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February 18, 2020

Largest Gun Auction Ever Sees Record Results

By Joel R Kolander

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February 18, 2020

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Largest Gun Auction Ever Sees Record Results

Gun Culture is Alive and Well in America

Rock Island, Ill - In the shadow of the largest pro-gun rally in history held last month in Virginia, Rock Island Auction Company hosted the largest firearms auction ever held. The February event in Rock Island, Ill, offered more than 11,250 firearms in over 5,500 lots that sold in just four days. The record-sized sale also drew record results, achieving new benchmarks for the number of bidders, bids, countries and states participating, web traffic, successful bidders, and first-time participants.

These record numbers are very much in tune with the firearm background check (NICS) numbers published by the FBI, which in 2019 reported a record 28,369,750 NICS checks in 2019. Despite the political hot-button that firearms remain in the media, gun ownership and culture isn’t just surviving, it’s thriving. Several news organizations have attributed the record numbers of sales and background checks to a shrinking number of firearms “super-owners” with large collections, but such stereotypes fly in the face of current data that shows growing numbers of women and African-Americans who not only own guns, but legally carry them as well.

“Obviously we’re thrilled with the results,” said RIAC President Kevin Hogan, “but more importantly, gun owners are coming together and making their voices heard in a critical election year.” As the largest firearms auction house in the world, it should come as no surprise that RIAC’s results echo those of the nation.

Gun owners aren’t just gathering outside the Virginia state capital, they’re also speaking with their wallets.

About Rock Island Auction Company

Rock Island Auction Company is the world’s #1 auction company for firearms, bladed weapons and militaria. Founded in 1993 by its current CEO Patrick Hogan, RIAC continues to lead the industry with record sales numbers and their extensive and beautiful marketing efforts. Their 150,000 square foot campus consisting of two buildings, hosts around 12 auctions each year. They actively seek consignments, be it a single weapon or a collection of hundreds, a thousand dollar item or one million. For more information, please visit or call 1-800-238-8022.

To view the Prices Realized for this auction you may visit the auction catalog or click to view this PDF.

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