I've CC for over a year now. I've known for a while that Washington is also an OC state and found this forum a month or so ago. I've enjoyed reading the information posted and the back and forth on what is legal as well as some of the experiences you have had. I do have a questions on OC as I have thought about trying it, but wanted to clear up something that I am still not clear on.
1) Reading through I see constant mention of holsters with a retention device, whether its a thumb strap or a holster with a built in retention mechanism. Although I would prefer something like this, is this a requirement by law? I think retention devices are great way to protect who can actually pull the firearm, but wanted to double check on whether it was requirement.
2) It seems to me also that many times when OC'ing it sounds as if you are carrying without one round in the chamber. Again is this a requirement by law or a preference for Safety purposes?
If these questions seem a little naive, sorry about that. These are just things that aren't 100% clear to me and I wanted to confirm the facts on them before I really try OC'ing.