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.
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.
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.
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?