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Hi!

This is my first post here, but I've been reading for about a month...

Anyway, I got a chance to buy a Springfield super-cheap, so I went with the XD Service 9mm in OD Green. It wasn't supposed to be here for a month or two, but my FFL guy got it last week. I was totally stoked, but I didn't have my permit yet, so I'm still sitting around waiting for my Sheriff to approve it. 7 business days, ugh.

So, my question is...who has it the worst? Who has the longest waiting period around? I know some places have an all-out ban on high-caps and what not, but I want to know who here had to jump through the most hoops to get their XD. Anyone have to wait more than a month? Anyone fingerprinted? I'm guessing someone from Maryland will pipe up, but you might be surprised what some local jurisdictions might cook up.

And...thanks for reading.
 

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we have a 3 day wait. We can have any capacity mags, and we can buy class III weapons. Gun shop i know has a shoulder- fired missle..... :lol:

p.s. florida!
 

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Can't say I had to wait too long. Went to the sheriff's office, told 'em I wanted a permit, filled out half a page of info, they ran a check, gave 'em $10, they ran a copy off of printed info, walked out the door with a temp permit effective that day. So, all together I had a 10 minute wait, HAHA suckers! Thats a $1 a minute wait, can't beat that. Got the actual permanent card in the mail about 2 weeks later.

I feel for you people that have to wait for yours. I ended up having to wait 48 hours before I could pick up my gun though since I didn't have a permit at the time when I purchased it. Ended up being a little longer of a wait since the city I bought it in is an hour away and I had to work the weekend so I ended up getting 2 days after the waiting period was up. Longest 2 days of my life.

Oh yeah, if we have a permit in SD, theres no waiting period when I go get my next handgun. Can't complain about that!
 

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Step 1 - Take a 30 question gun safety quiz. If you pass, you are issued a certificate allowing you to purchase a gun. Good for 5 years.

Step 2 - Select your firearm for purchase.

Step 3 - Fill out 3 page questionaire about your criminal history, mental condition, and complete description of the firearm you wish to purchase.

Step 4 - Submit thumbprint

Step 5 - Pay for your firearm in full.

Step 6 - Wait 10 days before you can pick up your firearm. If the store has to order your firearm, the 10 day period begins when the dealer receives it.

Step 7 - After the 10 day period is up, you must demonstrate to the dealer that you can handle the firearm safely. This involves loading the mag, inserting the mag, racking the slide, releasing the mag, and removing a round from the chamber and demonstrate a working knowledge of the safety devices, including the cable lock. If your firearm did not come with a trigger or cable lock, you are REQUIRED to purchase one for the firearm. Can't bring one from home.

Step 8 - It's yours!

That's California. CCW? HAH! Not in my neck of the redwoods, unless you are a generous contributor to the local sheriff.

Who's worst? I think we have that covered.
 

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It's the standard 10 days here in WA unless you have a valid CPL, then its just a NICS check away, same day. I usualy end up waiting 3 days though due to my alien status, only once did I get a proceed within 5 minutes.
 

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wow that sucks.

cash, yellow form, NICS check (online or phone call), carry.

person to person... cash, carry

Ohio ain't so bad. :)
 

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Oh, you mean for CPL? I thought you mant to purchase. Hmm, WA is a shall issue state and I believe that maximum wait is 60 days. I got mine inless then a month, same for the wife.
 

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here you fill out a paper and they tell you to come back in 5 business days, but is usually done in 3-4 days. Pay exactly $10 cash, if you try to pay w/ a $20 they'll tell you no change, bring $10. Good for 30 days for ONE handgun. If you wish to buy more than one, it will cost you $10 each.
 

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I can't beleive that, that is ALL rediculous. After turning 21 I went to a place called Top Gun (indoor range) where they let you test out any pistol in any cal. you would like for 10 dollars a gun. Found out I liked the XD the most, (first one I shot) lol. Left that place because I wanted to price shop it, and they didnt have the Tactical in 40, only in 9mm. Walked into Gander, said I want that big nasty black one over there, he showed it to me, I racked it round and round, I said i'll take it. He slapped out a form, it took me 2 minutes to fill it out, he said one sec, I walked away to look at some ammo, he said excuse me sir....your ready! Boom 5 hundred dollars, got a dollar and some change back, and im off to the range.

I cant believe you have to wait, that must be a horrible feeling, I remeber how I felt worrying to death Gander Mountain wouldnt have it in 40cal. also

p.s. Houston
 

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Son of Norway said:
Step 6 - Wait 10 days before you can pick up your firearm. If the store has to order your firearm, the 10 day period begins when the dealer receives it.
That waiting period sucks.. especially the part about if the dealer has to order the gun your waiting period starts when he receives it. YOu would think that the waiting period starts on the day you pay in full..
 

