Originally Posted by magnumman
I think the cabelas rule is for guns you are bringing in for trade
I think the same reason is true here. I can see their point. They don't know me from Adam's house cat, and they don't want me handling a loaded gun in their presence. I feel much the same way around strangers with guns.
I did have something funny happen a while back in an Orlando Gander Mountain. I wanted some rubber grips for my carry 1911 since the checkering on the factory grips was pretty sharp. I figured a 1911 is a 1911, and even if there is a difference they should have a Sig 1911 in their case, so I carried it in concealed. I never suspected that they might want to see the gun.
When the clerk asked if I had it with me I answered yes, but I couldn't show it to him since it was my carry weapon and it was loaded. He asked me if I could unload it without shooting any of the customers. I just offered to go out to the car to do it and come back in, but he insisted it was okay. I looked around and decided on a safe direction, then asked him if there was an office or anything that might be occupied behind that wall. He said no, so I unloaded the weapon and handed it to him.
The really funny part is that once we got my grips and made sure they fit, he offered to let me go into into an empty hallway so I could reload and holster the weapon. He didn't want me to leave without a loaded sidearm.