Application Progress Tracking Thread

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  • JKrew

    Jul 2, 2008
    Finally got some good news! It took almost 2 months from submission to approval for me.

    Submitted 7/24 (resubmitted 7/27 due to fingerprints not going through)
    Accepted 8/4
    NICS 9/12
    Approved 9/26

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    MDS Supporter
    Apr 13, 2011
    PG county
    I'm 8/15 Accepted.

    Hopefully this will will start on applications for this date.

    My 77R is pending my permit #.
    How is your 77r pending your permit #? HGP doesn’t automatically get you an HQL, it should. HGP doesn’t let you buy a gun, unless that changed and I missed it.


    Junior Member
    MDS Supporter
    Sep 30, 2013
    Walkersville, MD
    Anyone else get a letter from Information Technology and Communication Division. Stating that the criminal history record check was completed? I'm only guessing this was part of the background check.


    MDS Supporter
    Jul 22, 2018
    The day has arrived...APPROVED! Just under 60 days from submission.

    Submitted29-July-2022 (took 3 weeks to get is too busy sometimes)
    Accepted5-August-2022 (Submitted+7)
    NICS10-August-2022 (Submitted+12, Accepted+5)
    Investigator Assigned9-September-2022 (Submitted+42, Accepted+35, NICS+30)
    Approved26-September-2022 3:47 PM (Submitted+59, Accepted+52, NICS+45, Investigator+17)
    Permit Number22HGP-0648xx
    Looks like that investigator assigned held it up. Does everybody get an investigator assigned?


    Junior Member
    Sep 10, 2022
    I thought I would start keeping track of the start date when the MSP starts working on approving applications for a particular "acceptance date". Remember the MSP approves many applications that don't show up on this forum, the change could happen at anytime on the date reported and I will ignore the occasional outlier so I will post the date when we see several reports and post the next start date when we get several reports from the next day. Over time you should be able to better estimate how long it will take to get to approving your particular acceptance date.

    8/1 started 9/14 @ 7:07 PM
    8/2 started 9/16 @ 11:06 PM
    8/3 started 9/19 @ 3:30 PM
    8/4 started 9/22 @ 12:40 PM
    8/5 started 9/26 @ 2:00 PM
    8/6 started
    8/7 started

    So approximately 4 days of acceptance took 12-13 days to issue approvals.

    So for a rough estimate of when you might see your approval, count the number of days between the acceptance date they are currently approving and the acceptance date of your application and multiply the number of days by 3 and that will be the number of days until you will see the approval +/-.

    For example they are currently working on 8/5 acceptances so if your accepted date is 8/20 then it would be 15 days times 3 equals 45 days until approval. So from today those with acceptance dates of 8/20 can expect their approval on or about November 10th, assuming nothing changes.
    15 days X 3 = 45 days before approval.
    9-12 like mine is going well over 90 days then


    Certified Grump
    MDS Supporter
    Jul 8, 2007
    Somewhere nearby
    Looks like that investigator assigned held it up. Does everybody get an investigator assigned?
    No reason to think it was held up. I was accepted on 8/5. They are now processing 8/5s. And, yes, almost certainly everyone gets an investigator assigned, although apparently not everyone gets notified of it.


    Junior Member
    Jul 22, 2020
    9-12 like mine is going well over 90 days then
    Correct. Looks like unless MSP gets some serious help , provided that formula holds true, anyone with an application acceptance date beyond 9/4 is looking to be more than 90 days.

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