pk47 wrote:Ole_grizzly wrote: [snip] ... my wallet was close enough that’s what made him decide. I will use a different pocket in the future. [snip]
Whatever one's view is of notification, given it is a reality, this should be one's standard operating method anyway. No sense giving any officer concern, or reason to want to remove your firearm, by carrying the two close to one another. After all, women are often instructed to keep the wallet and firearm separate if they are carrying a purse - don't put the two in the same compartment.
For me, it's weapon right side, ID left side (and in the shirt pocket if I have one). I bought a small wallet just for the ID purposes and easy shirt pocket carry - very thin and little bulk (Slimline brand).
(I am in favor of removing notification, so I'm with most of you posting on this thread)
I think of the instance a few years ago that I read on a different forum about a person being stopped and the officer took possession of his 1911, dismissed the person's offer to instruct the officer on how to unload it, thought the safety was the decocker and then put a round through the fender of the person's car when he dropped the hammer after "decocking."