OK - gang. I've read so many strings (including the CGF Wiki) that, every time I think I've "got it", I read something else that adds to the confusion. So, here's the specifics:
I live in Washington State. My son (in his mid-20s) lives in the LA area, and belongs to a club in Burbank. I would like to buy him a Springfield XDm .45ACP. So, I purchase the gun here in Seattle, and also buy a couple of 10-round magazines for it. I find an FFL in the LA area that will accept it. I send it to the FFL with a clear statement that it's a gift, and who I am and who he is. He goes in and fills-out the paperwork, waits the 10 days, pays the fee and gets the handgun (He has his HSC.).
Do I have this correct, or am I missing something?