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    Cool Florida Concealed Weapons Permit Time Break-down

    Hey everyone, figured I would post this for people who are applying for there concealed weapons permit here in Florida to give them a little insight on the time it takes to receive there license.

    Here it goes....

    I took my concealed weapons class on Feb. 23, 2013 at a local gun shop which was a Saturday. Monday Feb 25, 2013 I had my packet completed and fingerprints done and passport photo (I look Like a Yhetti) completed and mailed on that day (Feb 25, 2013).....The following Monday I had checked my bank account and the check sent with my packet was cashed exactly 7 days later. I did not bother calling until after week 5 of them cashing my check. Seemed pointless because in the packet it said to wait at least that long and also stated it would be 90 days before I would receive my license, that is if there were no issues with my background or fingerprints. I began calling sometime around late March and the phone system is not much help all it says is "Currently your application is being processed thank you for calling"......I know what your thinking you sent off $117 to the Fl Dept of Ag and thats all the info you get on the update and there is no way to check it online...but time goes on I was just anxious. Checked about once a week or every two weeks until April 20, 2013 my father told me he had a surprise letter in the mailbox for me. He handed it to me and before I opened it I felt around a little bit on the outside of the envelope to see if it had that wonderful plastic feeling and it did. Opened it up and sure enough there was my ugly mug on a license. Showed up a month and 2 weeks ahead of schedule or portrayed time they alotted for there process. Couldn't be happier with the whole process it was pretty much painless.

    I took my course with several friends probably about a dozen...one of my friends and his wife mailed there the day after me and last week they were lucky enough to get theres back in the mail but NOT with a license but with a sticker on the front requesting more postage...he actually took his to a post office to mail his. Needless to say he was very upset they waited two months to send his back and I cant blame himand it never even made it to the licesning office. Good Ole USPS and they wonder why they are hurting for money.

    Just thought I would post this for other people that were in the situation I was in with nothing but curiousity as to what to really expect on a time frame.

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    Its been exactly 1 month for me waiting.. Im hoping to have the same experience you have had and get it earlier than expected.. Your post made me feel as if I should have it with in another month.. hopefully..

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    Where ya at in Florida? Since this post brought some sort of interest to someone I will keep you updated on the times of people that I took the course with. I believe my dad was the next one to send his off so hopefully he will get his tomorrow. He sent his the thurs after mine which was 3 days later so im taking a wild guess in saying he might get his tomorrow. I will keep you updated.

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    That's good news. I mailed mine on 2/27/2013 so I hope I'll be getting it soon.

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    I had heard from several people that doing the electronic fingerprints made the process faster and i dnt believe that to be true. I had mine stamp style and my dad had his done electronically and he sent his 3 days after me and he has yet to get his.

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    I'm in ft lauderdale. Sent mine on 3/22/13

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    10-4 ya i travel down there for work every blue blue moon. Im up in brooksville fl north of tampa.

    Just and update though my dad has yet to receive his. Really thought he woulda got it by now. I gota weird feeling he will probably get his tomorrow in the mail. Kinda screwed up bc he is 71 years old and a marine core vet and never been in trouble in his life. You would think his background process was a simple process but cant blame it all on the fl dept of ag i gota put more blame on the united states postal service, they are just absolutely horrible if you ask me. Ive mailed probably 10 very important things through them ever and 9 of them turned into a nightmare. Only good one was my CWP

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    Can't blame them either with all the funding cuts they have been taking too

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    Ya thats true. Like most companies now a days they lay off and cut employees down to the bare minimum and expect the employed to pick up the slack for the ones no longer there. More and more responsibilities given but not more pay. I just texted my mom to ask if my dad got his license in the mail today she said she did not know but ill know something shortly.

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    My Utah non-resident took eight weeks after I took my class.

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    How long ago?

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    Im going on 60 days, which is the minimum they say it could take.. Im starting to get really frustrated!
    I check the website every few days and call at least once a week. Ive even talked to an actual person. I asked him what the status of my application and he said it could take between 60 and 90 days. I told him I already know that I wanna know exactly whats going on. Its kind of stupid to me that he could not tell me what was going on. They really should get a little faster knowing people spend all this money to get their CCW. I guess ill just have to keep playing "hurry up and wait"

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    Heh, Alabama was less than two weeks from application to receiving it in the mail. They do the picture right there in the sheriff's office when you apply.

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    Right now there is over 1million people in florida with a concealed weapons permit and more applying every day, thats the reason for the back up i guess

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    They were supposed to get more help in there last year but I don't know if they did.When these waves of apps come in they are understaffed so the times increase,it sucks I know but hang in there.Renewals are much faster if that's any help.

    I forgot,if you've never been there go to www.floridaconcealedcarry.com ,there's a ton of info about carry with people that work in the legal and political side of it that know the answers. floridacarry.org (I believe .org) is another but I haven't been there in a while.

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    It took 10 weeks to get my CC license. I mailed it the end of Feburary and got it the 2nd week of May.

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    Got an update.. finally I checked the website today and it said it was issued today 6/3/13! says should take 2-4 weeks to print and get mailed but I doubt it will take that long. so all together from the day it was mailed it took 73 days to get issued..
    Mailed 3/22/13
    Recieved 3/29/13
    Check cashed 3/6/13
    issued 6/3/13

    Hopefully by the end of the week it comes in the mail! it seems like it has been decades!!

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    Can't believe how long you have to wait get your CCP

    I mailed my packet out on 3/26/2013. I went the route of electronic fingerprints because I was told it would help make things faster. Today is 7/1/13 exactly 90day since they received it and still no update on their website. I plan on calling them tomorrow.

    What's really a kick in the pants is that I talked my wife and sister into getting theirs as well. They took the class 3 weeks after me, mailed theirs in 4 and 3 weeks after me respectfully, and they both got theirs back already. The only thing I can think that would be causing a hold up is that neither of them have purchased a weapon before, whereas I have purchased several over the years (5). I purchased one for both of them in the past year and the other 3 are simply for home protection and target shooting. Since applying for my CCP I purchased the last one. Of course everything runs through your head with the status of our country now. Are they delaying me because someone didn't like a post of mine on a social website. Did I not stand on the right foot while voting for any candidate of theirs. lol And no I'm not a Dem or a Rep lol. I'm sure it's simply incompetence on someone's part. With my luck my application packet fell behind a filing cabinet, or was accidentally thrown away.
    Has anyone else had to wait more than 90 days?
    Thanks for letting me vent!!!!! Ahhh I feel better now, but I'll feel much better when this waiting is over. ARGH!

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    I don't think it has anything to do with the purchases? Is there anything on your record that could possibly hold it up? I'd call today and see. Try calling early in the am Monday if not they always answer in the am in a few rings. It tookw total 66 days something is defineltly up with yours.

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    It took me only two weeks to get mine, being a vet has its privileges.

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