This week, Caracal USA has announced that the upgraded Model F replacement pistols are now available.
“Model F replacement pistols have cleared U.S. Customs,” said Jeff Spalding, Caracal spokesman in a video posted to Youtube. “The distribution of these pistols will be dedicated to customers affected by the 2013 Model F and C recall program.”
One will recall that the original Model F and Model C pistols were recalled in 2013 following concerns that the pistols discharged while being dropped on hard surfaces.
But now the Model F has been upgraded, states Caracal, with a redesigned trigger safety, trigger bar, firing pin unit and a machined one-piece Multi-Function Unit (MFU).
“These enhancements increase both the safety and durability of the Model F pistol, while maintaining the same overall ergonomics and exterior aesthetics,” said the firearms manufacturer.
Caliber: 9 x 19mm
Slide length: 178 mm
Barrel length: 104 mm
Height : 135 mm
Width: 28 mm
Weight: 790 g
Magazine capacity: 18 / 18
Grip frame: Polymer
Trigger system: Short Double Action
Trigger Pull (constant): ~2.2 kg
Trigger travel (constant): ~ 8 mm
Internal Safety (drop and firing pin): 2
Cocking indicator: 1
Magazine catch: Ambidextrous
No word on whether or not there will be an upgraded Model C on the horizon. However, one has the option to trade the Model C for the new Model F.
Caracal USA states: If you are a customer affected by the previous Caracal Model F and C product recall and have opted to trade your Model F and/or Model C pistol for a Model F replacement pistol, please contact the recall center at email@example.com or by phone at (208) 323-8727, Monday thru Friday, 8AM to 5PM MST.
In other news, the company says that effective Nov. 1, Caracal USA will move all recall and customer service options to the offices in Boise, Idaho.