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    Am I doing it right?

    So as of right now I do not have my CPL as it is still being processed, that being said, every time I get in my car I have to unholster and unload.

    This is where I am a little curious as to what I'm doing and if its "legal".
    When I get in my car I place my pistol on the passenger seat (or back seat if someone is with me) with the slide locked open. I also place my magazine in the center console.

    So are these the proper steps? Should I be doing something different?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Munkey Butt View Post
    So as of right now I do not have my CPL as it is still being processed, that being said, every time I get in my car I have to unholster and unload.

    This is where I am a little curious as to what I'm doing and if its "legal".
    When I get in my car I place my pistol on the passenger seat (or back seat if someone is with me) with the slide locked open. I also place my magazine in the center console.

    So are these the proper steps? Should I be doing something different?

    Thanks,
    PJ
    As we like to say on these boards: as long as the firearm is not loaded (mag in a semi-auto or rounds in the cylinder of a revolver) you can have the firearm duct taped to your forehead and it would be legal.

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    Quote Originally Posted by acmariner99 View Post
    As we like to say on these boards: as long as the firearm is not loaded (mag in a semi-auto or rounds in the cylinder of a revolver) you can have the firearm duct taped to your forehead and it would be legal.
    With that being said, can I reholster my weapon if its unloaded?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Munkey Butt View Post
    With that being said, can I reholster my weapon if its unloaded?
    Two things:

    The firearm may not be loaded while in the vehicle.

    The firearm may not be concealed upon your person.

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    What gogo said. As long as it is unloaded and not concealed on your person, you will be fine. Please read RCW 9.14.050 for clarification.

    http://apps.leg.wa.gov/rcw/default.aspx?cite=9.41.050

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    Quote Originally Posted by Munkey Butt View Post
    With that being said, can I reholster my weapon if its unloaded?
    Yes, you can reholster the weapon as long as there is no round in the chamber and no magazine inserted.
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    Do NOT get in your car, THEN unload.

    DO get a Serpa, which not only has retention, but allows you to safely clear the weapon while still holstered.
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    Quote Originally Posted by TechnoWeenie View Post
    Do NOT get in your car, THEN unload.

    DO get a Serpa, which not only has retention, but allows you to safely clear the weapon while still holstered.
    Should have been at the oc bbq, then you'd have mien I have a serpa.

    That being said, how do you clear your weapon while its on your hip?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Munkey Butt View Post
    Should have been at the oc bbq, then you'd have mien I have a serpa.

    That being said, how do you clear your weapon while its on your hip?
    Same way you clear any semi-auto pistol.

    Remove mag, cycle slide, look into and finger chamber.
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