LTC expires in late Feb. Called Boston PD to schedule appointment. They're booked until April.
(They did put me in just before lunch a few days before expiration so A+ for customer service)
Same for me. I called two weeks before my renewal, got the "sir are you serious?!?, we are booked out through the spring!" I said great, what do you want me to do about it?
Magically there was a spot open the day before my renewal and took my shooting test 2 weeks later.
Mind you this was the same story 5 years ago as well...