Caracal USA Showcases Enhanced F Pistol, New AR — SHOT Show 2017

For more information, visit the Caracal website.

Also, don’t forget to shop for Caracal products on GunsAmerica.

Overview

Since its inception in 2007, the Caracal pistol has been seen as an exotic, foreign-born, wonderment. Well, exotic and foreign-born no longer. As of this year, the Caracal enhanced F pistol will be made in the good old USofA!

With a new Headquarters in Boise, ID, I guess this is a good time to say welcome to the neighborhood!

A close up of the enhanced F pistol.

Ready to rock and roll.

Specs

  • Chambering: 9mm
  • Capacity: 18+1
  • Barrel: 4 inch
  • OA Length: 7 inch
  • Grips: Polymer
  • Sights: steel
  • Action: striker fired
  • Finish: N/A
  • MSRP: $599

Impression

Clay checking out the quick-sight sighting system.

The enhanced F pistol has some cool new options, including RMR cuts and a new quick-sight sighting system.  Basically, the quick-sight system moves the rear sights, typically located on the end of the slide, and moves them up on the slide in front of the ejection port.  This gives you about a 1-inch sight radius, which in theory should be very fast to acquire.

I am going to have to test that one for myself, but that should be easy to do given my proximity to the HQ (If it wasn’t obvious, I live in the Gem state, too). The F series retains the low bore axis that has made it popular and easy to shoot as well as the solid ergonomic base that makes it nice to handle.

What else do they have in store for 2017?

The 814 A2 Rifle.

The 814 A2,!  A new a center-fire, gas-operated, direct impingement rifle chambered in 5.56 x 45 NATO.  The rifle felt solidly built and buyers will get the addition of some nice features and accessories, including, a Magpul MOE handguard, a 2 point Quick Detach (QD) sling, flip-up rear sight, a cleaning kit and one 30-round magazine.

Lastly, be on the lookout for some military introductions later this year.

Price and Availability

Whether you get the new standard sight or the quick-sight enhanced F pistol, pricing starts at $599.  You can pre-order the pistols starting in May with a tentative delivery scheduled for July.

The 814 A2 has an MSRP of $1,300.  It should be at your local dealers by March.

For more information, visit the Caracal website.

Also, don’t forget to shop for Caracal products on GunsAmerica.

{ 8 comments… add one }
  • Tracy Crocker February 1, 2017, 8:05 am

    You guys are awesome! Love my Caracal F pistol and am selling my AR platform just so I can get yours! It is not your standard AR people. It is different in many ways. Love that grip as well. Modeled after the pistol, that is just genius! Thanks again Jeff and Caracal for all you do!

  • Tracy Crocker February 1, 2017, 8:05 am

    You guys are awesome! Love my Caracal F pistol and am selling my AR platform just so I can get yours! It is not your standard AR people. It is different in many ways. Love that grip as well. Modeled after the pistol, that is just genius! Thanks again Jeff and Caracal for all you do!

  • akjc77 February 1, 2017, 7:27 am

    Isn’t this the one designed in Dubai or Saudi Arabia?

    • Bobo February 1, 2017, 1:26 pm

      Yes and no, Caracal is a UAE company, however the gun was designed by Wilhem Bubits who also designed the Styer pistols and worked for Glock. IMO it’s a product line to keep an eye on for sure.

  • tiago January 27, 2017, 4:51 pm

    shot alone ?

  • Jae Gillentine January 27, 2017, 2:02 pm

    Thanks for visiting Caracal USA at SHOT Show! We really appreciate the interview and media coverage. Please contact us if you or your readers have any questions about Caracal USA products or availability. Cheers!

    • UT74 February 1, 2017, 3:43 am

      Can’t wait for your Compact pistol to come back to the market. Loved my 1st gen. Out of the box, better ergonomics, trigger and sights versus my Glock 19.

      • Bobo February 1, 2017, 1:27 pm

        The compact would be the one I’d be waiting on as well.

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