To properly appreciate what FSDC does for California Firearm dealers (FFLs), you should understand a little about the system California FFLs are forced to operate under.
California firearm safety device laws are complicated, conflict with Federal law, and contain many traps for the unaware firearms dealer. In fact, these laws can literally cost an FFL thousands of dollars in fines and even the loss of the dealer’s FFL for life. Ever since the California Firearm Safety Device (FSD) regulations were signed into law FFLs have been scrambling to find firearm safety devices that are approved by California, approved for the firearm we want to use it on and that are affordable.
I quit counting long ago the times I tried to get a gun lock company to listen to us on what we actually needed. Lock companies have been, with few exceptions, exclusively focused on what they could sell and not what we needed. Their refusal to take into account the specifics of California’s FSD laws has imperiled dealers and set FFLs up for non-compliance. Small, easy things they could have done to solve these issues are still, years later, not done.
Up until the FSDC appeared on the scene it was a rare thing indeed to find an FSD that did little more than meet the absolute minimum requirements and usually with “gray” area administrative issues. I don’t like gray areas when our FFL is on the line.
Fortunately, actions always speak louder than words and FSDC is a company where action follows research. FSDC is head and shoulders above its competitors. They reached out to FFLs like us and asked us what we needed. They sent out samples and prototypes and visited with us and saw first-hand how the product was being used. Then they followed up with affordable, quality products.
Our store has been working with FSDC since they opened for business. A very nice bonus with FSDC has been the production a few SKUs that work for large numbers and types of firearms. This decreases our administrative load, the number of SKUs we need to stock and this simplification also decreases our liability under California law. Last, but certainly not least, FSDC has enhanced our customers firearm safety with a high quality product that doesn’t damage their firearm.
Bottom line: FSDC is a company that understands that our success is their success. FSDC listens, follows through, and won’t leave you hanging!
– Ronald Godwin, VP & GM
“FSDC has been an extremely easy company to purchase their product through. From the ease of their part numbers and description to the pick-up and delivery of their product to our facility. The staff have been most helpful answering any question in a timely fashion. I will continue to purchase their safety devices for the foreseeable future.”
Purchasing Agent – Firearm Distributor
“FSDC has been Great to work with! They get things done fast and understand what we’re looking for in a business partner. They’ve gone out of their way to earn our business and I’m glad to of made the choice to work with FSDC!”
Vice President Purchasing and Marketing, CA-based retail Sporting Goods Chain
“FSDC makes my job a lot easier, as I know I am getting quality products at a very affordable price.”
Buyer, Firearm and Accessory Distributor
“We hold our vendors to higher standards based on quality merchandise and timely deliveries, FSDC has proven to be a commendable organization.”
Product Manager – Conservation Organization, TN
“I have always been able to depend on FSDC for our firearms safety needs. Their prompt, friendly service and product knowledge is the reason I would highly recommend them to anyone. They are at the top of my vendor list!”
Betsy – VP – Firearms Dealer, VA
“Thank you FSDC and staff for the stellar service I receive with every transaction. You do an excellent job keeping my firm in compliance in the state of California on the ever changing firearm laws, these laws include the locking devices! We do business with FSDC because you exercise treatment I demand for myself and pass along to my customers. Price / Quality / Service!!!!”
Paul Henry – Firearm Sales, The Vault AV
“Doing business with FSDC for the first time this year was an excellent experience. They were very knowledgeable on the products we wanted and very helpful from beginning to end of the process. Product looks great and is a nice addition to our catalog. We hope to continue doing business with FSDC and develop more products to share with our customers.”
Chad N. Marketing, Firearm Accessory Supplier
“FSDC provides quality product, efficient response to custom order requests and always meets delivery deadlines. Their competitive prices and personal service set FSDC ahead of many companies offering similar products. They are simply great to work with.”
Product Development Coordinator, Conservation Organization
Keyed Trigger Lock a Winner!
It was great talking with you, sharing my concerns, and hearing your timely advice. I also appreciate receiving the FSDC-TL3050RKD trigger lock. When I realized that cable locks, like a 38” cable lock, will not fit in the 16.25” barrel of my folding single shot Chiappa Little Badger rifle – the keyed, trigger lock was “just the answer” for preventing unauthorized use. Unlike other brands of “clunky” combination trigger locks, the FSDC keyed lock closes tightly and locks securely with a lower profile. Also, as a California gun owner, the fact that FSDC’s lock is California DOJ compliment, is a big plus. A quality product with excellent customer service, makes for a satisfied customer! Hightly recommended!