Caracal USA was at the Industry Day at the Range Event in Boulder City, NV. The company had a pair of its modern sporting rifles on hand for demonstrations. The two guns are AR-style rifles and are called the CAR814 A2 and CAR816 A2 respectively. Both are made in the United States.
The CAR814 is a DI-style rifle chambered in 5.56 NATO and is designed around NATO standards. It is outfitted with a Magpul MOE handguard with M-LOK attachment points. Up front, the gun has a sight tower, and the company includes a folding rear sight. Also included with this gun is a 2-point QD sling, a cleaning kit and one 30-round magazine.
Shooting the gun was fairly typical for an milspec AR. The trigger was on par with other two stage triggers with what felt like a slightly longer distance to reset. With the iron sights, I could ring iron at 100 yards.
These rifles retail for $1,300 and come with a limited lifetime warranty.
The CAR816 is a short stroke piston rifle. Also chambered in 5.56 NATO, this gun is designed for law enforcement and military use. Select fire models are available for government purchasers.
These rifles have a proprietary handguard with M-LOK attachment points. Since it does not have a front sight tower, Caracal includes folding front and rear sights. Also included are a sling, cleaning kit and one magazine.
This gun shot nicely, with a low power optic allowing you to reach out to 200 yards. The trigger felt slightly better than the CAR814, and it felt like it had a shorter reset.
Pricing on this one is $1,850. It is also backed by a limited lifetime warranty.