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MasterPiece Arms MAC > "M-11" 9mm (Model MPA-30). Also called the "long frame M11" > Compare "Cobray" brand with MPA


Title: Compare "Cobray" brand with MPA


repeal17thamendment - June 10, 2005 11:49 PM (GMT)
Cobray.com company just makes parts now, not complete guns. Lots of types, styles, and brands were manufactured with the Cobray stamp on it in the last few decades. I have an RPB open bolt M10 with the Cobray logo, and an S.W.D. M-11 9mm with the same Cobray logo.

tony218 - December 19, 2005 02:02 AM (GMT)
which do you like better ?
cobray mac10 or mpa30.
will the fake supressor from the mac
work on the mpa?

repeal17thamendment - January 9, 2006 01:13 PM (GMT)
The MPA 30 is actually the M11. The MAC 10 is the bigger gun and is almost always seen in .45, though every once in a while you'll run across one in 9mm.

By far the MPA is superior for several reasons. For one, the plastic Cobray mags are light, but not as durable or plentiful as the Sten magazines that the MPA 30 uses. Second, the non spinning charging handle on the MPA is much easier to use.

Anything that screws on a "Cobray" M11 threaded barrel will screw onto an MPA 30 threaded barrel. However, I have a clamp on barrel extension for an MPA 30 that was made during the ban that will not clamp onto my non threaded "Cobray" barrel.

tony218 - February 18, 2006 11:38 PM (GMT)
does the extendable stock work on one that did not come with one?
by the way, i bought a mpa30sst on feb. 10-06. it's the side cocker
with scope mount. only one problem, i am having a hell of a time
finding a holster for it. it seems with the charge handle being on the
side it will not fit a standard holster. other than that it is a fantastic
gun. i ordered a sholder harness/sling but i will have to drill a hole
to mount a d-ring swivel. i am not going to try this but i live
close enough to the factory i can let them do it. mine had the
clip on type barrel ext. i called factory to ask if they made longer
barrel ext. for the clip on type. he said: "just bring it down and i
will swap out the barrel to a threded on for $19.95 the cost of
the barrel". it turns out that my gun was one of the first ones
made. he put all new updated guts in it for free.
my gun was brand new but been at the dealer for a while.
unlimited lifetime warranty, free tune-ups.
gary poole has one fine company they will go far.
my next one will be the 9mm mini.

sorry for the long post but i am proud of this company!!!!!!!!!

repeal17thamendment - February 27, 2006 09:33 AM (GMT)
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does the extendable stock work on one that did not come with one?


No, the collapsable wire stocks won't work in any way. Putting a stock on a pistol creates a "short barrel rifle" under the unconstitutional National Firearms Act.

It's awesome to see another MPA owner join the ranks. ;)

The side cockers are obviously unholsterable, so I wouldn't bother looking for one. The sling idea is your best bet.

So it sounds like you had them change out the barrel and sell you the screw on extention. Did you keep the clamp on extension and it's barrel? Unless you plan to get a sound suppressor, the clamp on setup is actually FASTER to operate, and more secure. I have several of the older MPAs with the clamp ons and I kind of prefer them to my new MPAs with the screw on extensions.

Yea MPA is a great company. They are unusually good and a breath of fresh air.

Those "minis" are irresistable. You'll really love one of those, especially because you want to holster one.

Here's a pic of my new mini that I got 3 days ago back to back with the full size 9mm and next to the big .45.

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tony218 - March 3, 2006 03:05 AM (GMT)
no i did not keep the old barrel or ext.
he traded my clamp on ext. for a screw on.
the reason i wanted the screw on is
there are more assy. for a threaded barrel.
i like the look of the two stage supressor.
they don't make one with the clamp on
style. i will most likley have a mini in
the next two months. i'll keep you posted

tony218 - March 3, 2006 03:10 AM (GMT)
by the way, how do modify my profile?
i would like to add an avatar,location ,etc.......

repeal17thamendment - March 3, 2006 01:49 PM (GMT)
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by the way, how do modify my profile?
i would like to add an avatar,location ,etc.......


