Caracal Replacement Pistols Now In USA


Caracal USA announced that the upgraded Model F pistol has now made it to the shores of the United States. For customers subject to the 2013 recall, this should be good news. According to the company, the updated Model F pistols will be dedicated to taking care of these existing customers first.

The company states that the updated pistols have a variety of upgrades including these:

  • redesigned trigger safety,
  • redesigned trigger bar,
  • redesigned firing pin unit, and a
  • redesigned Multi-Function Unit (MFU)

Caracal USA states the Multi-Function Unit is now a machined, single piece unit. According to Caracal, the “exterior aesthetics” and “overall ergonomics” remain the same. Although not explicitly stated by the company, I hope this means the exterior dimensions are the same so people affected by the recall are not forced to buy new holsters for the replacement gun.

No information is available regarding when a replacement Model C might be arriving. However, the company stated that customers can trade the old Model C for a new Model F.

Caracal USA has a special e-mail address and phone number set up for customers affected by the recall. They are and (208) 323-8727 respectively. If you are calling, they are answering between 0800 – 1700 Mountain Standard Time.

Previously, Caracal recalled all Model F and Model C pistols due to potential problems with the slide breaking when being fired and the gun possibly discharging if dropped.

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  • Harry’s Holsters

    I got the same email but mine said guns wouldn’t start shipping till the end of 3rd quarter 2017.

    It wasn’t clear whether those were guns for sale or the recall replacements.

    • It would seem you have different information that what was provided to me by Caracal. Caracal’s communication to me stated:

      “Caracal USA is pleased to announce the availability of Model F recall replacement pistols in the United States.”

      Additionally, there was no information in the communication to suggest any kind of delay.

      The only reference to 2017 made in the communication I received was that the company “…will move all recall and customer service operations to our Boise, Idaho offices” in November of that year.

      If you don’t mind, please post the information you received. I’m curious to see if they are telling different people different things.

      • Harry’s Holsters

        I must have read to fast. To recall all customer service to the boise office.

        Caracal USA is pleased to announce the availability of Model F recall replacement pistols in the United States. Delivery of the Model F replacement pistol will be dedicated to those customers affected by the 2013 product recall.

        The Caracal Model F has been subjected to upgrades including 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.

        Effective November 1, 2017 Caracal USA, LLC will move all recall and customer service operations to our Boise, Idaho offices.

        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 or by phone at (208) 323-8727, Monday thru Friday, 8AM to 5PM MST.

  • John Yossarian

    By official admission, UAE is an unofficial state-sponsor of terror. Would you buy a pistol made in Iran or North Korea? If so, then the Caracal is for you.

    “Going by the latest leaked email, the State Department and US intelligence clearly had no doubt that Saudi Arabia and Qatar were funding ISIS. But there has always been bizarre discontinuity between what the Obama administration knew about Saudi Arabia and the Gulf states and what they would say in public. Occasionally the truth would spill out, as when Vice-President Joe Biden told students at Harvard in October 2014 that Saudi Arabia, Turkey and the United Arab Emirates “were so determined to take down Assad and essentially have a proxy Sunni-Shia war. What did they do? They poured hundreds of millions of dollars and thousands of tons of weapons into anyone who would fight against Assad. Except that the people who were being supplied were al-Nusra and al-Qaeda and the extremist elements of jihadis coming from other parts of the world”. Biden poured scorn on the idea that there were Syrian “moderates” capable of fighting ISIS and Assad at the same time.”

    • BearSlayer338

      If it is a good weapon I don’t care where it comes from or who makes it. I will buy something I like regardless of where it comes from, I’m not going to stop eating gyros or baklava because they are eaten in the Middle East either.

      • Kefefs

        Gyros is Greek. You mean shawarma or doner kebab?

  • I’m sure a majority of the comments will be about buying a gun from a Muslim country. I’m sure each and every one of those commenters is equally as vehement in checking exactly where the oil was sourced every time they fill up their vehicle with fuel.

    • GD Ajax

      If you want to buy a pistol from a country that funnels money to terrorists. We’ll say I told you so when you end up on the no fly list.

