I agree most of the wait, is just that: wait. I can certify for LEOSA, but I don't know what different paths it takes up and down the chain once it gets submitted. It's interesting to note that it's an annual process, not the 5-year we get for CCW.
I was offering their excuses. Each step in the process takes as long as it takes (minutes), but each step goes to the bottom of the stack. I think Metro's valid excuses only work when they're sending for more info from Esmeralda-type counties where cell phones are still regarded as magic and the Internet unfathomable.
Applied August 20th 2018
Issued November 7th 2018
Post marked November 9th 2018
Received November 30th 2018
79 days from application date until issue date but for some reason took 3 weeks to get it in the mail from the postmark of the 9th to the 30th when I finally received it.