Meet Nosler's New Model 48 NCH Handgun

The single-shot bolt action handgun was built from the ground up with input from hunters.

Nosler Model 48 NCH
The new single-shot Nosler Model 48 NCH comes in a variety of colors.Nosler

Nosler has added to its firearms lineup this week with the official announcement of the Model 48 NCH, which stands for Nosler Custom Handgun.

The single-shot bolt action handgun is made for precision shooting and hunting. It’s built on a. One-piece billet aluminum stock, with the grip closer to the middle of the overall firearm, gives it balance and a rigid platform for the bedded action and free-floating barrel.

Nosler says it designed the gun from the ground up with input from "some of the most successful handgun hunters alive today."

“Built on the rugged Nosler Model 48 short action, the NCH™ shares all of the same features that have made the Model 48 series of rifles a continued success. The NCH™ is available in a variety of short action calibers well-suited to varminting, silhouette shooting, and hunting big game. Options and customizations allow the owner to make their NCH™ unique to their own personal taste and style. When ordering the NCH™, customers have a choice of barrel length, Cerakote® colors, optional muzzle brake, fluted or non-fluted barrel, as well as caliber.”

Check out the specs on this precision gun, but the price might give you pause. MSRP: $2495

Nosler Model 48 NCH
The bolt action pistol was designed with input from hunters.Nosler

Nosler Model 48 NCH Specs

STOCK: 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.

FINISH: The M48 NCH™ is entirely coated in NIC Industries Cerakote finish. A variety of standard colors are available, or pick from any Cerakote color to personalize your Nosler Custom Handgun. The barreled action and stock are coated separately, allowing for 2 different color choices and a wide variety of color combinations.

ACTION: The M48 NCH™ is a single-shot, fed from a solid-bottom receiver.

BRAKE: The Harrell's Precision Tactical 4-Port brake is available as an addition.

GRIP: The NCH™ is designed to accept standard AR-15 grips allowing the owner to choose from a wide variety of aftermarket grips to customize the look and feel of the handgun to their liking. Each NCH™ ships standard with a black Hogue OverMolded rubber grip with finger grooves.

BARREL:The M48 NCH™ features a fully free-floated Shilen, 416R stainless steel heavy contour barrel that has been threaded at the muzzle, and supplied with a thread protector. Standard barrel length is 15" with shorter or longer lengths between 12"-18" available upon request. Barrel fluting is also available for an additional charge.

SIZE: The M48 NCH™ has an overall length of 21" with a 15" fluted barrel, and weighs 5.4 lbs without scope or mounts. Longer barrels, no fluting, and muzzle brakes will add/subtract to/from these figures.

Nosler Model 48 NCH
The "stormtrooper" model is named after the colors on the Star Wars Imperial Storm Troopers' blasters.Nosler