First, if a LEO asks for my sidearm, then I will comply after I remove the clip and eject anything in the chamber. If he refuses to allow me to do so, then I will request he get his supervisor in on the stop. My resoning is that it is MY weapon, and no one knows it like I do. I will not be harmed becuase some rookie cop has no idea how to clear my gun. Asking for a supervisor is perfectly legal, and is totally non-comfrontational.
On the other hand, if he still insists, I will not resist, and will allow him to secure my weapon himself if he so desires - then I will file charges against him for endangering me and false arrest.
I'm not so arrogant to think that everything is all perfect in our world. We have to train the police, and that is done by example. I also don't know of this cop is a hair trigger himself, arrogant, stupid or responding to me because I fit the general description of a man that just gunned down a cop on 2nd street. I could die, and that is NOT the way to go. Can't say , "I showed HIM," when you aren't breathing anymore.
But the big statement I wanted to make is that we have to train the police. Until they encounter it, they have no idea how they will react, and neither do I.
Last thing, NEVER talk to the police or answer questions. You could be in deep doo-doo if you do.