The Caracal

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The Caracal

Post by Piero on Tue 24 Nov 2009 - 0:05

Much as I think the GSH-18 suits Sabina well in some ways, this is also a potential sidearm for her. Doesn't have the GSH-18s Armour-Piercing capabilities, but then, it would also get rid of the issues surrounding the GSH-18s specialised ammunition. Plus this one has supposedly been adopted for service by an agency in Italy, though given that was from wikipedia and they didn't even specify which agency, I'm not really sure how true that is. But it seems reasonable that the SWA armoury might potentially have one, at least.

So yeah, the Caracal (named after a species of cat that is sometimes known as the Desert Lynx). Designed by the same guy who designed the Steyr M-Series and built by a company in the United Arab Emirates. Somehow has fewer parts then a Glock, despite having several features Glocks don't (I'm a bit surprised to learn it has a manual safety, given the low number of parts and the type of trigger mechanism it uses).

http://www.caracal.ae/web/products.asp?caracal-f/402

It has the extremely odd feature of intechangable coloured grip inserts. Laughing (Not shown in that particular page, but a lot of the promotional photos have them.) It supposedly serves a practical purpose in helping identify different weapons belonging to different people, but that doesn't seem to stop people from making fun of them.

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Post by Professor Voodoo on Tue 24 Nov 2009 - 0:10

@Piero wrote:
It has the extremely odd feature of intechangable coloured grip inserts. (Not shown in that particular page, but a lot of the promotional photos have them.) It supposedly serves a practical purpose in helping identify different weapons belonging to different people, but that doesn't seem to stop people from making fun of them.

Do you want to tell a dorm full of teen & pre-teen girls that they can now color co-ordinate their guns with their outfits? This can not possibly be good for operations...
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Post by Kiskaloo on Tue 24 Nov 2009 - 0:13

@Professor Voodoo wrote:Do you want to tell a dorm full of teen & pre-teen girls that they can now color co-ordinate their guns with their outfits? This can not possibly be good for operations...

Sounds like something Kara could go for. sweat

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Re: The Caracal

Post by Alfisti on Tue 24 Nov 2009 - 0:14

@Professor Voodoo wrote:
@Piero wrote:
It has the extremely odd feature of intechangable coloured grip inserts. (Not shown in that particular page, but a lot of the promotional photos have them.) It supposedly serves a practical purpose in helping identify different weapons belonging to different people, but that doesn't seem to stop people from making fun of them.

Do you want to tell a dorm full of teen & pre-teen girls that they can now color co-ordinate their guns with their outfits? This can not possibly be good for operations...


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Re: The Caracal

Post by SPARTAN 119 on Sat 28 Nov 2009 - 2:32

@Piero wrote:
It has the extremely odd feature of intechangable coloured grip inserts. (Not shown in that particular page, but a lot of the promotional photos have them.) It supposedly serves a practical purpose in helping identify different weapons belonging to different people, but that doesn't seem to stop people from making fun of them.
Does somebody have a pic of these colored grips? I couldn't find anything on Google images.
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Re: The Caracal

Post by Piero on Sat 28 Nov 2009 - 2:54

A ton of the images of the Caracal that are online show it with a set of tan/orange grip inserts (probably because of the coloration of the wild cat it's named after). Course, that might partly be because a lot of sites are basically using the same image...

You can find an image of a Caracal with said grip inserts on wikipedia.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Caracal_pistol

The features list on the promotional site shows a wider selection:

http://www.caracal.ae/web/pages.asp?features

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Post by Danjo3 on Sat 28 Nov 2009 - 3:10

@Professor Voodoo wrote:Do you want to tell a dorm full of teen & pre-teen girls that they can now color co-ordinate their guns with their outfits? This can not possibly be good for operations...
Excellent point.

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