Well I did not wait! Actually, I wanted the SS, and got it in the long version. 6.5 inches of barrel. I was dumb, and actually did not realize the difference between the 2.5" 410, and 3" until after I bought it and put some 410's we had a home in the chamber. I am not sorry I bought it, but some shots are harder to find in 2.5 than in 3".