Gun Report

Caracal C Compact 9mm

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Capacity, ergonomics, and the Quick Sight makes sense in this configuration. This is a good fistful of gun for close quarters.

Caracal C Compact 9mm

Gun Details

Model Name
Model Number
Home Defense
Concealed Carry
Caliber Plus Cartridge
Weight Unloaded
Overall Length
Barrel Length
Sight Radius
Overall Height
Front Strap Height
Back Strap Height
Maximum Width
Grip Thickness Max
Grip Circumference Max
Frame Material
Barrel Material
Grip Material
Trigger Pull Double
Trigger Span Double

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The small sheet metal tab (arrow) was efficient for locking open the slide. But pressing it downward to release the slide was difficult. Pulling back on the slide was the preferred method of making the gun ready to fire.
The trigger utilized a hinged safety. A familiar feature on striker-fired pistols, it stalled trigger movement until compressed. Note the near vertical rake of the trigger. We think this improved leverage. The takedown latch was directly above the trigger. Magazine release buttons (arrow) were found on both sides of the pistol.
Both the front and the rear sights were mounted forward of the ejection port. We actually thought the Quick Sight system was more efficient on the Model C compact pistol (left) despite offering a shorter sight radius than the one found on the larger Model F pistol.

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