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Re: "Waiting Room"

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Post by King77 » Fri Apr 27, 2018 1:56 pm

Congratulations!!
cstep wrote:
cstep wrote:
cstep wrote:
cstep wrote:I took my class on Feb 24, completed my application on the 25th, did my fingerprints on the 26th. I've been stuck on the "Background Check : Under review" stage since then (everything else up to that point is green). I'm still under the 60-day mark, but its taking much longer than I thought. I have nothing on my record...can't imagine that it'd take more than a minute to clear me.
Today - Apr 24...57 days after I submitted all of my paperwork...my background check finally flipped to green. I'm now "Print Pending".
Today - Apr 26 - Status is "Mailed"
Today - Apr 27 - LTC in my grubby little paws


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Post by dlsgap » Sat Apr 28, 2018 8:17 am

Update...
the hiccup was my false arrest in 2003 which the case was dismissed, but I received no paperwork. Contacted the county courts where it happened and received a copy of the paperwork alot faster than I anticipated. Disposition submitted to dps... Now its the potential 6 month wait for them to review.


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Post by Odinvalknir » Sat Apr 28, 2018 9:01 am

Odinvalknir wrote:
Odinvalknir wrote:I did:

Application and fees 4/13
LTC class 4/14
Fingerprints and supporting doc submission 4/16
Got email confirming doc submission

Update:

Got my progress bars on the dps website.

4/23
Background under review
Print pending application review

Background cleared
Print pending 4/28


Not bad, I may have my license next week, which will have made it little over 2 weeks

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Post by Allons » Sat Apr 28, 2018 9:03 am

dlsgap wrote:Update...
the hiccup was my false arrest in 2003 which the case was dismissed, but I received no paperwork. Contacted the county courts where it happened and received a copy of the paperwork alot faster than I anticipated. Disposition submitted to dps... Now its the potential 6 month wait for them to review.
I read somewhere on here were people were asked for more information, and when they provided it it was not long after. If you all ready provided it you should be good.
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Post by dlsgap » Sat Apr 28, 2018 2:43 pm

Allons wrote:

I read somewhere on here were people were asked for more information, and when they provided it it was not long after. If you all ready provided it you should be good.
Yeah I had a hunch what I needed before I received the letter so I requested it preemptively. Actually got it in my email a couple hours before the letter showed in the mail.


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Post by Odinvalknir » Sat Apr 28, 2018 3:20 pm

dlsgap wrote:
Allons wrote:

I read somewhere on here were people were asked for more information, and when they provided it it was not long after. If you all ready provided it you should be good.
Yeah I had a hunch what I needed before I received the letter so I requested it preemptively. Actually got it in my email a couple hours before the letter showed in the mail.

I have a couple misdemeanors on my record, and I sent in my court paperwork along with my application. Never got any letter, my background cleared this morning/late last night sometime. Submitted 4/13

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Post by Allons » Sat Apr 28, 2018 4:13 pm

Odinvalknir wrote:
dlsgap wrote:
Allons wrote:

I read somewhere on here were people were asked for more information, and when they provided it it was not long after. If you all ready provided it you should be good.
Yeah I had a hunch what I needed before I received the letter so I requested it preemptively. Actually got it in my email a couple hours before the letter showed in the mail.

I have a couple misdemeanors on my record, and I sent in my court paperwork along with my application. Never got any letter, my background cleared this morning/late last night sometime. Submitted 4/13
You sent in your paperwork with your application that's why you did not get a letter. Congratulations on background should have plastic next week.
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Post by dlsgap » Sat Apr 28, 2018 10:15 pm

Odinvalknir wrote:

I have a couple misdemeanors on my record, and I sent in my court paperwork along with my application. Never got any letter, my background cleared this morning/late last night sometime. Submitted 4/13
I never received any court paperwork when it happened. I honestly didn't think much of it since I became a police officer without it being an issue


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Post by Odinvalknir » Sun Apr 29, 2018 10:06 am

Allons wrote:
Odinvalknir wrote:
dlsgap wrote:
Allons wrote:

I read somewhere on here were people were asked for more information, and when they provided it it was not long after. If you all ready provided it you should be good.
Yeah I had a hunch what I needed before I received the letter so I requested it preemptively. Actually got it in my email a couple hours before the letter showed in the mail.

I have a couple misdemeanors on my record, and I sent in my court paperwork along with my application. Never got any letter, my background cleared this morning/late last night sometime. Submitted 4/13
You sent in your paperwork with your application that's why you did not get a letter. Congratulations on background should have plastic next week.

I seen a couple guys here and on Reddit who said they also had sent in the dispositions along with their application. And a few of them still got letters asking for more information. Obviously I don't know if they sent in the right thing or what else the DPS or whoever wanted, but it's a pain I know that. Glad the state of Texas doesn't see me as a criminal and will "allow" me to exercise a constitutional right. And I hope my plastic gets here Monday or just early in the week.


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Post by KevinTx7 » Sun Apr 29, 2018 10:41 am

Odinvalknir wrote:
Allons wrote:
Odinvalknir wrote:
dlsgap wrote:
Allons wrote:

I read somewhere on here were people were asked for more information, and when they provided it it was not long after. If you all ready provided it you should be good.
Yeah I had a hunch what I needed before I received the letter so I requested it preemptively. Actually got it in my email a couple hours before the letter showed in the mail.

I have a couple misdemeanors on my record, and I sent in my court paperwork along with my application. Never got any letter, my background cleared this morning/late last night sometime. Submitted 4/13
You sent in your paperwork with your application that's why you did not get a letter. Congratulations on background should have plastic next week.

