Originally Posted By booger-hooker:
The only wait would be for the NICS check that the dealer would do when you purchase the rifle since you don't have to have the permit to purchase a rifle...if there's a problem with your NICS approval he could have you come back a couple days later to see if it went thru or not.
This. Its easier to get a permit before you try to purchase it. NICS red flags a TON of people and makes them wait for a manual check. If you get a red flag it can take up to 3 days. To my understanding they red flag people randomly AND if a felon has the same name as you somewhere in the United States. I found out there is someone in prison for murder that has my name (exactly).
Permit in hand, no phone calls are ever made.....