This may have been discussed already, but I just heard about it and thought it worth mentioning. RSR just contacted my dealer and informed him that Springfield was offerring a program whereby dealers could purchase 10 guns directly from SA. RSR faxed him the form and the dealer had to buy 4 mandatory guns, and then he could select 6 more from a list of something like 10 or 12, to make a total of 10. Dealer then faxes the form to SA and they direct ship them to the dealer. These were not oddball guns that SA was trying to dump. Of the 4 required guns, I recall that one was a parkerized loaded w/nite sights, one a stainless loaded, and so on. On the list of 10 or 12 were compact and sub compact versions, some with dovetailed nite sights, some stainless, and a mil spec. You might want to mention this to your dealers, because the prices seemed very good. For instance, wholesale on a 2001 milspec is something like $410. My dealer recently got me one for $399 and I snatched it up. Price on this program is $380. Even if your dealer can't afford 5000+ on 10 guns, you might keep this in mind if you see a bunch of new SA at a gun show, dealer might have a little more latitude on bargaining price.