I seen a couple guys here and on Reddit who said they also had sent in the dispositions along with their application. And a few of them still got letters asking for more information. Obviously I don't know if they sent in the right thing or what else the DPS or whoever wanted, but it's a pain I know that. Glad the state of Texas doesn't see me as a criminal and will "allow" me to exercise a constitutional right. And I hope my plastic gets here Monday or just early in the week.
How long have you been BG pending?


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Post by Odinvalknir » Sun Apr 29, 2018 12:21 pm

KevinTx7 wrote:
How long have you been BG pending?

I had BG pending for 5 business days, then sometime between Friday night and Saturday morning it changed to green and says print pending. I'm hoping it already printed and got mailed, hopefully I'll have it early this week.


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Re: "Waiting Room"

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Post by King77 » Mon Apr 30, 2018 10:39 am

King77 wrote:
King77 wrote:
King77 wrote:Hello, New to the site...the info here is amazing.

Here's my timeline

Online App done: 4/11/18
Fingerprint (idéntico) done : 4/16/18
LTC completed and submitted : 4/21/18

Plan on spending the wait researching holsters and belts

Update: I got an email from someone at DPS to let me know they received all my docs and that it can take up to 60 days. I checked the DPS site a few hours later and still don't see a status.
Here we go, the website finally shows a status update. Looks like this:

Application : Received
Fingerprints : Received
Affidavits : Received
DL or ID : Valid
Citizenship : No documentation required
Passport Photo Holder (Out of State Only) : Received
Photo (Out of State Only) : Received
Proof of Classroom training : Received
Proof of Proficiency training : Received
Fee : Received
Background Check : Under review
License To Carry A Handgun : Print pending completion of application review
Update:

Background Check : Completed
License To Carry A Handgun : Print Pending

Submitted all documentation 4/21
Print Pending 4/30


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Re: "Waiting Room"

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Post by cstep » Mon Apr 30, 2018 11:40 am

Now that I'm out of the "waiting room", I figured I'd give a brief overview of my experience since I was able to "carry" all weekend. I got a chance to experiment with a couple of different holsters, different pants, etc. The firearm(S&W M&P 9mm Shield) was loaded (of course) with a round in the chamber the whole time.

I had read all the tips/tricks targeted towards newbies carrying and knew not to fidget with, adjust, etc. the firearm while in public. I'm sure it's a time-in-the-saddle thing, but I was keenly aware (self-conscious even?) that there was a loaded weapon on my hip. I suppose the goal is to get accustomed to the feeling...much like wearing a new watch. I don't think, however, you'd ever want to forget. I didn't feel an overwhelming urge to adjust the holster...I did pull at my shirt on occasion...especially when getting out of the car or transitioning from sitting to standing. In some cases...just to make sure I wasn't inadvertently displaying the firearm. One of my holsters is a "sticky holster" and has no belt loop...so it's not open carry legal.

It was a very sobering experience; sitting in a restaurant, driving the car, teaching Sunday school, running errands, etc. I reviewed a couple of apps on my phone before I went out..."LegalHeat" to remind myself of laws & places I can/cannot carry. Another app, "Texas3006", flashes up notifications when I'm in the vicinity of a location with valid/invalid 30.06/.07 signs. I had never really looked for signage before I went into businesses...so that was definitely new.

I train when/where I can...gun range, friends land, "iTargetPro" dry-fire practice at home...all with the hope that I never have to actually draw my firearm. Still...you cannot help but think about "what if"...would I freeze, would I be able to draw/shoot, would I have the wisdom and be able to accurately determine if deadly force was necessary, would I be able to stop the threat effectively without missing and causing harm/death to an innocent person. It felt a lot like playing baseball again...before each pitch you mentally assess the count, outs, where runners are, where the batter is likely to hit, what you'd do if it comes to you, where you go if it doesn't.

Now that the waiting is over...the next phase is underway and the responsibility that comes with it definitely takes some getting used to.
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Re: "Waiting Room"

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Post by Odinvalknir » Mon Apr 30, 2018 12:11 pm

King77 wrote:
King77 wrote:
King77 wrote:
King77 wrote:Hello, New to the site...the info here is amazing.

Here's my timeline

Online App done: 4/11/18
Fingerprint (idéntico) done : 4/16/18
LTC completed and submitted : 4/21/18

Plan on spending the wait researching holsters and belts

Update: I got an email from someone at DPS to let me know they received all my docs and that it can take up to 60 days. I checked the DPS site a few hours later and still don't see a status.
Here we go, the website finally shows a status update. Looks like this:

Application : Received
Fingerprints : Received
Affidavits : Received
DL or ID : Valid
Citizenship : No documentation required
Passport Photo Holder (Out of State Only) : Received
Photo (Out of State Only) : Received
Proof of Classroom training : Received
Proof of Proficiency training : Received
Fee : Received
Background Check : Under review
License To Carry A Handgun : Print pending completion of application review
Update:

Background Check : Completed
License To Carry A Handgun : Print Pending

Submitted all documentation 4/21
Print Pending 4/30

Our licenses should arrive pretty close to one another. I am in Houston, so I'm sure it will depend on the mail but they should be coming from the same place at the same time. Keep in touch and let me know when yours says mailed. Mine changed to print pending on Saturday


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Re: "Waiting Room"

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Post by Odinvalknir » Tue May 01, 2018 11:43 am

I know I'm being a little impatient, but I figured with my status being print pending, I'd have changed to mailed by now. Darn lol

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