Caracal USA announced the company is continuing plans to expand its brand in the United States with the opening of sales and marketing offices in Boise, Idaho. It’s website is currently only a landing page for collecting e-mail addresses.
In January, Caracal made the announcement that Caracal USA would open offices in Idaho – but that all manufacturing would be handled elsewhere. For clarification, Caracal USA is a subsidiary of Caracal. Caracal, the parent company, is a small arms company located in the United Arab Emirates, a federation of monarchies located in the Middle East.
At this time, the company’s only guns to be made in the United States would be manufactured for them by Wilcox Industries in New Hampshire. The company announced in January that Wilcox would make the 816, a piston driven AR style rifle, for Caracal. It is not currently known when Caracal will begin selling those rifles, but they are not yet on the US civilian market.
After recalling every “C” and “F” model pistol manufactured, a number of people have been eagerly awaiting for Caracal to re-introduce the new versions of the guns in the United States. Caracal first showed the newly designed CP660, CP661 and CP662 pistols at the 2014 SHOT Show. I have been unable to confirm is any of those guns ever shipped to the US market.
At the 2016 SHOT Show, the company showed the Enhanced F model. According to the company’s CEO, Hamad Al Ameri:
“By redefining our weapons’ equilibrium, Caracal has differentiated itself from the competition. This approach underpinned the redesign process of the Caracal F pistol…
One would hope that the opening of additional offices means that Caracal will begin shipping guns in the near future.