I took my M1A to a gunshow today and stopped by the weapon check station upon entering. I removed the rifle from the case, opened the action once and handed it to the guy. He looked up and said "No offense" as he took it and again worked the action and inspected the chamber.
I said, "No problem, I would have been leary if you didn't do that."
As for scares?
I once had a guy at the range "toss" me a revolver when I asked if I could shoot it. He simply said, "sure" as he pulled the old .38 from the holster and tossed it from about 5 feet away. It wasn't loaded, but I didn't know that as it flew towards me.
I haven't shot with him since then.
NRA Life Member, SAF contributor.
Last edited by Jo6pak; January 27, 2013 at 01:01 AM.