With companies like Nighthawk, the wait doesn't change much. As it was explained to me, distributors may place an order for a thousand guns. So keeping this in mind, the company such as Wilson, Nighthawk, Cabot and other high end, precision gun manufacturers can only turn out so many guns and there just aren't that many skilled craftsmen to assembly them. So they will never catch up. To avoid a long wait try going to an on line dealer that may have one in stock rather than ordering from the manufacturer. It may not have the custom features you want but believe me, you'll love the gun. I have a Nighthawk, Cabot and several Wilson's and got them directly from the company but not with a wait as long as you're seeing now. I just ordered a knife that has a waiting list about a year long, but in a year I'll have the knife and be glad that I ordered when I did.