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Hi all!

Hannah here reporting to you live as the new Social Media Coordinator of  Seekins Precision. I’m not a fan of the mouthful of a label, but in a nutshell, they’re paying me to create memes and figure out which logo to slap on the side of a coffee mug. I’m hoping to gain some entrepreneurial skills from Mr. Seekins himself and invent a safe yet affordable way to main line coffee, because without it I would be worthless.

I can’t say I’m surprised that I got this gig, because when you have the gall to say “CENSORED, poop, and CENSORED,” during an interview and the interviewer’s laugh instead of looking at you as if you’re the spawn of Satan, you know you’re home.

I’m not a big fan of the mundane aspects of anyone’s life including my own, so I will spare you the uninteresting parts.

Before Seekins made a solid choice in me…

Born and raised in Olympia, WA, I left as soon as I could in pursuit of a degree and a place that didn’t contain so many... I believe we refer to them now as snowflakes. The people, scenery, and overall mentality is unlike anything I experienced before. Also, wearing camo and cowboy boots every day is welcomed, not frowned upon.

I was able to stuff my foot in the door within the outdoor industry as an intern for one of the top hunting apparel companies. This is where I was spoiled rotten and encouraged to sprout my quirky wings. I had realized for many years the constricting corporate environment was anything but conducive to my success as a young professional. I swore I would never “work another day in my life,” and although I’ve been hanging out at Seekins eight hours a day, I haven't worked.

My passions, you ask?

It is no debate that any monumental moment in my life was spent outdoors. Whether it’s hunting, hiking, camping, or feeling the back end of my 4Runner whip around going from pavement to gravel, the outdoors is essential to my existence. I got my hunting license and first buck at the age of 12. I was hooked on the adrenaline produced by the harvest, the peace found in escaping city life, quality time spent with my family, and as a young woman; the power of self-reliance. I was made for this industry.

Writing is a secondary passion of mine, I figured combining the two would be a match made in heaven. Indeed, it is, and in my free time I freelance for different online publications as an outdoor writer.

Alongside guns, nature, and writing is my number one girl, Eb. She’s four months old, has four legs, permanent bed head, and a beard. She’s a Wirehaired Pointing Griffon and soon to be waterfowl/upland bird hunting machine.

Seekins Precision thus far,

There is a constant, yet therapeutic buzzing of CNC machines that becomes white noise as morning passing to evening. Whichever room you are in laughter can be heard reverberating down the hallway. Although we’re a bunch of smarty-pants, you’d be hard pressed to find a more knowledgeable, innovative group of genuine people.

I couldn’t be more proud to work for this company, and to become the newest member of the Seekins family.

Cheers.

Meet Eli.

ELIThis is Eli, our Programming Director.

 

First time you shot a gun: what gun & with who?

.22LR Rifle , with Dad, Grandad, and 2 brothers.  Age 10

Have you ever made up an illness so you didn’t have to go to work?

Yes, but never in my adult career.

Best compliment you’ve ever gotten?

A good friend recently told me I’m “the most confident first time dad.”

Have you ever taken dance lessons?

Yes. My wife and I took swing dance lessons for our first dance at our wedding.

If you could retire tomorrow what would you do?

Go camping and ride my RZR until winter, and then    Snowmobiling would commence.

If you could be trapped in a TV show for a month which one would it be?

Walking Dead, I’d take my Seekins AR and shoot some Zombies in the face!

Do your socks match right now?

Yes, but I’ve been fooled before.  Recently it was my shoes that didn’t match, oops.

Would you eat a bowl of worms for $1000?

It would have to be a damn small bowl.

If you could lock one person in a room for a day to torment them, who would it be and how would you torment them?

                 That kid with the lifted Diesel pickup. (You know the one, he’s in every city in America.)  He would be forced to breath the same smoke or “coal” that he rolls out of his exhaust every time he takes off for his imaginary race from stop light to stop light.

Have you ever tipped a cow?

                   No

 

Getting to Know Mr. Seekins

glen x2How better to get to know someone than through a random series of questions, posted along side a picture of them hard at work.

GLEN SEEKINS:

If no one is watching what do you make yourself to eat?

Most likely dinner, I eat what I want!

Last time you farted and blamed it on someone else, who did you blame it on?

Katie Seekins

First time you shot a gun: what gun & with who?

My dad, I was 2 and it was a .357 pistol…. I was too little and mom wasn’t so impressed.

How old were you when you had your first kiss?

I’d say 5 …Dads advise was try them all, so I started early.

Have you ever made up an illness so you didn’t have to go to work?

Nope.

Best compliment you’ve ever gotten?

From employees, when they say best company they have ever worked for.

First thought you had this am?

Crap, I have to do lunch for everyone today.

Would you eat a bowl of worms for $1000?

Not a chance.. I don’t think I could eat a entire bowl of them. That’s a lot of food, I'd get too full.

