Caracal?

Discussion in 'Caracal C and F Series' started by 73sbVert, Jan 21, 2012.

  1. 73sbVert

    73sbVert Member

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    Hi guys,

    I realize I've not been on this forum in a while, but I guess I really missed something!

    What the H is a Caracal? And why all the posts on here about it? I've never heard of it before, and by the volume of posts about it (and all the variants available), evidently it's been around for a long time.

    Is there a tutorial available about this gun, and the differences between the variants?

    I'd like to learn more, as evidently this gun has quite a following!! I'm completely taken by my Steyrs so far (M40 and S40), and I'm on the hunt for a C9 now!! :drool:

    I look forward to any info you might share!

    :cheers:
    Paul
     
  2. xthexheadx

    xthexheadx New Member

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    Do a search for syntax's write-up.... its a pistol design by wilhem bubits, produced in the UAE
     

  3. 73sbVert

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    Thanks x! I'll look around for it! Hopefully the Search function has been improved since the last time I was fairly regular here! LOL!

    So, I guess the Caracal "F" is the full size, and the "C" is the compact model?

    Are there other ones too?
     
    Last edited: Jan 21, 2012
  4. firewire

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    Here is the quick and dirty low down in a short video from SHOT Show 2012:

    [video=youtube;aO0F7QVhNDM]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aO0F7QVhNDM&feature=player_embedded[/video]
     
  5. khoff

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    firewire, i very much apreciate that shot show video montage. thank you !
     
  6. firewire

    firewire New Member

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    Makes me REALLY want one now.
     
  7. AK47

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  8. 73sbVert

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    Ditto! :iagree:
     
  9. Syntax360

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    We have so many posts around here because it is the latest thing to come out of the workshop of Wilhelm Bubits, the creator of the Steyr M and S series pistols. If you like the Steyr series handguns, you're almost guaranteed to love the Caracals - they are very similar, but a bit more refined and robust.
     
  10. firewire

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    Syntax360, what is your feeling on the fate of Caracal USA?

    Waffen Works out who's in? Caracal and Bubbits were at SHOT 2012, so ???

    Are all existing Caracal's here in the USA stamped with "Waffen Works" on the trigger guard?
     
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  11. Syntax360

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    All of the pistols I have seen from domestic users (even in pictures) are stamped WW. I have no idea what the current status is of the company, but it sounds like there is bad blood between Caracal and WW, and I believe WW had a contract w/ Caracal that they can use to lock them out of the States for awhile. I will be surprised if we see any more guns hit our shore with their stamp for awhile, but who knows? I do believe Caracal has every intention of marketing their product here in the States, but it seems like a tricky process to actually get them imported. It is my hope that WW will resume importation or some other company will pick up where they left off, but who can say what the future holds?
     
  12. firewire

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  13. 73sbVert

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    Thanks Syntax! I'm finally getting that! Maybe one day I'll get to see/hold/shoot one too!

    :)
     
  14. AK47

    AK47 New Member

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    Best of luck, you're making a right choice. The Caracal's have been perfected to the extent, from where it is hardly possible to do any more perfections, else than cosmetic details, like the backstraps, slide release lever, etc.

    Let us hear from you.


    Best of luck.



    Regards.