Simon “JJ” Racaza Joins Team Caracal

J.J. Racaza
Simon "JJ" Racaza Joins Team Caracal
Caracal Arms

New Milford, NJ –Caracal International, a small arms manufacturer launched in Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates in 2007, announced today that Simon “JJ” Racaza, one of the top Limited and Open shooters in USPSA and Steel Challenge, has joined Team Caracal as a sponsored Production Division shooter.

“My decision on which gun company I would shoot for was based on gun performance. I’ve been shooting a myriad of guns lately and it literally came down to running the guns side-by-side and figuring out the best hits and time,” says Racaza.

“When I officially made the decision to look for a sponsorship in the production division, I told myself that I wouldn’t sell my soul for the contract. I planned on going with the gun that I believed in the most. I’ve also always been a fan of representing a company who is still growing and has room for me to grow with them. I was fortunate enough to be in the position of having a few gun companies who wanted to work with me. Caracal is a company with a lot of promise and an amazing product. I am very excited to be representing them in the Production Division.”

“We’re very excited about sponsoring ‘JJ’ Racaza and are looking forward to his winning successes with Caracal pistols,” says Salem Al Matroushi, CEO of Caracal International.

“JJ” Racaza is scheduled to attend the following 2012 events:

  • May 18-20 MA/VA sectional match (Virginia)
  • June 1-3 NJ Steel National Championships. (New Jersey)
  • July 5-9 Ecuador Production championships (Ecuador)
  • July 12-22 Bolo cup (Philippines)
  • September 7-9 Area 7 Championships (Upstate New York)
  • October 13-16 US production nationals
  • October 18-21 US open nationals (Las Vegas)
  • November 1-5 World Speed Shooting Championships (Florida)
  • November 15-19 Copa Zemog (Guatemala)

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. For more information visit