I bought a S&W Shield at Cabela's today and when I gave the salesman my DL and CC permit he said he had to go into the office and do some checks and fill out some paperwork before we got to the 4473. I questioned him about what checks he needed to do and he indicated that they were pre check so there would not be any NICS problems. I told him that NICS checks weren't necessary because I provided my CCW. He said that it was necessary. When he came back out to the counter I pressed him again. He had a paper with my info and the gun info on it. He said he didn't do a NICS check. I told him that of all the firearms that I have purchased in the past using my CCW, even at Cabela's nobody has ever done any paperwork other than the 4473. He said that they do at Cabela's so that there are no mistakes on the 4473. So what gives? I would have walked away but Cabela's was selling the Shields for $240.