The Grinder is a T9 Prestige assault rifle in Modern Combat 5: Blackout. It was added in Update XVI.

Modern Combat 5: Blackout Edit

Compakt‑665   Charbtek‑28   UFIA PSD‑2   KR‑200   Red‑34   KOG V   PR39   Enforcer   Grinder    
The first of a new series of SMART weapons. The Grinder incorporates a series of minute gyroscopic stabilizers, helping the weapon to achieve a more manageable recoil. This translates into the manufacturer being able to reduce the overall weight of the gun, ultimately resulting in an increased operator movement speed.
—Official weapon description
TypeAssault Rifle
Likely based onHeckler & Koch SL8
Rate of fireVery high
AccuracyBelow average (Medium with PT7 Silencer is equipped)
MobilityMedium (High when SMART mechanic booster reaches 10)
TierPrestige SMART weapon
Unlocked30 blueprints

The Grinder features a solid damage rating coupled with an high rate of fire, handing similar to the KOG V. Like other Prestige weapons, the Grinder also comes with maximum armor penetration. The Grinder's combination of damage, armor penetration, and rate of fire give it a fast time-to-kill against the best armors. Like the Stacker and the Enforcer, however, its accuracy rating is lower than that of rifles such as the KOG V or PR39, and it exhibits significant recoil, making it most optimal for close-mid range combat, where it's ROF helps to compensate for its below-average accuracy. The Grinder cannot equip a grip to improve accuracy, though a silencer can be equipped to improve accuracy and mitigate recoil.

In addition, the weapon features a unique SMART mechanic resembling the one of the mechanic of the Stacker, in which each successful hit increases the shooter’s movement Speed by 2%, which can be stacked up to 10 times. Each stack lasts up to 20 seconds. (The speed boost will also reset to 0 if the player swaps weapons).

  • High damage
  • Maximum armor penetration
  • High rate of fire
  • Fast time-to-kill
  • Solid base accuracy
  • Superior hip fire compared to the Enforcer
  • Large clip size
  • SMART mechanic
  • Cannot equip grip to improve accuracy
  • Very high recoil
  • Empties magazine fairly quickly
  • Slightly less effective at longer ranges
  • Lower-than-average mobility (by default)
  • SMART booster resets every 20 seconds after hitting opponent
  • SMART mechanic resets to 0 if you swap weapons


  • Following the weapons rebalancing in Update XVIII, the Grinder (along with many other high-tier weapons) received noticeable nerfs to damage and rate of fire, having originally had a ROF of 600 RPM (comparable to the Jolt-7 MP submachine gun) and a 2-3 shot kill, among the fastest time-to-kill of any automatic weapon in the game.

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