Caracal Close to Shipping US Made Pistols | SHOT 2017

    Caracal Enhanced F 2

    Caracal USA was at the Industry Day at the Range event in Boulder City, NV. The event is a good chance for members of the media and other invited guests to see – and shoot – many of the guns that will be introduced at the SHOT Show later in the week.

    The company had a pair of new rifles on display, but the gun I was most interested in was the Enhanced F pistol. Fortunately, Caracal had several prototypes of the new Enhanced F on hand for shooting and examination.

    Caracal Enhanced F 3

    Prior Caracal pistols were recalled for safety reasons, and many people have been eagerly awaiting for the handguns to return to the market.

    A company representative said that the new guns will be 100% made in the USA. Currently, the company is perfecting the tooling for several of the small parts that are used in the guns. The prototype guns use small parts imported from the UAE, but export restrictions prevent Caracal USA from importing the small parts in any significant quantity. Once the tooling is done, the guns will start rolling out.

    According to a company representative, the Enhanced F pistols use an upgraded trigger bar, trigger shoe and other parts that help prevent any accidental discharges if the guns are dropped.

    Caracal Enhanced F

    The new guns will offer both traditional sights and the company’s popular Quick-Sights. For models equipped with the Quick-Sights, the company still machines a sight cut into the rear of the slide and includes a low profile ledge for one handed slide manipulation.

    Caracal Enhanced F

    The representative did not offer a shipping date on the new pistols.

    Richard Johnson

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