Gun stores are weird some I know say no guns unless cased or slide locked ... Course mine just has a sign that states NHE-17708_300.gif
I guess they were worying about you takeing it or showing if off is all I can think.. But there is a right way and wrong way to do things.. Why I dont go to a store or two for treating me like a child ...
Have you been in this LGS before bough from them?
It is odd to me .. My shop the owner alwasy has 45 on hip