Application Progress Tracking Thread

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  • LeadSled1

    Ultimate Member
    MDS Supporter
    Apr 25, 2009
    4,290
    MD
    Just updated my info on the form.

    Strange thing is I never got the HQL after being in Annapolis back in 2013. I refused to get it and I already had my hand guns prior to that. Now that I finally have a HGP I figure it is time to get a compact for carry. I am also a designated collector. Post HGP my HQL has been hung up in the system. I know it has only been 3 days, but after a month and a half of waiting, I am very much looking to kick off the additional 7 days of waiting for my new carry guns.
     

    g_mars

    Active Member
    Mar 22, 2013
    485
    Good mail day. Got both the MD and UT in-hand today. Utah was mailed the day before the MD app was submitted.

    Submitted 12/3
    Accepted 12/10
    NICS - 1/6
    Approved - 1/25
    In-hand - 1/28
    Permit # 23HGP-1255XX
     
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    Gun4Fun

    Active Member
    Jan 22, 2023
    148
    Washington DC
    Hey so I have a question. How long is the average time from approved to in hand?

    Because I was at the range today and one of the guys was talking about how he has been waiting to get in the mail for over a month and the others were all acting as if that is normal these days, also there was someone a few post back mentioning how long they have been waiting. How long does it normally take? I had assumed it would only take a couple days or maybe a week for it to works it's way through the postal system to your mailbox?
     

    Blacksmith101

    Grumpy Old Man
    Jun 22, 2012
    22,443
    It was either never sent, or it was lost in the mail. The problem is the MSP will not even begin to entertain the thought that the USPS could have lost it, they keep feeding me the same line that I will get it at some point. They are definitely not telling me to wait 30 days from approval and they will issue me a new permit. I even told them okay, hypothetically if I never receive it then what would be the next course of action. That's when they said "call back in March." At this point they are telling me I need to wait 53 days from approval to even begin the process of being issued another HGP. I will also say when I have called or written emails to the MSP I have not been nasty or confrontational at all. They just refuse to help me or even look up my application number to check their system for the current status.

    Submitted: 11/13
    Accepted: 11/21
    NICS: 12/23
    Approved: 1/7
    Received in hand: ? ? ? ? ? ?
    By law the MSP has 90 days and at the end of that time you can take them to court which will cost money and take more time. Since the Licensing Division has already since Bruen issued well over 80,000 permits the most likely conclusion is the United States Post Office has lost your permit and your beef is with them not with MSP. As I mentioned several other people on this forum have had the same problem, I was not one of them but I tried to give you my best recollection of their experience. You might want to go back over the past posts and verify what I remembered was correct.

    I started this thread and have looked at every single post in this thread as well as several other threads dealing with the permit process. There have been several issues in the permitting process since Bruen that have effected the process for instance the MSP apparently had an issue with the card printer early on that delayed everyone, including me, for a week or two. At the height of the wave the time from acceptance to approval was over 60 days and the projected time line had everyone looking at what to do when it exceeded the 90 days allowed by law.

    I am writing this for for all the new people who have recently applied for their WC&T permits because in spite of the problems the MSP has encountered in almost overnight ramping up a system that had been processing 12,000 to 14,000 permits per year to one that is processing well in excess of 100,000 per year they have met the challenge and so far overcame all the problems and obstacles. Give credit to the Licensing Division they have done an outstanding job under difficult circumstances.

    If you think you are encountering problems with the system take some time to look for the answers because with over 80,000 permits processed most problems have been already encountered and solutions found and results posted. So before calling and tying up a person who could be processing applications take the time to look for the answers. By the way the correct place for the asking of permit questions on the Forum is the

    Application progress banter thread​


    because this thread is for just posting data on the progress to make things easier for the statisticians. Which you would realize if you read the first few posts in the thread before posting.
     

    Job

    Member
    Jun 8, 2013
    82
    Give credit to the Licensing Division they have done an outstanding job under difficult circumstances.

    So before calling and tying up a person who could be processing applications take the time to look for the answers.
    Sorry, I won't post on this thread with my HGP issues again. I'm out!
     

    md123

    Ultimate Member
    Jul 29, 2011
    2,005
    Got that special “disposition” email today.

    Logged in to “approved” status.

    Submitted 12/8
    Accepted 12/14
    NICS 1/10
    Approved 1/28
    In hand tbd
     
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    cobra

    Ultimate Member
    Feb 26, 2009
    2,084
    White Marsh
    Job I got my hgp card 10 days after approval letter if that helps.
    Approval letter said 7 to 14 days.

    Don’t get discouraged it’s just so many post asking the same questions where a “search” may answer the questions asked.
    Please post when card is in hand to help others with same questions.
     

