Well, its been over 3 months now since my wife applied for her license back in August. I've called the courthouse and they told me they were still waiting on the GBI for the background check. I think mine took a little over 2 months back when I got it. On a positive note, I had a great range trip today. I even ran into a guy from the office that I didn't know was into guns, and the guy he was with had his daughter with him too! I can't wait for my daughter to be old enough and responsible enough to go to the range with me. Oh well, I really hope my wife's permit get's here before Christmas so she can be armed back at home in AR.