They are available at the distributors. If your LGS doesn't have any, it's because they're not ordering them.
This is my way as well , I just don't want a gun I cannot look at before I pay the money.But I don't shop for guns on-line and get into bidding. No thank you. I bet I am not the only one. Now I will maybe find one at say 'Buds' and then have my local shop get it in for me. I'll do that.