That must be a Clark County thing. In Reno, you are free to purchase and can walk out with your handgun (so long as you pass the background). If your background is questionable and you don't get immediate approval, the State Records Repository have 72 hours to make a decision one way or the other. Last 3 handguns I purchased took about 20 minutes each and I went home with my firearm. I hope that answers your question.