CHL WAIT TIMES OREGON -please state your county, how long it took for your Concealed handgun license

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  1. Fishonshawn

    Fishonshawn
    Albany OR
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    Long story short. I took an online class, walked in to the sheriff's office after they opened and told them I wanted to apply for my CHl. Took pics and finger prints right there and had my license I think within 8 or so total days.

    Short story long. The online class I took was set up from a police officer from another state but guaranteed to work in X amount of states so I payed the $15 for it. Took the certificate which i printed out to the sheriff's office at the court house and they denied me because he didnt have some credential listed on the certificate but I forgot what it was now. I asked them if a hunter safety card was good since I heard that worked and they said yes so I drove the 4 minutes home to get it. Called the police officer that set the course up just give him a heads up that I got denied and he was shocked. Said he'd never had a denial before in oregon and said he was going to call the sheriff. By the time I got back to the court house with my hunter safety card the lady there said the cop had called and after taking to him she would accept his certificate but he just needed to change some wording on it. Then they saw the tattoos on my arm and asked if I was a veteran and I told them I was. They told me my DD214 would have worked for my license as well. I told them I never qualified with a pistol in the army and they said they didnt care and that Linn county is very gun friendly. Even with the mix up everyone was super nice and got me squared away fast. The cop who's course I took even asked if I wanted a refund and I told him no because the course was good regardless and I learned stuff from it so I didnt care but he ended up refunding me my money anyways.
     
  2. Kaskadian

    Kaskadian
    Woodburn, OR
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    Marion Co here; filed forms and paid my fees on 27, September, 2018. It’s now 31, October, 2018 (34 days) and still waiting.

    When I filed my forms and paid my fees they made it known that I should expect 45 days (they even stuck a sticker on my receipt that said 45 days). Looks like I’ll be waiting the full 45 days at this rate. I’ll update when I have the license in hand.

    It’s a bit annoying that it takes the full 45 days when so many of our brothers and sisters here are getting same day or very quick turnarounds. It’ll be worth it in the end I suppose. Just seems nutty that they can run my background check for a firearm in 20-30 mins but I need to wait 45 days to get my license.

    Not trying to whine guys; I’ll be very happy when it arrives! If I survived my Class III wait times I can survive a 45 day wait for my license.

    My fingers crossed to all of you applying/waiting for a quick turnaround! If you haven’t applied please consider getting started.
     
  3. Kaskadian

    Kaskadian
    Woodburn, OR
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    Just updating here guys. Received my CHL in the post on Saturday. 37 days from submitting paperwork/photos/fees to having the license in hand. Marion County 2018
     
  4. IceAxRiflRvlvr

    IceAxRiflRvlvr
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    Clackamas...48 days.
     

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