A few new-to-this questions...
Saturday, I took my two daughters (11 and 5) to a friend's farm Christmas party in Caswell County. On the way there and back to Raleigh,I had my Ruger 9mm in a holster on my left hip, butI put it in the glovebox and locked the car when we got there, due to children running around and some good, liberal folks there.
1. Is it legal for me to keep it on my left hip, while driving? I plan to keep my hands on the wheel and immediately inform an LEO if I get stopped or get to a DWI checkpoint.
I have been told that it will depend on the officer. Some might consider it concealed since they can't easily see it. Nevertheless, I have mine on my right hip when in the car.
2. I have a "salesman's caddy" on the passenger seat when I'm out working and I keep it in the holster, and in the open-top caddy and in plain view. I'm assuming this is legal.
Don't understand what you are asking since I don't know what a salesman's caddy is.
3. If I'm on private property, can I legally store it in the glove box? Whenever I visit a customer's facility (commercial buildings) I always take it out of the caddy and put it in the unlocked glovebox before I go in the building.
If you are not in the car it can be in the glovebox. It can be in there unlocked anytime if you have a ccw license. It can be in there locked anytime without a ccw license.
4. If I'm wearing a coat and it partially (or mostly) covers my gun on my hip, is this considered"concealed", or does it have to be totally covered to be concealed? Does a little (bottom third of the holster and the barrel) showingand out from under my coat constitute OC?
Again, depends on the officer. There are some I know that will say since you can see it that it is open. And there are some that will say it is concealed or you tried to conceal it.
Saturday, I kept it on my left hip when I filled up with gas and since I paid at the pump, I stayed near my car. It felt a little weird but not too uncomfortable. Some people were walking around but no one saw it.
I want to OC more, especially considering the recent kidnapping in Durham of a bank manager and his 13 year-old daughter. And I want my children to feel comfortable whenI OC. Itold my 11 year-old daughter and 9 year-old son that OC is perfectly legal and that I only do it for our personal protection. They seemed ok with it.
Thanks for any advice on the questions above.