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Old March 24, 2009, 09:45 AM   #1
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BATFE wait time?

I'm waiting for approval on a supressor. Paperwork and check was sent about the middle of January. The check was cashed about a week later and I'm still waiting.
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Old March 24, 2009, 10:36 AM   #2
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I hear they're running about 3 months right now. The check being cashed doesn't mean anything. The check gets cashed in ATL, and then the paperwork gets sent off to NFA.

I did a form 4 back in October and it took 76 days from door to door. I got the paperwork in before the Obama craze though.

At about 2 months I'd call, with serial number and information in hand, and ask about the progress.

Then, keep waiting.
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Old March 24, 2009, 10:42 AM   #3
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Just got an approval last week. 100 days.
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Old March 30, 2009, 11:08 PM   #4
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Form 3s are taking 3 weeks, but YHM takes 2 MONTHS from order date to signature date by the president. Last business I do with them on their cans. Terrible.:barf:
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Old May 14, 2009, 05:23 PM   #5
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I'm resurrecting this thread because I'm looking at getting a Gemtech suppressor. By far chance, does anyone have the lead times from Gemtech to their dealers, AND/OR a recent processing time from BATFE?


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Old May 14, 2009, 05:46 PM   #6
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I was waiting on two form 4's from the third week of Jan. and one arrived in the mail last thursday and the other on monday of this week. 5/11
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Old May 14, 2009, 08:34 PM   #7
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By my count thats about 16 weeks or 4 months

Okay, I'll have to mentally prepare myself.

Thanks!

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Old May 14, 2009, 09:31 PM   #8
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Ordered my Gemtech Halo at the end of November '08. Dealer got it in the 1st week of January. BATF paperwork and check sent 2nd week of January and I'm still waiting.
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Old May 15, 2009, 08:54 AM   #9
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I sent my stuff in March 09. Just the other day I talked to my NFA guy and he said the wait times are 12-16 weeks.
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Old May 15, 2009, 10:42 AM   #10
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Okay, I talked to my local Dealer/Class 3 and he spoke to Gemtech this morning. Wait times for the can I want is 12 weeks. I'm a patient person, and if I order this now I might get to use it before the year is over

Thanks for the updates, again.
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Old May 15, 2009, 01:07 PM   #11
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Ugh,

glad I got my form 4 mailed in before the election.:barf: Took 76 days "back then".
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Old May 17, 2009, 08:44 PM   #12
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I purchased an SBR last August, it was approved on November 4th, and I'm still waiting for someone to MAIL the paperwork!
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Old May 17, 2009, 08:48 PM   #13
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It's been running about 13 weeks lately for my f1's and f4's.
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Old May 19, 2009, 03:14 PM   #14
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I just picked up my Trident-9 suppressor that I sent in the Form 4 on 1/14/09.
Two days short of 17 weeks.
Transfer type: Individual
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Old May 19, 2009, 04:22 PM   #15
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Spike's had my Gemtech in stock, and it is now on the shelf with my name on it. I will send my forms in on Thursday (my next day off)
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Old May 20, 2009, 09:25 AM   #16
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Got it
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Old May 21, 2009, 07:33 PM   #17
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mailed Form 1: 2/09/09
Pending: 4/10/09
Approved: Today!!! 5/21/09
Now just have to anxiously wait by the mail box
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Old June 22, 2009, 08:18 PM   #18
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Just got my SWR Spectre today. I ordered it on Jan 13th, paperwork was a revocable trust done through the dealer. Paid with certified check. Not sure how long it took them once I paid to actually send in the paperwork though. But nevertheless I have it even if it took 5 months !
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Old July 2, 2009, 03:41 PM   #19
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I am currently at 58 days since my paperwork went in.
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Old July 2, 2009, 06:55 PM   #20
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My paper work went pending on May 21 This is just stupid that it takes this long.
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Old July 2, 2009, 08:05 PM   #21
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i called to ask for the new ATL address or PO box, and I made the comment, so Ill hear from you in 4 months, and he laughed a little and said, longer than that. that was last week, on a CLEO sign off form 4
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Old July 2, 2009, 09:32 PM   #22
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My local dealer said there are a total of, get this, 12 people who process Form 4's for the entire U.S. Wonder why it takes so long?
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Old July 7, 2009, 06:25 PM   #23
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We can hire 30 people to do a goverment test on mustard and its medical benifits, but only 12 people who get paid a salery, to do a job that holds everybody up. I bet if they were gettting paid by the number of forms they completed a week they would get it done alot faster! Again just another form of control. July 7 still waiting.
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Old July 8, 2009, 01:40 PM   #24
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Which form do I need to fill out. I want to change my 16in M4 barrel to a 10.5in Barrel.

Im pretty sure I need Form 1. But Im not positive.
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Old July 8, 2009, 03:13 PM   #25
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