I finally figured out what's going on here. If you don't log in, the board treats you like a guest, AND, up until 5 minutes ago, I allowed guests to post. At first I couldn't figure out why it wasn't counting any of your posts, but it was because somehow you weren't logged in and posting as a "guest" (which I just disabled).

Once you log in, you'll be able to go to "my controls" and put in an avatar. It appears that you logged in when you FIRST registered, but somehow weren't logged in when you posted. I still show you as a member, just with zero posts because the board thought you were a guest every time you posted. At first I couldn't figure out why it was showing the word "unregistered" next to your username, but ONLY on your posts. Problem solved, only logged in members can post now. I only hope you remember your password.

1macfan - March 12, 2006 01:27 AM (GMT)
just got my "mini" thursday. have yet to fire it though. i put on a laser, a handall grip, a fake supressor, a rear sling collar & a front strap! plus, i ordered an extended mag release, which should be here soon. no more room for anything else! LOL! good balance with the supressor on. i'll post pics soon.

Macguy - January 23, 2007 11:26 AM (GMT)
How about some pics of the two. I know the Cobray and the MPA have different drillings on the bottom rear of the lower receiver, and this can cause problems when shopping for an aftermarket stock, but are there any other main differences in design?

heineken42069 - March 15, 2007 08:53 PM (GMT)
The only thing i think a Cobray would have over MPA would be the fact they are not made any more so its a little more of a "collector" and thta longer you keep one in nice shape the more it will be worth.

I am definutly gonna get an MPA mini real soon though, i like how it takes sten mags, has nicer higher cock handle, nicer newer more reliable bolt, smaller and more compact, no internal parts are cast they are all machined...not to mention the liftime warenty and great customer service.

Looter Shooter - March 16, 2007 07:16 AM (GMT)
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The only thing i think a Cobray would have over MPA would be the fact they are not made any more

Cobrays are still being made by Leinad. I think they buy the parts from Cobray. I have several Leinads and they're stamped "Cobray" on several parts.
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I know the Cobray and the MPA have different drillings on the bottom rear of the lower receiver, and this can cause problems when shopping for an aftermarket stock, but are there any other main differences in design?
MPA doesn't drill the 3 holes for the collapsible stock because installing one (or any stock) violates an unconstitutional law (the NFA). Cobrays have the stock holes because there were LOTS of M11 frames that were originally intended for machine guns

duff - December 8, 2007 09:33 PM (GMT)
well is there any way possible for someone to drill the three holes themselves if they wanted to?

The Architect - December 8, 2007 10:58 PM (GMT)
First, I hope you don't mind the avatar I made for you :D:



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well is there any way possible for someone to drill the three holes themselves if they wanted to?
It's barely possible. You'd be a pioneer if you did it because unless you have an old gun to look at, it's gonna be hard to get the holes in the right place. First you'll need to get the collapsible stock kit from http://www.cobray.com or something. Then you gotta remember that unless you want hitler's gestapo :hitler: down your throat, don't attach the collapsible stock unless you've made sure that doing so complies with all of the UNconstitutional federal "laws" :poop:

duff - December 9, 2007 08:52 PM (GMT)
Ok, thanks alot for the post. and I really like the avatar it's cool :cool:

blkhwkns - April 13, 2008 07:40 AM (GMT)
Tony218,

The sling idea is your best bet.+1

Here is my idea for my "SBR":
I (once in possesion of a tax stamp) am going to order this stock.
It is made for a "Mini Uzi" and these come with hardware to be mounted to a Cobray. They will not bolt up to a MPA. But if you gind the weld's on the back of the reciever flat you can easly weld the hinge plate to the back of a MPA. This is my future plan. Also, i plan to add the folding fore grip.

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http://www.practicalpage.com/index.php?act...od&productId=45

mac79912 - April 23, 2008 06:17 PM (GMT)
I like both.The cobray I had was prone to jamming with the polymer mags only if I put more than 15 rounds in them.I prefer the MPAs as they seem to be built better.I had a vulcan v10 which was junk and my dad still has his Ingram which is awesome to shoot. :uzi pistol:




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