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Will the current Caracal's become a collector's item?

Discussion in 'General Firearms Forum' started by plouffedaddy, May 12, 2012.

  1. plouffedaddy

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    I just picked up a Caracal and have heard lots of talk about upcoming changes to the gun (sight system, backstraps, ect...) and I was thinking---I wonder if this thing will one day be a collector's item like a Gen1 17...?

    Don't get me wrong, it's a gun and I'm going to shoot the piss out of it, but I'm just posing that as a discussion point.
     
  2. Metal Angel

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    It depends on its future success. I'm sure it will be a classic if it explodes in popularity like the Glock did. I doubt it will though.
     


  3. Njanear

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    It looks like Centerfire Systems has a pretty decent deal on them ($399.99 each) and mags for $19.99 BUT will the support be there after they make any changes to the design? :dunno:

    It does look interesting and I would like to hold one to see how it fits, but I really can't see them becoming a collector's item anytime soon (especially if it has been shot. Even GEN1 G17s drop in value once they get any signs of use on them).
     
  4. Cole125

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    Its possible. Interesting guns, but I refuse to send my money to that part of the world.
     
  5. Metal Angel

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    Yeah, more and more I think I just want to buy American guns. That way the money that is spent is used right here in America by a company who probably puts a significant amount of effort into maintaining our gun rights. I really love my Glock 19, but I think it may be my last foreign gun. I dont even know if i would buy a Springfield XD since they are buit in Croatia. We'll see.

    But yeah, especially where the Caracal is from.
     
  6. Decguns

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    If I've learned one thing over the past 25 years in the gun business, just because something is rare (or even one of a kind) doesn't mean it will ever be collectable or valuable. Unless the Caracal gains some cult following here, they will fade away like so many other foreign pistols.
     
  7. Raven1967

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    Dont know if they will be collectors items,I own 3 and like them alot doubt I ever sell them.
     
  8. bac1023

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    I highly doubt it.

    Collector's items generally command a premium.

    Also, who said 1st gen G17s were collector's items? :dunno:
     
  9. Comedian

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    Where did you hear about changes to the Caracal? Are night sights coming?
     
  10. plouffedaddy

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    I say they're collectors items if you look at what people on gunbroker are paying for them! :supergrin:

    As for the night sights--Caracal said they were going to start offering them at SHOT this year. They also said F/O sights were coming out and I've already seen those so hopefully the night sights are next...
     
  11. Rustin

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    :needspics:

    And an in depth review of the Caracal pistol.

    Seriously, I've only heard it being mentioned once on this site.
     
  12. plouffedaddy

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    [ame="http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PnpprZgirKs"]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PnpprZgirKs[/ame]

    Sturm did the one above; mine's in the T&E stage but I'll do up a video/review once I have a few hundred rounds through it.

    Here's mine:
    [​IMG]
     
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  13. TSAX

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  14. .45Super-Man

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    I doubt if the current trend of plastic/stamped metal autos will ever spawn any "colectors pieces". Even the original plastic frame auto(HK VP70)hasnt become all that desirable.
     
  15. bac1023

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    My mistake. I haven't priced tham lately. Maybe they have been selling higher than before.
     
  16. MoCop

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    My local gun shop has a 1st generation G17 for sale for around $459.00 very tempting. Looks all original, even the mag. Anyway back to the original post, who knows if they'll become a collector's item. They seem to be nicely made pistols, though. I handled one the other day and the trigger is very nice.
     
  17. bac1023

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    Yeah, I didn't think they were bringing too much.

    $100 or even $200 more doesn't really make them collector's items.
     
  18. BuckyP

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    ^ This ^

    The fact that they're signing someone of JJ's caliber, means they are looking to make a play in the civilian market. It will be interesting to see. JJ is a local. I'm hoping to get to handle his Caracal soon. (Hmm, maybe I need to word that differently :whistling:)
     
  19. plouffedaddy

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    I'm sure he'd let you shoot it. JJ seems like a pretty down to earth kind of guy.
     
  20. Rustin

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    Looks like a damn fine pistol. How does it shoot? Recoil compared to say, a Glock?