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Old February 6, 2013, 11:05 AM   #1
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How long does it take a new gun to reach the shelf?

When I bought my Remington R1 new in March of 2012, it wasn't exactly a "scarce" model, but gun shops weren't swimming in them either. Most stores seemed to have none, one or maybe two in stock, and they didn't seem to sit on the shelf very long.

So imagine my surprise when I find out that my pistol was already over a year old when I bought it. Likewise, a co-worker of mine just bought a new Sig 250C two weeks ago in the midst of the buying frenzy, and the manufacture date on the box is from 2009.

So where do most new guns spend their time before the first owner takes them home? Are they sitting at the factory, at the distributor, or on the gun store shelf?

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