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I own my business...so no right shall be infringed, even to my employees.
Sig Sauer 380 on hot days when wearing a t shirt, it fits in my back pocket. Springfield 1911 compact 45 on most days. carry it on my hip under my golf shirt. If I'm wearing a button up shirt I have a conceal carry under shirt.
Ruger LCP in right rear pocket and a spray bottle with 35% blueprint ammonia for the mutts (just be careful about wind direction). Also have an XD 9 with an extended mag in a special "box" under my van seat if I'm out late at night. Might be too much for Spokane, but I'm ready.
Here in NW FL, most people do carry and it's not too hard to get your permit. Just takes some time. I would hope that anyone who has the ability to carry, does so. Most of us are walking into strangers house or working behind buildings where we could face an attacker of some sort. Don't get me wrong, being a big, mean, ugly, MF does help some of us but it's nice to know it's there. And to answer the original question, Glock 19.
Military surplus 6" barrel 1911 (.45)... middle back inside belt holster. In GA, you MUST have the firearm in a holster when you CC... to carry without a holster is illegal. So go to the gun show and get one of those molded thin snap-in holsters... just enough to keep the steel away from your skin. Also... one may NOT place their handgun under the seat of their vehicle... does not matter where else one puts it... just NOT under the seat. I was told it has something to do with cops and fear of CCW folks... not sure if that is true.
Most of my customers are in good neighborhoods... piece stays in the van a lot.
Now I have another question for fellow CCW folks:
Scenario: You are pulled over by a cop for whatever reason (license check, speeding, etc), you are carrying... how do you handle it?
GA: First, I put my hands on the upper part of the steering wheel (if it is night turn on the interior lights). Then when the officer arrives; I explain I am a legal CCW permit holder and I do have a firearm in the vehicle... and ask him what he wants me to do... then be quiet and look at him with a non-threatening look...
The last time I did this... he looked at me for a few seconds (I think he was profiling)... and said: I knew from the computer you have the permit, THX for your honesty. Where is it? I answered below this item (named the item) beside me. Officer asked me if I would stand outside the vehicle, I said sure. I locked the door when I got out.
Officer did the usual license, registration, insurance thing... and some small conversation... (again, I think he was profiling me).
Officer explained he was looking for a vehicle same description as mine... and asked me where I was at such/such time. I replied on a service call... said I had a signed ticket from the call... and the GPS program in the phone can verify time and location all day... nice gadget... (chuckle). Showed him my Galaxy Note 2 (BIG phone).
I asked the officer what was going on... he said he was not supposed to talk about on-going investigations... I said I understood. He seemed to loose some tension... so I volunteered conversation.
I asked why officers carry 40 cal now... He said clip capacity. I said I carry a military 1911. We talked about ballistics and training, I mentioned I spend a lot of time shooting and reviewing situational awareness. He said he wished more CCW holders would take situational awareness classes.
Officer said THX and sent me on my way.
Turns out someone driving a van the same color committed a crime a few hours previous... heard that on the news later.
Last Friday we had a 2nd amendment rally downtown in front of the state capital building... some folks had their AR-15's (with loaded magazines in their pocket, not in the weapon).
OTOH: was chatting with a few guys in the parking lot of an auto supply last year... Cop came along and busted one for open carry of a 1911. Took him away in cuffs. Bet he got charged with a felony and lost his permit... shame... guy was an X marine and pretty smart... just had an attitude.
24" Ridgid pipe wrench behind the seat & two duct board knifes in my toolbox.
Yes, you CAN carry under the seat if it us in a locked device. GA, there is NO way he could know that you have a CCW permit before making contact. The only info he had was a vehicle plate . NCIC cannot connect vehicle info with CCW info, only registered owner and/or stolen vehicle info. I don't tell them anything on a routine traffic stop (I try to stay within the law). If it appears that the contact will escalate, THEN I will let him know that I am carrying. IMO you have increased suspicion and probable cause for more interaction that in my case is not necessary. However, if I did something bad I would let them know immediately. I don't disagree with how you handled it in telling him before, but I personally don't have a lot of time or interest to chat with Law Enforcement on the side of the road while everyone drives by my clearly marked service van making unfounded judgements as to what is happening. I have every right to carry my weapon concealed and inform them when it is necessary.