On December 26th I "pre-ordered" two AR lowers from Brownell's. At the time they were expecting delivery in January; I was dubious. Yesterday I got an e-mail from Brownell's saying that they are in-stock and ready to ship! I went to my FFL today to get shipping set up and he had 9 LPK's in stock, plus a few tubes/buffer/spring setups. I tell ya, things are looking up!