If you posess a Concealed Carry Permit you can just jump in. I was stopped and had my loaded XD next to me on the seat. I brought to the troopers attention and he didnt say anything regarding it after that. Before i had my CCP i open carried alot and i would always just jump in the truck then remove the magazine from the well and place it on the seat next to me. I never OCed with my pistol cocked and locked so i didnt have to remove a chambered round. At the time i was still wary about carrying at all so i was just tryin to be safe. But anyway thats how i did it.