Hi Cal pistol permit waiting time?

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Hi Cal pistol permit waiting time?

Post by AS30N » 25 May 2023, 8:23 am

After many years in the sport, finally decided to get a hi cal permit. Posted my forms earlier this week and now the waiting game starts. Just wondering if anyone has done one lately?

I heard anything that is a "permit" on a paper application form takes months if not years. I have mates who applied for permit to own hi capacity magazine for their collection and/or commissioner permit to test fire their collection once a year. They have sent the forms right after the last covid lock down and still waiting! I hope high cal gets treated differently.

Even the normal Cat H PTA's are super slow, I have past number 15 long ago, they used to send "please example" emails the day after my club official has signed it off online, now I have waited 4 weeks before even getting that email, I uploaded my doc's within 3 days, now still no sign of it being approved after another 3 weeks. Got knows if they even bother to look at the paper applications for other stuff...
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Re: Hi Cal pistol permit waiting time?

Post by Jackaroo » 25 May 2023, 8:42 am

Shouldn't be longer than 2-4 weeks and yes, its a paper permit.
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Re: Hi Cal pistol permit waiting time?

Post by AS30N » 25 May 2023, 8:51 am

Jackaroo wrote:Shouldn't be longer than 2-4 weeks and yes, its a paper permit.


Sometimes FAR is not predictable, new guy at the club got his first PTA approved on day 29 last week, so they acted on it as soon as 28 day cooling period was over. This is very fast compared to horror stories I have heard here and elsewhere. I think luck may have something to do with it, may be one of the "adjudicators" is more hard working or more chilled when it comes to approval.


I hope you are correct. Anyway I will monitor when the $75 gets taken off my card so I will know when someone starts to handle it. Will report back.
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Re: Hi Cal pistol permit waiting time?

Post by Jackaroo » 25 May 2023, 1:46 pm

One thing to remember, it will expire as soon as your current license expires. Even if that's in six months time and then you will have to reapply and pay another $75 but from then both dates will marry off.
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Re: Hi Cal pistol permit waiting time?

Post by AS30N » 25 May 2023, 2:31 pm

Jackaroo wrote:One thing to remember, it will expire as soon as your current license expires. Even if that's in six months time and then you will have to reapply and pay another $75 but from then both dates will marry off.


I didn't know that, I thought it was valid for as long as Cat H license is valid and renewed. It's cool, still have 2.5 years to go on my current one. So, does one renew it after the cat H license has been renewed? I can see a problem already, if I am a bit late to renew my cat H (say last few days before expire), I have to wait for FAR to deal with my renewal before I can do my hi cal renewal and still takes a few days for the mail to reach them.... So that i will technically be in procession without valid permit?
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