The Firing Line Forums

Go Back   The Firing Line Forums > Hogan's Alley > Handguns: The Semi-automatic Forum

Thread Tools Search this Thread
Old September 30, 2012, 03:27 PM   #1
Senior Member
Join Date: November 18, 2007
Location: Tuscaloosa, AL
Posts: 479
Any experience with the Caracal?

I was reading an article by Rob Pincus of the Personal Defense Network and they posted a list of the optimum self defense pistol. Of course Glock was on that list and I have been thinking of buying a Glock 19 here soon. But another pistol on that list was the Caracal C. I have looked at some info on it and have seen where I can get one for $100 less than the Glock. One article said the Caracal performed better than the Glock due to it unique design features. I am very tempted to buy the Caracal C with the standard sights, but want to hear from some who have actually owned and fired one. I want some real world advice, not just opinions from those who have never even seen one.

And so it
AdamSean is offline  
Old September 30, 2012, 04:15 PM   #2
Senior Member
Join Date: August 31, 2008
Posts: 839
I have the Caracal F, the Glock G19, the S&W M&P. Caracal wins. I have shot mine with no failures, it was inherently accurate for me out of the box. I didn't have to blow through hundreds of rounds to get used to it. Very smooth shooting - doesn't feel like a 9mm round is coming out of that barrel - almost something smaller. I will get the C model next but I will get the quick sights on that one. I would really llike to see the SubC imported but that may be a while before that can happen.

It certainly fits my hand better than the G19. It's trigger to me is a bit better than the Glock, definitely better than the S&W.

It fits very nicely in the hand.

Other threads on on the Caracal..
spodwo is offline  
Old September 30, 2012, 05:00 PM   #3
Senior Member
Join Date: November 18, 2007
Location: Tuscaloosa, AL
Posts: 479
I think that was my biggest wonder. How did it feel compared to the Glock. I like the Glock grip angle, but they always felt a little bulky. What I have been reading has been leading me to get the Caracal. I was thinking of the Sig Sauer Sig Pro SP2022, but for the same price, I can get a better gun that will be more concealable and better suited for self defense.
AdamSean is offline  
Old October 1, 2012, 10:32 PM   #4
Senior Member
Join Date: April 21, 2011
Location: Chicago
Posts: 703
Have a 10mm, .45 and just new in box G17, but still like my Caracal F better.

I have been wrapped up in some things - work etc. so have not had a chance to get out much, but will do a head to head of Caracal and G17 - which has like 50 rnds. thru it at the moment.

But I agree that the Glocks are a bit bulkier,blockier than the Caracal.

I don't have many rounds through it - but has been reliable and accurate and out of all my guns, would be my go to gun. Simple and accurate. I don't even have to think about it compared to some of my nines - like Taurus pt92, Baretta px4 storm etc. All great guns, but the Caracal is just simple beauty.
bitttorrrent is offline  

Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off

Forum Jump

All times are GMT -5. The time now is 04:28 PM.

Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.7
Copyright ©2000 - 2017, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.
This site and contents, including all posts, Copyright © 1998-2016 S.W.A.T. Magazine
Copyright Complaints: Please direct DMCA Takedown Notices to the registered agent:
Contact Us
Page generated in 0.05234 seconds with 9 queries