The Ultimate Firearms Destination for the Gun Lifestyle

New M48 Nosler Custom Handgun

At RECOIL, we review every product fairly and without bias. Making a purchase through one of our links may earn us a small commission, and helps support independent gun reviews. Learn More

Earlier this month, Nosler released its new M48 Nosler Custom Handgun (NCH). The NCH is a single-shot bolt-action pistol intended for hunting.

Nosler sought input from handgun hunters while designing the NCH. “In my experience, I have found this pistol to be extremely accurate, well-designed and user-friendly,” said Mark Hampton, renowned handgun hunter, “The NCH will be most welcome with handgun hunters, target and steel shooters, or anyone looking to add an exciting dimension to their shooting experience.”

Nosler Handgun Shooting2

In a press release, Nosler gave the following rundown of the NCH:

Featuring an overall weight of 5.9 pounds, the M48 NCH™ is precision CNC machined from a single billet of 6061-T6 aircraft grade aluminum. The one-piece design of the aluminum mid-grip stock provides a completely rigid platform for the bedded action and free-floated barrel. The 416R stainless steel, heavy-contour Shilen barrel comes in a standard length of 15” with shorter or longer lengths of 12”-18” available upon request. Additionally, the barrel has been threaded at the muzzle for brake and/or suppressor options.

The Trigger was designed in-house at Nosler® and is a manufactured 2-stage trigger that is fully adjustable for pull weight, engagement and over-all travel. The accompanying safety, also designed and manufactured in-house, is a push style cross-bolt style that positively blocks trigger movement.

Options and customizations allow the owner to make their NCH™ unique to their own personal taste and style, with choice of barrel lengths, Cerakote® colors, optional muzzle brake, fluted or non-fluted barrel, as well as caliber. The NCH™ is entirely coated in NIC Industries Cerakote® finish and is available in a variety of standard colors options, however, customers have the option of selecting their own from the Cerakote® color library. The barreled action and stock are coated separately, allowing for two different color choices and over 4,750 color combinations. Additionally, the NCH™ was designed to accept standard AR-15 grips allowing the owner to choose from a wide variety of aftermarket grips to further customize the look and feel of the handgun to their liking.

The NCH™ is available in a variety of short action calibers well-suited to varminting, silhouette shooting, and hunting big game with initial offerings in 22 Nosler, 24 Nosler, 6mm Creedmoor, 6.5 Creedmoor, 7mm-08 Remington and 308 Winchester.

Nosler Handgun pack


Weight: 5.48 to 6.74 lb (depending on options chosen)
Barrel length: 12 to 18-inches, standard length is 15-inches
Barrel contour: Heavy, fluted barrel available for an additional charge
Caliber: 22 Nosler, 24 Nosler, 7mm08 Rem, 6mm Creedmoor, 6.5 Creedmoor, 308 Win
Action: M48 NCH single-shot
Twist rate: 1:8 to 1:10, depending on caliber
Finish: H-Series Cerakote
MSRP: $2495
Direct link:

Nosler NCH white


Enter Your E-Mail to Receieve a Free 50-Target Pack from RECOIL!

NEXT STEP: Download Your Free Target Pack from RECOIL

For years, RECOIL magazine has treated its readers to a full-size (sometimes full color!) shooting target tucked into each big issue. Now we've compiled over 50 of our most popular targets into this one digital PDF download. From handgun drills to AR-15 practice, these 50+ targets have you covered. Print off as many as you like (ammo not included).

Get your pack of 50 Print-at-Home targets when you subscribe to the RECOIL email newsletter. We'll send you weekly updates on guns, gear, industry news, and special offers from leading manufacturers - your guide to the firearms lifestyle.

You want this. Trust Us.

Add a comment

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

Subscribe to the Free