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Need info on Caracal F

Discussion in 'Handguns: Autoloaders' started by LuvthatAK, Jan 2, 2013.

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  1. Shuler13

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    1) mag release is easy and the mags fall free with ease
    2) aftermarket support isn't strong...yet. I've seen a few holsters (one hybrid on amazon)
     
  2. Skribs

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    Yeah, #2 is the biggest issue for me on the Caracal. There's a sort of phenomenon (not just in the gun industry) where something is better because it is popular...for example, regardless of the actual quality of the pistol (whether you're a hater or fanboi), getting a Glock gives you access to more of the following: gunsmiths with a lot of experience with that platform, stores that carry the platform, parts (factory and third party), trainers who know the platform, and accessories. Look at the amount of Glock, Springfield, and S&W pistols at your LGS or the holsters online, and you'll see this to be true. This sucks because even when something good comes out that's a little different, it's hard for it to take hold.

    That said, Caracal isn't off my radar. It's just that this is one of my biggest concerns with the platform.
     
  3. Urban_Redneck

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    Even if you don't care for Glock pistols, you must admire the marketing genius that has made the pistol ubiquitous. I do.

    I hope the recall business is put to bed soon. It certainly will be interesting to see what the next year holds.
     
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    Yeah, I wasn't trying to focus on Glocks, they're just a good example. AKs, ARs, and 1911s are also good examples of that phenomenon.
     
  5. Urban_Redneck

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    Glock, M&P, XD, and the 1911 are excellent examples, all have been around quite a while and have many thousands in use both on the range and among law enforcement. Caracal numbers are a drop in the bucket.

    Units sold will drive demand for accessories, Galloway Precision is offering steel recoil spring assemblies with different spring rates and "performance" trigger parts. Caracal USA now has parts available as well.

    Thankfully, there are holsters available both from custom makers like RKBA (I have two ;) ) and bigger companies like Comp Tac and Blade Tech.

    It's nice to see some long term reviews from professionals http://modernserviceweapons.com/?p=1396

    The biggest hurdle remains the recall- there are no new pistols being imported and sold.
     
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