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went and got my new gwcl replacement for my old, shoddy gfl. figured i would do a direct comparison, and share my opinions on the license format. note- this pertains to candler county license, so your milage may vary.

old "GFL"



--note - judges signature is half on front, half on back. printed on plain old printer paper, not cut well, folded over in a sloppy manner where the corners dont even match. the typed in letters arent even on the line correctly. same old boring public gathering information on back, hardly even readable. my son could have done better than this, and he is 8 years old.

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--note- judge signature is on the front, everything printed clearly. printed on actual card stock paper. no crap, no bs, no out of date code. done very well.
--note 2- metter' new probate judge is a great guy. i have known him for a long time, and we sit around for a while just chatting. he says he really enjoys issuing licenses, and feels that everyone who is legally qualified to be licensed, should obtain their license and carry. he is in favor of constitutional carry. he feels a legally licensed person should be able to carry everywhere in the state that an officer is allowed to carry.

no worries in metter. i was chatting with probate judge about how fast a few of my friends had gotten their licenses in metter. one in 4 days, one in 6 days. he said that they usually have those fast turn around times. i mentioned mine took 19 days and he said, well we usually have them faster, but every now and then we get one that takes a long time like that. so that kind of leaves me with the impressin that anything over 10-15 days is kind of odd in candler county.

:righton: :righton: right on metter / candler county!
 

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I recently received my first carry license which, by the way, took ELEVEN weeks to process even though I did electronic fingerprinting and have no more than a traffic ticket. In any event, my understanding was that the OLD license was a GFL and the new one was a GWCL but, in fact what I received was a GFL. Which is the new format and are there any differences that I need to be aware of?

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TY in Charham County
 

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gulfstreambents said:
I recently received my first carry license which, by the way, took ELEVEN weeks to process even though I did electronic fingerprinting and have no more than a traffic ticket. In any event, my understanding was that the OLD license was a GFL and the new one was a GWCL but, in fact what I received was a GFL. Which is the new format and are there any differences that I need to be aware of?

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TY in Charham County
when did you recieve it? i know some places are still doing the old ones, but candler county started with new style license immediately after the passing of sb308 in june.

and yes, the gwcl is the new format.
 

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Why did you get a replacement if it is still in tact and in your possession? How much did it cost?
 

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HydroAuto said:
Why did you get a replacement if it is still in tact and in your possession? How much did it cost?
i went with the newer license because we have alot of new officers here in metter. if the old ones are any indication, they wont be trained very well. any training they do get will be based on the new format.

i know it sound stupid but believe me, thats the way these retards in metter are.
 

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gulfstreambents said:
I recently received my first carry license which, by the way, took ELEVEN weeks to process even though I did electronic fingerprinting and have no more than a traffic ticket. In any event, my understanding was that the OLD license was a GFL and the new one was a GWCL but, in fact what I received was a GFL. Which is the new format and are there any differences that I need to be aware of?

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TY in Charham County
Gulf,

Some counties are issuing the newly titled "GWL" now...some are not. The current "GFL" that you received is still valid until it expires. The newly formatted "GWL" (NOT "GWCL") that was in SB308 is not required to be given until 2012 (unless GCO gets that changed in the near future :righton: ). There is no difference, for now, between the two...as far as carrying is concerned. I can not explain the time it took for you to receive your license.

I believe this information is correct and if I am wrong...someone will correct me.

Welcome to GPDO!!
 

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So as long as our current GFL is not expired we aren't required to get this new GWCL until the GFL expires?
 

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revolver_ocelot said:
So as long as our current GFL is not expired we aren't required to get this new GWCL until the GFL expires?
Correct.
Edit to add: IF your current GFL expires before 2012, you might receive another GFL.
 

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Dang maybe I am right on the line. My GFL expires on 4 Jan 2012... sometime this summer I guess I will go to get the replacement process started.
 

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AV8R said:
Mine expires May 2011. We'll see what happens here in Dawson county.

Is February too soon for renewal?
There is no time limit in the law that says how soon you can renew. In fact since renewal is exactly the same as new then I don't see a reason why there would be a limit. However as with anything government related, some probate courts take the availiblity of the temporary license limit (90 days before expiration) as a limit on how soon you can renew your actual license. It is up to your county if they allow it sooner, but I don't know of any county that does not allow at least 90 days before expiration.
 
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