Guns New M48 Nosler Custom Handgun Candice Horner June 28, 2018 Join the Conversation 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.” 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. SPECS: 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: https://www.nosler.com/nosler-handgun Explore RECOILweb:New Option from MasterPiece Arms to Add Weight to Your RifleLearning radio comms and why you shouldThe Ashley Update: Throwing Shade on Annie OakleyRuger Wrangler Revolver: Old Ideas, Modern Spin! NEXT STEP: Download Your Free Target Pack from RECOILFor 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). Click here to get IMMEDIATE ACCESS to a digital PDF of this target pack!