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Welcome to Riverside Sporting Gear


We now offer USCCA Instructor Training! Contact Jon Thompson: 763-263-9587.


Minnesota Permit to Carry by USCCA Certified Instructors!


Riverside Sporting Gear is an authorized Colt Dealer!


In Stock Now! The Colt Lightweight Commander in 9mm.  Stop by and see it today!






Are you current or retired law enforcement, military, security, first responder, GSSF member or NRA instructor?  Ask us about our special pricing for Glock, S&W, Beretta, CZ, FN and Sig. Don't know if you qualify? Call us at: 763-263-9587.

No sales or shipping outside of US.  

If you can't find the firearm you want on our site, call us at: 763-263-9587.  We have mulitple sources to help find the right firearm for you!

Updated: Mar 24, 2017

RR-JP15ULR Small-Frame Forged (Ultralite)

Riverside Sporting Gear is Master Dealer for JP Rifles

SCR-11 Rifle JP Rifles

JP-15™ Small-Frame Forged
The classic forged receiver set is the essence of the AR platform.  Forging makes for the strongest, lightest and least expensive receivers, but that doesn’t mean a compromise in quality.  Every JP15™ is built to the same performance standards as any rifle in our billet lines.  It serves equally well for top competition shooters as for elite military and LE trainers.
Our longest running rifle line, the JP-15™ forged rifle takes the pick of the receiver litter.  We pride ourselves on a high rejection rate for minor cosmetic and machining flaws most other manufacturers would never notice.
A JP-15™ is the easiest way to start shooting a JP rifle with every configuration on the table for custom builds.  Complete upper and lower assemblies are also available.  Select from our suggested pre-configurations and Ready Rifles or spec your own in our online rifle builder.

We Are A Master Dealer for JP Rifles

Riverside Sporting Gear is a Master Dealer AND Factory certified installer of JP trigger systems.
Stop by the shop to see and test fire the SCR-11 rifle

Master Dealer JP Rifles

Nighthawk Custom Firearms

We Are A Direct Dealer for Nighthawk Custom Firearms

Stop By and Test Fire One!


Riverside Sporting Gear is a Direct Dealer for Nighthawk Custom FirearmsRiverside Sporting Gear is a Direct Dealer for Nighthawk Custom Firearms

Store Hours:  

We will be closed on Saturday MArch 25, 2017 for USCCA Instructor Training

Current as of 3/24/2017.

Monday                          Appointment or Scheduled Class

Tuesday                         Appointment or Scheduled Class

Wednesday/Friday  8:30AM - 6:30PM

Saturday                          8:30AM-6:30PM

Sunday                            Appointment  (or as needed if emergency)

Saturday  may vary because of training sessions and matches.

If you need to stop at the shop during unscheduled hours please call for arrangements 763-263-9587.  Our hours reflect the need for student class time, our committment to the league activities at the gun clubs were we are involved and continued staff training. 

Call for Directions or in case of emergency firearm repairs after hours: 763-263-9587

Want to join a gun club or participate in organized firearms activities?  Ask us how.

For firearms training, permit to carry (concealed carry), defense training, indvidual  lessons, gunsmith services for Elk River, Minneapolis, Maple Grove, Anoka, Becker. Big Lake, Monticello,Buffalo, Plymouth, Ramsey, Zimmerman, Princeton, Milaca, Mora, Cambridge, St. Cloud and surrounding areas since 2006.

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class  schedule

Farnam coming this summer--June 10-11! 


John's course is: Confronting Daily Threats/Challenges for the CCW Permit Holder. 


The course will feature problem-solving tactical drills involving threats and non-threats from close range out to 20 meters.  Verbal skills, disengagement skills,threat assessment and shooting skills are combined in each drill.


See a full description under the COURSES link at the top of this page.


You may register for this class by either contacting Jon thompson at: 763-263-9587 or by going directly to John Farnam's site at:


If you register on John's site, register under the heading: 10-11 June Armed Response to a Terrorist Attack, Monticello, Mn.


We are in the process of developing a class designed for people that have obtained their permit to carry and are looking to for the next step in training.  This promises to be an exceptional class. Stay tuned!


Want to become a USCCA  Certified  Instructor?  We have a class on April 22-23, 2017.  To register contact Jon Thompson at: 763-263-9587


April 8, 2017-Minnesota Permit to Carry Class--both full and renewal. To sign up contact Jon Thompson at : 763-263-9587 Class has two openings left!

Firearms new arrivals

M&P 9, 17+1 Rounds, 4.25", Slide and Barrel Black Melonite, 68HRc with three interchangeable backstraps to aid in proper fitting.

This is Kahr\'s Entry level pistol. It has conventional rifling; 1-10 right-hand twist and laser engraving. Drift adjustable white bar-dot combat rear sight, pinned in polymer front sight are found on this firearm. Your Price $349,95

This is the Springfield Armory XDm in 9mm 4.5" barrel. The "M" truly stands for more in this series of firearms. Price: $530.54

This is the S&W M+P in 22LR with 12 Round Magazine

This is the 9mm S&W Shield 9mm. Great for use as a carry firearm.

This is H&K first striker fired handgun since the P7 which was introduced in the 1980s..

Do you have trouble racking the side on a semit-auto firearm? If so, this may be the firearm for you. The SOFTCOIL delayed blowback recoil system greatly reduces the effort it takes to rack the slide. It really works! Price $419.00

IN STOCK NOW! The G43 is our new single stack, 9mm pistol

Thi is the S&W M+P Pro Series 9mm with 5" barrel and fiber optic front sight with competition black rear sight. The trigger pull is about 5.5lbs out of the box.

IN STOCK NOW! The Glock 19 in current and previous generations may well be the most carried firearm for self protection in the US. The new Glock 19 GEN 4 with interchangeable back straps improves on the past and might be just right for you!

ON SALE IN 9MM! This is Colt's new competition model 1911 pistol in both 9mm and 45 auto. This is a firearm with many competition features including a dual recoil spring, G-10 Colt grips and Novac competition sights. Price $835.00


ON SALE! $399.00 This is the new Ruger American Pistol. It has a list of features that make it stand out and a trigger that is exceptionally fine right out of the box.

The Glock 26 GEN 4 in 9X19. The most sought-after coneal carry option since it's release in 1994. Your Price $539.00

The Colt Lightweight Commander offers a comfortable 1911 platform for concealment. Your Price: $930.00

The LC9 Pro is striker fired with a smooth crisp trigger. Your Price: $375.00

This is a pre-owned Glock 36 with few rounds fired. It comes with three magazines. Ownership disclosure provided. Asking $450.00

This is the New TP9SA Elite in 9mm. It comes with Warren tactical sights and an excellent trigger. Price: $415.00

On consignment is a Stag Arms 3G. The picture you see is not the actual firearm. Comes with ownership disclosure statement. Asking: $965.00 Make an offer!

This is a Ruger LC9s Engraved Model. The engraving is very well done and adds a touch of class to a great firearm. Your Price:$478.00

THis Ruger LC9s has the HiViz Fiber Optic sights already installed. Ge the advantage ohf having he fiber optics ready to go. Your Price: $392.00