Call me paranoid, but if i am walking in a gunshop (or just about anywhere else) with an uncased & visible firearm, it will have the action VERY obviously open and will be carried in a way that keeps my hand well away from the trigger. Somebody might be waking up from a nap and mistake my intentions.
Dead Bears, the only good kind.
GANDER MOUNTAIN OF HATTIESBURG, MS IS OVERPRICED, HAS LOUSY CUSTOMER SERVICE, & SELLS BEAT UP PISTOLS TO LITTLE OLD LADIES AS "NEW". :p