|Calibre: 9x19mm, .45 ACP, .38 Super, .41 Action Express, .40 S&W, 10mm Auto|
|Barrel: 4.37in (111mm)|
|Country: United Kingdom/United States|
|Years: 1987 - 1990|
It was a conventional magazine-fed handgun, said to be derived from the Czech Cz.75, with a barrel length of 111mm and a weight of around 1.27kg. It had adjustable square-notch rear sights and a large ramped front sight, both illuminated. The frame was available in both alloy and stainless steel, and both plastic and wooden grips were produced. Perhaps the most attractive feature of the weapon was that it was available in 6 calibres; 9x19mm, .45 ACP, .38 Super, .41 Action Express, .40 S&W and 10mm Auto. Reportedly the weapon could be re-chambered for any of these calibers "in seconds". Also notable is the fact that long-barreled models were produced, with 149mm barrels, although they functioned much the same as the regular model.
After the 90's, it seems the MC-5 just vanished off the face of the earth. There have been rumours that plans had been made to revive the pistol, but as of yet, nothing. Victory Arms Ltd. has no doubt been out of business for some time now. If anything, I think weapons like the MC-5 really do represent the last straw for the UK's firearms industry, whether for better or worse.