When a new item comes out, it is virtually impossible to get it due to the demand. I remember when Taurus came out with the .45 long cost/.410 revolver. Good luck in getting one. Also, when the XD's were first introduced, the same thing.
Remember when the Ruger LCP came out. Good luck on getting one, let alone finding reasonable priced .380 ammunition.
Ruger is attempting to appeal to people who want a familiar rifle in a BOB. There are a lot of people like that out there right now.
Now, factor in the following considerations for all firearms:
1. Christmas is comming.
2. It's hunting season.
3. We are on the verge of an election.
Guns are going to be back logged, pure and simple.
Glock 17, 19, 20SF, 21C, 22, 26, 27, Glock E-Tool, Glock knife
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