Wow...getting my CHL was so much easier than I expected

Discussion in 'General Firearm Discussion' started by Obiwan Timobi, Apr 30, 2012.

  1. Obiwan Timobi

    Obiwan Timobi
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    Just got done with the finger print/background check. This whole process of getting my CHL was much easier than I anticipated. I'm in Washington County, and from start to finish it will have taken 5 weeks to get it. That's including the time it took to mail the application to them, as well as get an apt. response in the mail from them. I'm fairly impressed.
     
  2. rugerdude

    rugerdude
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    It's all about the money!
     
  3. Retired Puddle Pirate

    Retired Puddle Pirate
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    No. It's appreciation for the effort, professionalism and courtesy that the CHL folks show to their customers.
     
  4. PDXHero

    PDXHero
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    When was your appointment? I should be getting my permit in the mail any day now I hope.
     
  5. Obiwan Timobi

    Obiwan Timobi
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    My appointment was this morning. I was told I would receive it no later than the 21st of May.
     
  6. bikejunkie

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    I just took the Utah CHL class over the weekend. Sounds like the wait there is quite long- 60 days from when they start working the application...Also, the info contained in the class (same trainer that did my Oregon CHL) was a freaking joke compared to the Oregon class- the first hour was holding people's hands through the one page application and fingerprint card! Anyway I'm glad I'm done with it, but I feel like I should have gotten more for my money than hand holding, remedial training on how to be sure a firearm is unloaded, and half of a video shot in the mid-80's with crime recreations. There was some good info in the film, but we didn't even get to see all of it, and it's pretty dated. 1987 was a long time ago and a thing or two has changed regarding firearms laws since then...
     
  7. Obiwan Timobi

    Obiwan Timobi
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    I took my class for free online at MD Firearms Safety Training

    I honestly thought that this online course was kind of a joke...but I guess it's good enough to get a CHL. There's not even a test or anything. You just sit and watch the video. Washington county accepted it no problem though.
     

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