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I'm looking to buy a new FN SCAR 17s online and have my local California FFL handle the required transfer paperwork for the gun. What online gunshops have you found to offer the best deals and service? Unlike AR rifles unfortunately SCAR rifles are very difficult to find online for sale.
 

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There's not going to be one place where they ALWAYS have the lowest prices. Best thing for you to do is sign up for aggregate website like slickguns or wikiarms so you get notified when there's a deal on the gun you're looking for. To complicate matters, you're in cali; not all dealers are willing ship non-neutered firearms to your state.
 

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Awesome you guys rock! I so need to escape Commiefornia and move to Nevada, Idaho or Arizona. I'd have my SCAR full version not much wait for as much as an LMT AR15.
 

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The biggest issue you will have is finding a dealer willing to deal with California. There is an out of state vendor on Calguns that has decent prices but I felt it was just easier to buy from Riflegear. The other problem with California transfers is taxes must be collected at the time of transfer on purchases so if you were going to save money on not paying taxes, you really can't..legally. I know California has major downsides for gun owners but the money I am able to make here leaves me with a lot of disposable income I can spend on toys.
 

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Not to mention that you'll have to make that gun Cali compliant too. Some Cali gun shops will make sure the right parts are available and installed for you and that's what justified the higher price. I could be wrong but I don't think that FN makes a Cali ready SCAR.
 

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I'm looking to buy a new FN SCAR 17s online and have my local California FFL handle the required transfer paperwork for the gun. What online gunshops have you found to offer the best deals and service? Unlike AR rifles unfortunately SCAR rifles are very difficult to find online for sale.
Register on Calguns.net forum and look for/contact Audiophil2. Former CA resident, now AZ FFL. He may be able to save you hundreds... provided you have a savvy CA FFL dealer for the transfer. This is the ONLY answer you need.
 

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Not to mention that you'll have to make that gun Cali compliant too. Some Cali gun shops will make sure the right parts are available and installed for you and that's what justified the higher price. I could be wrong but I don't think that FN makes a Cali ready SCAR.
FN does not. But Raddlock makes a CA compliant kit that takes anyone competent with hand tools a few minutes to install. Yes, the laws are asinine, unproven to reduce crime and an inconvenience, but the horrors of the restrictions are overblown. Yes, guns cost more in this state, but so does everything else including food, housing and gasoline. It's just a fact of life.
 

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Check grabagun.com. I got my 17 there for a pretty decent price. At the time, it was the lower than the normal $2700-$2800 you normally see.
 

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One shop local here in California wants 3400 for a SCAR17s rifle for a CA compliant model, what a ripoff!
 

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Thanks I found a few online in the 2400-2700 price range. Way cheaper than the 3000-3400 markups in local Bay Area shops!
 

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Grabagun has them in stock in FDE for just a hair over $2600 and they have fixed $6 shipping. I'm not sure if they will deal with Cali residents though. I just picked up a NIB FDE 17s for well under $2600 on Gunbroker last week so the better deals are definitely out there.
 

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Grabagun has them in stock in FDE for just a hair over $2600 and they have fixed $6 shipping. I'm not sure if they will deal with Cali residents though. I just picked up a NIB FDE 17s for well under $2600 on Gunbroker last week so the better deals are definitely out there.
Grabagun deals with CA customers, as long as buyer has a CA FFL who will accept shipments from out of state and can install the compliance parts.
 

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Gunwatcher.com keeps up to date info on the best online prices
 
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