Looking for opinions on MPA Mini 9mm

Discussion in 'Semi-Auto Handguns' started by The_Jakel, Sep 1, 2013.

  1. The_Jakel

    The_Jakel New Member

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    I'm disabled, I'm responsible, and I'm currently unarmed, sold my P22 and shotgun, and lost my Colt 1903 to a cheating ex.:mad:

    My question is this: Is the MPA Mini 9mm, side cocking, with rail mount, a decent weapon?

    I have been researching, and it seems to be a simple and reliable platform. The 3lb weight should absorb recoil very well, especially when combined with a long fake suppressor. This would allow two hand shooting with a 30 rd payload in a ~4 lb package.

    Just wondering if there are any other similar options (weight, capacity, caliber) in the $450 price range?


    The recoil of a standard full sized 9mm is a bit more than my wrists and hands can safely support. For this reason I have fallen in love with the idea of a pdw type platform.

    I'm thinking this system with a micro red dot mounted on top would be my perfect, "go-to" gun. I live in the suburbs of Sarasota, so admittedly, there is very little need of any firearm whatsoever, but I want to have one if the need should ever arise (think more along the lines of hurricane aftermath, rather than zombie apocalypse.)

    I have even considered building a sheet metal chassis over the pistol and fake suppressor, allowing storage of two loaded mags and a non-vertical support grip (no buttstock, not going the SBR route.):D
     
  2. MisterMcCool

    MisterMcCool Well-Known Member Supporter

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    Mac is a reliable platform. Bulky and irregular. But you have to work with your disability. There are AR and AK pistols, uzi and hk clones, but not as cheap.
    Ap9 or dc9 are options, though I would prefer the Mac. You might find a used Calico in that price range.
    I think you have settled on a good choice.
     
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  3. The_Jakel

    The_Jakel New Member

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    Thank you

    Thank you for the confirmation. Not sure if you've seen the Mini-Macs, the size has been reduced and weight cut in half.

    I like the dc-9, ap-9 for it's ergonomics, but agree that the Mac is a superior platform overall.

    Thanks for the Calico suggestion, I will look into it.
     
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  4. MisterMcCool

    MisterMcCool Well-Known Member Supporter

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    Maybe you can replace the charging handle with a longer one for easier use.
     
  5. The_Jakel

    The_Jakel New Member

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    I figured I could, either by clamping something to the existing handle or replacing it. That's the only drawback to blowback design in this case.

    Thanks for the help.
     
  6. hardluk1

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    How about a very different idea for a protection pistol with some one with hand strength issues . The keltec PMR-30 31 rounds of 22mag in a pistol that weight in at under 2 lb with 2 loaded mags Price is in the right range . Cheap to shoot. Lite recoil at best and with so many rounds of 40gr at 1400fps it will kill you quickly. A buddy I hunted with for year used a colt 22 mag revolver as a back up when stand hunting during bow season, killed a few hogs with well placed shoot from above when hogs strolled by his stand with eye shots and its a very good gator killer . All ways worked well. Fill it full of 40gr solds and then speer gd's and it would make a great pistol for some with limited hands strength

    http://www.gunsamerica.com/blog/kel-tec-pmr-30-range-report/

    [ame]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ti9bs-7ES2M[/ame]
     
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  7. mountainman13

    mountainman13 New Member

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    I want one. Guaranteed not to be Ma approved though. Guess I'll have to wait till I move.
     
  8. JW357

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    For what its worth, I want one too.

    http://youtu.be/ti9bs-7ES2M

    Never happening in Kali though.
     
  9. CrazedJava

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    The problem with the Kel-Tec is you would have to be able to actually find one. If you could find one, the going price is higher than MSRP due to rarity.

    Wish Kel-Tec would get their act together.

    I like the idea of the red dot on the Mac. Haven't taken a close look at the MPA versions, but I remember the Cobray's had the standard Mac sights and they were horrible. Definitely designed for full auto spray and pray, not so great for a semi-auto pistol.
     
