Just got off the blower with Kimber’s PR guy. “We’ve sold out of this year’s production of Solos,” Aaron Cummins told TTAG. “We’re into next year’s as well.” The situation for aspiring Kimber 1911 owners isn’t so dire. But it’s close. “We’ve got 10 months of back orders.” Wilson Combat is looking at similar waits for its guns. It’s the best of times and the worst of times mid-market as well. Smith & Wesson can’t keep pace with demand; their production lines are maxed-out. Delivery of the new Governor shotshell revolver has been delayed by months (TTAG’s T&E is finally on its way). Funny thing is, no one seems to know what’s caused the surge. Delayed purchases? An influx of concealed carry permit holders? “It’s the perfect storm,” Ruger’s marketing maven told me. “In a good way.” Unless you’re a consumer who lacks patience.