Standard operating procedure for Kimber and other makers. IMO.That really sucks. Why the hell introduce it if you don't have it readily available.
Normally most new models would have been announced and on display at the Shot Show Vegas at the first month or two of the year, then maybe, if we was lucky late in the summer we might start seeing some of those new releases. But we all know what happened. Chuck made a great point about the lack of truck drivers.
The Mako just had it's Birth announcement. I wouldn't expect to see a Mako in a local gun shop until after the first of the year. I would guess a couple might show up on GunBroker in a few months. Yes, exceptions could exist.