Ok, for you regular CCW people. You are carrying in your preferred method, and during the course of the day you go to a school to get your kid, or a court house to submit a building permit, or a church to eat some pot luck, or something. You have to go there, but you can't be strapped. Most every state as SOME prohibited place where you can't carry. And while most Conceal Carry gunnies avoid those places on principle as Victim Disarmament zones, nevertheless sometime you have to go there.
What do you do with the gun?
I ask because I was in Pennsylvania a weekend ago. I can CCW there, but I have to exit, and later re-enter, Maryland. And so there is a transition.
If you carry in a Man Purse or a Fanny Pack, it's easy. Take off said geek bag and leave it in the car hidden someplace. For you Don Johnson types with your ankle holster, it's also easy to take off the holster and leave it in the car, all without anyone seeing or knowing what you are doing.
But some holsters are more involved. You have to go into contortions to remove the whole IWB holster, unbuckling your belt and pants and twisting about. At least for some. The holsters with snaps are probably easier than the clippy kind. And forget about getting the Serpa Paddles off without some serious yanking.
If you have a snubbie revolver in your front pocket, your contortions are almost as bad, from sitting in the driver's seat of your Miata.
If you un-ass from your car, you are out in public taking your gun off, and even more easily 'made' by the general public.
So what is the procedure? YOU are sitting in the courthouse parking lot and gotta leave your hog leg in the car, but would consider it a 'bad idea' for all those 5-0's to see your gat. What do you do? How do you get the thing off? Where do you secure it in the car? How do you make it so you don't attract attention? In high school, hormone enhanced boys just carried their books in such a way to hide... things... How do you hide disarming?
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