SHOT Show 2018 – Are they finally ready for the prime time? After a troublesome history – at least on the north American market – the Caracal pistols seem to be ready to make a comeback after having been significantly improved with the collaboration of an American industrial partner
Caracal International LLC. out of Abu Dhabi (United Arab Emirates) first introduced the Caracal line of striker-fired, polymer-framed 9mm Luger handguns during the second half of the 2000s decade. Designed by Austrian engineer Wilhelm Bubits and incorporating a plethora of technologic innovations, the Caracal pistols were a long-awaited sensation that lived a short but troublesome history on the global civilian markets.
While the samples sold in Europe never showed massive or widespread defects, the same can not be said about the Caracal pistols sold in the United States. Several recalls plagued the reputation of a firearm whose technical layout was very solid after all.
The company spent several years afterwards to rebuild its own reputation, starting from the U.S. market, where new alliances with local industrial partners were forged; and last year, Caracal USA first showcased the all-new Caracal Enhanced F pistols. Now at the 2018 SHOT Show in Las Vegas, announcement was made that the Caracal Enhanced F pistol is ready for prime time.
Now manufactured in the United States, the Caracal Enhanced F striker-fired, polymer-framed 9mm Luger handgun is designed for self-defense, concealed-carry, law enforcement and military users. Available with standard 3-dot dovetail sights or the highly acclaimed Quick Sight System, which places both front and rear sights on a single focal plane, enabling the shooter to acquire a much faster flash sight picture. The Caracal Enhanced F pistol features an 18+1 capacity and is available in 12 unique configurations.