Actually, that's not exactly true. Ruger has two manufacturing locations, Prescott, AZ and Newport, NH. Prescott, AZ manufacters the semi automatics and I "think" everything else is made in NH. I only know about this from talking to a Ruger rep last year and we discussed the SR1911 backlog. But I know their efforts are separated so revolvers wouldn't be put on the back burner because of their semi automatics.Ruger has put a lot of their revolvers on the back burner, it was impossible to find a new Redhawk for a while. I suspect they're making "batches" of the .327 SP's and I don't think these guns are as in demand as stuff like LCP's and LC9's.
I'll bet that is, a good betI bet the production of SP101s dwarfs the production of the venerable Redhawk,
Good user revolvers don't last long in my LGS. They got Ruger S/S Six in on Friday PM and it was gone before 12n on Saturday. Around here good used guns don't sit very long. The usual in less than 2-3 days. The LGS that I work at usually just won't take in junk - Doesn't do anybody any favors. Unless it's a hot product with a waiting list (ie: SR1911) the turn over is much slower.I've found the info you get at a gun shop can be very hit and miss. I've had guys at the local shop to me say they don't keep a lot of revolvers because they "don't sell".
Yet every time you order a revolver unless it's rarely in stock, they are sold and they have a waiting list. I've seen used ones that are in my opinion overpriced go within 1-2 weeks. And seeing semi's sit there for months.
Never heard of a waiting list for a Glock. But I've seen waiting lists for SR1911's.
I think the industry and it's distributors are very bad at relaying information to it's retailers.