If you could lock one person in a room for a day to torment them, who would it be and how would you torment them?

This one chick that works for us, Sunny, I'd make her eat a bowl of worms!

Last pic you took with your phone?

The boys wrestling. Chase (2) had Gunner (6) in a pretty good choke hold!

If you could be any age for a week what age would it be?

8, pretty sure I can get away with about anything at that age…

Have you ever eaten glue?

Who hasn’t? If someone says no then they just lied…

What item do you lose most often?

Sunglasses.

What’s the longest you have gone without sleep?

3days, usually just before SHOT Show.

What’s your favorite word? Least favorite?

Favorite… I dunno, Least is can’t.

Have you ever tipped a cow?

No, but I have tried, they're heavy.

Have you ever been in a food fight

Of course! I have a little sister.

Mountains or beach?

Mountains, but why can’t I have both?

Weirdest thing you have ever eaten?

Uni, I'd rather eat someone else’s boogers if I had to choose.

What do you think Victoria’s secret is?

He’s a dude…

What cartoon character do you most resemble?

Elmer Fud

Would you rather go a week without bathing but be able to change your clothes or a week without changing your clothes but be able to bathe?

I’ve done both and I choose a shower… you can wash your clothes too.

If you could be trapped in a TV show for a month which one would it be?

Dukes of Hazard

Do your socks match right now?

No, but they are really really close.

The Gun Vault - Brought to you by B. Soltero

THE GUN VAULT

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THE BUILD:

Seekins SP15 Forged Upper

 Seekins SP15 Forged Lower

Seekins MCSR V2 12" Keymod Rail

Seekins Adjustable Gas Block .750

Seekins Ambi-Safety Selector (Red)

Seekins Billet Mag Release (Red)

Seekins Billet Trigger Guard

Seekins Enhanced Bolt Catch

KAK 10.5" Mil Contract Over-Run 5.56 Barrel

KAK Shockwave Tube & Blade Stabilizer

SpringCo (White) Buffer Spring

LBE Unlimited Standard Carbine Buffer

IWC QD End Plate & White Oak Castle Nut

White Oak Lower Parts Kit

ALG QMS Trigger w/ JP Tactical Spring Kit

Fortis Hammer Charging Handle

Fathom Arms Enhanced Nitride BCG

Troy HK Style Front/Rear Dual Aperture Irons

Noveske KX3 1/2x28 Flash Suppressor

Magpul MOE+ Grip

Thank you B. Soltero for sharing your build with us!

The Gun Vault Brought to you by K. Lugpong

THE GUN VAULT

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Upper Receiver:
-Seekin Precision billet 223
-Seekin Precision MCSR V2 15" Keymod Handguard
-RCA enhanced BCG
-PRI charging handle with combat latch

Lower Receiver:
-Seekins Precision SP223 Gen2 with Logo
-Geissele SSA trigger
-Bad-Ass ambi safety
-Ergo tactical grip with palm shelf
- **CA Tacticool Bullet Button**
- **CA High Cap. "10"/20 pmag

Barrel:
-Noveske stainless barrel
-pinned low profile gas block
-Intermediate  gas system
-1:7 twist rate
-AAC Blackout 51T flash suppressor

Stock:
-Magpul UBR
-Magpul enhance buttpad
-Magpul Aluminum strike plate
-Quard quick release sling mount
-JP Silence Capture

Optics & Sight:
-Burris C4 Plus 4.5-14×42mm, 30mm tube
-Burris P.E.P.R bolt-on mount
-Burris 3" sunshade
-Dueck Defense RTS iron sight

Bipod:
-Parker Hale
-A.R.M.S#42 mount

SICK BUILD! THANK YOU K. LUGPONG!!!

Dealer Spotlight - Hells Canyon Firearms

image3Brian from Hells Canyon Firearms shares with us how he got started and a little bit about his company:  HCF initially started as something to keep my mind busy as I was recovering from shoulder surgery.  I researched the steps needed to get my FFL during this time.  The business model of HCF has always been to have fun, make enough to support my own habit and to provide all customers with a competitively priced  product. HCF is something that I do part time out of my home as I do work full time as an electrician.  Since I don't have a store front I try to be extra accommodating and as flexible as possible when meeting with customers. I can be reached by email hellscanyonfirearms@cableone.net phone 208-816-4432, Facebook and Instagram.  Hours are by appointment only. HCF stocks exclusively Seekins Precision  products and tries to keep the majority of them in stock along with a selection of items to complete your rifle build needs. Although HCF upon occasion has other firearm types in stock, HCF stocks mainly Seekins Precision  products and tries to keep the majority of them in stock along with a selection of items to complete your  rifle build needs.  Quotes   on firearms are extremely easy and highly encouraged.   Why do you choose Seekins Precision as your  go to AR-15 manufacturer? Brian: During the first year of HCF I learned about Seekins Precision which also quickly coincided with the black rifle scare of 2013. It always impressed me that during this time when some were price gouging SP never changed a single price. In fact the only price changes that I have seen in the last three years have been decreases due to manufacturing process improvements. I have always liked supporting local businesses. SP makes this decision effortless.  Not only are their rifles functional and reliable but the design is unique and highly sought after. These traits make SP products easy to sell.  Coupled with their extraordinary sales department and customer service I am looking forward to many continued years of selling SP products.   Hells Canyon Firearms is our neighbors and known for their speedy & reliable service! We are happy to know and work with them!   Are you a dealer that wants to be spotlighted too? Send your info to Sunshine.Steel@SeekinsPrecision.com  we would love to feature you!image1

