Last two I had come back in 7 months, but that was several months before the shutdown. I have two pretty far in the pipe right now that had both checks cashed end of June, beginning of July. 7 months puts that in the late Jan or Feb for return (not that 7’s a hard and fast number or anything), but enter the shutdown and I’m still waiting. I’m not too worked up about it though, because there’s light at the end of the tunnel: my FFL says he’s now steadily getting stamps back from Individual Form 4’s that were sent in last May. So… I’m thinking I’ve got another month or two to go. Time will tell.
With all due respect, I don’t really by into the hype about 18 month wait times. Sure, it could happen. But this sounds a little too much like fear mongering, especially when no source or links are provided as to where the info originated. Again, no offense to anyone since this is all just subjective opinions being bandied about.
I’m actually contemplating my next NFA purchases right now. I see no reason to ever wait. I mean, waiting until the wait time is “good”, well that’s just a little silly is it not?