Paul Howe Tactical Carbine

Paul Howe worked with Wilson Combat to build a new rifle that bears his name.  The Paul Howe Tactical Carbine is an AR-platform gun chambered in 5.56 NATO.  It has a very distinctive look and some very nice features and add-on options.

Paul Howe Tactical Carbine

The carbine has a 14.7″, match grade barrel with a 1:8″ twist.  The barrel has deep fluting.  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.  The trigger release is set at 4.5 pounds, which Howe preferred for golved shooting.  The weight of this gun is 7.5 pounds.

The finish is called Camouflage Armor-Tuff and it is a hand-applied pattern.  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.