Search of CA law shows that the handgun need not be on the roster to be transferred from a family member. However, in this instance, the parents need to take possession first in order to comply with the Roster Bypass.
LOL! Folks can answer however they'd like. It's a free country (well except for gun control, Murphy mags, ammo logs, OGAM, Justifiable Need blocking carry by commoners, NJFPID w/ a 4 yr time limit--they DID try that shit already, fingerprinting every two years or at a CLEO's will to do so, directly to & from BS, and who knows how many more).
If the dude is legit, and the gun is currently mass-produced & NOT a one-of-a-kind custom made from a meteorite (like the famous Cabot 1911 for $100K+), then a Gift Card wrapped with a cute bow does the trick.
Can a FFL ship to another FFL w/o indicating a Buyer at final point-of-sale? Of course, done all the time. With not just retail FFL's I might add (Manufacturers too).
This guy says he "qualifies" to own a hand gun in Kali. He doesn't even say he has the clearance and/or paperwork to YET do so.
If I'm wrong about this, it won't be the first time I was ever wrong. I remain cautiously optimistic that this Kali resident will follow all BATF&E legalities. Skirting Kali law could, at some point, come back to bite one in the arse. FFL or not...