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Rock Island Auction Company Regional Auction February 21-23, 2014

Rock Island Auction Company’s next Regional Firearms Auction takes place February 21-23, 2014. That means a lot of new hardware is going to find its way into new hands and homes. RIAC’s Regional Auction is not to be confused with its Premiere Auctions; the former is designed for shooters or beginning collectors, while the latter is for moderate to expert collectors or investors and are renowned for featuring some of the best and most collectable firearms available.

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Concealed Carry vs. Open Carry

We want to know what you think about concealed carry versus open carry. Take our short survey and tell us what you think. All responses are anonymous and collected for informational purposes only. We will share the results in a few weeks.

Picture shows a Kahr Arms handgun finished in "Tiffany blue" laying in a box from Tiffany and Co.

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Where can I Buy the Tiffany Blue Kahr Arms PM9?

A picture of a Kahr PM9 pistol with a Tiffany blue frame, packed in a famous Tiffany box with a Tiffany necklace draped over it is making the rounds on social media sites such as Facebook and Instagram. Feeling highly doubtful the gun actually exists, I did some research—knowing some women will be putting this particular Kahr on the top of their Christmas wish list. Here is where I found you can get the gun.

Picture shows a custom-dipped Ruger 10/22 in purple leopard print.

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There are Many Like it, but This One is Mine. Hydrographic-Dipped Ruger 10/22

Camo-dipped shotguns and rifles that either come from the factory, or done off-market are popular with hunters. Camo-colored guns are practical when you need to stay hidden. However, graphics on any gun goes beyond just the practical. If you want a more eye-catching and customized gun in a sea of black, then hydroprinting, or hydrographics is for you. Picture shows a custom-dipped Ruger 10/22 in purple leopard print.
If you want a more eye-catching and customized gun in a sea of black, then hydroprinting, or hydrographics is for you. Mark Smith of Liquid Image Hydrographics, was kind enough to dip our tactical Ruger 10/22 and hearing protection in purple and black leopard print and then visit with us about his process.

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AR-15s

AR-15 Barrel Twist Explained

AR-15 barrels vary greatly between manufacturers, and even models in some cases, and one of the most common variances is the ‘rate of twist.” Understanding how the rate of twist affects your results and how to find the best ammunition for your AR-15.

Springfield 3.3 XD-S

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Springfield Armory 3.3 XD-S Safety Recall

Springfield Armory® is initiating this voluntary safety recall to upgrade 3.3 XD-S™ 9mm and 3.3 XD-S™ .45ACP pistols with new components, which eliminate the possibility of a potentially dangerous condition. Read this safety alert if you own an X-DS pistol.