[SHOT 2016] Nemo Arms

    NEMO Arms had some neat products this year at SHOT. NEMO Arms, based out of Montana, is famous for their large bore semi-automatic AR patterned rifles. NEMO Arms first distinguished themselves in the Industry with their semi automatic Omen rifle chambered in 300 Winchester Magnum. At present NEMO Arms is manufacturing rifles chambered in 300 Winchester Magnum, 7mm Remington Magnum, 338 Winchester Magnum, 308 Winchester, 300 AAC Blackout as well as .223/5.56.


    NEMO Arms Omen Rifle. For it’s size, this rifle was incredible lightweight. NEMO Arms uses high quality parts and accessories for the their builds.

    One trend that was extremely prevalent this year with NEMO Arms was the liberal use of Proof Research Carbon Fiber wrapped barrels. Handling the rifles equipped with the Proof Research Carbon Fiber wrapped barrels, verses the ones that were not, was like night and day in regards to weight.


    Proof Research Carbon Fiber barrels were a very common sight at SHOT show this year. It is amazing how lite a rifle becomes when equipped with one of these barrels.

    The Firearm Blog writers and I agreed that there was not a lot of innovation in regards to the Ar platform this year. There were only a handful of companies that are pushing the Ar platform forward. Notable exceptions include Cobalt Kinetics and NEMO Arms. It would be fun to shake one of these rifles out.

    Thomas Gomez

    Thomas Gomez currently resides in the mountains of central New Mexico. He has an M.B.A, an Ar-15/M16/M4 armorer certification from Specialized Armament Warehouse as well as a Glock armorer certification. Aside from writing for The Firearm Blog he works as a Clinical Analyst for a large Hospital. He spends his free time farming, ranching, hiking, fly-fishing and hunting in the beautiful forests and prairies of New Mexico. He can be reached at [email protected]