While we still have this permit system, we should expect this kind of time frame to be the maximum. This is the goal of our Permit Delay campaign:
It is also why we worked so hard to correct the SPBI backlog that seems to have been cleared up, and we are still documenting at the moment:
We need to keep marching on and make sure that all towns and cities turnaround permits within the confines of the statutes.
Thank you for the good news, I hope your friend enjoys his new permit. Make sure to take him to the range in celebration.