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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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Cops will kno you have a CCW or whatever by the time they approach your vehicle. Just keeps your hands on the wheel, and more than likely the first question out of their mouth before they ask for your license will there a firearm in the vehicle? theyll ask where it is in the car and tell you to keep your hands on the wheel, then theyll go about their reasoning for the stop. Just be cool and keep your hands on the wheel youll be fine.
I would not put your gun on the dash! If I pulled you over and first thing I see is a gun on the dash, im gonna be a little nervous. Doesnt matter if the mag is out or not, there could be a round in the chamber for all the officer knows. Just dont touch it, simple as that. Nothing to worry about, your not breaking any laws, just be cool. If its required to inform the officer that your packing heat, tell him. If the officer aks, answer him honestly. You'll be fine my man!
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