I hear ya, the backorder date was daunting at best. It says 10 to 12 weeks PLUS. Looking at their actual order updates though, I think it's certainly going to be in the 'PLUS' range. I did actually order the black one. With that model the price was the same regardless of color. I kind of didn't really see as though I had a choice. Even on the CZ forums noone seems to know of anyone else making OWB leather for the SP-01 (probably because its a huge and a potentially silly gun to carry..I have my reasons..heh) . CZ75s, yes lots of options and even some for the smaller P-01 , but none for the big railed lady.I was looking at the same thing in black but didn't want to wait.