SHOT Show 2017 - The Caracal returns, and this time it's made in the United States: meet the Enhanced F!
Caracal returns its line of semi-automatic, striker-fired polymer frame pistols after years of hiatus. The striker-fired Enhanced F 9mm pistol aims to please sportsmen, competitive shooting, concealed-carry, law enforcement and military users alike.
The Enhanced F is proudly manufactured in the United States, in partnership with Wilcox Industries. Projected commercial availability is targeted for the third quarter of 2017. It has a redundant safety system that includes an integrated trigger safety, a firing pin safety and drop safety. The trigger shoe, trigger safety and trigger bar all combine into a one-piece multi-function unit (MFU) design for an extremely intuitive pistol for shooters of all skill levels.
The one-piece multi-function unit design incorporates a full-length steel slide guide to increase rigidity and durability, while diminishing torsion and flex during recoil. The sub assembly of this design also includes all internals and provides ease of manufacturing, assembly/disassembly and armorer-level service.
The Enhanced F provides a fully supported chamber in a (4.1 in) cold hammer forged barrel with a right-hand twist. These barrels are SAAMI proof tested for +P ammunition. The metal parts receive QPQ nitriding with an enclosed post-oxidizing surface treatment for a protective coating. This treatment is very durable and protects well against rust and other forms of wear.
Sight configurations on the Enhanced F consist of a standard three-dot steel full-length (6.5 in) sight system. Both front and rear sights are now dovetail mounted and the slides will be compatible with after-market sights.
The Enhanced F also marks the return of the Quick Sight system, which has the rear sight machined into the slide and located just in front of the ejection port. This system places both the front and rear sights on a single focal plane allowing the shooter to present a clear sight picture on target extremely fast.
The pistol comes standard with two 18 or 10-round magazines (customer preference/regulatory compliance), a cleaning kit, cable lock and a user manual packed in a plastic carry case.
MSRP for the Enhanced F is $599.00 and is backed by a limited lifetime warranty which covers the pistol from all material and workmanship defects for the life of the pistol under the ownership of the original end user.
Caracal Enhanced F
10 or 18 rounds
104 mm / 4.1"
Dovetailed standard three-dot steel full-length sight system or Quicksights
178 mm / 7"
790 gr / 27.8 oz