Seekins Precision G.I. AR-15

Freedom Munitions AR

Freedom Munitions announced that the company is now selling an exclusive Seekins Precision rifle: the G.I. AR-15.

According to Jansen Jones, the VP of sales and marketing for Freedom Munitions, the rifle was built to provide Seekins Precision quality without adding a lot of things that the average shooter would not need. “A precision AR-15 rifle without any of the fluff,” he said.

Freedom Munitions AR

Did the companies accomplish that? Let’s take a look at the specs on rifle and you can decide for yourself.

Some would say the core of the AR platform is the lower receiver. Freedom Munitions does not describe the lower, though it appears to be the same forged receiver used on the Seekins Precision NOXS SP15 Forged rifle.

Seekins uses a 16″ barrel with a 1:8 twist rate. Freedom Munitions states the rifle has a 223 Wylde chamber. The barrel is threaded (1/2 x 28 TPI) and topped with an A2X flash hider.

Freedom Munitions AR

The receiver is a flattop and there are no sights included with this gun. The hand guard is a 12″ Seekins Precision MCSR M-LOK.

A “milspec” trigger is standard. The company uses an oversized trigger guard and includes an ambidextrous safety. A single 30-round magazine and hard plastic storage case are included with the gun. The suggested retail price is $950.

Freedom Munitions AR

I’ve had a chance to shoot a Seekins SP10 in .308. I found it to be a capable rifle that was well made and very well finished. But the G.I. is clearly aimed at a different market. At nearly $1,000, the gun costs significantly more than the very good budget rifles from Ruger, Smith & Wesson and others. But, it does offer a number of nice features many of those guns do not.

What are your thoughts?



Richard Johnson

An advocate of gun proliferation zones, Richard is a long time shooter, former cop and internet entrepreneur. Among the many places he calls home is http://www.gunsholstersandgear.com/.


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  • ClintTorres

    With the exception of BUIS and a red dot, these are the upgrades I’d do(or have done) to a 16″ AR. MSRP seems pretty decent vis a vis a budget AR for $600-$700.

    I don’t know why we don’t see more 1:8 twist 5.56 barrels out there.

    • Anonymoose

      1:9 isn’t really all that useful. Most people aren’t going to shoot 40gr coyote-sploders, and companies that use 1:9 barrels mostly use them because they’re cheaper, same reason they use 1:12 .308 barrels (I mean, c’mon…you’re never gonna shoot anything heavier than 165gr, right? riiiight?).

      • Vitor Roma

        Although people tend to underestimate the 1:9 twist. From all reviews and tests I’ve seen the 1:9 does fine til 70 grains mark. Some people believe that anything heavier than 55 will keyhole like crazy in a 1:9 twist.

    • TheSmellofNapalm

      1:7 is ideal for 77s and even 55s will still shoot straight at most conventional ranges.

  • sauerquint

    “the gun costs significantly more than the very good budget rifles from
    Ruger, Smith & Wesson and others. But, it does offer a number of
    nice features many of those guns do not.”

    Name two features these have that the others don’t have.

    • COASTIEGM

      AMBI Safety and .223 wylde chamber and Mlok. Not saying they are worth the extra price but they do have a few bonus features.

    • Harrison Jones

      If you’re looking for the configuration above meaning aftermarket stock, a nice rail, and a mid length gas system then you’re hard pressed to find a better deal without building it. If these would make it into stores vs just online they’d sell great!

    • MLOK rail, 223 Wylde chamber, ambi safety, minimalist stock are four. I’m not saying this is a better rifle than the others, merely that for the additional money there are some upgrades that you would have to add to an M&P Sport or AR-556 if you wanted them.

    • Nicks87

      1:8 twist rate, over sized bolt release. Among other features already mentioned.

    • Dracon1201

      Well, it isn’t Freedom Group for starters. Others below me covered most everything except the fact that the build quality will most likely still be better than most of the other budget guns.

  • Nicks87

    These rifles are an awesome value for what they offer. I would buy one of these over a Colt 6920 and I think the 6920 is a great rifle.

  • Marcus D.

    As a regular customer of Freedom Munitions, I’ve seen this rifle advertised. I believe the trigger is an ALG ACT. I have a QMS, which is a perfectly good trigger except for the trigger weight that can be fixed with a $6 hammer spring upgrade. This should be a solid, well made rifle, although I am not familiar with the quality of Seekins’ barrels.

  • Dracon1201

    As a builder, I disagree. The parts list is quite exceptional for a pre-built rifle with a 223 Wylde chambering. Seekins is putting some very good rifles together. On the street these will probably still be about the price of a 6920.

  • Saxonist Sealclubber

    More AR options is better IMO. It not only brings the overall costs down, but makes it more difficult for any anti-gun financial institutions from buying out the manufacturers and putting them out of business through poor QC.

    Looking at you Freedom Group/Cerberus.