I think this is a great, very useful, informative thread.
Thank you to all who are posting updates about their personal experiences with their timelines. I helps to pass the time during the waiting game anyway.
I acknowledge (but of course don't agree with) the way SC manipulates the game:
" submit rather detailed questionnaire … pay ...wait (a widely varying amount of time) … have an interview and get "your" completed NYS application ... pay again ... get the app signed by your references ... submit the complete app ...wait again ... hope for your license within six months (as per NYS guidelines) after that".
That whole fiasco is a topic best left out of this thread, and has been discussed, at length, in numerous places, numerous times. Unfortunately, it's an example of; "Until someone with almost limitless resources is willing to use those resources to fight the legal fight properly and exhaustively, things will continue as the man dictates."
That being said (again, lol), I'll share my timeline:
Submitted SCPD Questionnaire: 10/02/2020 (signed for and received by SCPD)
Submitted NYS PPB-3 Application:
License in hand:
Like many of you (probably), and other SC residents, I kick myself for not applying decades ago. Always meant to, never did, kept putting it off. Mostly because of the perceived obstacles that NYS, and more specifically SC, put in the process. I admit, the "obstacles" are not anything major really, but they certainly don't make it as simple as it should be.
I'm just staying positive, because I do try to do that the older I get. I've started the process, and will just have to wait it out. Don't like it, but, OK, I've already put it off for decades, right?
I have no skeletons in my closet, so I expect a license...eventually.
Anyway, after all that (dammit I just can't write a short post, but "A man's got to know his limitations..."), I realize I'm behind most of those that have posted in this thread.
I'll wait, and hopefully laws won't change while I'm waiting.
I do want to ask the opinion of the followers of this thread.
Do you think that the supply and demand issue will be in a better place by the end of 2021?
I realize that this question cannot be answered with facts. I'm asking for opinions.
Again, in the interest of trying to stay positive, I'm hoping that by the time my license does finally come to be in my possession, maybe handguns and their ammo will be more available?