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Caracal Pistols?

Discussion in 'General Firearms Forum' started by Cam83, Jan 21, 2013.

  1. Cam83

    Cam83

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    Has anybody handled one yet?
    I seen the review of them in a magazine or two and it really peaked my interest.

    "Recoil" magazine did a review on the "F" model and claimed to have ran it pretty hard. Though I'd like to judge for myself of course.

    http://www.recoilweb.com/preview-caracal-f-17781.html

    I still love my 17's but I'm always looking to add some variety
    to my humble collection. Your thoughts?
     
  2. nathanours

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    I know they had a big recall recently you may want to look into.
     

  3. Cam83

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    Yeah, I figured they're going to be working the bugs out for a little while lol Of course I'm in no hurry, I don't need anything at the moment.
     
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    "Search' feature is your friend.
     
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  6. Cam83

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    After watching an in depth review I've lost interest, they're trying to reinvent the wheel or whatever you want to say. Yes they may have less parts than a Glock but that's not really an advantage. When you start to merge parts together like they're doing, you take away from the design.
    The rear sight for example is actually part of the back plate and extends under the rear of the slide.
     
  7. Comedian

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    You should try one out before deciding. I had the F and the C. Both were great. Accurate, very low recoil, totally reliable, ergonomic and a much better trigger than a Glock. As soon as Caracal releases a 2nd Gen that has good night sights, i will be getting another C model. I got a refund on mine due to the recall. Im rocking M&P's now and loving them as well.
     
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  8. cysoto

    cysoto Gone Shooting!

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    Caracal's ergonomics are quite nice and their trigger pull is only second to a Walther PPQ (in the polymer pistol world). I think the recall affected their reputation significantly.

    They face an uphill battle against other well-established polymer pistol in today's market.
     
  9. frank_drebin

    frank_drebin 1-man flash mob

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    All I know is they were all recalled and I have 2 friends that got refunds for their when they sent them in for the repairs.
     
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    They look "cheap". Not my cup of tea...




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  11. Two Guns

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    I have a Caracal C with quick sights and it is awesome.
    Much better shooter than any Glock I have ever shot.
    I also really like the quick sights.
    I have to send mine back for the recall and when I get it back it will be my carry gun once again.
    Best polly gun ever for me.
     
  12. Rustin

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    I wouldn't mind taking one to the range.
     
  13. Cam83

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    I agree with you on that, though people do seem to like them.

    I'm waiting for a while. Also I've yet to see one in person.
     
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    Checked them out again at Shot Show last week. They seemed no cheaper than a Glock or M&P (take that however you like). If I can find a deal on a C with the quick sight, I'll pick one up.
     
  15. Comedian

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    They are actually quite well made and the quality becomes evident when you do a field strip and look over the slide, barrel frame etc. The only part that looked a bit cheap was the guide rod/spring.
     
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  16. Cam83

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    Anyone want to post some pics of their Caracal in action? (That is of course if anybody has one.)
     
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    HANDLED one at gun show last week . i picked it up , felt fake like a toy . i put it down ,

    but i did buy walther ppq for 550 OTD :supergrin:
     
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    I didn't mind the way they felt when I handled one. I thought it was a nice pistol. I am too invested in Glocks to move away from them.
     
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    I am interested in picking up a C model once they work the bugs out that were the subject of the recall. Just patiently waiting to see...
     
  20. Comedian

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    The bugs have been worked out. Any new Caracal pistol you buy will not have the drop safety issue.