They are retailing for 529 on the Ruger site. As well there are several of the First editions (with CRKT Knife) that are going for less than 500 on Gun Broker. Scheels had them at the overpriced 599. As well when I checked with my local guy he said he could get me one for less than 450.
Gratz on the ordering. I still have not seen one close enough to breathe on but am still looking around. Long weekend coming up so I will be at the range and my favorite local gun dealer. $450 sounds like a good price and I am very curious about this particular handgun.