After a voluntary recall of all of its pistols several years ago, Caracal seems to be ready to reenter the US handgun market.
Caracal USA announced that it was releasing a limited number of its new Enhanced F pistols through GunsAmerica for sale on July 4, 2017. July 4 is the date that the United States of America celebrates its independence.
According to Caracal USA, the Enhanced F pistols will be available only through a select number of dealers. Caracal USA did not immediately provide a list of dealers that will have the limited edition version of the pistol.
The limited edition version of the Enhanced F pistol uses a Caracal International frame with a Caracal USA slide. The pistols are assembled in the United States. Although the company does not expressly state where the frames are being made, I would venture a guess that they are being made in Caracal International’s home country of United Arab Emirates.
Caracal USA states that later this year the company will offer guns with frames made in the United States. Other than the frames being made overseas, there does not appear to be any significant differences between the limited edition and standard Enhanced F pistols.
When I spoke to a Caracal representative in January, I was told that the company was trying to get the tooling for small parts squared away. According to the information I was provided, that were export restrictions that prevented Caracal International from shipping the parts to the USA. It appears that the company has found a solution to this problem.
The guns are polymer framed, striker fired handguns that feed from 18 round magazines. Standard three dot and the company’s Quick Sight System are both available on the limited edition guns. Two magazines and an Otis cleaning kit are included at the $599 MSRP.
In 2016, the company stated it was importing Enhanced F pistols as replacements for its customers subject to the 2013 recall. Have any of our readers gotten one of these replacement pistols? If so, what do you think of the new guns?