Historically, firearms licensing here in NI has been a disaster, 6-8 months for a variation or renewal was the norm, things have improved remarkably over the past year.
I have had a couple of variations done this year, a one-on/one-off on a 22/250 took about 10 days and an additional 17hmr took about three weeks.
Last Wednesday I posted in a variation to swap the hmr for another hmr. Got it back in the post this AM. That is a 24 hr turnaround guys, posted in on Wednesday, recevied on Thursday, processed and posted back out on Friday.
As a general observation, if the will is there, there is no reason why the public sector cannot get their **** together and be efficient.
Nice change, for a change....