I've been reading about the wait times for different states for CCW permits. I was on the the DPS CWPU website yesterday and was pleasently suprised by this.
How long will it take? Applications are typically processed and permits issued/mailed within three days of receipt. However, if you have not received your permit within 10 business days, please call our office or email us.
It took about 15 days to get my permit a year ago.
It would seem that concealed carry is alive and well in Arizona, I also noticed a pending reciprosity with Pennsylvania, among other states.