I’ve been trying to get ahold of Caracal since the SHOT show. No dice. In fact, I’ve heard rumors that Caracal’s U.S. distribution deal has gone down in flames. Be that as it may, I reckon this one’s a winner—especially when equipped with the funky front-of-the-gun “speed sights.” That’s the variant with the “rear” sight in the middle of the gun, carved low into the slide. Chris and I considered the system one of the few genuine innovations at SHOT. Which this example doesn’t feature. It’s that gun that I’m chasing. Meanwhile, TTAG doesn’t recommend unholstered armpit carry or doing anything to a handgun that might block the barrel. Just sayin’ . . .
while this pistol does not make me super excited (i’m a DA/SA kind of guy) i will say that the military arms channel is one of my favorites on you tube, not too many other channels cover the ak system and potential accessories for ak 47/74’s like they do. btw you guys should review the bumpski stock, it looks really awesome.
It’s similar enough to a Glock to be boring, unless I’m missing something that the wikipedia entry doesn’t make obvious.
There are two (2) reasons I will consider spending my money on a gun.
It makes me consider replacing my defensive guns.
It makes me salivate.
This does neither.
Also few accessories, at least for the foreseeable future
Perhaps if I get hands on I’ll reconsider.
For now I’ll pass.
I have one. First, I am a Glock guy to begin with. The Caracal is, in my opinion, the true “improved perfection” of the poly, striker fired platform. The grip is considerably thinner than the Glock, and has another round (18). How they did that, I have no idea. The pistol is VERY “at home” in the hand, reminiscent of a BHP or CZ… but thinner. The trigger is far and away the best, smoothest trigger of the “plastic with a safety tab” type I’ve ever felt. The comfort, accuracy and shootability have to be experienced. Don’t poo-poo it as “just another plastic pistol.” It’s not.
I see a lot to like here. In fact, the only thing I don’t like is that the rear sight seems uber-proprietary.
The review I’ve read liken the trigger to a Walther PPQ (which is pretty good company) and the slimmed down dimensions really make me want to give one a try. Wonder if it will ever be offered in a .40?
If it’s successful, bet on it.
the CARAJO 9mm pistol???
90% of the handguns used by govt. agencies in this country are Beretta, Glock, H&K, and SIG for a reason. This looks like a nice design, but appears to be too little, too late. It’s never going to sell here.