      • Frank Grimes

        You would only end up on the no fly list if you buy a handgun from a company that opposes Planned Parenthood selling aborted baby pieces.

      • Kefefs

        It’s funny how people have been crying about Caracal being from the UAE from day one, yet nobody seems to make a peep about Canik, Sarsilmaz, Tristar, etc being Turkish. Especially with what’s going on over there lately, I wouldn’t have expected so many people to throw money at Canik for the TP9.

    • John Yossarian

      You can be sure about me – My oil consumption is 100% Jihad-free.

      Sunoco: 0 barrels
      Sinclair: 0 barrels
      Hess: 0 barrels
      Maverick: 0 barrels
      Flying J: 0 barrels
      Love’s: 0 barrels
      Pilot: 0 barrels
      RaceTrac: 0 barrels
      *Murphy Oil: 0 barrels
      ** Citgo: 0 barrels

      *Murphy is often still sold at Wal-Marts, but you’ll need to check each individually.

      **Citgo is fine in a pinch. Better to support support a socialist country that eats itself (Venezuela) than support world jihad and terrorist attacks like 9/11.

      • ABeiruty

        He he, US does not import Oil from the Gulf states.

    • TheNotoriousIUD

      The majority of our oil is imported from Canada.
      Dirty maple farmers.

  • Anthony

    The same people complaining about buying from a country who sponsors “terroism” are the same people who drool over Israeli iwi guns a country who actually DOES terrorism lol ironic ant it…….anyway guns not politics lets just appreciate some good guns even i 100% pro palestinian can appreciate the craftsmanship of a galil

    • Frank Grimes

      I wouldn’t buy Caracal anymore than I would buy IWI.

      Main reason?


      • Machinegunnertim

        HAHA, joking?

        • Frank Grimes

          The only “joke” here is IWI and Caracal actually having fans.

          • Machinegunnertim

            Well I’m no fanboy but when a company puts out a well made and well designed product it will garner fans. Sorry your so upset about it.

          • Frank Grimes

            When either of those companies puts out a well made and well designed product, feel free to let me know.

          • Machinegunnertim

            If i personally showed you the sky was blue you would still insist it’s red. Go troll somewhere else.

          • Frank Grimes

            The only troll here is you.

            IWI and Caracal make junk, do you seriously refute this? Caracal literally recalling every single pistol it made because they had serious and deadly flaws and IWI is just Taurus meets Tapco.

          • Machinegunnertim

            Negative there troll. IWI’s weapons are well designed and extremely durable/reliable. No one here will refute this except you. That is also why the Tavor and past designs have been adopted by other military’s.

            Caracal models are designed by a brilliant Austrian. The Caracal F is one of a short list of pistols that has passed stringent NATO testing. They had a couple of US recalls but no accidents ever occurred here. These were due to production issues not design flaws. And give me one “deadly” example. Glock has had many recalls though does that make them junk?

            Bottom line, guns that pass NATO testing in Germany and guns that get adopted by multiple foreign Army’s are top of the line.

            If you think that is incorrect you are a total moron. So far you have presented no evidence or a real understanding of what you are talking about, only opinion.

          • Frank Grimes

            Bro, Ruger P series could pass NATO tests.

            The tests mean nothing.

          • Machinegunnertim

            There is just so many things wrong and assumptious with that statement, I don’t know where to start.

          • Frank Grimes

            You don’t know where to start because you have nowhere to start because your argument can not stand on its own.

          • Machinegunnertim

            Wow! hahaha, I really got a laugh out of that.

  • Mitch

    Honestly, I could care less where my pistol comes from, as long as it is a quality piece. If Saddam made a kick ass pistol like this, I’d be all over it. It’s like the gent above said- I highly doubt that you folks that are castigating people for being interested are checking where your oil originates. Thought so. Let me enjoy my Caracal when the time comes, dammit. Anyone wanting to tell me I’m unpatriotic should know that I’m a proud veteran and love me some Merica.

