In the upcoming November/December 2014 issue of TACTICAL WEAPONS, author Rob Garrett test-fires a new custom-grade carbine ready for today’s modern warfare—the NEMO Arms/Gemtech Battle Light 1.0 MS.

Garrett writes, “NEMO’s new Battle Light 1.0 MS rifle is chambered in the ever-popular 300 Blackout and was specifically designed to run the new Gemtech GMT-300 suppressor. This pairing ensures 100-percent reliability when running both supersonic and subsonic ammunition without any adjustments. Essentially, this allows the Battle Light to be extremely effective with subsonic ammo in a CQB environment without compromising its mid-range capabilities with supersonic loads.

“The Battle Light 1.0 MS is based around NEMO’s billet aluminum receiver set, which is machined to exacting tolerances. The threaded, 7.5-inch barrel is made from 416 stainless steel and is coated with a nitride finish. The barrel has a 1-in-7-inch twist and is encased in a free-floating, 12.2-inch NEMO handguard that allows for the installation of individual rail sections to add mission-critical accessories. The bolt carrier group is nickel-boron coated for enhanced reliability and ease of cleaning. NEMO also equips the upper receiver with a BCM Gunfighter charging handle.

“The lower receiver has an integral, enhanced triggerguard as well as finger grooves on the leading edge of the magazine well. The operating controls are standard issue, with no added ambidextrous levers. In keeping with its quality components, the Battle Light 1.0 MS features a 4-pound, single-stage Timney trigger that is clean and crisp. A Magpul STR stock with a single-point sling attachment and a Hogue pistol grip round out the lower assembly. The entire rifle (as well as the optic and mount) has been coated in Kryptek Highlander Cerakote from MCM Firearms.”

To learn more, check out the November/December 2014 issue of TACTICAL WEAPONS, available on newsstands and digitally Sept. 30, 2014. To subscribe, go to

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