Originally Posted by AgentTikki
Thanks for your service!
Honestly, I would just wait for prices to normalize a bit more. Just wait till you come back, its still what like 6 months away.
Prices have been dropping but they are still a couple hundred over pre Sandy Hook.
New Models are coming out all the time, just take your time and look around, maybe buy it when you come back or just a couple weeks before you're back so you can have a bright shiny and new baby waiting for you by your bedside.
+1 Unless another mass shooting like Sandy Hook, prices and availability should be better in Nov.
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