Lorcin Model L9MM [Automatic Pistol]:

A single action pistol made by Lorcin Engineering Company, located in Mira Loma, California . Lorcin was founded in 1989 and went defunct in 1998. In 1993, they were the umber one pistol manufacturer in the United States. Lorcin is one of a number of firearm one of the “Ring of Fire” companies known for cheap firearms of similar designs.

Their guns were constructed of injection-molded Zamak, a zinc alloy. They are also of a straight blowback design. As a result, they tend to be bulky compared to most other firearms. In general, their gun were commonly thought rather poorly of and of mediocre manufacture at best. Issues with the pistol include inproper feeding and cracking of the slide.

Despite this, large numbers of these guns could be found on the street, due to their low prices as well low security at the manufacturing plant. Even now, around twenty years after Lorcin went out of business, they remain relatively common on the streets.

In addition to 9mm, the company produced .22 LR, .25 ACP, .32 ACP, and .380 pistols.

The pistol uses a ten round magazine.

Weight:1.93 lbs (0.88 kg).
Caliber: 919mm Parabellum (9mm Luger).
Barrel Length:4.5 inch (11.27 cm).
Total Length:7.75 in / 19.7 cm
Action: Simple Blowback(Single Action).
Mode of Fire: Semi Automatic only.
Range: 165 feet (50 meters).
Magazine: 10 round box + 1.
Cost: $ 189 (When New).
Made in: United States.
Special: Low quality and mediocre in both accuracy and reliability. A kind of “Saturday Night Special” kind of gun. Still, it IS cheap, and can be relatively easily found on the street.

Writeup by Mischa (E-Mail Mischa ) and by Kitsune (E-Mail Kitsune).

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