The Paul Howe Tactical Carbine, or PHTC, in 5.56mm, is featured in the upcoming March 2014 issue of TACTICAL WEAPONS, where author Rob Garrett writes, “When it comes to gunfighting, one could say, ‘When Paul Howe talks, people listen.’ Howe spent more than 20 years in the U.S. Army, with 10 of those years in the special operations community assigned to 1st Special Forces Operations Detachment-Delta. Howe was a Delta team leader during the Battle of the Black Sea, also known as “Black Hawk Down,’” and now he’s worked with Wilson Combat to create the best all-around AR-platform rifle.

Garrett writes, “The PHTC comes as a complete package that includes an optic, a Vickers Tactical sling with quick-detach (QD) swivels and a quality soft case. Opening the case, the first thing one notices is the striking camouflage Armor-Tuff finish. The finish is specifically designed to blend in with multiple environments and consists of a Flat Dark Earth base coat accented with dark green and federal brown. By design, the overlay patterns do not cross the seam between the upper and lower receiver. According to Wilson Combat, the finish reduces the IR signature and keeps the rifle cooler in high temperatures.

“As with other Wilson AR- platform rifles, such as the Wilson Combat SBR Tactical, the PHTC features a match-grade, stainless steel barrel with a 1-in-8-inch twist rate and chambered in 5.56mm NATO. The barrel is 14.5 inches in length, has machined lightening flutes and features a permanently fixed Wilson Accu-Tac flash suppressor that brings the overall length to a legal 16 inches.”

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To learn more about the carbine and how it fared on the range, check out the March 2014 issue of TACTICAL WEAPONS, available on newsstands and digitally January 28, 2014. To subscribe, go to

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