The Paul Howe Tactical Carbine®

Base Price: $3,685

"Were I to have the choice of only one gun, it would be the Paul Howe Tactical Carbine. I could do short, intermediate and long-range work with this one rifle. It is like having one rifle to play the entire course."- Paul Howe



We are proud to announce the 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 designers 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. The first thing you will notice is our striking new 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 IR signature and also keeps the rifle cooler in high temperatures. The Paul Howe Tactical Carbine uses our peerless, match-grade, 5.56 chambered stainless steel 14.7" barrel with deep lightening flutes and a permanently-attached Accu-Tac flash hider. This barrel meets the 16" minimum barrel-length requirement for legal rifle ownership, yet maintains a handy, optimized size and weight profile without sacrificing any reliability.
A Two stage Wilson Combat TTU with heavier springs for a 4.5 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 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.

Paul Howe is a high-risk training instructor that 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

  • Caliber: 6.5 Creedmoor – WC-10 Platform
  • Barrel Length: 16" Fluted Threaded
  • Overall Length: 34.5"
  • Weight Empty: 8 lbs

*Photos may include features and/or upgrades not included in the base model and price.

*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.

*Prices and specifications subject to change without notice. Firearms will be invoiced at prevailing prices at time of delivery.

*Due to the current unprecedented demand for our firearms, some components may be substituted in order to complete your firearm in a more timely manner.



  • Lightweight Billet Upper (Flat-Top) and Billet Lower Receiver
  • Wilson Combat Paul Howe Match Grade Barrel
  • Intermediate Length Gas System with Adjustable Gas Block
  • 5/8”x24 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 Aperature
  • 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)
  • "Kit" Options $1475:
    • Wilson Combat Bullet Proof Scope Mount, 30mm
    • Leupold VX-6HD, 1-6x24, FireDot Duplex
    • Streamlight TLR-1 HL
    • Vickers Sling with Push Button Swivels
  • Can be built to meet California compliant specifications
*M-LOK® is a registered trademark of Magpul Industries Corp.


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