RPB Industries M10 9mm open bolt SMG
    RPB Industries M10 45acp open bolt SMG
    RPB Industries M11 380acp open bolt SMG
    RPB Industries M10 9mm open bolt pistol
    RPB Industries M10 45acp open bolt pistol
    RPB Industries M11 380acp open bolt pistol
    MAC, Stephensville, TX M10 9mm open bolt SMG
    MAC, Stephensville, TX M10 45acp open bolt SMG
    SWD Inc. M11 9mm open bolt SMG
    SWD Inc. M11A1 380acp open bolt SMG
    SWD Inc. M10 9mm/45 open bolt SMG*
    Jersey Arms M10 9mm open bolt SMG
    Jersey Arms M10 45acp open bolt SMG
    Erquiaga Arms Co. M10 9mm SMG
    Section Five Ltd M10 9mm British made SMG
    Hatton Industries S-701 (MAC-10) 45acp made for Jersey Arms
    *SWD purchased frames from MAC, Stephensville, TX (Leatherwood) and built them up using RPB and Cobray manufactured parts.
    That's pretty dandy Pirates!
    Add all the manufacturers who made semi and full auto carbines plus the semi auto Texas MAC pistols and you'll have a great list.

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    Pirates... add Armitage International from Westminster SC to your list of full auto manufacturers. I have one... M-10 in 9mm.

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    Quote Originally Posted by strobro32 View Post
    The .22 kit is only for the M11/9. That would be a big +.
    Sam at Practical Solutions has a nice .22 kit for the MAC 10 he also built one for the M11. I like his kit better you gon't have to insert a .22 bbl into the 9mm bbl.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Vegas SMG View Post
    That's pretty dandy Pirates!
    Add all the manufacturers who made semi and full auto carbines plus the semi auto Texas MAC pistols and you'll have a great list.
    That list is the ''History of MAC's'' list.
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    Military Armament Corp. M10-9mm carbine open bolt SMG
    Military Armament Corp. M10-45acp carbine open bolt SMG
    RPB Industries M10 9mm open bolt carbine
    RPB Industries M10 45acp open bolt carbine
    RPB Industries M11 380acp open bolt carbine

    ..as per World's Submachine Guns Vol-2

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    Quote Originally Posted by Shattered View Post
    Pirates... add Armitage International from Westminster SC to your list of full auto manufacturers. I have one... M-10 in 9mm.
    Wow interesting. Can you tell us about it, built with what parts or receivers?

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    Picked it up as a bare registered receiver from LMO back in '86, populated the receiver with all the guts from an open bolt semi made by Rape Plunder and Burn back in the early 80s. It's been flawless... except for the front sight i mentioned elsewhere here that needed to be whomped upside the front sight by a couple two/three sixteenths.

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    My dealer has a MAC-10 stamped 9mm and .45.

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