Stopped at three gun stores this weekend. No glocks, no x d, no m p. They had a few Rugers (wheelguns) but also said they weren't even taking orders anymore. The clerk told me they get an allotment of mini 14s, but those are gone instantly. This sales rush is going to last another year. I would not doubt that Ruger doubles sales in 2013.
Th local independent shops can't keep in inventory on anything! old the day the receive them. Even the area Gander Mountain and Cabelas Store is running light on inventory, especially ammo! Wal-Mart has zero ammo on hand in any caliber! The inventory conditions are shocking! Try finding a K77/357. They are going for 2x the price at the gun auction sites when they pop up and get near the end of their listing periods. Mind blowing!
Let's not forget that gun manufactures will need to continue record production/sales in order to replenish the depleted stock of gun dealers. I suspect there will be record backlogs reported by both RGR and SWHC again this year