Caracal's Enhanced F Pistol: Fully American-Made

— News DeskCADRE Dispatch

Caracal USA has officially released the American-made Enhanced F Pistol. It’s a low-profile, full-size pistol with a low-bore axis that the company calls a “smaller, faster, full-size pistol.” The newly released gun is entirely made in Nampa, Idaho, and is available in a variety of configurations, including a threaded barrel option for adding a muzzle device.

The Caracal Enhanced F handgun is available with traditional 3-dot sights, the Quick Sight System, and suppressor-height sights. Color choices are Black, OD Green, and FDE. (Photo: Caracal USA)

Caracal’s pre-production endurance testing for the Enhanced F is impressive. It included 16,000 rounds of various ammo, and accuracy testing every 2,000 rounds. The test pistols also endured sand, water, and mud submersion, as well as solid projectile bore obstruction and drop testing. “The Enhanced F pistol passed with flying colors and is now available to the public,” said Jeffry Spalding, president and CEO of Caracal USA.

Enhance F Pistol Features

The 9mm polymer, striker-fired pistol is designed to deliver less felt recoil to the shooter, with a low-profile, low-mass slide and low-bore axis. The 4.1-inch barrels are SAAMI-proof tested for +P ammo. Magazine capacity is impressive at 18 rounds, with 10-round mags available for compliance in restricted states.

The optional Quick-Sight System slide replaces the rear sight with a tactical “claw” to assist with one-handed operation of the slide. In this configuration, the rear sight is moved forward on the slide, just beyond the ejection port. This puts front and rear sights on a single focal plane, simplifying the alignment between the sights and the target for fast target acquisition.

Here, you can see the “claw” at the rear of the slide and the Quick Sight System on the front end.

All metal parts are QPQ nitride with an enclosed post-oxidizing surface treatment for increased durability and protection against wear and corrosion. The trigger shoe, trigger safety, and trigger bar are combined into a one-piece, multi-function unit (MFU) designed to create an extremely intuitive pistol for shooters of all skill levels.

The Enhanced F, designed with a combative edge, incorporates features that enable the user to act fast, even in the closest of encounters with low felt recoil. Ergonomically developed with a high, deep tang, the pistol feels like an extension of the user’s arm, and the snag-free exterior allows for rapid draw without catching on clothing or gear. The rear slide serrations provide a positive grip space for single-hand racking. The pistol also accepts accessories, lasers, and lights on the 1913 Picatinny rail forward of the trigger guard.

The Enhanced F pistol provides full pistol power in a smaller, low-mass package: perfect for civilians, concealed carry, or on duty.

Caracal USA Enhanced F Pistol Specifications

  • Caliber: 9 x 19mm Parabellum
  • Sights: 3-dot sights, Quick Sight™ System, optional night sights
  • Slide length: 7” (178mm)
  • Barrel length: 4.1” (105.4mm)
  • Height: 5-5/16” (135mm)
  • Width: 1-3/32” (28mm)
  • Weight: 1 lbs.12oz. (790g)
  • Magazine capacity: 18 rounds / 10 rounds
  • Grip frame: Polymer
  • Trigger system: Short Double Action
  • Trigger Pull (constant): 4 lbs. 12oz.
  • Trigger travel (constant): 5/16” (8mm)
  • Internal Safety (drop and firing pin): 2
  • Cocking indicator: 1
  • Magazine catch: Ambidextrous
  • MSRP: Starts at $549.00

Take a closer look at the Enhanced F in the product video:

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