I have purchased 3 guns this year. The first one I bought off the shelf at local dealer. The "instant" check came back delayed for 2 weeks. The dealer went ahead and completed the transfer after the required 3 days (per Oregon and Federal law, the transfer can happen if the OSP doesn't deny the transfer withing 3 days). The 2nd gun I purchased online and transferred through at a local dealer with no delay, other than the 45 minutes it took the OSP to answer the phone. The 3rd gun arrived at my dealer today and the "instant" check came back approval delay with a timeline of Dec 22 for an answer. Does it have something to do with which operator answers the phone? I called the information line and left a message asking for information regarding the delay the fist time I was delayed and got a recorded message in response. I finally managed to get ahold of a live person and they couldn't give me any information. Apparently they have to give you a reason if you are denied but not if you are delayed. I know there was a bill last spring to take the background check out of the hands of the OSP and give it back to the Federal NICS but it never got off the ground because of the effect it would have on the economy if the OSP background check secretaries lost their jobs.