Not New From Caracal: CAR816 Gas Piston and CAR814 A2 COMP

Caracal has been trying to break into the U.S. firearms market for years. Robert was in love with their ill-fated F series handgun (and had his heart broken) since 2012. More recently, the Middle Eastern firearms manufacturer has promised to introduce a precision rifle — for two years (2016 and 2017). Third time lucky?

I hope so. I was particularly impressed with the CAR814 A2 Competition’s smooth, quick resetting Geissele S3G Single stage trigger. Despite weighing in at only 6.4 lbs. the recoil impulse is relatively soft. Add a carbon fiber-wrapped barrel and a [theoretical] MSRP of $1799 and it could be a winner.

We’ve asked for both rifles to review. Watch this space. Again. Still.


  1. avatar No one of consequence says:

    At those prices, I’m guessing a hard row to hoe in this market.

  2. avatar James says:

    I want profitability and success for manufacturers, but I just don’t understand these product line business models and accompanying price points. Peeps are willing to pay $1k to have someone put their rifles together?

    My last 3gun 18″ DI build with CMC trigger, no optics, cost me after taxes and shipping, $827.89. And I got exactly what I wanted. It weighs in at 6.5#.

  3. avatar 2A over and over says:

    They offered something unique with the Caracal pistols, this is just another AR, I suspect that they finally realized that they got their AR market entry timing wrong.

  4. avatar Muhammad says:

    Do you know how hard it to buy a Caracal firearm? I tried to buy a limited edition pistol this Summer, but couldn’t find anyone willing to take my money.

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