In partnership with Wilcox Industries, Caracal USA showed off its first U.S.-made semi-automatic rifles during SHOT Show 2017—the CAR814 A2 and CAR816 A2—both available to consumers later this spring. American Rifleman’s Brian Sheetz had a chance to test the semi-automatic configuration (a select-fire version is available) of the new rifles out at Range Day during SHOT Show 2017, and you can see the video here.
A few details about each rifle:
The CAR814 A2 is a center-fire, gas-operated, direct impingement rifle chambered in 5.56 x 45 NATO, originally designed for use in law enforcement and military applications. The rifle comes equipped with a Magpul MOE hand guard using the M-Lok attachment system; a 2 point Quick Detach sling; flip-up rear sight, a cleaning kit and one 30-round magazine. MSRP is $1,300.
Also originally designed for use in law enforcement and military applications, the CAR816 A2 is chambered in 5.56 x 45 NATO and features a short-stroke push-rod gas-piston operating system. The rifle, offered in various barrel lengths including 10.5" CQB, 14.5" Carbine and 16" Infantry Rifle, is equipped with a proprietary hand guard using the M-Lok attachment system. The CAR816 A2 ships with a Quick Detach (QD) sling; a cleaning kit; one 30-round steel/polymer magazine; and front and rear flip-up sights. The upper receiver and hand guard provide a full length 1913 Picatinny rail. MSRP is $1,850.