5.56mm NATO Paul Howe Tactical Carbine

Model discontinued 2/27/2024

We are proud to announce The Paul Howe Tactical Carbine, the first firearm collaboration between Wilson Combat and renowned author and tactical shooting expert, Paul Howe. The Paul Howe Tactical Carbine combines the unsurpassed build quality and attention to detail of the gunsmiths and engineers at Wilson Combat, and the 30 years of tactical experience that Retired Master Sergeant Paul Howe has learned as an operator and trainer in selecting his ultimate all-around tactical rifle.

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  • Paul Howe Tactical Carbine

    The first thing you will notice is our striking Flat Dark Earth Camouflage Armor-Tuff finish. This special finish has been developed to blend in well in many urban and rural environments. This exclusive hand-applied pattern reduces the infrared "IR" signature and also keeps the rifle cooler in high temperatures. The Paul Howe Tactical Carbine uses our peerless, match-grade, 5.56 NATO chambered stainless steel 16" barrel with deep lightening flutes and an Accu-Tac flash hider.

    A Two-stage Wilson Combat TTU with heavier springs for a 4.5 – 5 pound trigger release – an ideal weight for gloved use in an operational environment is standard. Paul selected a Daniel Defense fixed front sight tower along with his CSAT rear aperture flip-up rear sight for fast, reliable combat sighting. The Paul Howe Tactical Carbine can be ordered only in 5.56 NATO caliber as a basic rifle, or as a complete package kitted with Paul’s preferred optic, mount, and sling.

    Key Details
    • Base price: $2,800
    • Caliber: 5.56mm NATO – WC-15 platform
    • Barrel length: 16" fluted threaded (1-8 twist)
    • Overall length: 33.5"
    • Weight empty: 6 lbs, 14.8 oz
    • Forged upper (flat-top) and forged lower receiver (Mil-Spec)
    • Wilson Combat Paul Howe match grade barrel
    • Intermediate length gas system with adjustable gas block
    • 1/2" x 28 threaded muzzle with Accu-Tac flash hider
    • Wilson Combat M-LOK® rail (suitable for gas block coverage)
    • Wilson Combat/BCM Starburst Gunfighter grip, Flat Dark Earth
    • Wilson/Rogers Super-Stoc®, Flat Dark Earth
    • Wilson Combat TTU (Tactical Trigger Unit) H2, 4.5#
    • Premium bolt carrier assembly
    • Flip-up rear BUS with CSAT aperture
    • Daniel Defense fixed front sight
    • Armor-Tuff® finish applied over Mil-Spec hard anodized Upper/Lower receivers (Flat Dark Earth base camo standard, other colors optional)
    • Can be built to meet California compliant specifications
    • "Kit" Options $1475:
      • Wilson Combat Bullet Proof scope mount, 30mm
      • Leupold VX-6HD, 1-6x24, FireDot Duplex
      • Streamlight TLR-1 HL
      • Premium sling

    Weights shown are close approximations. Due to slight variations in all parts and/or custom option deviations, we cannot guarantee the weight to be 100% specific on any firearm.

    Due to current demand, components may be substituted in order to complete your firearm in a timelier manner.

    M-LOK® is a registered trademark of Magpul Industries Corp.

  • About Paul Howe

    Paul Howe is a high-risk training instructor who served 20 years in the US Army, ten of those in Special Operations. He served as a Tactical Team Leader in multiple combat operations and Senior firearms Instructor while assigned to a tier-one unit of US Army Special Operations. During his service and since his retirement he has become one of the most sought-after experts on close-quarters combat and law enforcement/military small arms weapons and tactics in the world. Learn more about Paul Howe at Combat Shooting and Tactics.

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