Application Progress Tracking Thread

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  • Blacksmith101

    Grumpy Old Man
    Jun 22, 2012
    Lol you just jinxed it for him hurry and knock on some wood!
    No the time from acceptance to approval is running about 40 to 45 days and the time between those two factors is the only metric that has been an accurate predictor over the long term. The average time has been both longer and shorter but the running average at the time of acceptance has been a good predictor. Yes some people are outliers both shorter and longer but the majority fall close to the average.

    It is much better to have reasonable expectations than sitting there like us early submitters who had no data to go on and did not even know what steps were going to happen. Most likely they will get their physical permit in hand about a week after it is approved but the USPS is more variable than the MSP.

    I posted so anyone who wants to estimate when to expect things they could. I was the OP for this thread and have looked at all 10,000+ posts as well as the posts in the other related threads so I have some experience.


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    Was the envelope your permit came in sent from Maryland State Police, or Department of Public Safety?
    The ultimate goal is to pull one of these out of the mailbox.



    Disgruntled Pygmy
    Jan 10, 2008
    Bel Air
    App #: 23HGP018xxx
    Submitted: 02/13/23
    Accepted: 02/17/23
    NICS: 02/28/23
    Assigned Investigator: Never received any notification
    Approved: 03/29/23


    Dec 22, 2018
    ok my mothers finally came thru.

    app date 1/17
    accepted 1/21
    nics 2/3
    approved 3/12
    in hand 3/30 23hgp-1401xx

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