The New Gun Owner’s Guide To Concealed Carry

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Is Concealed Carry Worth It? Should You Carry A Gun Or Not?

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The New Gun Owner’s Guide To Holsters

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What’s The Best Concealed Carry Holster? 5 Top Choices

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IWB vs OWB Holsters For Concealed Carry: Which Is Better?

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What’s the Best Firearm for Concealed Carry?

What’s the best caliber for concealed carry according to police officers? This may be the second most common question I have received after “Have you ever had to shoot anyone?”. This is probably one of the most hotly debated questions and ranks up there with the great ongoing “Glock vs 1911” debate. While it may […]

Simple Training on the Range

Anyone who has spent even a modest amount of time in the modern firearms community will be familiar with “Pew-Pew Therapy.” For some, a trip to the firing range to throw lead down range is equal to hitting the heavy bag at the gym after a hard day at work. With low ammunition supplies, and […]

The Complete 50 State Guide to Concealed Carry Laws

Concealed Carry Laws in Every US State (Click on a state to jump to that section) Alabama Nebraska Alaska Nevada Arizona New Hampshire Arkansas New Jersey California New Mexico Colorado New York Connecticut North Carolina Delaware North Dakota Florida Ohio Georgia Oklahoma Hawaii Oregon Idaho Pennsylvania Illinois Rhode Island Indiana South Carolina Iowa South Dakota […]

Hand Dominance, Eye Dominance and Shooting

Since almost all firearms are made for right-handed shooters, hand doance and eye doance for anyone who is not right-handed can make things difficult. You may find yourself asking “Wait, what’s the difference, and what do I do about it?!”   The concept of a doant side of the body, or bodily function, is that […]

Selections from the Hank Williams Jr. Gun Collection

Any fan of country music, Monday Night Football, and American entertainment will instantly recognize the legendary Hank Williams Jr. From his signature hat, beard, and sunglasses to his larger than life persona, the man called Bocephus has truly left his mark on popular culture. For anyone who follows the famous singer-songwriter, it should come as […]

L.A. Huffman: Window to the West

Laton Alton Huffman’s photography captured the spirit of the Old West and a changing way of life during the last two decades of the American frontier. Through portraits of the people, wildlife, landscapes, and industry of late 19th century Montana Territory, Huffman documented an authentic vision of the West that few of his contemporaries equaled. […]

Ruger’s Mini Thirty 7.62×39

10/03/2021 Just ten more days until the official start of Fall and there are so many projects to wrap up before winter. Frequent, if not heavy rainfall, kept the porch deck wet. So all of the hours spent cleaning, deoxidizing and other prep work for staining and sealing 1,000 square feet of cedar boards will […]

Second Largest Firearms Auction EVER draws over $24 MILLION

Rock Island Auction Company’s September Premier 10-12 Firearms Auction soared into the history books with an astronomical $24 million in realized sales, the second largest firearms auction ever held behind only Rock Island Auction Company’s record-shattering May 2021 Premier. Despite having fewer lots, September’s Premier event managed to storm past the total for RIAC’s record-breaking […]

John Wayne’s True Grit Revolver

John Wayne was the quintessential American cowboy. With his distinct voice, imposing stature, and natural charisma, he was the perfect embodiment of the strong, manly hero archetype that doated the Golden Age of Hollywood Westerns. And it goes without saying that no cowboy is complete without his six-shooter. A statue of Wayne located at the […]

Announcing Custom Catalogs

Rock Island Auction Company is proud to announce that we’re replacing the old, black & white catalogs printed for our Sporting & Collector Auction with new customizable color catalogs that you can print from our website or view on your favorite eReader device. The new online catalog feature makes tailoring a list of favorite auction […]

Smith & Wesson’s Governor Part I

09/26/2021 I am well aware of when the S&W Governor was introduced. Yes, I did pass on exaing shotshell accommodating revolvers because I could not see a practical application. The Governor is ten years old, I am ten years older. Perhaps, now that we have both had our space, we can be civil and […]

Classic Shotguns for Fall Hunting

To some, autumn is a time for football and apple orchards and an avalanche of pumpkin spice. For others, the season also evokes images of tall grass and golden fields, of crisp evenings with a faithful dog at your side and a classic shotgun in hand. The perfect fall means sunrises, jerky, a sturdy 4×4, […]

Defining Antique Military Arms

Throughout the centuries, military firearms technology and terology have been constantly evolving. Given this, there are many terms used to identify military shoulder arms that have long since fallen from use in the present day, which can lead to confusion. On top of this, some of these terms have changed over time or are used […]