    Gun4Fun

    Active Member
    Jan 22, 2023
    148
    Washington DC
    Job I got my hgp card 10 days after approval letter if that helps.
    Approval letter said 7 to 14 days.

    Don’t get discouraged it’s just so many post asking the same questions where a “search” may answer the questions asked.
    Please post when card is in hand to help others with same questions.
    Thanks this helps.

    Edit:

    well I’m not sure it literally helps, but it help me feel better at least :rockon:
     

    Shoreglide

    Member
    Jan 7, 2023
    12
    The Beach
    I was approved 1/24/23 and I figured minimum of a week to receive. Just checked mailbox and it arrived while I was out deer hunting yesterday! Postmarked 1/26 and it arrived 1/28.
     

    LeadSled1

    Ultimate Member
    MDS Supporter
    Apr 25, 2009
    4,290
    MD
    Submitted: 12/3
    Accepted: 12/10
    NICS: 1/5
    Approved: 1/25
    In hand: 1/28

    23HGP-1255xx

    Looks like it came in yesterday’s mail. Didn’t check the mail until just now and there it was.
     

    bikerbankr

    Active Member
    Mar 1, 2010
    393
    Upperco, MD
    I have the exact same dates as Job and have not received my card either.

    Submitted: 11/13
    Accepted: 11/21
    NICS: 12/23
    Approved: 1/7
    Received in hand: TBA

    Happy for those that have submitted, been approved and received their card just a few days after approval but, boy is it frustrating.
     
