Originally Posted by NDCent
IMO, if I had a gun shop I wouldn't want anyone bringing anything in there pockets that even resembles real or fake ammo and putting it in the firearms. Not even from behind the counter. People start sticking things in and out of orifices and the wrong thing might get stuck in the wrong hole. Ask to dry fire, if the answers no, you can always vote with your feet. Have you seen some of the people in gun stores?
I dunno... picture this scenario:
You bring your own snap cap for the caliber you're wanting to buy in with you.
Once you choose your weapon, instead of putting it in yourself, hand it to the person behind the counter, and ask THEM to inspect it and then load it for you.
I doubt they would have a problem doing it that way.. or at least I wouldn't if I were the clerk.