TEC 9 in GTA Vice City

The TEC-DC 9 (also refered to as TEC 9) is a light sub-machine gun that mad appearances in Grand Theft Auto: Vice City, Grand Theft Auto: San Andreas, and Grand Theft Auto: Liberty City Stories. It is a common sub-machine gun that is used by gangs. When the Hitman skill level is reached in San Andreas, the TEC 9 can be duel-weilded.

The TEC 9 is most notorious for being use in the Columbine High School massacre and it being used by many SWAT teams.


Gta vc tec 9 icon

GTA Vice City icon of the Tec 9.

The TEC 9 is a cheap open-bolted handgun manufactured in the United States between 1980 to 1994 by Intratec. It happens to be based on the Carl-Gustav M/45 submachine gun, sometimes also known as the "Swedish K." It was designed at low cost, but never found military market. Not wanting to abandon the idea, Intratec put the semi-automatic versions on the civilan market. It gained infamy after criminals found the open-bolt design to be easy convertible to be fully automatic.

GTA Vice City

The TEC 9 is the only sub-machine gun that can't be purchased from an Ammu-Nation. The TEC 9 can only be found behind a house located in the cul-de-sac in Vice Point.

It is used by at least three gangs in Vice City. The Cubans use it when they are trying to blow up the Haitian Drug Factory. The Haitians use the gun in the same mission to try and stop them before doing so. The Streetwannabes use in in Phnom Penh '86 to shoot at Tommy Vercetti and Lance Vance in a Maverick while they are shooting at them.

VCBI Record

The Vice City Bureau of Investigation has a file on the Tec9:

  • Short-range, high-impact automatic weapon. Popular with Cuban drug barons and other law-breakers. No social benefit to this one - unlike most machine guns.


GTA Vice City

  • Located behind a house, located in the cul-de-sac in Vice Point.