After enough procrastination, I went for it. $303 for the .223 model with a threaded muzzle. I went to the pawn shop to let them know I used them as an FFL, and I guess I can start the paperwork on Monday, and start the 10 day waiting period.
Aside from DROS and other fee's, I also have to pay sales tax, the guy said a new law passed back in November, where you have to pay sales tax on firearms out of state too. Gotta love CA.
Next step is to get a bipod, compensator/muzzle brake, and a decent scope mount and rings for it.