  10. orangello

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  11. hardluk1

    hardluk1 Active Member

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    crazedjava Why do people blam it lack of firearms on keltec Its so much more about US not them. They make a cool toy that they can control with out having to get to big like some many other have done and WE run out there and buy it a 1year before its even avaible. Stupid US.

    Yea guys I should have stayed quiet !! I have to now get my wife one. She was watching hickok45's video and said , Hoooney I want to look at one??

    Only down side to it I can see is its basically a big pistol. Almost 8" long and 6" high. Add a red dot and flash hider and its going to be hell to CC. See guys, its to big to bother with??
     
  12. orangello

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    Get her a purse with a holster, a LARGE one.
     
  13. MisterMcCool

    MisterMcCool Well-Known Member Supporter

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    I think this guy needs a charging handle.
     
  14. DrFootball

    DrFootball disappointed & disgusted, But DETERMINED... Lifetime Supporter

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    It's a solid weapon. I'm planing on an M-11 shortly. I have held and shot(1 mag) through the MPA 9. I am also disabled(service connected) there is a place in Az. That handles parts and such for MAC/MPA's and I will post the link when I find it. Also desert fox outfitters in Az. Carries the M-11 for $369.....
     
  15. CrazedJava

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    Supply and demand. They are missing out on a lot of business and when gun retailers charge over MSRP because they can none of that money goes back to Kel-Tec.

    In short, it's a lost opportunity and lost revenue. I don't blame the gun stores, but they are making extra $$$ and Kel-Tec sees none of it.

    I'm more about the win/win in business. Make more product, sell more product. Don't flood the market but if the retailers could sell more it would satisfy customers and they wouldn't pay above market prices. Everyone wins.
     
  16. DrFootball

    DrFootball disappointed & disgusted, But DETERMINED... Lifetime Supporter

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    I agree! The PMR-30 is a great Gun,..But it's not worth 2.5 times it's retail! They Make a 30 cal Bullpup rifle,..some great 22's, and some nice small pistols(pf-9/p11, p3at, p-32) but you just can't find em anywhere.
     
  17. hardluk1

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    orangello I guess if a person can hide one of those baby macs they can hide anything but you would need one of those "man bags"

    DrFootball Where do you get 2 1/2x retail. Don't beleave what some other member said. Our lgs has never screwed the public and one they have or had had a week or so back for $335. Same way a 1year ago. Sound more like a gun shop issue. Ours always has some KT's in stock. Good mix of products. They don't stock the 223 rifles or that odd shotgun as they had one of each and they sat , and sat and sat ,and ,,,,, To many other choices in stock people to mess with those models. . But the rest of the KT pistols and lite rifles they tend to have keep some in stock.

    Bad dealers are just that. Not shop there they will ether get there price right or go out of business. We have one in Ashville that I can't see how theystay it business . prices are high, high.

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  18. DrFootball

    DrFootball disappointed & disgusted, But DETERMINED... Lifetime Supporter

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    Not 2 months ago a shop was asking $1100 for a PMR-30....Saw it with my own eyes..and someone paid it too....
     
  19. John_Deer

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    I would look for a revolver myself. The MPA box guns are fun to shoot but once you leave the range they are pretty useless. I have a 32 shot magazine for my Ruger P95. It shoots better than any box gun and has the same capacity. 32 rounds of 9mm ammo tames the recoil of the P95.

    I also have a ruger blackhawk convertible. The 9mm cylinder in the weight and balance of the blackhawk is very easy to handle. The convertible is the first centerfire my niece ever shot at the age of 11. She is now a gun nut professional jockey. That tells you how tiny she was at 11. She can tack at 108. That means she weighs 108 with a saddle and a helmet.
     
  20. hardluk1

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    DrFootball I can only tell you what out general store sold them for. Never soled any gota have firearm for even retail. KT did not raise the price just those jack wad dealers. Got it. If your dealing with a sorry , worthless dealer live and learn from it.