Last we heard from Caracal, their U.S. website had been hijacked and no one was answering the phone. We pronounced TOD and, finally, moved on. And yet there it was: Caracal’s bay at the 2015 SHOT Show media day. I can’t evoke the feeling of seeing the Caracal F on a table without asking a simple question: have you ever had sex with your ex? It’s a really bad idea, a ticket back on the crazy train. Even so . . . other than that, I say nothing. Except for this . . .
Caracal’s US jefe says the UAE-owned enterprise is now going to assemble their 18-round model F somewhere in Treasure Valley, Idaho. Not Alabama, as previously reported. And not the new F. The old F with a second pin in the trigger’s fulcrum to make it drop safe. And no Quick Sights. (If you don’t know, don’t ask. You’ll just want them. And you may never have them.)
Jeffrey W. Spalding says his employers will be selling the new old F “sometime in Q2” for around $500. My nemesis – the Compact 9C – will arrive “sometime thereafter.” Meanwhile, they’re flogging $600 CC10 pistol-caliber carbine. Or are they?
The U.S. website is back, albeit “under development.” And there is no fool like an old fool.