I’m sure nearly everyone here already has their CHL, but I joined USCCA before my gun even arrived for the great training. I wanted a head start. I took Pistol 1 with a local, retired SF guy about 2 weeks ago. It counted as a CHL class, so I went to fill out the application on the Sheriff’s website yesterday. It says they are backed up and it could take 3 months to get in. However, once I got to the point of setting up my appointment…the soonest one is January 14th, 2021…and that’s just the appointment! My understanding is that Oregon then takes 3 months AFTER that visit to issue a CHL. I could be wrong on that last part, but it will be January at the soonest, mid-April at the latest.
I’m very frustrated, but all that to say, if you’re waiting around because you think it’ll be easy, set it up now! It’ll probably just get worse from here and at least you can get the ball rolling.
Edit: does anyone knowledgeable know if I have to stay in my county to get it? Could I go to a smaller town without such a long wait time?