Desperately Seeking Seekins


Desperately Seeking Seekins

Walking into a well-stocked gun shop these days with the intention of selecting a new AR-15 to purchase is nearly akin to walking into Baskin-Robbins wanting something besides vanilla or chocolate. Just too many flavors, too many sprinkles, too many add-ons, and then whether to go with a cup or a cone. Decisions, decisions.

With this goal in mind then, let me recommend you seek out Seekins Precision. Seekins is not readily a household name even among hip line gun people and shooters, but trust me it is going to be. So, start your desperate search by seeking out this company in Idaho at

So, why a company with a curious name? Several reasons, but chief among them is the story of Glen Seekins having risen from his Alaskan heritage and a desire to achieve something perfect, i.e. precise, or precision, hence Seekins Precision. As Robert Duvall said in the movie Apocalypse Now, “I love when a plan comes together,” or something of that nature.
Seekins’ plan came together.

And his own destiny in the rifle making business came from something as simple as broken scope rings on a deer hunt back in 2004. So, he built his own proprietary scope rings to withstand the rigors of hunting in Idaho and thus began his creation of a machine shop with one mission in mind. That was the precision manufacturing of rifle components and eventually a complete line of rifles, lowers, uppers, scope rings, mounts, bolt rifle parts, and accessories. The rest of his history is still in the making. That, with the dedicated help of his wife, Katie.

So, today Seekins Precision is in a new production facility in Lewiston, Idaho making rifles and stuff. They now have their own line of precision bolt action rifles aptly named the Havak. You simply gotta love that. Here I refer you back to their web site for the full details. Now, understand, these are not cheap rifles, because they are precision built to order. Check out the Havak Pro and the Havak Pro Hunter.

Turning to AR platforms Seekins’ selection is both broad and refined. So far, they have nine models varying in formats and features. The buyer picks what he wants, and the rifle is made. His AR prices are within the margins of upper end precision products, but affordable. Study their web site, call and ask questions. Then buy one of the best rifles being made today.

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Award winning outdoor writer/photographer since 1978. Over 3000 articles and columns published nationally. Field & Stream Hero of Conservation in 2007. Fields of writing includes hunting most game in American, Canada, and Europe, fishing fresh and saltwater, destination travel, product reviews, industry consulting, and conservation issues. Currently VP at largest community college in Mississippi in economic development and workforce training with 40 years of experience in Higher Education. BS-MS in wildlife sciences from MO. University, and then a PhD in Industrial Psychology. Married with two children and Molly the Schnoodle.

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