So I answered my question by buying a firearm at a shop in Reno. They just wanted to see my FFL and Resale Certificate (Tax), and I walked out with a pistol. One of the employees called his buddy at the ATF who said it was no problem to do a dealer transfer over-the-counter. @Eltee, we did a CFLC just as required with any transfer to a CA dealer.
Both dealers in Reno that I talked to said I could buy anything I wanted and that California Legality and what I did with my purchase was my problem.
Mountain View, CA