Pistol certificate question

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  1. Strato03

    Strato03

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    I asked this in the pistol certificate thread a couple days ago but no one has answered so I figured I'd ask in a regular post. I mailed off my free pistol certificate with payment and FFL on Sept. 21st. It's now been over a month and my credit card that I listed in the certificate has not been charged yet. Based on previous posts in the pistol certificate thread, it seems like cards get charged and checks get cashed within a couple weeks of mailing the form in. I know it will take months to get the pistol but I thought my upgrade fee would have been charged by now. I know glock has been extrrmely busy so how long should I wait before I email or call to make sure my certificate was received and didn't get lost? I don't want to bug any of the GSSF people unnecessarily because I know they're busy but this is my first free pistol certificate so I'm excited and want to make sure it gets processed. I'll be crushed if it got lost in the mail.
     
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    DannyR Moderator Millennium Member

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    You will probably be charged just before your pistol ships
     
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  4. Strato03

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    Thanks DannyR. With all of the stories about mail in ballots being lost recently, I was worried that my certificate could have also gotten lost since they hadn't charged my upgrade fee yet. If I ever won another one, I think I'll use certified mail so I can track it and know for sure that they received it
     
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    mine took about a month before they took out the fee. And about 6 months to get the gun.
     
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    SARDG Florida's Left Coast

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    After you've won your 9th or 10th gun - maybe before, you begin to trust the system. Misguided? Dunno, but probably not.

    And our mail-in ballots are in yellow envelopes. USPS only looses yellow envelopes.
     
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    DannyR Moderator Millennium Member

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    Just use Priority Mail next time
     
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    Take it to an LE dealer and get something in stock and walk out with it same day.
     
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    I'm curious how long this ends up taking. In normal times, it was generally months to nearly a year. In times of crazy heavy demand, I wonder where in the stack your order will land.
     
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    Good to know. I was thinking the same thing. My check hasn't cleared.

    I chalk it up to world events. Demand for Glocks, and the fact I ordered a Gen3 G34.

    This seems to be the only realistic way to get a Glock nowadays.

    *******
    Just looked at my certificate update. I mailed it on the 2nd, and no cashed check as of the 27th.
     
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    I emailed GSSF last night a got a reply this morning. They received my certificate and expect my pistol to ship in February. So that's a Sept. 21 mailing date with an expected February delivery. They're definitely backed up right now but I'm glad my certificate didn't get lost. Thanks for the help everyone.
     
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    Thanks for the info. I sent mine on the exact same day (what are the odds) and they cashed my check roughly 3 weeks later. I had guessed a Jan or Feb delivery date. This was for a 17 Gen5 MOS.

    9/21 - Sent certificate
    9/25 - Delivered (certified mail)
    10/13 - Check cleared
     
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  13. Strato03

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    I chose a G30 gen 4 so I can compete in Major Sub and Heavy Metal divisions in the future. My next outdoor match will probably be the Morganton match is April so a February date will give me a couple months to get familiar with the pistol before competing with it.
     
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    That’s a great choice. I was leaning very heavily towards a 30 for the same reasons, but ultimately decided I wanted a 17 for carry. I’ll be picking up a 30 and/or a 21 with future certificates for sure. I really need to get into Major Sub and Heavy Metal.
     
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    You know you can also shoot the G30 in every other division except Pocket & Rimfire right? :cool::nsb:
     
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    Definitely but I also love my G26 and G35 and they would feel left out if I didn't use them, especially since the G26 is what won me the G30 by coming in 1st place amateur in the subcompact division in my last match.
     
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    Yellow? Uh oh
     
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    I might know a guy with a loaner! :)
     
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    They processed my order for my G30 gen4 in mid-July. I’m “patiently” waiting.
     
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    That was my first pistol win selection, and it ended up getting me my first pistol win as a Master in a share the wealth MajorSub.
     
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