Caracal USA‘s Idaho-based operations continue to ramp up, producing more of the UAE parent brand’s pistol components domestically. Their all-new Enhanced F models will be hitting the market soon sporting some significant upgrades.
Perhaps the biggest spot of news is the grip frames.
Frames in FDE, OD Green, and black will now be manufactured in the U.S.. They offer improved ergonomics and a more aggressive, yet comfortable texture as compared to the previous frames.
The ones seen in the photos here are still prototypes as the production molds are being finished, so while the overall look and shape is correct the sort of “toy-like” appearance will change the and overall quality will be much better on the production models.
A standard-spec Picatinny rail takes the place of the single-slot, slightly unique-spec rail of previous models.
The grip is extremely thin, yet still accepts Caracal’s 18-round magazines. This new texture pattern felt very good in the hand. Note “Made in U.S.A.” adorning the bottom of these new frames.
All models, including the Quick Sights versions, will be available with Tritium night sights (or a Tritium night sight, as the case may be).
Models with extended threaded barrels and suppressor-height sights will be hitting the market soon as well.
All of these guns feature upgraded slide serrations as compared to most previous Caracal models. They’ve also switched back to the unique, side-springing striker block safety. This improves the trigger feel over the last generation Caracals.
Like previous gens, the serialized component is an internal chassis that can be swapped into different grip frames. Buy one “firearm” and swap it into frames of different colors and sizes.
Overall, I think every change made to these guns is, indeed, an actual upgrade and I look forward to shooting one suppressed when they’re ready.