IDEX 2015

Home-grown firearms [IDX15D2]

24 February 2015

With the growing interest in pistols and rifles for the civilian, military, law enforcement and sporting markets, local firm Caracal International (Stand 05-A10) is making a name for itself with its range of latest products. Part of the Emirates Defence Industries Company (EDIC), Caracal is showing its CAR816 and CAR814 tactical rifles, the CS338 tactical sniper rifle and the CC10 semiautomatic carbine.

It has also unveiled its new Caracal 1911 handgun, one of the most mature and in-demand designs in many parts of the world. Inspired by more than 100 years of history, the Caracal 1911 is based on John Moses Browning’s quintessential 1911 pistol.

“The new Caracal 1911 attracted a lot of interest in the US thanks to the pistol’s design and finish,” said Caracal chief executive Hamad Salim Al Ameri. “It will be interesting to gauge demand here at IDEX as we interact with a much greater international audience.” The pistol is available in a 5in barrel and a compact version, designated Caracal 1911C, which has a shorter 4.25in barrel.

Caracal’s assault rifles are tactical weapons designed for law enforcement and military operations. They are available in semi-automatic and select-fire configurations, and with different barrel lengths. They have been designed in accordance with NATO standards.

The CC-10 semi-auto 9x19mm carbine is aimed at the sporting market and is offered in long-barrel (LB) and short-barrel (SB) versions.

According to the company, all its products have been designed and manufactured in the UAE. All the models on show here have been built and tested at the Caracal factory, located in the Tawazun Industrial Park in Abu Dhabi.

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