At long last, finally go to see and hold one of these hot commodities. It was at the gunshow yesterday at Hara in Dayton. Very nice, a little bigger than a expected but still fit nicely in my hand. Also bigger than expected was the price, marked up to $675 (retail $400-$425). When I asked about the price, the dealer just shrugged and said, "Supply and demand."
Even more impressive was the GSG .22 cal depulicate of the StG44. This is a beautiful piece of work! The dealer selling them at Hara had them for $589, or about $10 under retail. As much as I loved this gun, I couldn't bring myself to pay over $600 for a .22 cal rifle when I can get a 10/22 or similar weapon for half that price. When I got home, my new issue of "Shotgun News" was waiting on me. The cover story? The GSG .22 cal StG44.