2nd Amendment Defense Rockford IL

Making good people helpless, won't make bad people harmless.



Rock River Arms
If you like buying products "Made in America", then you will really like Rock River Arms.  Not only are they based in the USA, they are also located in Illinois.  And as you could most likely ascertain from their name, they are "downstream" from us.  The company is located in Colona, Illinois.  They are just outside the Quad Cities, where the Rock River joins with the Mississippi River. 

In December 2003, after outperforming 10 other manufacturers in rifle abuse tests, Rock River Arms was awarded a contract with the Drug Enforcement Administration for a minimum of 5,000 LAR-15 rifles to be purchased over five years.  As a result of Rock River Arms winning the DEA contract, other federal agencies, including the Federal Bureau of Investigation and United States Marshals, have also obtained Rock River Arms weapons under piggyback contracts.

Other Rifles
There are dozens of manufactures with products that appeal to the vast array of individual interests.  The amount of information available through publications and the internet about virtually every make and model is impressive.  What's a buyer to do?  Research, research, research.  Not only can a future buyer learn about a rifle of interest, they can also learn about various sources from which to obtain them.  2nd Amendment Defense is aligning with a network of distributors to be able to provide our local customers with the option of ordering directly from us. We might not be able to find every item, and if that's the case then we will certainly be glad to perform a gun transfer for you.  One excellent source for investigating what is available on the market is Lipsey's.  Their web site is searchable and shows the MSRP (Manufacturers Suggested Retail Price) for just about every gun.  Use their site to find out what you want, then contact us to see if it is available and what our price is.  We can typically offer a lower price unless the item is in high demand.
Compare Total Cost
How will you know which path is more cost effective?  When calculating the total cost to obtain a new rifle, there are several costs to account for.  The primary cost is the initial purchase price.  If the gun is being shipped to us for a transfer, then there is also the shipping fee and the transfer.  If you are buying through us, then the cost added to the initial purchase price is sales tax.  In the example below, the purchase price is the same from both sources.  But if we can obtain a firearm for you with a lower purchase price, then that will keep the advantage with us once the sales tax rises above the shipping and transfer fee amounts.
Gunbroker or online purchase Direct Purchase from 2nd Amendment Defense
$500 Purchase Price $500 Purchase Price
$25 Shipping Fee $41.25 Sales Tax
$25 Transfer Fee    
$550 Total acquisition cost $541.25 Total Acquisition Cost


email info@2ndinc.com to inquire about availability and pricing of any make and model of interest


Last modified: February 10, 2014