The Gun Vault - Brought to you by Kristopher King

The Gun Vault

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All Magpul furniture FDE

MOE + grip

A2 stock

AFG 2nd gen with 6" seekins keymod rail

MBUIS sights

Lower is a Joe Bob's Outfitters Spartan 1 billet lower

Upper is a Seekins Precision IRMT-R Upper

Handguard is Seekins Precision MCSR V2 KeyMod Rail 15"

Barrel is made local in rathdrum ID. I bought it from RiverCity Pawn in P.F. ID from Ron Anderson. I ordered the barrel to my specs. 14 1/2" carbine length with 1/7 twist on a 223 wylde.

Seekins melonited gas tube

Seekins adjustable gas block BattleComp 1.5 compensator

Seekins Enhanced Bolt Catch Seekins billet mag release

SCT Nickel Boron Bolt Carrier Group Nickel Boron trigger

KNS anti walk screws

Strike Industries dust cover

Billet laser spartan enhanced take down pins

Jp captured buffer standard a2 buffer tube Vortex Sparc II

Photo finished with a FDE base coat and then hydro dipped in condensed kryptec highlander patteren

I forgot to mention it's an ALG trigger

Magpul noveske ambi selector lever

 

Thank you K. King for sharing your build with us!

The Gun Vault - Brought to you by J. Rogers

THE GUN VAULT

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The Build

SPECS

- SEEKINS PRECISION SP15 MATCHING RECEIVERS ( UPPER & LOWER )

- SEEKINS  BCG

- BCM GUNFIGHTER MOD 4 CHARGING HANDLE

- MIDWEST INDUSTRY GEN2 2 PIECE MID LENGTH QUADRAIL

- MIDWEST LOW PRO GAS BLOCK

- DANIEL DEFENSE GAS TUBE

- BCM STANDARD M4 SOCOM PARKERIZED BARREL

- SPIKES TACTICAL BUFFER TUBE ASSEMBLY W/ 4.5 OZ BUFFER

- BCM LOWER PARTS KIT

- TIMNEY  661S 3LB. SKELOTONIZED DROP IN TRIGGER & HAD THE HAMMER COATED WITH THAT NICKEL BORON  STUFF

- HAND MADE SOME ANTI WALKING TRIGGER PIN SET

MAGPUL FDE

- CTR STOCK

- BAD ASSIST LEVER

- MIAD GRIP

- HAND STOP

The Gun Vault - Brought to you by TRANSAM7969

The Gun Vault

20150413_185342_1_resizedThe Build:

Seekins billet upper & lower

9" sar handguard

Daniel defense 10.3" barrel

A1 flash hider

WMD NIB BCG

BCM mod 4 ch

,C-more reflex sight (also run Samson fixed sights but they're delegated to another build for now)

Magpul K2 grip and handstop kit

Noveske K9 barricade support

Inforce WML

KNS FDE pins

Battle Arms ambi selector

kak shockwave pistol tube and shockwave pistol stabilizer.

 

Usually running a CMC flat 3.5 single stage but swapped it into my current lightweight build.

Thanks Transam7969!

The Gun Vault - Brought to you by A. BeGole

THE GUN VAULT

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Lantac Comp

Blackwood Arms Match Barrel 5.56 1:9 TW9Y was done

Seekins Adj Gas Block

Seekins SP3R 15"

Blackwood Arms Billet Ambidextrous Side Charging Upper Receiver W/Complete Nickel Boron BCG

Seekins SP223 Lower W/Logo

Blackwood Arms LPK w/Tuned and Hand Polished FCG TW9Y

KNS Match Pins

Ergo Grip

Mission First Tactical BattleLink BUS Stock

Wolf Heavy Buffer Spring

Cerakote:

Done in house, one-off color blends

Blue is a mix of Sky-blue, Titanium, & I can't tell you the other two.

Barrel, Buffer tube, LPK and comp is a mix of Titanium & Federal brown with metallic flake and a unique baking technique.

BTW, TW9Y is The Whole 9 Yards

THANK YOU  A. BEGOLE!

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