Paul Howe worked with Wilson Combat to build a new rifle that bears his name. Â The Paul Howe Tactical Carbine is an AR-platform gun chambered in 5.56 NATO. Â It has a very distinctive look and some very nice features and add-on options.
The carbine has a 14.7″, match grade barrel with a 1:8″ twist. Â The barrel has deep fluting. Â Permanently attached to the barrel is a three-prong Accu-Tac flash hider, which makes the gun legal without the need for a NFA stamp.
On this gun, Howe selected a two-stage Wilson Combat TTU trigger that uses heavier springs. Â The trigger release is set at 4.5 pounds, which Howe preferred for golved shooting. Â The weight of this gun is 7.5 pounds.
The finish is called Camouflage Armor-Tuff and it is a hand-applied pattern. Â According to the Wilson Combat press release, the finish also reduces the gun’s IR signature and can help to keep the rifle cool in hot weather.