35 days and waiting, all with a clean record.

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Post by RPBrown » Wed Mar 07, 2018 4:40 pm

I would imagine that there is an influx of applicants since the school shootings which will make things go longer. Usually happens when there is something controversial that can affect our 2a rights
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Post by Flightmare » Wed Mar 07, 2018 5:58 pm

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Flightmare wrote:Look at the bright side. This gives you time to pick out holsters and carry guns. :fire
ive had my holster and carry gun since before i even took the class lol. my background check has been in review since 2/28. i know i know only a week. not really complaining just sayin, ive had my stuff ready to go long before i ever took the class. now its just a waiting game for me. :waiting:
I see that you're in North Texas, you're more than welcome to join several of us for breakfast if you're in the DFW area. The Frisco group meets on the 2nd Saturday of the month and the Arlington group meets on the 3rd Saturday. Good group of people to just hang out with. You are more than welcome to come hang out if you'd like.
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Post by Grundy1133 » Wed Mar 07, 2018 9:50 pm

Flightmare wrote:
Grundy1133 wrote:
Flightmare wrote:Look at the bright side. This gives you time to pick out holsters and carry guns. :fire
ive had my holster and carry gun since before i even took the class lol. my background check has been in review since 2/28. i know i know only a week. not really complaining just sayin, ive had my stuff ready to go long before i ever took the class. now its just a waiting game for me. :waiting:
I see that you're in North Texas, you're more than welcome to join several of us for breakfast if you're in the DFW area. The Frisco group meets on the 2nd Saturday of the month and the Arlington group meets on the 3rd Saturday. Good group of people to just hang out with. You are more than welcome to come hang out if you'd like.
I appreciate it but I'm a little more north than that. I rarely ever make it down to DFW. Might go to the gun show this weekend tho. I'm north of denton. North of Lewisville. About 10 miles from the Oklahoma border.. unfortunately.
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Post by Capgun76 » Fri Mar 09, 2018 1:49 am

Just to cap my original post, I have plastic in hand ,62 days after I submitted my finger prints. 59 days after the state says it began my review. Nothing was needed on my part other than patience.

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Post by Flightmare » Fri Mar 09, 2018 1:53 am

Congratulations! Glad to see your patience has been rewarded.
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Post by Grundy1133 » Sat Mar 10, 2018 11:21 pm

Capgun76 wrote:Just to cap my original post, I have plastic in hand ,62 days after I submitted my finger prints. 59 days after the state says it began my review. Nothing was needed on my part other than patience.
wow thats nuts... some people who submit their prints after me have already got their plastic in hand an di should have a clean record.... no mental issues no arrests lived in texas my whole life only ever lived at one residence, no military history, no aliases, nothing.... i dont understand their logic on how they process apps... its hard to have patience when joe shmo who submitted their app and prints 4 days after you already has their plastic in hand when you know your background check should be clean... :rules:
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Post by Keith B » Sun Mar 11, 2018 8:25 am

Grundy1133 wrote:
Capgun76 wrote:Just to cap my original post, I have plastic in hand ,62 days after I submitted my finger prints. 59 days after the state says it began my review. Nothing was needed on my part other than patience.
wow thats nuts... some people who submit their prints after me have already got their plastic in hand an di should have a clean record.... no mental issues no arrests lived in texas my whole life only ever lived at one residence, no military history, no aliases, nothing.... i dont understand their logic on how they process apps... its hard to have patience when joe shmo who submitted their app and prints 4 days after you already has their plastic in hand when you know your background check should be clean... :rules:
DPS has 60 days to process. The delays are usually not with DPS, but with the local agencies that process your background checks. They submit to your county, city, etc. So, if you have lived in multiple locations over the past 5 years, it may take longer. If one of the local agencies is slow in processing the background inquiries, then you are delayed. Lots of cogs in the wheel that have to sync up to get a really fast turn-around.

I know you are anxious to get your license, just like most of us were. However, you are only at 16 days, so stay patient and don't fret. Remember the adage 'A watched pot never boils'. :thumbs2:
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Post by Liberty » Sun Mar 11, 2018 8:34 am

Keith B wrote:
Grundy1133 wrote:
Capgun76 wrote:Just to cap my original post, I have plastic in hand ,62 days after I submitted my finger prints. 59 days after the state says it began my review. Nothing was needed on my part other than patience.
wow thats nuts... some people who submit their prints after me have already got their plastic in hand an di should have a clean record.... no mental issues no arrests lived in texas my whole life only ever lived at one residence, no military history, no aliases, nothing.... i dont understand their logic on how they process apps... its hard to have patience when joe shmo who submitted their app and prints 4 days after you already has their plastic in hand when you know your background check should be clean... :rules:
DPS has 60 days to process. The delays are usually not with DPS, but with the local agencies that process your background checks. They submit to your county, city, etc. So, if you have lived in multiple locations over the past 5 years, it may take longer. If one of the local agencies is slow in processing the background inquiries, then you are delayed. Lots of cogs in the wheel that have to sync up to get a really fast turn-around.

I know you are anxious to get your license, just like most of us were. However, you are only at 16 days, so stay patient and don't fret. Remember the adage 'A watched pot never boils'. :thumbs2:
Another thing to consider is, that the counties where you are employed are also checked, the same as one's residence. If you have worked in several counties the background checks are completed only as fast as the slowest county.
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Post by Grundy1133 » Sun Mar 11, 2018 10:11 am

Liberty wrote:
Keith B wrote:
Grundy1133 wrote:
Capgun76 wrote:Just to cap my original post, I have plastic in hand ,62 days after I submitted my finger prints. 59 days after the state says it began my review. Nothing was needed on my part other than patience.
wow thats nuts... some people who submit their prints after me have already got their plastic in hand an di should have a clean record.... no mental issues no arrests lived in texas my whole life only ever lived at one residence, no military history, no aliases, nothing.... i dont understand their logic on how they process apps... its hard to have patience when joe shmo who submitted their app and prints 4 days after you already has their plastic in hand when you know your background check should be clean... :rules:
DPS has 60 days to process. The delays are usually not with DPS, but with the local agencies that process your background checks. They submit to your county, city, etc. So, if you have lived in multiple locations over the past 5 years, it may take longer. If one of the local agencies is slow in processing the background inquiries, then you are delayed. Lots of cogs in the wheel that have to sync up to get a really fast turn-around.

I know you are anxious to get your license, just like most of us were. However, you are only at 16 days, so stay patient and don't fret. Remember the adage 'A watched pot never boils'. :thumbs2:
Another thing to consider is, that the counties where you are employed are also checked, the same as one's residence. If you have worked in several counties the background checks are completed only as fast as the slowest county.
I've only ever worked in 2 counties and lived in 1 county. I guess my counties are just slow...
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Post by Liberty » Sun Mar 11, 2018 10:14 am

It only takes one county to be slow.
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Post by TexasJohnBoy » Sun Mar 11, 2018 10:59 am

60 days is about what it took me to get mine about 3-4 years ago. Welcome to the club!
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