UAE Gunmaker Caracal has recalled their model C pistols. [Press release after the jump.] Previously, on Who Wants to Carry the World’s Most Ergonomic 9mm Pistol Even Though Ralph Has Reservations About The Gun’s Reliability, the striker-fired firearm had drop-safe issues. The company took the guns back and, eventually, sent out new ones (to customers who didn’t opt for a refund). This time ’round there’s no new gun, only cash money. Actually, that’s not strictly true . . .
Caracal’s replacing those pesky C’s—and the rest of their lineup—with new guns. The F, C and SC models are gone, replaced by the CP660 (full-size nine, above), CP661 (compact nine) and CP662 (sub-compact). Caracal’s also adding two completely new pistols to the team: the hammer-fired 1911-esque CP663 (full-size, heavy ass nine) and the CP664 (9×19 and 9×21 calibers). All with “new safety units.”
C owners can apply their refund towards the new gats. [gunholstersandgear.com has all the pics and specs.]
Unfortunately, the kick ass Quick Sights are nowhere to be seen. And Caracal’s not answering the phone right now (or can’t answer the phone becuase they’re too busy answering the phone). So what will your humble Caracal C schlepping scribe do now that his gun is firearm non gratis, I mean non grata? Watch this space . . .
Caracal Model C Pistol Product Safety Warning and Recall Notice
Caracal International LLC previously instituted a recall of Caracal Model C pistols on March 28,2013 for batch numbers from SC188- to SC222.
Caracal is now issuing this recall of allModel C pistolsin all markets, following the completion of a full investigation. Caracal is initiating this voluntary recall of Model C pistols because the safety of its customers is paramount.
This recall affects all Model C pistols, including but not limited to those with serial numbers which start with the following letters: HM, AA, AD, AG, CA, CB, CC, CD, CE, CF, CG, CH, CI, CJ, CK, CL, CM, CN, CP, CR and CS.
If you own or have access to a Caracal Model C pistol, PLEASE DO NOT LOAD OR FIRE YOUR PISTOL. Please contact Caracal customer care immediately to arrange to have your Model C pistol returned. Caracal will provide you with a full refund of the purchase price of your Caracal Model C pistol or vouchers for otherCaracal products. Unfortunately, the potential safety issues cannot be addressed through a repair of the Model C pistol and all Model C pistol’s must be returned for refund.
Step 1 –Please contact customer care in accordance with the below details and provide your name, address, telephone number and details of your purchase.
For USA Customers
Contact us at +205-655-7050 [ED: voice mail] or [email protected]
For International Customers Additional numbers will be published shortly; however please contact us on [email protected] in the interim.
If you have sold or transferred your Caracal Model C pistol to any other person, we ask you to please contact us in any event and provide us with the name and contact information for the person to whom you sold any Model C Pistol so that we may also notify that person of this recall.
Step 2 – Customer care will contact you to arrange for a refund in accordance with the above.
We apologize for any inconvenience that this may cause and thank you for your patience and cooperation.
Caracal International LLC