CAA Announces the Radically New AGADA Pistol Caliber Carbine

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From CAA USA . . .

CAA USA, designers and developers of the world-famous MCK/Micro Conversion Kit, have just released new details regarding their new pistol caliber carbine on the company’s YouTube Channel. LTC. (Ret.) Mikey Hartman, CEO of CAA USA, announces in the video that the PCC has been named the AGADA, a Hebrew word for “Legend.” At an MSRP of $899.00, the AGADA will accept 9mm and in the future 10mm GLOCK magazines.

Hartman goes further into detail, citing the various components of the new “human-designed” rifle that breaks with a 500-year-old rifle design tradition.

“Most of my 22-year military career I spent training the IDF army on how to shoot a rifle. When I established the marksmanship / sharpshooting school and wrote the shooting doctrine, I tried to find a system that would prepare each and every soldier for combat and to achieve the desired outcome. The very way soldiers held their rifles always frustrated me, whether it was a Galil, M4 or Tavor. The gun is just not designed for the human body. We, by definition, must contort our body to hold the pistol grip, pull trigger, hold forward grip, and even place our head on the stock / cheekpiece. When we started to design our new rifle, I did so with that in mind and adjusted, sometimes radically, every point of contact of our body with the rifle. It will be the most comfortable gun you will ever hold. That I guarantee”.

The patent-pending AGADA rifle will have some familiar features such as a gas blow-back operation and will be available for right and left-hand shooters. It will also use existing GLOCK magazines, as well as CAA USA proprietary magazines. It will be available in three basic configurations:

  • 16-inch rifle
  • 10-inch NFA SBR
  • 10-inch Carbine with faux suppressor pinned and welded to an OAL of 16-inches

Where the AGADA breaks design tradition is in the stock, lower receiver, pistol grip, trigger, and forward grip. The adjustable cheekpiece features an increased surface area that keeps the shooter’s head in an optimal upright position while the stock is resting on and against the shoulder. The folding stock folds to the opposite side and will be capable of firing when folded.

The unique design of the magwell is an oversized opening that allows the user faster mag insertions without removing the head or taking eyes off the target during reloading. The integrated pistol grip curls forward and off the side of the lower, putting the user in more of a “boxer” like position, as well as a more natural continuation of the arm. The AGADA will have an incorporated last-round, bolt-hold-open with release lever feature, in addition to two safeties. One will be in the pistol grip and the other will be an ambidextrous safety in the lower.

The AGADA’s fire control group is unlike a traditional rearward pull. It exploits the natural flow of the arm in the boxing position by using a downward pull to activate the very light 2.5 lbs. trigger pull. The ergonomic forward grip is off-set and angled forward and can quickly be adjusted to any shooter’s specific requirements without removal from the rail.

For more information on the new AGADA rifle, see the video on CAA USA’s YouTube page.

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  1. I will be curious about it, I meab ergonomics have been largely the same for a semi auto rifle the last century or so.

  2. If you have ever read the sci-fi classic “The Mote in God’s Eye,” you might think that CAA has some Motie engineers in their R&D lab . . . .

    • Now that’s more than a few years back!

      His “Inconstant Moon” short story was a great end-of-the-world tale.

      EDIT – Are you planning on attending the NY Pistol carry oral arguments?

      • No. SCOTUS has announced that while they will be returning to in-person arguments in the fall term, only court staff, SCOTUS-credentialed press, and counsel who are arguing that day will be permitted in the Courtroom — no public attendance in either the public gallery or the bar section.

        However, they have also announced they they will continue to allow public access to the live audio feed of the arguments (which formerly was available only in the Attorneys’ Lounge in the SCOTUS building, but has been available since public hearings were cancelled due to the pandemic).

        My schedule permitting, I will be listening and writing it up. (Perhaps TTAG could have a post up that includes an embed of the audio feed during the argument, and a widget that allows for liveblogging alongside it.)

        Howzaboutit Dan?

  3. It will be interesting to see how it handles in different shooting positions. Prone, kneeling, sitting, and standing. How will the new handles affect sling placement and transition to pistol.

    • Dan,

      You raise some very important questions.

      I was also thinking about carriage and transport.

      How well (or horribly) will this carbine rest against the body when you try to carry it with a sling–whether that would be in front/back of your body or simply over your shoulder?

      How about storage in a rifle case or a gun safe? Do all of those odd angles mean that it is effectively 6-inches thick? Who makes a rifle case that is 6-inches thick? And does it take up the space of three or four rifles in a safe?

    • I was curious to see how this would work when shooting off-hand or transitioning to. I see some issues coming up since the grip appears offset. With that being said, I like innovation

  4. How many times has a product been released with a promise of a 10mm to be released “soon” and then it never comes? I refuse to get excited until I actually see it on the shelf.

  5. I wouldn’t reject it out of hand before handling it; maybe they’re on to something. Rifles have been made pretty much the same since forever. The last big advance was the pistol grip. The only objection I have so far is that with the grip sticking out here and the other grip sticking out the other way, it’ll be a real pain in the ass to pack in a case.

  6. It seems like it would have to be physically reconfigured to switch it from left-hand use to right-hand use. I don’t like that.

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