I have finally broken through all my personal barriers about owning a hand gun. I did alot of research online, at gun shows and at dealers. I finally found the gun that I wanted. The Smith and Wesson M & P 9. I went online and found that S&W offered a Carry and Range kit for this gun that included 3 magazines, a speed loader, gun and mag holsters, ear protection and a case. Wow, all this for approximately $50 more than just the gun, two magazines and case. I was sold. Then I ran into the issue. I cannot order the gun directly from Smith and Wesson cause of laws, harumph. I called and visited a few gun shops looking for the kit, and no one had any in stock. They all really wanted for me to purchase their in stock standard M&P9's. I cannot blame them for trying to get rid of current stock, but I was sold on the kit. I finally found a dealer who would order the kit for me from Smith and Wesson. They even "sold" it to me for less than the suggested MSRP. Yippee! I was told that it would be 7-10 days. That was eight weeks ago. It got to the point that the dealer was getting frustrated with my weekly calls and visits to see if the order had come in. Last week I sent two inquiries to Smith and Wesson asking how long it was taking to fill these orders (I actually typed one 4 weeks ago but forgot to "send/receive" in Outlook so it went with the inquiry I sent two weeks ago). I received two differing answers from S&W. Last week I was told that it was taking 8 weeks to fill these orders and today I was told that the kits would be availible "sometime in May". My question is, "Is this typical in ordering a firearm?" Does it take 3 to 4 months to get a standard order? Is my expectation of getting my order in less than 1/4 to 1/3 of a year unreasonable?