DukieDog said:As you can imagine, the details are being kept under wraps.
But, something is different between the Black and Dark Earth colors when subjected to some kind of testing in extremely cold temperatures. Until that variation is solved, the Dark Earth will not be available.
And yes, the Black was already subjected to the testing. The problem isn't that one fails, it is that one performs differently. That is all I can say.
Unless you have plans to rely on your pistol in harsh arctic wilderness under combat conditions, none of this should give any concern to the civilian buyer. And in fact, it won't be an issue because none of the pistols will be sold until the variance is eliminated.