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Caracal C

Discussion in 'Handgun Discussion' started by SynapticSilence, May 25, 2012.

  1. SynapticSilence

    SynapticSilence Battle Ground, WA Well-Known Member

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    I just picked this up on Wednesday, a New Caracal C 9mm. I haven't been able to shoot it because of surgery I underwent on Tuesday, but just from holding it and dry firing it my sense is it'll be the equal of any Glock, Springfield, Springfield, or S&W M&P I've had or fired before. The ergonomics are exceptional and the build quality appears flawless. Mine has the conventional sights, not the quick sights. Too unconventional for my tastes. 43abfa30-7af3-2401.jpg 43abfa30-7b01-505a.jpg

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  2. matthew029

    matthew029 Oregon, United States Member

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    give us a range report when you get a chance.
     
  3. Benihaus

    Benihaus Portland American

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    Im usually not big on the "new age ergo" stuff, but that looks cool... Im stoked to hear a range report!!
     
  4. SynapticSilence

    SynapticSilence Battle Ground, WA Well-Known Member

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    I probably won't be able to shoot it until Tuesday or Wednesday of next week. I have a nifty incision running from my hairline on the back of my head all the way down my neck to my shoulders. It's hell having it and not getting to shoot it. In regards to how it looks, the designer of the Caracal was Wilhelm Bubitz, formerly of Glock, formerly of Steyr. He designed the Steyr M series, which is pretty obvious if you look at the two side by side. I'll try to field strip it and take some internal pics later.
     
  5. Sun195

    Sun195 Pugetropolis, WA Well-Known Member

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    It looks cool. I don't know anything about these - what does this get you over a Glock or Sigma? (just to name two)
     
  6. Hammer_Man

    Hammer_Man Hillsboro Member

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    I'm a big fan of Mr. Bubitz's designs. I'll have to add this to my list of things I'd like to own :)
     
  7. SynapticSilence

    SynapticSilence Battle Ground, WA Well-Known Member

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    One of Glock's advantages was that it had the fewest parts of any modern handgun at 34 parts. The Caracal smashes that, bringing the total number of parts down to 28, all of which are standardized, require no specialist hand fitting, and are essentially drop-in. Maintenance should be a dream. Caracal has the lowest bore axis of any handgun and moves the grip further up the frame, minimizing recoil and muzzle flip as much as possible. Grip angle, something Glock never got right, is perfect, meaning the gun naturally points on target as you bring it up to fire. They also manage to fit 15 rounds in the magazine while maintaining a grip that even my smallish hands can manage, much better than even a Glock 36 or te SF Glock versions. I don't have a Sigma, but I do have a S&W M&P .45. It's as close to a perfect gun that I've seen -- until I got the Caracal. I'm speculating about it's accuracy since I haven't been able to shoot it because of my recent neck surgery, but a lot of experienced shooters have sung its praises after they had time with it at the range. Price is also very competitive -- I paid $450 for mine ordered in line, inclujng tax and shipping. Brightwater Ventures had it for $440 before tax. It also has passed the rigid and incredibly demanding NATO and German Police reliability and maintenance standards with flying colors. That alone is enough proof for me as to it's build and accuracy standards. But it's still a matter of personal choice. A lot of people look at the pics and think they look a bit odd, but in person and in your hand they quickly change their mind.