From what I've seen of the few gunshops I've been in since Christmas, it's the black rifles that are flying off the shelves. The places I've been to have plenty of rifles and shotguns left, of all varieties except ARs.
What I'm considering is going to my favorite guns shop and putting a GSR on layaway. My shop lets us put a gun on layaway for 10 months, so I get it at today's price and pay it off over the course of six or eight months. No interest, no problem. I've bought several rifles like this and the shop encourages me to do so.
Matter of fact, I have a 1911 on layaway right now, and I need to go give them a couple of bucks this week.