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Caracal – Designed to Challenge Glock

Caracal – Designed to Challenge Glock

The Caracal company was formed in 2003 and is based in the United Arab Emirates and introduced their first product in 2007.  As mentioned in earlier reports, they are currently offering the full sized Model F and the compact Model C in 9x19mm.  Their pistols have been tested and are NATO qualified While at the 2012 SHOT Show, I was able to speak to their CEO Christian Ziehe and the Caracal’s designer Wilhelm Bubits Ziehe told me … Read entire article »

Filed under: Handguns, SHOT 2012

Caracal’s Quick Acquisition Sights

Caracal’s Quick Acquisition Sights

The Caracal Model F and Model C are new entries in the the polymer frame striker fired market.  The Caracal 9mm Model F (18 shot full sized; 4.1″ bbl) and Model C (15 shot compact; 3.5″ bbl) were available at the SHOT Media day and were very interesting…they also make a SC  (13 shot sub-compact). The sights on the F model resemble the Heine Straight-Eight pattern, while the sights on the C model utilize what they … Read entire article »

Filed under: Handguns, SHOT 2012

Caracal 9mm

Caracal 9mm

I had hardly heard of them before, even thought they have been manufacturing pistols since 2007 in the UAE. The Caracal 9mm Model F (18 shot full sized; 4.1″ bbl) and Model C (15 shot compact; 3.5″ bbl) were available at the SHOT Media day and were very interesting…they also make a SC  (13 shot sub-compact). They are striker fired polymer famed pistols with a very comfortable feel and low bore line. Interestingly, the frame contains … Read entire article »

Filed under: Handguns, SHOT 2012