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    mhasel

    Active Member
    Mar 13, 2015
    162
    Updated data, please keep posting to the form at: https://forms.gle/3Nh4Luor74dY1vnm7
    AcceptedNICSApprovedReceived in handPermit number (please XX last 2 digits) You will NOT have this number until you have been approvedAccpt to NICSNICS to ApprovedAccpt to ApprovedApproved to Received
    11/15/2022​
    12/21/2022​
    1/4/2023​
    1/9/2023​
    23HGP1159XX
    36​
    14​
    50​
    5​
    11/15/2022​
    12/21/2022​
    36​
    11/17/2022​
    12/22/2022​
    12/28/2022​
    22HGP-1130XX
    35​
    6​
    41​
    11/18/2022​
    12/23/2022​
    1/5/2023​
    22HGP1193XX
    35​
    13​
    48​
    11/21/2022​
    12/25/2022​
    22HGP1184xx
    34​
    11/21/2022​
    12/26/2022​
    1/6/2023​
    1/12/2023​
    23GHP-1177xx
    35​
    11​
    46​
    6​
    11/21/2022​
    12/26/2022​
    1/6/2023​
    1/12/2023​
    22HGP1198XX
    35​
    11​
    46​
    6​
    11/21/2022​
    12/26/2022​
    1/7/2023​
    1/12/2023​
    23HGP-1183XX
    35​
    12​
    47​
    5​
    11/21/2022​
    12/26/2022​
    1/8/2023​
    23HGP-1183XX
    35​
    13​
    48​
    11/22/2022​
    12/28/2022​
    1/10/2023​
    1/16/2023​
    23HGP-1194
    36​
    13​
    49​
    6​
    11/23/2022​
    12/27/2022​
    1/9/2023​
    23HGP-1187xx
    34​
    13​
    47​
    11/23/2022​
    12/27/2022​
    1/9/2023​
    1/17/2023​
    23HGP-1187xx
    34​
    13​
    47​
    8​
    11/23/2022​
    12/28/2022​
    1/10/2023​
    22HGP1213xx
    35​
    13​
    48​
    11/23/2022​
    12/28/2022​
    22hgp1213xx
    35​
    11/23/2022​
    12/29/2022​
    1/3/2023​
    1/7/2023​
    23HGP-1155XX
    36​
    5​
    41​
    4​
    11/24/2022​
    1/3/2023​
    1/12/2023​
    23HGP-1206XX
    40​
    9​
    49​
    11/24/2022​
    1/3/2023​
    1/12/2023​
    1/18/2023​
    23HGP-1206XX
    40​
    9​
    49​
    6​
    11/28/2022​
    12/28/2022​
    1182XX
    30​
    11/28/2022​
    12/29/2022​
    1/4/2023​
    1/9/2023​
    23HGP-1161XX
    31​
    6​
    37​
    5​
    11/30/2022​
    12/30/2022​
    1/12/2023​
    22HGP-0360XX
    30​
    13​
    43​
    11/30/2022​
    12/31/2022​
    1/12/2023​
    23HGP-1209XX
    31​
    12​
    43​
    12/1/2022​
    1/1/2023​
    1/8/2023​
    1/13/2023​
    23HGP-1185XX
    31​
    7​
    38​
    5​
    12/1/2022​
    1/1/2023​
    22HGP1244XX
    31​
    12/1/2022​
    1/5/2023​
    1/14/2023​
    22HGP1241XX
    35​
    9​
    44​
    12/5/2022​
    1/3/2023​
    1/19/2023​
    23HGP-1231XX
    29​
    16​
    45​
    12/5/2022​
    1/3/2023​
    1/19/2023​
    1/25/2023​
    23HGP-1231XX
    29​
    16​
    45​
    6​
    12/5/2022​
    1/3/2023​
    APP# 22HGP1256XX
    29​
    12/6/2022​
    1/4/2023​
    1/20/2023​
    23HGP-1237XX
    29​
    16​
    45​
    12/6/2022​
    1/4/2023​
    1/20/2023​
    20HGP0328XX
    29​
    16​
    45​
    12/6/2022​
    1/4/2023​
    1/20/2023​
    20HGP0328XX
    29​
    16​
    45​
    12/6/2022​
    1/4/2023​
    1/20/2023​
    1/25/2023​
    23HGP-1237XX
    29​
    16​
    45​
    5​
    12/6/2022​
    1/4/2023​
    20HGP0328XX
    29​
    12/6/2022​
    1/4/2023​
    22HGP1245**
    29​
    12/7/2022​
    1/4/2023​
    1/21/2023​
    23HGP-1238XX
    28​
    17​
    45​
    12/7/2022​
    1/4/2023​
    1/21/2023​
    1/26/2023​
    23HGP-1238XX
    28​
    17​
    45​
    5​
    12/7/2022​
    1/4/2023​
    28​
    12/7/2022​
    1/4/2023​
    22HGP1177XX
    28​
    12/9/2022​
    1/6/2023​
    1/24/2023​
    23HGP1248xx
    28​
    18​
    46​
    12/9/2022​
    1/6/2023​
    1/24/2023​
    1/28/2023​
    HGP1248xx
    28​
    18​
    46​
    4​
    12/9/2022​
    1/6/2023​
    1/25/2023​
    23HGP-1252XX
    28​
    19​
    47​
    12/9/2022​
    1/6/2023​
    22HGP0776XX
    28​
    12/9/2022​
    1/6/2023​
    28​
    12/10/2022​
    1/6/2023​
    1/25/2023​
    23HGP-1255XX
    27​
    19​
    46​
    12/10/2022​
    1/6/2023​
    1/25/2023​
    23HGP-1255xx
    27​
    19​
    46​
    12/10/2022​
    1/6/2023​
    1/25/2023​
    1/28/2023​
    23HGP-1255XX
    27​
    19​
    46​
    3​
    12/10/2022​
    1/6/2023​
    1/26/2023​
    23HGP-1257XX
    27​
    20​
    47​
    12/10/2022​
    1/6/2023​
    22HGP1261XX
    27​
    12/10/2022​
    1/6/2023​
    22HGP1285XX
    27​
    12/12/2022​
    1/7/2023​
    22HGP0473xx
    26​
    12/12/2022​
    1/7/2023​
    22HGP0473XX
    26​
    12/12/2022​
    1/8/2023​
    1/13/2023​
    1/20/2023​
    23HGP-1213xx
    27​
    5​
    32​
    7​
    12/12/2022​
    1/8/2023​
    1/13/2023​
    1/19/2023​
    23HGP-1213XX
    27​
    5​
    32​
    6​
    12/12/2022​
    1/8/2023​
    Application: 22HGP1181xx
    27​
    12/12/2022​
    1/9/2023​
    1/13/2023​
    23HGP-1213XX
    28​
    4​
    32​
    12/14/2022​
    1/10/2023​
    22HGP1291xx
    27​
    12/15/2022​
    1/11/2023​
    22HGP1286xx
    27​
    12/15/2022​
    1/11/2023​
    27​
    12/16/2022​
    1/10/2023​
    22HGP1326XX
    25​
    12/19/2022​
    1/12/2023​
    1/22/2023​
    23HGP-1239XX
    24​
    10​
    34​
    12/19/2022​
    1/12/2023​
    App # 22HGP1335XX
    24​
    12/20/2022​
    1/15/2023​
    26​
    12/21/2022​
    1/15/2023​
    22HGP135367XX
    25​
    12/21/2022​
    1/16/2023​
    26​
    12/22/2022​
    1/12/2023​
    21​
    12/23/2022​
    1/16/2023​
    1/24/2023​
    22HGP136XXX
    24​
    8​
    32​
    12/23/2022​
    1/16/2023​
    1/24/2023​
    1/28/2023​
    23HGP-1249xx
    24​
    8​
    32​
    4​
    12/23/2022​
    1/16/2023​
    24​
    12/29/2022​
    1/19/2023​
    21​
    1/9/2023​
    1/23/2023​
    14​
    1/9/2023​
    1/24/2023​
    15​
    1/10/2023​
    1/25/2023​
    15​
     

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