About Us

The American Dream is one of the noblest goals we aspire to reach in this country. Our favorite version of that story usually starts with an inspired individual and a great idea—usually out in the garage. The story has equal parts elbow grease and know-how, with sleepless nights and engineering breakthroughs thrown in to round out the montage when the story is turned into a movie. Apple, Microsoft, Harley, Disney, Maglite—and Seekins Precision—all got their start in the garage with inspired entrepreneurs working against all odds to create a product they were passionate about. This is the Seekins Precision story.

In 2004, a deer hunt in the Idaho backcountry was unsuccessful due to the failure of poorly engineered, yet industry-standard, scope rings. This spurred Glen Seekins to develop a concept for rings that could both withstand the elements of the Idaho mountains and weigh less than tactical steel rings. Drawing upon his mechanical design background, Glen returned from the hunt, fired up his CAD program, and spent the next few evenings designing what would become Seekins Precision’s flagship product: SP Scope Rings. He took his design to the machine shop that employed him at the time, and together they manufactured the first set of rings. The design of the SP Scope Rings has not changed since it was first mounted on Glen’s hunting rifle.

When the rings became extremely popular in the local shooting community, Glen’s entrepreneurial spirit immediately went into overdrive. He continued to work as a mechanical designer by day, and by night, he trained himself on a rented Computer Numerical Control (CNC) machine and built scope rings. A few months later, Glen took a leap of faith and purchased the machine and set it up in the garage where he would manufacture, assemble, and ship the fledgling product. By November of 2005, the business had increased enough for Glen to leave his design job, and Seekins Precision became a full-time operation.

As in the familiar tale of business success born of a well-crafted product, the demand for Seekins Precision’s products quickly surpassed all expectations, and it wasn’t long before a garage could no longer contain the growth. Hence, Seekins Precision relocated to a 1,500 square foot local business incubator. Around the same time, Glen designed and manufactured Seekins Precision’s first billet lower and unveiled it at SHOT Show. Returning with several handfuls of new orders, his engineering passion was now focused and unlocked, and the company began designing a full line of AR products. After the addition of employees and machinery in 2010, Seekins Precision had outgrown its initial incubator space and moved into the largest one available, which was 7,500 square feet. More growth came quickly, yadda yadda yadda, and Glen was once again out of space. In August 2013, Seekins Precision purchased land for its first building and moved in upon completion in March 2014. Initially with around 25,000 square feet, the campus provided ample room for growth, an important feature since Seekins Precision has expanded to include more than ten major product lines including the Havak bolt rifles that have cemented its name as an industry pioneer.

Far from being over, this American success story continues with new products conceived, designed, manufactured, and assembled right here in what now substitutes for a garage—a top-tier facility in an ever-expanding venue now approaching 100,000 square feet. The passion to create, design, and bring to life products that excite our customers is entrenched in the culture here, and shows no signs of slowing down.

The Seekins Precision version of The American Dream has been realized in the twenty-plus years Seekins Precision has been in business, and they are grateful to the customers and friends they have made over the years. Drop in and see them at 159 American Way, Lewiston, Idaho.