In Detroit suburbs, gun shops can’t meet public demand for firearms.

Royal Oak-based Target Sports normally sells about 10 guns a day, but that has increased to 30 a day this year, owner Ray Jihad said.

He’d be selling even more, if he could get them.

“I don’t have any Rugers. There are a few models we sell a lot of, but I can’t even get them,” he said. Southport, Conn.-based Sturm, Ruger & Co. Inc., which makes rifles and handguns, has been so swamped with orders that it has stopped taking new requests until the end of May.

In January, Jihad ordered $350,000 worth of firearms from Exeter, N.H.-based SIG Sauer Inc., the U.S. subsidiary of a Swiss-German arms manufacturer that supplies much of American law enforcement. He’s been able to get only $150,000 worth of firearms delivered so far from his order but has sold $75,000 of it.

Source: Bill Shea for Crain’s Detroit Business.