    • BearSlayer338

      Yeah I really don’t get that mentality,if it is well made and works well then why does it matter where it comes from. Personally if I ever have to defend my self the last thought I’ll be thinking is where my gun came from.

  • Frank Grimes

    Junk guns for junk people.

    • BearSlayer338

      Junk opinions for the junk minded.

      • Frank Grimes

        No you’re right, the Carcal is the greatest pistol ever made.

        My mistake.

        GLOCK and HK better get ready to go out of business because Carcal is certain to steal all their customers.

  • cwp

    “So, you’re looking for a handgun? Have I got a deal for you! It’s just as ugly as a Glock, it’s just as plastic as a Glock, and it’s striker-fired like a Glock — but! It gets better! It doesn’t have a tenth of the Glock’s aftermarket support, is manufactured in the Middle East, and has been off the market for three years because the original batch were recalled for safety — wait, where are you going? Come back here! You don’t know what you’re missing!”

    • Frank Grimes

      [i]Inspire Magazine[/i] voted it as the #1 handgun of 2016.

      • cwp

        I had to Google this to get the joke, but I laughed.

    • ABeiruty

      You can keep your Glocks, I will order a Caracal or 2.

      • cwp

        See, my point here is not that I love Glocks — it’s that the Caracal needs to have something to offer that a Glock doesn’t, if it wants to make any sort of dent in the handgun market.

        It’s probably a decent and functional handgun. I’ve even read some positive reviews of it. But it’s a gun that’s harder to find magazines and accessories for, that has a questionable safety history, and that doesn’t have a recognizable brand name like Springfield (the XD),
        S&W (the M&P), or even Steyr (the M9) did. So unless the manufacturer’s ambitions start and end with giving handgun hipsters the chance to say “No, I don’t carry a Glock. I have a Caracal. You’ve probably never heard of it,” it’s going to need to have some significant advantage over all the wondernines the world has to choose from already.

        • Machinegunnertim

          I still have my F. It’s so much more softer recoiling that the Glock, fits the hand much better and sits lower and is every bit as reliable. Not to mention one of the best production triggers ever and a lower price.

          THAT sir, is what they offer that Glock doesn’t.

        • Gunner4guy

          I had a chance to buy both an ‘F’ and a ‘C’ at good prices 2 years ago & now wish I’d done so. The pair would have cost right around $650.00 before taxes…. which I thought was a bargain. However, I was looking for a backup revolver for my wife at the time soooo…, kind of had to keep on track right then. DID get to shoot the ‘C’ version and was impressed. Fit in my hand like it was molded to it, pointed just like extending my index finger… Another one of those deals you kick yourself for not jumping on……
          Hope Caracal gets their production ramped up enough ahead so they can have some for the rest of us in the near future…

  • John please no politics———

  • Richard Johnson

    Hey mods, why did you block my posts?

  • I’ve said it before about them and I’ll say it again… any company that markets a product (a rifle) and describe it as an, “Assault Rifle”, you should avoid with extreme prejudice.

  • Bal256

    Well no I don’t dislike this gun because I’m a Saudi hating bigot, I dislike this gun because it’s apparently low quality. Germany and Russia were America’s enemies at times but at least they made weapons worth taking about.

  • Bronson

    I read a lot of comments on this website from people saying things like, “why are people so scared to buy new guns that aren’t from manufacturers like Glock?” Well, this is exactly why. A 2013 recall finally being taken care of 3 years later? That’s ridiculous.

  • Kefefs

    Sign me up for a C as soon as they’re back in the country.

  • ABeiruty

    Waiting to order my Caracal F, bring on more mags, extrended mags and some SPRs too. I am bored waiting.

  • L. Roger Rich

    I want one

  • MontieR

    One of the best options I have found for a military grade handgun, for a very reasonable price is Sarslimaz I chose the SARK2P polymer. They are a CZ-72 clone and one of the best point shooting pistols I have ever fired. It was in my hand for just over $350.00 and is not picky about what I feed it.

  • frank

    You’re going wish you had one if Hillary gets her way.. Jokes on us…HAHA