Lots of people handle those guns. About 20 years ago I was in a big store that also sold guns, don't remember the name. I asked to look at a bolt action rifle and the guy handed it to me. I opened the bolt to check it and a live round popped out! That was my big lesson to never trust anyone when they say, "it's unloaded." One time in a thousand and someone could get hurt. For avid shooters, those 1,000 times run through pretty quick. The calculated probability sneaks up before you know it.