Brownells has gone mostly quiet on the current back order situation that has been brought on by the increased demand for magazines, AR-15 lowers, and ammo. They just released a statement to bring their customers up to date.
To Our Customers,
We have experienced a truly unprecedented volume of orders recently. Because your trust is most important to us, we want to assure you we are doing our very best to achieve our goal of same/next day shipping on your orders.
However, as a result of industry-wide shortage of certain products, many customers like you have ordered out of stock items and have been placed on backorder status. We are in daily contact with our key suppliers to get as much inventory as they are able to send so we can fill backorders as quickly as possible.
It is our promise to fill all backorders as quickly as possible. We will not cancel your backorder unless you specifically request us to do so. Orders will be filled and shipped based on the date they were received. We will ship backordered items as soon as inventory arrives in our warehouse. You may receive multiple shipments, but remember you only pay shipping once with Brownells.
In addition, we are developing an order update system to keep you informed on the status and anticipated delivery date of your order.
You are our #1 Priority, so please know we are doing everything possible to get your order to you as quickly as we can.
Frank & Pete Brownell
If you are looking for magazines and ammo, I still think Brownells is one the most reliable places that you can back order. They have closed back ordering on Magpul PMAGS but you can still back order the excellent Brownells USGI style AR-15 magazines. I know several people personally who have received their back orders relatively quickly from Brownells.