I recently moved back to Georgia from SC and I was extremely impressed with the Columbia County GWL application process. All paperwork/photo/prints were done in one spot - in and out in 15 minutes. Five days later, GWL arrived in the mailbox. Contrast that with SC's process. Prints and photo in separate spots. Four hours in a classroom with a test that you must pass. Four hours on the range with a shooting test that you must pass. I received my permit in 173 business days (out of the allowed 180). Kudos to the Columbia County Probate court.