“Caracal USA is pleased to announce the availability of Model F recall replacement pistols in the United States,” an email blast revealed. “Delivery of the Model F replacement pistol will be dedicated to those customers affected by the 2013 product recall.” That would be me, amongst many others, relieved of our pistols thanks to drop-safe issues.
Click here to read various posts chronicling the sad story of the handgun love that dare not speak its name (at least in front Ralph), including a post or two pronouncing the company dead. Reports of which appear to be premature. Again. Still.
In the intervening three years, I’ve tried other polymer paramours. I played nice with a GLOCK 19 retrofitted with a GHOST trigger. I had a torrid affair with the five-star SIG SAUER P226 Legion. I bought a Strike One, whose how-low-can-you-go bore axis creates a gun not entirely unlike the Caracal F.
But I never stopping pining for my U.A.E. plastic pistol, with its elegant proportions, crisp trigger and DGU-enabling Quick Sights.
So, the email tells us that the new Caracal Model F “has been subjected to upgrades including a redesigned trigger safety, trigger bar, firing pin unit and a machined one-piece Multi-Function Unit (MFU). These enhancements increase both the safety and durability of the Model F pistol, while maintaining the same overall ergonomics and exterior aesthetics.”
Caracal USA jefe Jeff Spaulding just told me the replacement guns are U.A.E. sourced. New, U.S.-made Caracal F’s will hit distributors in mid-December. They will be cosmetically different from the U.A.E. guns, with dovetail sights and all, but the same internally.
All of which leads to one conclusion: I’m such a gun slut. In my own defense . . . nope. I got nothing. Including the new “you can throw it against the wall and not have to duck behind cover” Caracal F.