Guns [SHOT Show 2017] Light is Right: Seekins Precision NX15 Joe Dawson January 18, 2017 Join the Conversation Light is right. That's a mantra spoken by many people who're considering their first (or next) AR build. This ongoing drive to decrease weight while maintaining or improving functionality can be seen throughout the manufacturer booths at Shot Show 2017. One of those companies, and one you might strongly consider, is Seekins Precision. Specifically, take a look at the Seekins Precision NX15 SHOT Show 2017: Seekins Precision NX15 The rifle is lightweight, but does not feel fragile. Weight has been removed only from places that make sense, nowhere compromising the likelihood of ti being able to withstand hard abuse — or so it looks and feels on first inspection, anyway. The rail is slim, easy to work with, and has absolutely zero play between it and the upper receiver. The Seekins' ambidextrous bolt release is one of of the best we've seen; overall the rifle gives you a great number of options in an extremely lightweight and useable package. More later after we get it on the range. Seekins Precision NX15 Specs: -33.125” Overall Length -6.25LBS Overall Weight -16” 416-5R Button rifled, match grade stainless steel barrel, 1:8 rate of twist -Skeletonized 7075-T6 Billet aluminum upper and lower -Adjustable gas block and melanite coated gas tube -15” NOXs Handguard rail system -Trigger index point and enlarged trigger guard -Ambidextrous bolt release and selector switch -Mission First Minimalist stock Retail price is not on their website at this time. From Seekins: “Uniquely designed to remove excess weight and materials without sacrificing the integrity of the rifle, the NX15 skeletonize rifle offers an extremely lightweight easy to maneuverer rifle- designed to keep shots on target and increase shooter response times.” For more information visit them at their website. This has been a special SHOT Show installment of Industry News. It is not a review nor an endorsement. What is the NSSF SHOT Show? The NSSF SHOT Show (Shooting, Hunting, and Outdoor Trade Show) and Conference is an annual event held by the National Shooting Sports Foundation. Typically attended by thousands of people from all 50 states and over a hundred countries, it is (quite rightfully) described as the “…world's premier exposition of combined firearms, ammunition, law enforcement, cutlery, outdoor apparel, optics, and related products and services. Imagine the Worlds' Fair, but packed with everything from mini-guns and every breed of body armor, bows and boots; from eye pro and ear pro to optics and ordnance, socks to swords…you get the idea. If you'd like to see a sampling of the companies who will be showing at this year's SHOT, there's a live map right here, though it doesn't reflect the organizations set up elsewhere, in hotel suites, etc View imagery from our coverage of last year's SHOT Show here; 2015's is right here. SHOT 2017 Schedule January 15 — Special invite-only events; Veterans Training Fund/Wishes for Warriors at The Ranch, SIG Sauer Range Day, and others January 16 — Media on the Range, Boulder City Rifle & Pistol Club January 17 — 20, 2016 Sands Expo and Convention Center Las Vegas, Nevada Hours Tuesday, January 17 8:30 a.m. – 5:30 p.m. Wednesday, January 18 8:30 a.m. – 5:30 p.m. Thursday, January 19 8:30 a.m. – 5:30 p.m. Friday, January 20 8:30 a.m. – 4:00 p.m. Explore RECOILweb:ResQme - keychain car escape toolAftermarket Glock Barrel TestingRECOIL Review: Bergara's New B14-R Rimfire Trainer in 22LRSpatha Tactical Bestiarii Threadless Muzzle Brake NEXT STEP: Download Your Free Target Pack from RECOILFor years, RECOIL magazine has treated its readers to a full-size (sometimes full color!) shooting target tucked into each big issue. Now we've compiled over 50 of our most popular targets into this one digital PDF download. From handgun drills to AR-15 practice, these 50+ targets have you covered. Print off as many as you like (ammo not included). Get your pack of 50 Print-at-Home targets when you subscribe to the RECOIL email newsletter. We'll send you weekly updates on guns, gear, industry news, and special offers from leading manufacturers - your guide to the firearms lifestyle.You want this. Trust Us.