Introduced in the summer of 2012, the 2013 SHOT Show was our first opportunity to get our hands on the new Caracal CC10 9mm carbine. The “CC” stands for “Caracal Carbine”. The CC10 has a steel receiver and barrel, with a polymer frame, however no details were given on the type of steel.
The CC10 will come in (2) variants – the SB (short barrel version) and the LB (long barrel version). The SB versions are marketed towards law enforcement, while the LB versions are promoted to the civilian market. Unfortunately, I was not able to put some rounds downrange with this carbine to truly give it a full review. [Ed. note: When we were at the morning session of Media Day during the 2013 SHOT Show, Caracal did not have the CC10 at the range. They promised to have it there later in the day, but it was never seen by any of our writers.]