In Year 1, I do remember having The Last Word for a short time. I don't remember how I got it, but I remember taking one look and deciding the weapon wasn't really for me. (Some may call this a handicap, but "shooting from the hip" doesn't really fit my playstyle and TLW heavily favors players who do.) So, I dismantled it since I never planned to use it and Vaults weren't really that spacious back then.
Now we're in Year 2 and The Taken King is here. Along with it, a quest called "Jolly Holliday" which requires TLW in order to be completed. I'm really hoping Bungie didn't give this to us without also giving us a relatively easy way of getting TLW. Considering that many Year 1 players - even some of the most devoted Day 1 veterans - wouldn't have gotten Gjallarhorn without Xur's help, it seems absurd to make any quest rely on a player having a specific Exotic.
So, I know this is a stretch but, I'm really hoping someone can help me out here. Is there any method - short of waiting for Xur to stock it - that gives a substantially higher-than-random (if not guaranteed) chance of spawning TLW? Or am I just stuck with this quest in my queue until I get that lucky?