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  • Dirtchevy841

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    120 days today. Filed 2-2-22. Funny how some people get them and your around that time frame and nothing. I’d like to know why it’s like that. Do they just close their eyes and point and that’s the one they approve. This is why I never got into this class 3 stuff and don’t know if I will again. The wait and money up front is ridiculous.
     

    AdvancedLaser

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    I submitted two cans a week apart (Individual). One took 11 months exactly, the other took 12 months and 9 days. Explain that. They had to be sitting on the examiners desk almost back to back. And being an FFL doesnt help.

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    (They were paper forms)
     
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    BDill

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    Does the business also get the approval email or just you?
    Yes they do. The email address was copied on the approval. Eforms seam to be falling around the 120 day mark from what I can tell. Some faster some longer. I had 2 approved at 101 Days by 2 different approvers. Not sure how the system que works. Hopefully I get a form submitted tomorrow have all the paperwork done just waiting for the dealer to submit. 120 or there about much better than the year long wait most have experienced.

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    Dirtchevy841

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    Yes they do. The email address was copied on the approval. Eforms seam to be falling around the 120 day mark from what I can tell. Some faster some longer. I had 2 approved at 101 Days by 2 different approvers. Not sure how the system que works. Hopefully I get a form submitted tomorrow have all the paperwork done just waiting for the dealer to submit. 120 or there about much better than the year long wait most have experienced.

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    Hopefully soon but not holding my breath
     

    cajun 22

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    When people ask me about getting into this game, the first thing I tell them they need money and patience. In that order or don't get in.

    Submitted 2-21-22 to keep the post on track
     

    RaleighReloader

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    Well, the good old ATF finally came through.

    (day 0): Bought my can on March 13, 2021.
    (day 11): Check for the tax stamp was cashed on March 24, 2021 (they sure don't waste any time doing that).
    (day 359): Form 4 was approved on March 7, 2022
    (day 418): Tax stamped Form 4 arrived at my dealer on May 5, 2022.

    Mike
     

    Dirtchevy841

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    So
    Well, the good old ATF finally came through.

    (day 0): Bought my can on March 13, 2021.
    (day 11): Check for the tax stamp was cashed on March 24, 2021 (they sure don't waste any time doing that).
    (day 359): Form 4 was approved on March 7, 2022
    (day 418): Tax stamped Form 4 arrived at my dealer on May 5, 2022.

    Mike
    So that’s why I can’t pick it up. Now I am waiting for the dealer to get the stamp? I thought once you get approved with the email with the stamp on paperwork in email you good. But I guess not I was told yesterday when I got the approved email that they would call when I could pick it up. Now it’s another waiting game. Great.
     

    Fugum

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    Picked up my can today, 126 days from my submission to the ATF. Not the 90 as advertised, but way shorter than 12-18 months. Funny thing is the Silencer Shop portal is still showing as awaiting ATF approval. I'm guessing someone has to manually enter the approval info into the portal?
     

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