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Still Waiting...Let's Chat

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Post by r_espinoza23 » Fri May 10, 2019 11:31 am

Course Completed: 4/20
Application Submitted: 4/20
Fingerprints Sent: 4/22
Cleared Background: 4/27
DPS Website Says Delivered: 5/2

I live about 30 miles away from Austin (assuming it's being mailed from DPS HQ) so hopefully it arrives soon.

What's the wait time been for folks around this late April/early May wait?

Next question -- curious if anyone knows how many LTC holders are here in the State or a percentage of the state are LTC?


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Post by crazy2medic » Fri May 10, 2019 11:39 am

r_espinoza23 wrote:
Fri May 10, 2019 11:31 am
Course Completed: 4/20
Application Submitted: 4/20
Fingerprints Sent: 4/22
Cleared Background: 4/27
DPS Website Says Delivered: 5/2

I live about 30 miles away from Austin (assuming it's being mailed from DPS HQ) so hopefully it arrives soon.

What's the wait time been for folks around this late April/early May wait?

Next question -- curious if anyone knows how many LTC holders are here in the State or a percentage of the state are LTC?
DPS site should be able to answer that last question, last time I looked it up, it was 1.3 million
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Post by r_espinoza23 » Fri May 10, 2019 11:45 am

crazy2medic wrote:
Fri May 10, 2019 11:39 am
r_espinoza23 wrote:
Fri May 10, 2019 11:31 am
Course Completed: 4/20
Application Submitted: 4/20
Fingerprints Sent: 4/22
Cleared Background: 4/27
DPS Website Says Delivered: 5/2

I live about 30 miles away from Austin (assuming it's being mailed from DPS HQ) so hopefully it arrives soon.

What's the wait time been for folks around this late April/early May wait?

Next question -- curious if anyone knows how many LTC holders are here in the State or a percentage of the state are LTC?
DPS site should be able to answer that last question, last time I looked it up, it was 1.3 million
I found it! As of 12/31/18 it was 1,362,945 LTC holders in Texas.

That's insane. Mostly because our best guesstimate population is 28.7 million people.

Meaning less than 5 percent of Texas population is LTC.

4.75% to be exact.


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Post by crazy2medic » Fri May 10, 2019 11:51 am

r_espinoza23 wrote:
Fri May 10, 2019 11:45 am
crazy2medic wrote:
Fri May 10, 2019 11:39 am
r_espinoza23 wrote:
Fri May 10, 2019 11:31 am
Course Completed: 4/20
Application Submitted: 4/20
Fingerprints Sent: 4/22
Cleared Background: 4/27
DPS Website Says Delivered: 5/2

I live about 30 miles away from Austin (assuming it's being mailed from DPS HQ) so hopefully it arrives
What's the wait time been for folks around this late April/early May wait?

Next question -- curious if anyone knows how many LTC holders are here in the State or a percentage of the state are LTC?
DPS site should be able to answer that last question, last time I looked it up, it was 1.3 million
I found it! As of 12/31/18 it was 1,362,945 LTC holders in Texas.

That's insane. Mostly because our best guesstimate population is 28.7 million people.

Meaning less than 5 percent of Texas population is LTC.

4.75% to be exact.
True but the bad guys will have to guess which part of the 4.75% are packin!
Government, like fire is a dangerous servant and a fearful master
If you ain't paranoid you ain't paying attention


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Post by r_espinoza23 » Fri May 10, 2019 11:53 am

crazy2medic wrote:
Fri May 10, 2019 11:51 am
r_espinoza23 wrote:
Fri May 10, 2019 11:45 am
crazy2medic wrote:
Fri May 10, 2019 11:39 am
r_espinoza23 wrote:
Fri May 10, 2019 11:31 am
Course Completed: 4/20
Application Submitted: 4/20
Fingerprints Sent: 4/22
Cleared Background: 4/27
DPS Website Says Delivered: 5/2

I live about 30 miles away from Austin (assuming it's being mailed from DPS HQ) so hopefully it arrives
What's the wait time been for folks around this late April/early May wait?

Next question -- curious if anyone knows how many LTC holders are here in the State or a percentage of the state are LTC?
DPS site should be able to answer that last question, last time I looked it up, it was 1.3 million
I found it! As of 12/31/18 it was 1,362,945 LTC holders in Texas.

That's insane. Mostly because our best guesstimate population is 28.7 million people.

Meaning less than 5 percent of Texas population is LTC.

4.75% to be exact.
True but the bad guys will have to guess which part of the 4.75% are packin!
VERY true! I was actually surprised on how easy and fast the entire process was. For those who are eligible, I don't understand why you wouldn't want to get one?

I was prompted to get one every since my daughter was born. Changed my mindset.


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Post by baseballguy2001 » Fri May 10, 2019 12:03 pm

What's "insane" about it? There a whole lot more gun owners in Texas than LTC holders. That, to me, sounds pretty normal. Not everybody can pass the background check or cough up the fees for the class or other essentials. What's insane if you ask me, is some states, are writing legislation to jump through the kind of hoops we do for our license, but they would require a background check, finger prints, and a class just for the privilege of gun ownership. I have news for Libs and RINOs, Gun ownership is a right, not a privilege. One can choose to exercise that right or not.
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Post by r_espinoza23 » Thu May 16, 2019 8:58 pm

I called Texas DPS Regulatory Services today. They informed me that they mailed it on 5/1. I only live 30 miles from Austin which is where it was mailed from.

Has anyone experienced a long wait from the status being changed to mail to actually receiving plastic in hand? Am I just being impatient?


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Post by DynamicDan » Thu May 16, 2019 11:19 pm

It's more than that now.


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Post by r_espinoza23 » Fri May 17, 2019 7:52 am

DynamicDan wrote:
Thu May 16, 2019 11:19 pm
It's more than that now.
I'm assuming that DPS marks them "mailed" when they are printed and mails in batches. Just my guess.


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Post by r_espinoza23 » Thu Jun 06, 2019 8:37 am

Called DPS on 5/31 since I hadn't received my LTC yet. Their systems said that it was mailed on 5/1. They were surprised since I only live half an hour from where it's mailed from.

They informed me to call back in 2 weeks (6/17) if I still hadn't received it.

Course Completed: 4/20
Application Submitted: 4/20
Fingerprints Sent: 4/22
Cleared Background: 4/27
DPS Website Says Delivered: 5/2


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Post by Terry » Thu Jun 06, 2019 9:53 am

This is weird. I got mine 2 days after the status changed to mailed, and that was last week. Perhaps it got lost?


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Post by WTR » Thu Jun 06, 2019 10:24 am

Renewed online 5/12
Everything but background check completed 6/6

No biggy. Current CHL does not expire until end of Oct.


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Post by r_espinoza23 » Mon Jun 10, 2019 12:34 pm

It's official. It came in the mail. 51 days since the start of the whole process. It would have been shorter if USPS didn't lose it the first time.

So 40 days since the DPS website said it was mailed.

Stoked!


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Post by LDP » Mon Jun 10, 2019 12:47 pm

Sorry to hear that USPS messed up (again).
So the DPS process took less than two weeks? That sounds about right.
Congratulations.
I've read of people being nervous about CC their first time. You got jitters? :mrgreen:

Also, aside from qualifying at the range for the LTC, have you taken any real self-defense shooting classes? I highly recommend that. I didn't know how much I didn't know until I was shown. It was a well-spent weekend, IMHO. Made me a much safer carrier.

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