Caracal showed up at the SHOT Show this year with some fantastic new guns. The complete recall of the Model C pistols might very well have wiped out some fledgling companies, but not Caracal. The crew from the UAE brought out some exciting new hardware.
The CS308 has a familiar look. The skeletal .308 precision rifle is designed and built entirely by Caracal, and not pieced together out of parts like some of its competition. While some might consider this a hindrance, especially those who like to modify their guns to suit their own unique styles, Caracal sees this ground-up approach as a way to custom tune their guns. From the stock to the muzzle, every inch is designed to work with this one caliber in this unique package. The trigger is completely adjustable. If you don’t like where it sits in the trigger guard, move it forward or back. If you want more or less weight on the back end of the two-stage pull, that is adjustable, too.
The gun that has me worked up is a rocking 9mm carbine. The CC 10 makes shooting a pistol seem arduous. This gun is incredibly fast. The ergonomics make for rapid sight acquisition. The weight of the carbine helps mitigate recoil. It isn’t available yet in the American market, but it should be showing up in stores pretty soon.
The future looks bright for Caracal. If they can navigate the reintroduction of their pistols stateside and bring even more rifles like this market, Caracal just might be a serious contender.