I can somewhat relate although we have no waiting period here in Nevada. I waited 2 hours today at my FFL to finally get my XDm 3.8 compact bi-tone. The people they call to confirm the background had a computer down, so I just sat around a while and yakked with the owner until they were working again. During that time, he talked me into a DPMS stripped AR lower to put on the same Brady fee. So, it looks like I will be building another AR. :?Picked up my new XDm .40 this afternoon.....The Florida 3 day wait almost drove me crazy. Im very excited to get out to the range tomorrow..