December 30, 1924|
Los Angeles, California
|Died||November 4, 2004 (aged 79)|
|Known for||Founder of Military Armament Corporation, creator of the MAC-10 and MAC-11 machine pistols, and popularized the submachine gun.|
Gordon B. Ingram (December 30, 1924 – November 4, 2004) was an American inventor and entrepreneur. He was the founder of Military Armament Corporation, the creator of the MAC-10 and MAC-11 machine pistols, and is widely credited with repopularizing the submachine gun.
Gordon B. Ingram was born in Los Angeles, California. His first foray into the weapons design world was during his years of service in the United States Army. He designed the Ingram Model 6 and later went on to design and manufacture the famous MAC-10 and MAC-11, which earned him the moniker "father of the machine pistol." His design accomplishments spanned over forty years and left behind several benchmark designs which illustrate his passion to push the envelope. His Ranchero series of range rifles incorporated the concept of multiple-use weapons that all use not only the same pistol-caliber rounds but the associated magazines as well, creating a one size fits all workhorse arsenal.
Ingram was also known for his associations with some of the defense sector's largest characters, such as Mitchell WerBell III, who designed the suppressor for the MAC-10.