Started the process for my wife

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Started the process for my wife

Postby imkopaka » Sun Sep 25, 2016 8:39 am

Sept 16 - Application submitted
Sept 26 - Picking up gun from Cabela's
Oct 4 - Fingerprints taken
Jan 11 - Range time
Jan 14 - Test taken, passed
Jan 21 - Documents submitted online
Feb 6 - Plastic in hand

Interesting thing is, she was born in Canada. While she is technically a naturalized US citizen (born to a US citizen), her parents never took her to the embassy or anything, so she's been living here with a green card since she was like 3. We'll see if that affects the process at all.
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Re: Started the process for my wife

Postby troglodyte » Sun Sep 25, 2016 8:57 am

Good for getting her started.

If the Lamesa class doesn't work out I'm holding a class in Lubbock Oct. 29. I can squeeze you in if you need me to.


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Re: Started the process for my wife

Postby imkopaka » Sun Sep 25, 2016 9:17 am

I'll be working that day and won't be able to drive her. Thanks for the offer though!
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Re: Started the process for my wife

Postby imkopaka » Sun Sep 25, 2016 12:30 pm

I talked to the guy hosting (not teaching, just hosting) the Lamesa class today and he said it's looking likely for November. If anyone is interested in that, hit me up so we can add more people.
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Re: Started the process for my wife

Postby Rixuneaux » Sun Sep 25, 2016 8:52 pm

I'm not positive about this but I have a theory that the closer you can turn everything in, the faster you get your plastic in the mail. I did my application and fingerprints in January then waited on a lot of my friends to do the class so we could get a better group rate which unfortunately took 6 months to get them all lined up. Now, I have the feeling that my certification is separated from my other info and everyone is too busy processing all of the new applicants to take the time to get it all together and process it. All of the other nine people I took the class with have had theirs for over a month now and they did it all at once. I however am over the 60 day mark. That's just my theory though.

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Re: Started the process for my wife

Postby Flightmare » Sun Sep 25, 2016 9:10 pm

Rixuneaux wrote:I'm not positive about this but I have a theory that the closer you can turn everything in, the faster you get your plastic in the mail. I did my application and fingerprints in January then waited on a lot of my friends to do the class so we could get a better group rate which unfortunately took 6 months to get them all lined up. Now, I have the feeling that my certification is separated from my other info and everyone is too busy processing all of the new applicants to take the time to get it all together and process it. All of the other nine people I took the class with have had theirs for over a month now and they did it all at once. I however am over the 60 day mark. That's just my theory though.


I turned in my application at the end of December, fingerprints on January 5th. Class on the 21st of January with 2 friends. They didn't do their application until after they finished their class. My plastic arrived a month before theirs did.
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Re: Started the process for my wife

Postby imkopaka » Sat Jan 21, 2017 12:06 pm

Finally got everything in. Now we wait.

Of course, at this point one has to wonder if this whole process will be for nothing, given what's on the table for the legislative session. It's likely that our fees will have been lower if we waited, and remotely possible that she will not need to be licensed at all.
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Re: Started the process for my wife

Postby mcscanner » Sat Jan 21, 2017 12:28 pm

Don't let what's on the legislative 'table' get you to wondering. What you see on the front end will be very different on the back end. I watched the last session via this forum and it is an interesting education for me on how the process moves items forward.

You were correct to take action now. :thumbs2:

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Re: Started the process for my wife

Postby imkopaka » Thu Feb 02, 2017 12:36 pm

Wow. The DPS status website says that all requirements (including background check) are good. Now it says "Print Pending." Shouldn't be long now!
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Re: Started the process for my wife

Postby imkopaka » Mon Feb 06, 2017 2:34 pm

Card arrived today! New licensed carrier on the block. :woohoo
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Re: Started the process for my wife

Postby Flightmare » Mon Feb 06, 2017 2:35 pm

imkopaka wrote:Card arrived today! New licensed carrier on the block. :woohoo


:thewave Tell her congrats!
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