If you buy in a store, they do the NICS the same day, and you walk out with it. Usually less than a hour. Thats if NICS is not backed up. I had a Norinco .45 sent to B&R. he called when he got it and ran my NICS the same day. I went the next evening to pick up.I already have my permit how long does it take from teh time you put money down on teh gun until you can get it. thanks from all the info guys.