Called Smith and Wesson about Shield availability

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    Called Smith and Wesson about Shield availability

    I have a deposit down on a Shield. The clerk at the store said one guy had a deposit from April and still hasn't received his firearm yet.

    So I called Smith and Wesson. I asked them about Shield availability. After a deathly long silence, the guy said he gets like 5 calls per day asking the same question. They are making 300-400/day with a backlog of 40,000. Hmmmmm. I am 12th on the list. I guess I will be waiting a while.
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    I hope it's worth the wait for you.
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    Thanks for the notice, guess I'll go get a g26 instead.
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    Odd, there's one on the shelf that's been sitting there for a week now at Gander near where I work.

    Quote Originally Posted by ExactlyMyPoint View Post
    I have a deposit down on a Shield. The clerk at the store said one guy had a deposit from April and still hasn't received his firearm yet.

    So I called Smith and Wesson. I asked them about Shield availability. After a deathly long silence, the guy said he gets like 5 calls per day asking the same question. They are making 300-400/day with a backlog of 40,000. Hmmmmm. I am 12th on the list. I guess I will be waiting a while.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ExactlyMyPoint View Post
    They are making 300-400/day with a backlog of 40,000. Hmmmmm. I am 12th on the list. I guess I will be waiting a while.
    Wow. I am glad to have the two I have then :)

    Took me 2.5 months of non stop looking to get my second one

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    I bought one for my son more than a month ago but I had to drive 90 miles to get it. Get in touch with the biggest S&W dealers in your area, find out when they get their shippments and call early on that day. Keep calling till you get one. The more S&W's they sell the more they will get.

    Its a great little gun and well worth the 399 I paid for it.

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    Geez, I was hoping to pick one up in late October...probably still be backlogged...

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    man that is gonna be a long wait
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    Guess I just got incredibly lucky with mine. Picked it up about a week ago by calling every FFL in the area until one told me he had just gotten a shield in the day before and hadn't even priced it yet. Got it for $410 too which I hear is a decent price.

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    I wasnt aware there was a shortage, I see them all the time around the Houston area.
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    Quote Originally Posted by ExactlyMyPoint View Post
    I have a deposit down on a Shield. The clerk at the store said one guy had a deposit from April and still hasn't received his firearm yet.

    So I called Smith and Wesson. I asked them about Shield availability. After a deathly long silence, the guy said he gets like 5 calls per day asking the same question. They are making 300-400/day with a backlog of 40,000. Hmmmmm. I am 12th on the list. I guess I will be waiting a while.
    Could be worst, you could 13th?
    Kidding aside, I hope your wait is very short.

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    You actually got a discount on a Shield? 9mm? Everyone Shield I've found is $449

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    hopefully the XDs will be out in 9mm soon.......and we'll all forget about the Sheild.
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    Local shop said they got 4 when they first came out but haven't seen any since
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    It's worth the wait.

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