Caracal had a bumpy ride in 2013. In March, Caracal issued a recall on a limited number of C model pistols, and then in September, Caracal issued a complete recall of the C model. No fixes, just a refund.
Caracal made some significant changes to the C and F pistols, both to address the safety issue and to make some enhancements based on consumer feedback, and they are to be reintroduced to the US market this year as the CP660 (full-size), CP661 (compact), and CP662 (sub-compact).
The question is whether or not these new models will be interesting enough to bring buyers back to the brand after so many problems. As we look at what firearms to test in 2014, I would appreciate your feedback as to whether Caracal should be on our list.
Below is a video from Caracal that features Wes Doss, Rob Pincus and David Bahde, who had the opportunity to travel to the UAE a few months ago to check out Caracal’s new pistols and rifles before being introduced to the US market. Additionally, here’s what Rob Pincus had to say about the new Caracal pistols:
I am really anxious to get my hands on a couple of the new Caracal Pistols. The old F Models are great guns and they represented one of the first really new things in the full size defensive handgun market in awhile. The new models are more traditional, but I’m expecting them to be great defensive firearms choices.