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Traffic stop and driver conduct-- how should you behave?

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Question for LEO's all the people that carry. If you're pulled over by a LEO how should one behave? I've read a couple of suggestions but I'm wondering what the glock pro'ers think. Here's what I've heard/read:

-- Roll down all windows
-- Interior lights on if it's at night.
-- Hands stay on the steering wheel until asked for license/registration.
-- I realize it'll vary from state to state whether or not you're legally obligated to declare if you have a loaded firearm in the car. For me, when I'm asked by the LEO I would hand them my drivers license as well as my CCW license, then answer all questions he/she has while I keep my hands visible and on the wheel.

Does this seem reasonable so far?

Thanks in advance
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in NC your ccw permit is tied to your DL number, not your plates, so you are advised/required to let the officer know that you are carrying. if you dont have your ccw permit, the weapon must be clearly visible before the officer approaches. for me, if im stopped i will:
-put on my hazards and pull over to a safe location (median on left side of the road, gas station with lights, shopping center, etc)
-turn interior lights on
-cut the car off
-have license ready
-be respectful
-gun on dash, mag separate (until my ccw permit comes in)
-hold a conversation with the officer about why im being stopped/guns/etc
-get told to have a nice day/night
it seems crazy to me, but its the law in NC that if you dont have a current CCW permit, the weapon must be visible on either the passenger seat or dash board. saying "oh its tucked under my seat" or "its on the back seat" is technically concealed because its in your immediate area. sucks, i know, but im itching for my permit to come in. i havent been pulled with my gun on me yet, so no issues.
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