I had a couple of funny experiences once when taking a pistol in for its "safety inspection".
Once, I opened the GLOCK box removed the pistol, locking the slide back to hand it to the clerk. As she took the pistol, she grasped it with as as little contact as possible, just with the tips of two fingers...like she was handling a turd or something!
The next time, there was a fellow in front of me with semi-auto (looked like a Taurus or Beretta) and handed it to the clerk without locking the slide back. The girl didn't make any effort at all to check that a mag wasn't inserted or that the pistol was even cleared! I just made sure the muzzle never swung around my way!!!!