Item Number: MAC Man
Hardcover / 538pp / Index Incl.
By Frank Iannamico and Don Thomas
The full story on Gordon B. Ingram and his submachine guns. Read the details about Ingram’s revolutionary designs from the Model 6, M10, M11, MAC, RPB and SWD … it’s all here! The travels, the designs, the silencers, Sionics, the international intrigue, the characters and the deals.
Gordon Bailey Ingram is best known for his Model 10 and Model 11 “MAC” submachine gun designs, and to a lesser extent his moderately successful Ingram Model 6. However, these were only a very small part of the complete Ingram story. Mr. Ingram spent his entire adult life in the firearms business. During the 1950s, he owned and operated a small arms cartridge manufacturing business. He held a number of patents and conceived a large number of rifle, submachine gun and pistol designs, most of which never got any further than the drafting table. In addition to firearms, Ingram designed several new “Ingram Magnum Caliber” cartridges, but like many of his small arms ideas, they were only conceptual in nature.
Gordon Ingram was primarily interested in designing and building firearms; he was not interested in the daily routine of running a business. To hand over the business side of his endeavors and arrange financing, Ingram took on several different business partners over the years. While Ingram was a firearms genius, he was a poor judge of character. Virtually every partnership he formed turned into a debacle followed by numerous lawsuits and counter suits, costing many thousands of dollars. Ingram spent his entire life in a worldwide pursuit of a profitable endeavor in the firearms industry. He doggedly continued the search up until his death in November 2004. Unfortunately, for his lifetime of efforts, Mr. Ingram personally experienced few financial successes.