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    Hey everyone, I love reading this forum! I have a question in regards to purchase permit time in Mecklenburg County. I applied for a purchase permit today at the MCSO downtown, and was curious if anyone had any recent experience with the wait time there? I've already paid for my Taurus 24/7 Pro Compact in 9mm, and was hoping to get the permit sometime in the near future so I can pick it up. Then I too can OC!

    Thanks!

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    thirty minutes to seven days.

    Depends on how busy they are.




    I got mine in 30minutes. I asked for it, and they asked if I wanted to wait.

    My parents both took 7 days, and they received a email (i think) saying they could come pick them up.

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    Damn, I went in today, and the lady behind the counter told me that it would probably be about 4 weeks, but I figured they were just saying that to set low expectations. When did you get yours? They weren't busy at all today, but they looked lazy to me.

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    I got the 30 minutepurchase purmitsome timein October or Novermberof last year IIRC. Parents got theirs a few months earlier.

    I was under the impression they had to get it to you within 7 days.

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    4 weeks? never heard of anyone's PPP taking longer than one week.

    i applied for my PPP three years or so ago in New Hanover County, and it took a week.

    a month later i re-applied again for another set of PPP's and it took 3 days.

    now i have a CCH Permit so i dont even need my PPP's anymore

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    Man, that's upsetting. Hopefully I will get it sooner than later, but I'll post an update when I get it!

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    just call them after a week and ask if your permits are ready. if they say no then just say something like "WTH, the person i turned them in to said it would only be one week, whats going on?!?"

    its worth a try!

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    Well I will give that a shot! I have no idea what would take a month, but the meck people are lazy!

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    My PPP in Meck County took about 30 days or so. It's meck county, so I would recommend being patient and expecting the full 30 days. The law says they can't go any further than 30, so at 28 or 30 call them like I did. We got our permits the next day after I called.

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    The Charlotte Sheriff's office is 704-336-3664

    I have it in my phone. :shock:

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    Thats weird unless Im misunderstanding. I went to the sheriffs office,filled out the paper work,handed it to her ,she did a quick background check and wola. permit in hand. Thats all there should be to it.

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    Yeah, that's all there is to it, but apparently, they are "backed up" which I find hilarious, since they could probably process all the applications they get in one day. Freaking Mecklenburg man, it kills me! I've already paid for my new gun and everything, I'm just waiting on the damn permit.

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    30 days for a purchase permit? It only took me 2 weeks to get one in Cabarrus County and I'm only 20.
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    Damnit! All you guys are making me angry here! Oh well, I'll just have to wait I suppose.

    Here is a question. Since I don't have my concealed permit yet, when I get my pistol, what defines concealed? For NC, I've read that the piece has to be wholly or substantially concealed. I have an IWB holster, but if I keep my shirt tucked behind, so that the grip and a lot of the frame show, is it still considered concealed? I'd like to be able to carry it, but don't want to risk it being called concealed.

    Thanks!

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    Just go to a gun store and pick up an uncle mikes paddle for $20.
    Then you can OC without any worries.

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    Yeah I definitely wouldn't mess with an IWB holster without a CCH Permit, simply because the purpose of those holsters IS to conceal your weapon. The argument could be made by some that not enough of your weapon is being openly shown, etc.

    I OC everywhere that I go, with a Fobus paddle holster. I cannot say enough about how amazing these holsters are, and I will recommend them to anyone.

    Have a nice day.

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    Good call everyone, thanks for the good advice!

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