As long as you're not going to carry conditions 1 or 2 and the holster you get has a thumb snap or strap according to 790.25 you are good.I did this for a few years before jumping into my ccwl.Never an issue with an Leo as long as you follow the idea that you need three steps to fire the firearm.That is not a good idea. It would depend too much on officer interpretation of the law. Read FS 790.25, especially 790.25 (5)
While the three steps rule is a myth in Florida, it's never a bad idea to overcompensate when a LEO is concerned. Those guys do their best for the most part, but they aren't lawyers or judges. They have been known to arrest when no arrest was indicated. It will still cost you lost time and lawyers fees even for an acquittal. Know the locally appropriate law and follow it to the letter.As long as you're not going to carry conditions 1 or 2 and the holster you get has a thumb snap or strap according to 790.25 you are good.I did this for a few years before jumping into my ccwl.Never an issue with an Leo as long as you follow the idea that you need three steps to fire the firearm.
The three step law is vague because it doesn't exist in Florida. As far as I know, it never has. I think it is mainly a guideline for LEOs to determine what is legally stored and what isn't, and it errs on the overkill side of things.Ok gotcha. It does seem very vague about the laws on that. I am trying to get a class scheduled to get my ccw but it seems they are all packed for a few months. People must be scared that right will be taken away I'm thinking. I have heard of the three step law which is kinda vague to me.
The way it has been explained to me on several occasions is either one is completely acceptable. You could probably get by in most cases without the holster if it is in a container with a lid or door. To play it safe I would keep it in a holster, but the snap is not necessary. Many LEOs and concealed carry instructors even use the example of a shoebox on the passenger seat, but I don't think I would trust every LEO to accept that.Ok so definitely some grey area. So if I put my gun in my center console also in a snap holster I should be fine even if its loaded? Or should I put it in the glove box in a snap holster? I'd rather be safe than sorry.
I second this opinion and is why I got my license .In NC open carry is legal. In our area unless alcohol or drugs are involved very few officers will enforce weapons laws. I could easily carry a weapon all the time without a permit. I don't like the idea of my my heart rate jumping every time an officer follows me, so I got a permit. Don't look for ways to avoid getting a permit. Go on and get a permit. If you don't have a permit and you have to use your gun you are going to jail, even though it was self defense.
If you pm me with you're county I may be able to find you a place within driving distance.I'm in Sarasota/Charlotte county.Very true. Hopefully all this crazy stuff will calm down so I can get into a class for my permit. All local classes are booked for months now. Thanks again guys.