I got an email from Lapco today. He's sending me enough aluminum M98 Bigshots to cover all my backorders and even have a few left over. If you're on the waiting list, yours should be shipping around 8/17. If you've been wanting one but you're not on the list yet, I highly recommend you put an order in very soon. No telling how long of a wait before I can get a third batch out of Lapco.
No recent word on Bead Blasted. Hopefully I'll get more of those soon too.