|Place of origin||United States|
|Weight||Unloaded: 7.7 lbs|
|Muzzle velocity||960 frame/s|
|Feed system||.45 ACP: 30-round box magazine
9mm: 32-round box magazine
The Demro TAC-1 is a semi-automatic carbine chambered in either .45 ACP or 9x19mm Parabellum. The TAC-1 is the reintroduction of the Fox Carbine to the law enforcement market after a fallout between Gerry Fox, the inventor, and Dean Machine Inc. of Manchester, CT. Although it is visually similar to the Thompson submachine gun the operation and design is quite different. The design is a closer cousin to the Russian PPSH-41. The TAC-1 and its predecessors are one of the few open bolt firearms that it is grandfathered by the BATFE and is legal to own and sell in the United States.
The weapon has a grip safety as well as a safety lever on the left side of the receiver, over the pistol grip. The standard version also has a combination lock above the trigger near the safety lever. In the selective-fire variants, this safety lever doubles as a fire selector. The magazine release is found behind the magazine well, and the charging knob is on the left side of the upper receiver.
The stock, pistol grip, and foregrip of the TAC-1 are wooden.
Weapons with no combination lock bear the designation TAC-1M and XF-7 WASP.
As the weapon was originally marketed towards law enforcement, the earliest models had selective-fire capability.
The XF-7 variant is identical, internally, to the standard TAC-1, but has a plastic stock, foregrip and pistol grip and a folding stock.
- Long, Duncan (1986). Assault Pistols, Rifles, and Submachineguns. Boulder, Colorado: Paladin Press. pp. 18–19. ISBN 0-87364-353-4.