Re: Caracal Catastrophic Failure
+1 to Coolbox on above post.
And Hi to Steyr Club and all Caracalers here, I've been off since a year by now.
Anyhow, I'm a member at Pakguns.com too since start. Coolbox is right, do not underestimate the experts at Pakguns.com, nor it's founder. We take weapons and the sports seriously and our expert panel consists of people with a 1.st hand knowledge and even professional occupancy with the very Physics of anything fire-able involved.
The incident involved was a heart-breaker, coz the Caracal handgun over here was gaining market terrains and becoming the 1.st line of choice for people seeking quality SD coverage at reasonable cost, though still at some $700, as of late.
The Chinese ammo used is of pretty consistent quality over here, but needs a re-check. I am of the opinion that if the incident discussed is due to ammo related flaws, it wasn't the last round through the barrel that caused this blow up, but rather a bit-by-bit effort by the preceding 250 rounds that the shooter had been using with his Caracal from this same batch. The batch for sure needs to be re-checked.
I truly hope it's not a metallurgy issue, as that would put many happy Caracal owners around the globe at discomfort with their Caracals, especially if on top of all the other bad luck, the company too cold-shoulders our users over here with no responsible customer support.
The issue going on over here these days is rather who should test the gun's composition and metallurgy. Our experts insist it be done locally, by some 1.st grade, third hand competency. Caracal wants the handgun from the owner to do their own findings. There's a mistrust gap existing here, as some of us deem that once the gun is out of our hands, anything can be manipulated upon.
I truly hope they manage some resolve mutually and admin at Pakguns.com, Abbas, is doing great job in bringing the two parties together.
Thanks God the owner is safe, there's a quick retort going on over here these days - though - that Caracal kills at both ends! Lol!
Last edited by AK47; 02-16-2013 at 10:50 PM.
Laws that forbid the carrying of arms...disarm only those who are neither inclined nor determined to commit crimes...Such laws make things worse for the assaulted and better for the assailants; they serve rather to encourage, than to prevent homicides, for an unarmed man may be attacked with greater confidence than an armed man.
" Take your time and deliberate, but when the time for action has arrived, stop thinking, and go in. "