Caracal Pioneering Innovation Caracal

Notes: The Caracal is the first product of Caracal Pioneering Innovation (CPI, sometimes simply called Caracal) is the first independent product of this new UAE weapons company.  It is a modern pistol design, similar in appearance to a combination of Beretta’s Px-4 Storm and Armalite’s AR-24.  Though the Caracal was designed with the help of the Austrian designer Wilhelm Bubits, the Caracal is essentially a fully UAE design, and is receiving great interest from some Middle Eastern countries (including the UAE herself), US Diplomatic Protection Service, the Vatican Police, and several special operations, and police units throughout the world, as well as being available to civilians.  It is a strong, compact, and lightweight pistol.

Currently, three versions of the Caracal are being marketed: the commander-sized Caracal F (4.09-inch barrel), the compact Caracal C (3.66-inch barrel), and the new subcompact Caracal SC (3.39-inch barrel).  The Caracal F and C are available in 9mm Parabellum, 9x21mm, .357 SiG, and .40 Smith & Wesson chamberings; the SC is available in 9mm Parabellum and 9x21mm only.  Construction is primarily of light alloy and polymer, except for some of the working parts and the barrel. Below the dust cover is a molded-in MIL-STD-1913 rail. Trigger pull is kept light and only an 8mm-long trigger pull is required.  Trigger action is therefore a short double-action pull.  In addition to a manual safety, the Caracal is equipped with a passive trigger safety, drop safety, and firing pin safety.  The Caracal has a visual and tactile chamber-loaded indicator.  For military and police use only, a metal-reinforced stock can be snapped onto the Caracal F or C, turning them into short-barreled carbines.   All versions of the Caracal can use the same magazines (of appropriate caliber), though the use of an 18-round magazine with the Caracal C or SC requires the use of a special adapter (basically a rubber boot added to the bottom of the magazine).  For the Caracal SC, a similar adapter must be used with a 15-round magazine.

The Caracal pistol is named after a wild cat, the Caracal, which, though it looks like a cross between a bobcat and a mountain lion, is a species exclusive to that part of the Middle East.  Though not large by cat standards, it is considered an unusually strong and ferocious hunter.

Twilight 2000 Notes: The Caracal is not available in the Twilight 2000 timeline.

Weapon

Ammunition

Weight

Magazines

Price

Caracal F

9mm Parabellum

0.75 kg

10, 13, 15, 18

$217

Caracal F

9x21mm

0.77 kg

10, 13, 15, 18

$234

Caracal F

.357 SiG

0.78 kg

10, 12, 16

$245

Caracal F

.40 Smith & Wesson

0.84 kg

10, 12, 16

$291

Caracal F (w/Stock)

9mm Parabellum

1.25 kg

10, 13, 15, 18

$247

Caracal F (w/Stock)

9x21mm

1.27 kg

10, 13, 15, 18

$264

Caracal F (w/Stock)

.357 SiG

1.28 kg

10, 12, 16

$275

Caracal F (w/Stock)

.40 Smith & Wesson

1.34 kg

10, 12, 16

$321

Caracal C

9mm Parabellum

0.7 kg

10, 13, 15, 18

$213

Caracal C

9x21mm

0.72 kg

10, 13, 15, 18

$230

Caracal C

.357 SiG

0.73 kg

10, 12, 16

$245

Caracal C

.40 Smith & Wesson

0.78 kg

10, 12, 16

$287

Caracal C (w/Stock)

9mm Parabellum

1.2 kg

10, 13, 15, 18

$233

Caracal C (w/Stock)

9x21mm

1.22 kg

10, 13, 15, 18

$260

Caracal C (w/Stock)

.357 SiG

1.23 kg

10, 12, 16

$275

Caracal C (w/Stock)

.40 Smith & Wesson

1.28 kg

10, 12, 16

$317

Caracal SC

9mm Parabellum

0.65 kg

10, 13, 15, 18

$210

Caracal SC

9x21mm

0.67 kg

10, 13, 15, 18

$228

Caracal SC

.357 SiG

0.68 kg

10, 12, 16

$238

Caracal SC

.40 Smith & Wesson

0.73 kg

10, 12, 16

$284

Caracal SC (w/Stock)

9mm Parabellum

0.9 kg

10, 13, 15, 18

$240

Caracal SC (w/Stock)

9x21mm

0.92 kg

10, 13, 15, 18

$258

Caracal SC (w/Stock)

.357 SiG

0.93 kg

10, 12, 16

$268

Caracal SC (w/Stock)

.40 Smith & Wesson

0.98 kg

10, 12, 16

$314

 

Weapon

ROF

Damage

Pen

Bulk

SS

Burst

Range

Caracal F (9mm Parabellum)

SA

1

Nil

1

3

Nil

10

Caracal F (9x21mm)

SA

1

Nil

1

3

Nil

11

Caracal F (.357)

SA

2

1-Nil

1

3

Nil

11

Caracal F (.40)

SA

2

Nil

1

3

Nil

13

Caracal F (w/Stock, 9mm Parabellum)

SA

1

Nil

2

2

Nil

11

Caracal F (w/Stock, 9x21mm)

SA

1

Nil

3

2

Nil

12

Caracal F (w/Stock, .357)

SA

2

1-Nil

3

2

Nil

12

Caracal F (w/Stock, .40)

SA

2

Nil

3

2

Nil

14

Caracal C (9mm Parabellum)

SA

1

Nil

1

3

Nil

9

Caracal C (9x21mm)

SA

1

Nil

1

3

Nil

10

Caracal C (.357)

SA

2

1-Nil

1

3

Nil

9

Caracal C (.40)

SA

2

Nil

1

3

Nil

11

Caracal C (w/Stock, 9mm Parabellum)

SA

1

Nil

2

2

Nil

9

Caracal C (w/Stock, 9x21mm)

SA

1

Nil

2

2

Nil

10

Caracal C (w/Stock, .357)

SA

2

1-Nil

2

2

Nil

10

Caracal C (w/Stock, .40)

SA

2

Nil

3

2

Nil

12

Caracal SC (9mm Parabellum)

SA

1

Nil

1

3

Nil

8

Caracal SC (9x21mm)

SA

1

Nil

1

3

Nil

9

Caracal SC (.357)

SA

2

Nil

1

3

Nil

9

Caracal SC (.40)

SA

2

Nil

1

3

Nil

8

Caracal SC (w/Stock, 9mm Parabellum)

SA

1

Nil

2

3

Nil

8

Caracal SC (w/Stock, 9x21mm)

SA

1

Nil

2

3

Nil

9

Caracal SC (w/Stock, .357)

SA

2

Nil

2

3

Nil

9

Caracal SC (w/Stock, .40)

SA

2

Nil

2

3

Nil

10