Lousy thing to happen. I HATE having to disarm in a vehicle. This was completely avoidable, but I am not ready to through this guy to the wolves over it. I am sure that he will take his time in the future and do the job right.
We simply CANNOT treat our firearms like a cell phone or wallet. Respect the damage a ND can do to your life, and keep that in mind any time you are handling your firearm.