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Old 09-21-2012, 01:00   #51
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In what areas do you find Glock to be better? Just curious. Obviously sight options and aftermarket support is an advantage for Glock.
Personal preference is all that i can imagine.
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Old 09-21-2012, 06:37   #52
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In what areas do you find Glock to be better? Just curious. Obviously sight options and aftermarket support is an advantage for Glock.
Yes, the lack of aftermarket support (that may change one day) and the sight options are two of the big things.

Don't get me wrong. I'm a big Caracal fan. I'm one of the first people in the US to have handled/shot one.

The first time I ever shot my C was an IDPA classifier. It ran flawlessly. I took the gun out of the box, put it on my hip and ran the classifier.

I know I can get spare parts for my Glocks nearly anywhere. Not so much with the Caracal.

If my Caracal C and Glock 19 are lying on the table in front of me and the bad guy is breaking down the door, I'm grabbing the Glock.

I've worn my Caracal ball cap in every match I've shot since I got it in May of 2011. Trust me, that's a lot of matches. I always get questions about them just because of the hat.

Now that they're on USPSA's approved Production list I may even shoot my F next season.
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Old 09-21-2012, 11:47   #53
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If my Caracal C and Glock 19 are lying on the table in front of me and the bad guy is breaking down the door, I'm grabbing the Glock.
Why is the Glock better for HD in your opinion?

You like the Caracal better for competition?
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Old 09-21-2012, 13:07   #54
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So far, they seem durable and reliable. These are things that can be quantified, and, in time, we'll have a fairly good idea of how it stacks up in those areas. Beyond that, it's pretty much a matter of preference. I prefer the Glock's trigger due to the better reset, but I wouldn't be upset if I had to carry a Caracal.

They both feel, handle, and shoot fairly similarly, which should not be a surprise given their origins.
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Old 09-22-2012, 11:22   #55
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I'm curious to know why the Caracal is good enough to run flawlessly in your competitions and you wear the hat but its not good enough to trust your life to it?

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Yes, the lack of aftermarket support (that may change one day) and the sight options are two of the big things.

Don't get me wrong. I'm a big Caracal fan. I'm one of the first people in the US to have handled/shot one.

The first time I ever shot my C was an IDPA classifier. It ran flawlessly. I took the gun out of the box, put it on my hip and ran the classifier.

I know I can get spare parts for my Glocks nearly anywhere. Not so much with the Caracal.

If my Caracal C and Glock 19 are lying on the table in front of me and the bad guy is breaking down the door, I'm grabbing the Glock.

I've worn my Caracal ball cap in every match I've shot since I got it in May of 2011. Trust me, that's a lot of matches. I always get questions about them just because of the hat.

Now that they're on USPSA's approved Production list I may even shoot my F next season.
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Old 09-22-2012, 19:23   #56
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I was all hot to buy a Caracal C model in .357sig if they're ever imported to the US but recently discovered the C model is the same size as the Glock G-32 I already own. Needless to say my 3rd generation Glock has been perfect from Day One so that solves that question for me. I don't need to buy a second pistol in a caliber/platform that has already proven itself to my satisfaction.

However, I do own a fabulous Steyr S9-A1 designed by Willem Bubits and it's an excellent pistol, so I do believe I have quite a few bases covered with regard to personal self-defense.
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Old 10-02-2012, 11:30   #57
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Hate to break it to you but Glock is an Austrian company with an American subsidiary.
good news..Glocks are now made in USA
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Old 10-03-2012, 04:37   #58
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I,ll take the Glock over any of the spin off's of polymere's. Some will be whoo-ed by cheaper prices ,but then some will buy a highpoint to.
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Old 10-03-2012, 05:07   #59
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Sounds like a good pistol, I think i need to shoot one. I will say it is alot uglier than my glocks though haha
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Old 10-03-2012, 07:37   #60
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However, I do own a fabulous Steyr S9-A1 designed by Willem Bubits and it's an excellent pistol, so I do believe I have quite a few bases covered with regard to personal self-defense.
Have you heard about the L9-A1? Its roughly G-17 size.


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It supposedly has been released in Europe.
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Old 10-03-2012, 08:00   #61
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Have you heard about the L9-A1? Its roughly G-17 size.


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It supposedly has been released in Europe.
That would HAVE TO BE a Duty Gun... That thing looks huge!! It make my Steyr C9-A1 look like midget!
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Old 10-03-2012, 12:22   #62
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I,ll take the Glock over any of the spin off's of polymere's. Some will be whoo-ed by cheaper prices ,but then some will buy a highpoint to.
The difference is, its a much nicer gun than a Glock...according to pretty much everyone who has shot/handled/owned one....and it was designed by a Glock designer no less.

Id buy a Caracal at a few hundred over the cost of Glock.
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Old 10-04-2012, 15:56   #63
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Yep...I think that guy needs to sell his Glocks and buy an M&P or XD.

As for me, I could care less where a gun comes from. I want the best available for the price point.
Which is one reason why this country's economy is in the dumper.
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Old 10-04-2012, 16:01   #64
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Well ... He is a racist. At least according to his first post. Making decisions based on someone's / a group's ethnicity leaves no other explanation.

Replace the word "Arab" with "White/Caucasian" and read his post out loud to yourself.
So BMW is racist for promoting "German Engineering"?

You never said been in the mood for Italian food or drink French wine. What about Chinese take-out??

As Jeff Cooper would say, I'm not prejudice I'm post-judice.
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Old 10-04-2012, 16:55   #65
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now glocks are made in the USA....so is the BMX X5.......our country would be in better shape, with less unemployment if we tried to buy USA made products when we can
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