but you know alot of PGC employees who are not up on trapping
PGC employees that you speak of are very much "up" on trapping.
Not always. I asked our local Big Shot to look over my snare setup one day because it is a bit unconventional.
He played with it, ran the lock back and forth, twisted the swivels a little, and handed it back to me.
He said, "I don't know much about these things. Looks ok to me."