|Over the years a lot of
untrue “myths” have spread through out the
gun community about the M-11 series. Most of these “myths”
come from people who have no experience with M-11s or
get their jollies off on cutting down every firearm except
for the one they just happen to have at the range. Whether
it’s the guy with the $25,000 HK or $5,000 2-mile
bolt action, I wish they wouldn’t spread this false
information around because it just confuses those looking
at the M-11 as a next purchase.
Frankly, as a fellow M-11 owner, I am tired
of being discriminated against.
are unreliable pieces of crap
of this has come from people’s experiences with
a poorly manufactured M-11 (most of the time it’s
a semi-auto ban period gun) or one that uses Zytel magazines and it's a magazine problem rather than a gun problem.
The M-11s operation is so simple that a functional related
problem is rare.
can’t hit the broad side of a barn
at people who claim the M-11 can’t hit any thing.
It might not be a 1 moa paper puncher but it will hit
a man-sized target in stock configuration no problem at
25 yards. With upgrades the competition M-11 will out
shoot the MP-5!
are junk guns only designed to last 200 rounds
know how this myth started but the AKM seems to share
the same stigma that they were built so poorly they will
fall apart. With the M-11 it is probably the result of
a gun coming apart from abuse (running very hot ammo,
or shooting with no buffer).
run better with hot ammo
myth probably started from people seeing special military
issue ammo designed for a specific gun. This ammo was
usually hotter to provide enough energy to cycle the guns
action. Thus an assumption was made since the M-11 is
a SMG then it should run this stuff just fine. Unfortunately
many owners followed this bad advice and ended up damaging
M-11s can be converted to FA by grinding down the firing
this one all the time and it is not exclusive to the M-11.
It usually comes from the so called “gun expert”
at work telling everyone how he has a friend that did
this to his semi auto whatever and now its full auto.
If anything, shaving the firing pin down will cause it
not to shoot at all!
can be fired one handed with no climb
you just love seeing a bad guy doing 90 mph on a motorcycle
firing his “MAC” with one hand while holding
it magically on target with ease? Unfortunately many new
M-11 owners go to the range and try to dump an entire
magazine without a good grip and find out the hard way
that this is impossible. The movie guns don’t climb
because they are using blanks or not firing at all, with the muzzle flash added during film post processing.
can be fired safely with one in each hand
nothing is cooler then seeing the hero or villian "dual-wielding" two MACs
in hand cutting down thousands of bad guys. Unfortunately
in real life this is not the case. Many new M-11 owners
go to the range and try to attempt this feat and find
out the hard way that controlling either gun is almost
impossible. The movie guns don’t climb because they
are using blanks or not firing at all, with the muzzle flash added during film post processing.
can be fired sideways with one hand
stand seeing these “gangsters” hold a “MAC”
sideways when doing a drive-by. It looks cool but impossible
in real life. Many new M-11 owners go to the range and
try to attempt this feat and find out the hard way that
a full-auto M-11 will climb up and sideways immediately. The
movie guns don’t climb because they are using blanks or not firing at all, with the muzzle flash added during film post processing.
stands for Rape, Pillage, & Burn
no idea how this myth started other then some one probably
didn’t have the patience to find out what it really
stood for. RPB = R. Roby,
C. Pitts, & R.W.
stands for Sylvia and Wayne Daniel
but no cigar. SWD was named after Wayne Daniel’s
wife, Sylvia Williams Daniel.