Firearm Blog posted about the current AR shortages and started a firestorm in the comments as left leaning gun owners took umbrage to the point the author made about sales being increased by gun owner distrust of Democrats and Obama. That aside, here’s the skinny that was posted on Ar-15.com:
I have never seen it this bad. Check out the “out of stock” situation on the below examples: Bravo Company upper receivers. Out of stock on 10 out of 11 uppers: Link
Bravo Company complete uppers: link
LMT is 20 weeks backordered on their 16″ upper: Link
Most rifles at LMT are backordered up to 20 weeks: Link
Rainer Arms is “out of stock” on more than half of their complete upper models: Link
Noveske is “out of stock” on nearly every upper they offer: Link
Most complete uppers are “out of stock” at DSG Arms: Link
AIM “sold out” on uppers: Link
AIM “sold out” on complete upper: Link
This is just a few examples. If you check other sites you’ll find similar situations.
Don’t plan on getting an AR or parts anytime soon. I’ll stick to my shotguns.