By David Crane
david (at) defensereview (dot) com
September 11, 2018
As long as we’re discussing the latest Caracal USA firearms, we might as well also mention the Caracal CAR 816, which is a short-stroke gas piston/op-rod, or “pushrod”, system tactical AR-15 carbine with 3-position gas block and all the modern features/accoutrements, including an M-LOK tactical handguard/rail system and optional anodized or Cerakote coating/finish. The CAR-816 featured in DefenseReview’s (DR) video below sports a Wilcox Industries RAPTAR-Lite ES civilian-legal visible laser aimer/pointer, variable-focus IR (InfraRed) illuminator and tactical white light module mounted on the top rail, forward of the Trijicon ACOG combat optic.
The Caracal CAR 816 appears to be well-executed and appointed. The end-user has three barrel length options: 10.5″, 14.5″ and 16″. The CAR-816 is also offered in both semi-auto-only and select-fire/full-auto configurations.
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