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Why are guns sometimes hard to find in stock, and when you do, they seem to carry a high price? Let's first define the term Out of Stock as it is fairly generic:

  1. Temporarily out of stock (OOS)
     Warehouses set minimum and maximum stocking levels for each product. If stock levels reach minimums, new POs are issued to that manufacturer. Replacements sometimes do not arrive in time which creates a temporary OOS.
  2. Low demand products  OOS
    These products are stocked with very low minimums (1-10 units). Re-orders may not be made until some backorders have been received. Manufacturers may only make new products upon request and this can add delays as well. This is true for custom firearms, specialty combinations of parts and paint, or less popular calibers.
  3. High demand products OOS
    Everyone wants these guns and they are being manufactured in large quantities. But, when stocks deplete faster than projected, shortages occur. It can take longer periods of time to replenish stocks, as these guns are made in batches, and manufacturing schedules must be planned in advance for these production runs.
  4. Allocated products OOS
    A special designation applied to guns that are in super-high demand. Orders for these guns are highly controlled by the distributors. Usually, orders for these guns must be accompanied by additional product orders. We see this with 22 ammo, the Ruger Precision, and many other pistols and rifles.

A distributor may only receive a certain quantity of guns of a given model once per year. When those guns are sold, it will be a wait to get them next year.

Popularity causes shortages.

In the retail business, the 80/20 rule applies to guns as well.

80% of sales are generated by 20% of your inventory.

The most popular guns are sold out very quickly, hundreds can ship within weeks. Dealers with credit/cash will buy them for store inventory.

Manufacturers seldom make the entire gun, i.e. most do not make barrels, many plastic parts, etc. Sources of delays are scattered throughout the manufacturing process.

Manufacturers must decide how many guns they will make per year and they then gear up to make them. They will put over-runs on shelves. Success, to a manufacturer is to sell all you make and not running out of products to sell.

Note:

Guns will always be in and out of stock. As dealers see their supply dwindling they raise their prices. We don't. Our backorder prices and In Stock prices are the same.

If you backorder from us, your price will not change 30 days later. Period. The End. NO REFUNDS.
This is a firm purchase commitment. You may accept offers for your position if you wish to sell.

  1. Temporarily out of stock (OOS)
     Warehouses set minimum and maximum stocking levels for each product. If stock levels reach minimums, new POs are issued to that manufacturer. Replacements sometimes do not arrive in time which creates a temporary OOS.
  2. Low demand products  OOS
    These products are stocked with very low minimums (1-10 units). Re-orders may not be made until some backorders have been received. Manufacturers may only make new products upon request and this can add delays as well. This is true for custom firearms, specialty combinations of parts and paint, or less popular calibers.
  3. High demand products OOS
    Everyone wants these guns and they are being manufactured in large quantities. But, when stocks deplete faster than projected, shortages occur. It can take longer periods of time to replenish stocks, as these guns are made in batches, and manufacturing schedules must be planned in advance for these production runs.
  4. Allocated products OOS
    A special designation applied to guns that are in super-high demand. Orders for these guns are highly controlled by the distributors. Usually, orders for these guns must be accompanied by additional product orders. We see this with 22 ammo, the Ruger Precision, and many other pistols and rifles.