So I took my son with me to look at a pistol I wanted to check out the other day (45 in 1911 flavor) clerk behind the counter hands it to me, without clearing it i may add. I pick it up, clear it and check it out when I'm done i hand it to my 15yr old son and asked him what do you think? He promptly points it at the floor, clears it then he proceeds to check it out. With a big grin on my face I tell the clerk that's my boy, did you see that! He's been around guns his whole life and he is very safe (he also takes my 45 compact away from me every time I take him to the range lol) just wanted to crow what a smart kid. I've ALWAYS told him EVERY gun is loaded!