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Guayaquil, Ecuador ( – Team Caracal’s “JJ” Racaza takes a second place win in his first competition shooting a Caracal pistol. Racaza shot the Caracal F in the Production Division of the Ecuador Open 2012 held in Guayaquil, Ecuador on July 7th and 8th.

“I had very little practice time with the Caracal F before this match and had only put about 1,200-rounds downrange before coming to Ecuador. The Caracal F functioned perfectly for me and it was great to get some real competitive time on the gun,” said Racaza.

The Ecuador Open was comprised of 16 stages over the weekend event. Racaza claimed a second place Overall win with his score of 1358.744 totaling 99.99% of the overall winner’s score.

Team Caracal’s next competition is the Bolo Cup on July 12-15 in the Philippines.

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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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