Military Armament Corporation’s MAC 1014

Knoxville, TN-based Military Armament Corporation has announced the availability of the MAC 1014 Semi-Auto Defense Shotgun. If you’re familiar at all with the basic geometry of the military’s M1014 or the Super 90 you’ll be comfortable with the MAC 1014.

Coming in under $600, the new MAC 1014 is an affordable semi-auto defensive 12 gauge shotgun option. (Photo: Military Armament Corporation)

Military Armament Corporation MAC 1014

Among the features they describe:

  • A magnum-rated steel receiver and polymer forend.
  • A self-regulating gas system intended to allow cycling of shotshells from 1-ounce up to the heaviest three-inch magnum loads (I don’t know enough about it to compare/contrast it with Benelli’s auto-regulating gas-operated/ARGO system; hopefully someone reading this does and can opine in the comments).
  • A unique vent system intended to bleed off any gas that isn’t necessary to cycle the action (which should reduce recoil and allow quicker follow-up shots).
  • A large, knurled charging handle for reliable grip and traction (and manipulability with gloves on).
  • A serrated cartridge drop-lever to promote what they refer to as “no-fumble operation.”
  • Chambered for both 2¾-inch and 3-inch shotshells.
  • 18.5-inch barrel and an overall sight radius of 22.5 inches.
  • 5+1 magazine tube that is compatible with Benelli.
  • Integral pistol grip, compatible with Benelli M4 stocks.
  • Windage and elevation adjustable ghost ring back sight (generally my preference, if I’m not using an optic).
  • White dot fixed front sight post, which, combined with the back sight, is said to deliver confident point-of-aim, point-of-impact whether you’re shooting buckshot or slugs.
  • Picatinny rail interface system up topside for an optic or other accessory (offset weapon light, anyone?).
The MAC 1014 ships with three chokes: Benelli Mobil Improved Cylinder (OC), Modified (M), and Full (F).

How does this bank account-friendly homage to the Armament Research, Development, and Engineering Center’s M1014 Joint Service Combat Shotgun compare to one of the originals? We’ll have to see once they start appearing in the wild (or whenever one of our writers gets their mitts on one to review it).

Learn more about it at https://milarmamentcorp(dot)com/mac-1014/

David Reeder's Wu Tang name is Lucky Prophet. He is a retired AF veteran, former Peace Officer, and current Tier 2.5 writer-operator. Over the course of his career, he has worked a variety of military and lE billets, served as an Observer-Controller at the National Homeland Security Training Center, a MOUT instructor, and an MTT tracking instructor - all of which sounds much cooler than it really was. Although he only updates his website once in a very great while, he can absolutely be relied upon to post to social media (@reederwrites) at least once a month. -Ish.

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