New Caracal AR pistol with stabilizing brace

01/22/19 8:00 AM | by

The new Caracal AR pistol with a 7.5-inch barrel. (Photo: Daniel Terrill/Guns.com)

The new Caracal AR pistol with a 7.5-inch barrel. (Photo: Daniel Terrill/Guns.com)

Idaho-based gun company Caracal USA displayed a new AR pistol with the catchy name CAR816 A2 during Range Day, an event that precedes the start of SHOT Show 2019 in Las Vegas. The new gun, priced at $1,939, will be available near the end of February.

Like so many others like it, the CAR816 is equipped with a stabilizing brace, which many shoulder instead of strapping to their forearm. Along with the short barrel options — 11.5- and 14.5-inches — the device makes the gun feel more like carbine instead of a pistol. However, the device will also be available as a short barrel rifle.

The new Caracal AR pistol is very small. (Photo: Daniel Terrill/Guns.com)

The new gun, chambered in 5.56mm, uses a gas operated short stroke piston with a three position gas key. The company touts that it’s “built to exceed NATO test protocols.” Features include a 9-inch M-Lok handguard system, an enhanced duty trigger, and ambidextrous controls.

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