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beakersloco said:
Son of Norway said:
Step 6 - Wait 10 days before you can pick up your firearm. If the store has to order your firearm, the 10 day period begins when the dealer receives it.
That waiting period sucks.. especially the part about if the dealer has to order the gun your waiting period starts when he receives it. YOu would think that the waiting period starts on the day you pay in full..
its because some people plan to go psycho on the day they get their gun in the store regardless of if its been 3 months since you paid for it. :roll:
 

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And in NY State, if you want to buy a pistol, you must first apply for a pistol permit, which requires the serial number for the pistol, so your dealer must have it in hand and waiting for you, which usually means you at least have made a down payment on it.

Then you wait the months while a NY judge decides whether you have enough political pull before your permit is issued, if at all (some county judges have decided that they won't issue permits so they just sit on their desks without being processed, and in the meantime you still own part of a gun that the dealer is holding for you.)

And if you get a premesis permit, you can carry the gun on your premesis and transport it to and from the range and that's it. If you get a carry permit and have applied for it for hunting, fishing, and/or target shooting, it is likely to have restrictions written right on the face of it stating that those are the only places you can carry. Unrestricted carry permits are fairly rare now.

And that's only upstate, in the NY City area it gets worse.
 

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i walked in picked the gun i wanted filled out my address and info, they called in a background check and in about 5 mins i walked out with my pistol.


now that i have my CHL... there is no waiting or background check whatsoever.
 

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hawaii:

take state approved handgun safety course: $85-125

or

hunter education course(i think these are free)

first time permit application: fingerprint, photo and FBI check for $16

subsequent times:

go buy your pistol. gunshop keeps your pistol while you go apply for a pistol permit at local PD. you need to bring the invoice for the gun which has gun manufacturer, barrel length, s/n, caliber and gun type(pistol or revolver) information. fill out half page mental health form, fill out half page doctors form, fill out full page crimminal questionnaire, fill out permit application, show your training affidavit and your hawaii state id. come back in 2 weeks. if approved, PD gives you a temporary pistol permit that is good for 10-14 days(i forget exact days). go back to gun shop and show your permit. fill out yellow form. gunshop scribbles some info on temp permit. you have 2 days to return to PD with temp permit with scribble on it and the gun. take gun/temp permit back to PD. PD verifies barrel length, manufacturer, serial number, etc. they give you a permanent permit(half page piece of paper with relavent info). you need to keep a copy of this with the gun at all times.

the permit process is free($16 first time fbi check,print & photo is one time only). there's no monthly limit like in CA. but you do have to jump thru these hoops everytime you purchase a handgun. 10 round limit on pistols mags(no limit on rifle mags altho ARs are a gray area).
 

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In NJ you first have to apply for a firearms ID (you can apply for a permit at the same time but they are only good for 90 days from the date they were issued). You have to submit a complete set of finger prints, a consent for a mental health check and two personal references.

Once the Chief of Police has all of that your finger prints go off to the FBI (even though my local PD can do them electronically they still sends your prints to the FBI in DC). The letters of Reccomendation are sent out (and yes if one of the two disagrees with your right to own a gun you can forget about it), the mental health background check is done and an officer/detecitve will call your place of employment (again if an anti-gunner gets the phone call you SOL). When all of them are done and you haven't been disqualified then the Chief signs off on the FID. By State law he has 30 days but a couple of Liberal judges invalidated that part of state law and they can take as long as they want (it is not uncommon for FID's to take a year in Newark and Jersey City). My FID from start to finish took 70 days. When the Chief signs off on the FID he also issues the permits as well.

After you have the FID and you want another gun you have to resubmit your entire paperwork. Where it gets sticky is there is no state guidelines for issuing additional permits. Some departments will issue them if it has been less than 6 months. Some like mine send out the letter of reccomendation, they do a criminal background check and call your employer. Last time I applied it took 45 days.entire time my new gun was sitting in a safe at the dealer.

It is safe to say that NJ is the worst state in the union to try and exercise your 2nd Amendment rights. If it weren't for a great job and family ties I would have been gone long ago.
 

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I never thought I would say this, but, thank God I live in Indiana.

$30 bucks for a CCW permit(all is needed is info, ID, and fingerprints and most counties out side of Indy will do all the paperwork etc. for you, you just show up). Then when you buy a gun, cash, yellow form NICS check and then out the door in 5 min.


BTW if you don't have a carry permit, it takes a whopping extra 5 minutes before you can leave with you're firearm.

This state truely treats the 2nd amendment as a right and not a privelege.

I am also willing to bet Indiana has a much lower crime rate than NY (even with all thier idiotic gun laws).
 

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Pistol is $-- NICS and then walk out the door

CCW is $19, 2 referrences, a page to make sure you're not a complete psycho or at least willing to admit it! then NICS and then they give you a laminated card with photo good for 5 years. That's it.
 
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