The waiting is the hardest part...

So, your CHL Application has been filed and the clock has slowed to a crawl - tell us about it!

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The waiting is the hardest part...

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Post by Sangiovese » Wed Jul 11, 2007 6:45 pm

*pulls up a chair in the back*

Applied online -- 6/4
CHL class -- 6/16
Mailed packet -- 6/28 (delayed due to being sent out of town for work unexpectedly)
"Processing Application" -- 7/11
"Application Completed - license issued or certificate active" -- 8/7
Arrived in mailbox -- 8/10 (44 days mailbox to mailbox)

As with everyone, hoping for a quick turnaround :)


Edited to update timeline.
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Post by seamusTX » Wed Jul 11, 2007 6:54 pm

Good luck.

While waiting is hard for some, getting a letter from DPS that doesn't contain a plastic card can be a shock. :smile:

Almost as bad as a letter from a lawyer you never heard of, or the IRS.

- Jim


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Post by Sangiovese » Tue Aug 07, 2007 5:32 pm

Status flipped to..... Application Completed - license issued or certificate active today!!!

41 days from when I mailed it. Not too shabby. Now I just have to wait for it to arrive. Why do I think the next few days are going to be longer than the last 41? ;-)


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Post by Mark G26 » Tue Aug 07, 2007 6:02 pm

Sangiovese wrote:Status flipped to..... Application Completed - license issued or certificate active today!!!

41 days from when I mailed it. Not too shabby. Now I just have to wait for it to arrive. Why do I think the next few days are going to be longer than the last 41? ;-)
You should get it Friday. Mine flipped last tuesday and plastic came Friday.

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Re: The waiting is the hardest part...

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Post by rkhal » Tue Aug 07, 2007 8:08 pm

Sangiovese wrote:*pulls up a chair in the back*

Applied online -- 6/4
CHL class -- 6/16
Mailed packet -- 6/28 (delayed due to being sent out of town for work unexpectedly)
"Processing Application" -- 7/11

As with everyone, hoping for a quick turnaround :)
Mine should flip soon --- I mailed mine 6/29


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Application Completed

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Post by Hoppes » Wed Aug 08, 2007 9:47 am

seamusTX wrote:Good luck.

While waiting is hard for some, getting a letter from DPS that doesn't contain a plastic card can be a shock. :smile:

Almost as bad as a letter from a lawyer you never heard of, or the IRS.

- Jim
I checked my status today. I was very shocked to read -

"Application Completed - license issued or certificate active"

My timeline:

June 02, 2007 - CHL Course at Lonestar Handgun in San Antonio
June 04, 2007 - Mailed packet to DPS/CHL
June 06, 2007 - DPS officially received packet
July 02, 2007 - Received Pin by Email After Calling DPS/CHL
July 27, 2007 - Found out CHL Instructor goofed up my TR100 Form
July 30, 2007 - CHL instructor sent corrected TR100 to DPS and me
August 02, 2007 - Received new TR100. Drivers License incorrect
August 02, 2007 - Notified CHL instructor again.
August 03, 2007 - Received third TR100 form, this time correct.
August 08, 2007 - Application Completed, License Issued or certificate active.

Days to process = 63. I'm hoping to receive the plastic soon. I figure door to door the process will have taken 67 - 70 days, even with all the problems with my instructor goofing up the TR100 forms. I was prepared to go until August 29th. The DPS/CHL extended me for 60 days on June 29th because the instructor didn't complete the TR100 form right three times.

Time to do the dance. :anamatedbanana :party:

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Post by SiG239 » Wed Aug 08, 2007 9:49 am

wow, another status change... congrats hoppes :cool:


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Another status change...

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Post by Hoppes » Wed Aug 08, 2007 10:02 am

SiG239 wrote:wow, another status change... congrats hoppes :cool:
Thanks - I'm going to be off today to buy a Sig P239 in .40 S&W for myself. :grin:

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Post by v8killerturbo4 » Wed Aug 08, 2007 10:14 am

Congrats!!!!

I still get to wait though :roll:
CHL Class- June 2
Mailed App- June 4
Recieved by DPS- June 8
"Processing App" - June 18
Application Completed Aug 14


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Post by Tim the Teacher » Wed Aug 08, 2007 10:17 am

Hoppes...nice to see you finally get the approval. :cheers2:


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Finally...

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Post by Hoppes » Wed Aug 08, 2007 11:01 am

Tim the Teacher wrote:Hoppes...nice to see you finally get the approval. :cheers2:
Thanks Tim, I'm glad the wait is nearly over.


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Short Wait

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Post by Hoppes » Wed Aug 08, 2007 11:03 am

v8killerturbo4 wrote:Congrats!!!!

I still get to wait though :roll:
I am hoping for a short wait for you.

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Post by badkarma56 » Wed Aug 08, 2007 7:36 pm

Hoppes and Sangiovese, I salute you gentlemen! :txflag:
Online CHL App Completed: 25JUN07
CHL App Packet Received from DPS: 29JUN07
CHL Class: 7JUL07
CHL App Sent to DPS: 9JUL07
DPS Received CHL App: 12JUL07
DPS "Processing App": 25JUL07
DPS "App Completed": 15AUG07
CHL In-Hand: 17AUG07


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Thanks

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Post by Hoppes » Wed Aug 08, 2007 9:42 pm

badkarma56 wrote:Hoppes and Sangiovese, I salute you gentlemen! :txflag:
Thanks! Maybe I'll get the plastic in 3 or 4 days now.


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Post by Sangiovese » Fri Aug 10, 2007 10:39 pm

Mine arrived in the mail today. 44 days mailbox to mailbox.

:woohoo

Tonight was date night with the wife, so I didn't get to do the wally walk. Instead we went to the range and shot a few boxes of ammo each :) Then we went to a pretty crowded downtown area where we had dinner in an outdoor cafe.

Amazingly enough, nobody noticed and started a massive panic wave... Felt nice to finally be able to carry it though.

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