I bought a Pietta '58 Navy (.36) from Cabelas last summer in Michigan - no problems at all with it. I've always kept an empty chamber in the cylinder of my Colts - haven't shot the Remmie yet. I understand where you're coming from though. Regardless of any tuning they might need, I agree with the gentleman who said you ought to have sent it back - in this day and age of liability claims, even if it needed tuning, the safety notch should be functioning when it gets to the consumer. Regardless of all of that, if it was purchased over the counter at Cabelas, the salesman should have had enough sense to check it before it left the store - mail order, that's another story. But . . . we don't live in a perfect world either. Just glad you got it taken care of. Good luck with your shooting!