I applied for my C&R license last week. I don't know how long it takes to process. My motivation is the outlandish transfer fees dealers charge to have a firearm shipped here. The cheapest I have found is $65. that breaks down to $25. to the state and $40. to the dealer. And that guy is only open for four hours on Monday and Friday. At the gun shop where I used to work it's $25. plus $100. to the dealer. Those prices make it impossible to get a good deal on a C&R firearm. Retail prices, like everything else in CA are higher than the rest of the Country. If I go to a gun show in Reno, Nevada, I have to have a firearm shipped to a dealer here and then I get to pay shipping and the transfer fees. With the C&R, I no longer have to put up with that nonsense and can just buy, cash and carry. I'll be delighted when I can get to Oregon.