Seekins Precision has a reputation for building accurate, reliable rifles, including ARs police officers can trust. In the upcoming November 2014 issue of GUNS & WEAPONS FOR LAW ENFORCEMENT, author David Bahde runs the .223 Wylde-chambered CBRV1 through its paces.
Bahde writes, “The CBRV1 was built for the demanding requirements of law enforcement and the military. Utilizing the latest in Seekins parts, it is designed to be accurate, reliable and suitable for most any deployment. Seekins starts with its SP223 billet lower receiver, which is easily one of the best built on the market. Designed from the ground up for tactical shooters, it encompasses a number of features. CNC-machined from a billet of 7075-T6 aluminum, the SP223 lower is incredibly strong. The oversized winter triggerguard leaves plenty of room for gloved hands, while the Ergo grip is comfortable and solid. The lower is also ambidextrous, so the bolt release and safety selector are easy to access on both sides. The safety selector is a BAD unit with short-throw levers. The magazine well’s unique design provides for fast reloads, and it accepts several magazine types, including Magpul PMAGs and SureFire 60/100-round magazines. The lower is Type III hardcoat anodized for protection from the elements.
“Seekins equips the CBRV1 with an ACT trigger from ALG Defense, which retains the feel of a mil-spec trigger without the usual grit and pull weight. With a trigger weight of 5 pounds, it stays within many department policies yet remains smooth and predictable. Magpul’s MOE stock with an H-buffer and spring complete the lower.
“My test rifle’s billet-crafted upper receiver featured a BAR quad-rail measuring 10 inches in length and leaving half of the gas block exposed. Current-production CBRV1 rifles come with 12-inch handguards that cover the gas block completely.”