Team Caracal and JJ Racaza win 3rd Place Award at USPSA Nationals


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Las Vegas, NevadaCaracal USA is proud to announce that JJ Racaza and Team Caracal competed at the 2012 STI/USPSA Handgun Nationals, October 13-16, 2012 in Las Vegas, Nevada where JJ earned the 3rd place award in the US Production Division. This win also positions JJ as a contender for a role on the Production US National Team.

“Although I had kind of a rough start on the first day, the second day was much better for me and I moved up to 6th place. On the last day I shot really solid and did very well on five of the six stages pushing me into 3rd place,” said JJ Racaza.

JJ shot the match using an unmodified factory Caracal F, reporting that the pistol functioned perfectly and without malfunction during the intense 18-stage competition.

Team Caracal and JJ Racaza will compete again at these venues:

  • October 18-21 US open nationals (Las Vegas)
  • November 1-5 World Speed Shooting Championships (Florida)
  • November 15-19 Copa Zemog (Guatemala)

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About Caracal Pistols

The Caracal semi-automatic model “F” and model “C” pistols are now available at select retailers in the United States. Caracal pistols feature:

  • Smooth, quick trigger break with no over travel, and short reset
  • Low profile slide, which results in very little felt recoil
  • Lower bore (4mm), which allows for fast, accurate “instinctive” shooting for professional users
  • Optional quick sight acquisition system
  • 18 round magazine on the F model

About Caracal

Caracal is a small arms manufacturer, launched in Abu Dhabi in 2007. Working closely with the UAE Armed Forces, the company has developed a range of modern pistols in association with leading European weapon designers and international users. The Caracal range includes full and compact sized pistols, which have been sold in the Middle East region, Europe and South Africa. Caracal products are manufactured in Abu Dhabi, the United Arab Emirates. Caracal International LLC recently launched Caracal USA, LLC, located in Trussville, Alabama, which serves as the importer, distributor, and service center for the US markets.

Caracal is also the parent company for the world-renowned German rifle and shotgun manufacturer, Merkel.

Caracal is a fully owned subsidiary of Tawazun, a strategic investment firm focused on the development of Abu Dhabi’s industrial manufacturing and technology capabilities and knowledge transfer, with a specific focus on the defense sector.

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About the United Arab Emirates

The United Arab Emirates (UAE) is a source of stability, tolerance, innovation and growth in the Arabian Gulf and around the globe. With one of the most open and innovative economies in the world, the UAE is a dependable and substantial economic partner with the United States, and is currently the largest export market for US goods in the Middle East.

The UAE and US are reliable allies, with shared security interests. The two countries work together to enhance stability and security in the Arabian Gulf and the broader Middle East.

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