Our Boldest Step Yet

The industry is changing. After 30 years in business, we should know – we’ve led it almost every step of the way. Now we take our boldest step yet, one of an unprecedented investment in the dignified field of fine arms collecting.

We believe in this pursuit and we believe in our business. We’ve watched first-hand the values of fine arms climb year after year and that’s why we’ve constructed what will be the premier international venue to buy and sell collector grade firearms.

Simply put, our new Bedford, Texas venue will elevate gun collecting, giving these arms a worthy setting for their history, their artistry, and their legacy. It is a realization of a 30-year dream, and yet such a destination for fine arms is long overdue.

It will be the finest brick and mortar auction facility in the United States, 90,000 square feet filled with cutting edge technology, relentless hospitality, and meticulous presentation. The new world selling headquarters for arms collectors of all disciplines will host auctions, accommodate lectures, display world-class firearms, and advance the world of gun collecting to new and exciting heights.

At Rock Island Auction, we use the phrase, “History Lives Here,” and now, so does the future.

Area Hotels

Gaylord Texan Resort & Convention Center

1501 Gaylord Trail, Grapevine, TX
“Family friendly”, On-site Restaurants
9.7 miles via TX-26, Tx-121 S

Great Wolf Lodge

100 Great Wolf Drive, Grapevine, TX
“Family friendly”, On-site Restaurants
9 miles via TX-26, TX-121 S

The Ritz Carlton – Dallas

2121 McKinney Avenue, Dallas, TX
“Pet friendly”, On-site Restaurants
Recognized as the first Forbes Travel Guide Five-Star Hotel in Texas
20.7 miles via I-35E N, TX-183 W (toll on route)

Hotel Drover – Fort Worth

200 Mule Alley Dr, Fort Worth, TX
“Pet friendly”, On-site Restaurants
20.7 miles via I-35E N, TX-183 W (toll on route)

Area Restaurants


1420 Plaza Pl, Southlake, TX
Upscale seafood & steak chain featuring half-price happy hours, a deep wine list & swanky surrounds.

Brio Italian Grille

1431 Plaza Place, Southlake, TX
Relaxed Italian chain eatery serving Tuscan-inspired grill fare, plus wine & cocktails.


1239 Main Street, Southlake, TX 76092
Buzzy bistro with a Mediterranean-inspired menu including gluten-free fare plus wine & cocktails.

Winewood Grill

1265 S Main St, Grapevine, TX 76051
Stylish American eatery with an open kitchen, wood-fired grill & jazz brunch on Sundays.

Local Attractions

Fort Worth Stockyards

Fort Worth is where the West begins, and nothing embodies Western heritage better than the Fort Worth Stockyards National Historic District. From the original brick walkways to the wooden corrals, every inch of the Stockyards tells the true history of Texas’s famous livestock industry.

Six Flags Over Texas

Experience Six Flags Over Texas in Arlington. Home to 14 world class coasters & over 100 attractions. Get your Annual Pass today!

Dallas Museum of Art

From contemporary installations to paintings and sculptures, there's always something new to experience.

Grapevine Vintage Railroad

The Grapevine Vintage Railroad is an excursion and special event railroad in Grapevine, Texas, USA, that runs from the Main Street station in Grapevine to the Fort Worth Stockyards.

Looking to consign?

We are the best place to sell your guns! As a firearms auction house, we have one common goal with our consignors: achieve the highest possible price.

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