Law Shield is glad to report that the FBI Criminal Justice Information Services Division’s National Instant Criminal Background Check System (NICS) Section is offering extended hours of service every Friday and Saturday through the end of the year.

Through December 27, 2014, the NICS E-Check will be available at 6 a.m. EST every Friday and Saturday only (except for Black Friday, with details below).

The NICS Contracted Call Centers will be available during normal business hours, 8 a.m. – 1 a.m. EST.

Hours of service on November 28, 2014 (“Black Friday”) for E-check Users and state Point-of-Contact (POC) programs will start at 4:30 a.m. EST for NICS E-check users and for state POC programs.

The NICS Contracted Call Centers will open, as normal, at 8 a.m. EST.