Seekins Precision DNA AR-15 Charging Handle

Seekins Precision has launched their new DNA charging handle. It was introduced earlier during the SHOT Show 2017 but now it is available for purchase. It is made of 7075 aluminum with hard anodized finish.

What immediately jumps out is the nice shape of the actual handles, which are enlarged and skeletonized. Seekins Precision admits that besides the mechanical and functional features, aesthetics was also a goal during the designing process of this product. The handles also have dimpled texture to allow better grip purchase. As you can see some material from the top of the handle shaft is removed, which is probably done to reduce the contact area and friction between the handle and upper receiver. Although it may seem to be an ambidextrous handle at first glance, however, it is not. Seekins Precision describes it as “the most non-ambidextrous charging handle”.

Judging from the images, the latch rests on the charging handle body at its rearmost position thus revealing the stress from the latch pin. This is a good mechanical solution that many new aftermarket charging handle manufacturers are incorporating into their designs.

The DNA handle is available through the manufacturer’s website at $59.

What also caught my attention when researching about the DNA charging handle is the outstanding sense of humor put into the description and marketing of this product. Here is how the handle is described on Seekins Precision website:

Crafted in a climate controlled laboratory by a team of scientists who were only allowed to use their right hands, we can proudly say the DNA handle is the most non-ambidextrous charging handle in our product line up. Really, it’s just a charging handle, a very non-ambidextrous one.

And here is the image announcing the launch of DNA handles, which they’ve posted on their Facebook page.



Hrachya H

Being a lifelong firearms enthusiast, Hrachya always enjoys studying design, technology and history of guns and ammunition. His knowledge of Russian allows him to translate and make Russian/Soviet/Combloc small arms related information available for the English speaking audience.
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  • B-Sabre

    +1 for the “gun bunny”.
    PS – Daaaaw….

  • Tim

    Aluminum. Not good enough. Not even close. Needs to be titanium. Titanium is tactical. Aluminum is for fat-asses.

  • Bean Guy

    So it’s like the AXTS/Radian Raptor, but not ambidextrous.

    All the looks and half the dextrous for 70% of the average price!

  • Gary Kirk

    Hey, when they’re laughing at themselves.. We actually are laughing with them…

  • Vhyrus

    Was this… perhaps, maybe…. a late april fools thing? Cause I find the notion of a $60 non ambi charging handle pretty damn funny.

  • FearlessFarris

    Looks awesome, but alas, I’m a lefty who enjoys shooting suppressed. Please make Vol. 2 of this sweet-looking charging handle ambidextrous and with some gas-mitigation system (holes ala Freedom Bone or lip ala Geissele), and I will literally throw my money at you.

  • Darhar M.

    Perhaps if I do another AR build I will use the Seekins.

    I am really happy with the BCM Mod 4 ambi- handle I have been using for some time now.
    To be honest I am a fan of BCM products but do have Seekins parts as well on my ARs.

    • Russ Kell

      Use mod4s on just about every build I’ve done. Love ’em.

  • Chris Hale

    I know this is a joke but as a leftie this is pretty much how I think every design meeting for new products goes.