I hear you loud and clear Armored! LOL
I've got a Ma and Pop gun shop near my home that is the same way about pulling the trigger or even releasing the slide without traveling it home with your hand. Plus, they want around $550.00 for the MA140 so I'm guessing that is the retail price that Steyr gives out to sell the gun for, but the market price is much, much lower with Onpoint and Macedov (good guy to buy from on this forum) selling around the $400.00 range. Even with FFl transfer fees you're still saving a ton.
I'm lucky that there is a very, very cool gun shop though just out of town from me that has an indoor range, gun rentals (on used guns), and lets you pretty much do what you want within reason before buying a pistol. They rent the used pistols for like $25.00 and if you like it you get $25.00 toward the purchase. Oh yeah, and they have an indoor range that is pretty sweet, gun lay away (which I love), and some great people. So, I avoid the other gun shop like the avian flu.