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"Snapped Holster" in car in Florida

Discussion in 'Carry Issues' started by ParabellumChambered, Apr 25, 2013.

  1. ParabellumChambered


    Jan 11, 2013
    Thumbs up to this answer. But in your opinion, would a Serpa duty holster qualify as "snapped" or "securely encased" being that it has a button that must be pressed in order to remove the pistol?
  2. tango44


    Jun 16, 2005
    Miami Florida
    In the trunk, in a closed case, no loaded and you will be fine here in sunny FL.

  3. ParabellumChambered


    Jan 11, 2013
    Here in sunny Florida, you can have one loaded with one in the chamber sitting on your dashboard as long as it is in a snapped holster or even if it is in a Tupperware container with a lid. I wouldn't advise the whole dashboard thing but legally you can.
    Last edited: Jun 9, 2013
  4. Man so much confusion and wrongs in this thread, that's it's truly unbelievable. I guess every lady with a gun in a "un-snapped holster " and in her bag & in the car, is in violation of the state law


    I'll give you a clue, if the gun is not in plainview or plain sight. In your un-secured holster, under a towel next to you, it's conceal and legal if you have a CWP.

    Same as if it was under the seat. All of these means on or about your persons.

    Last edited: Jun 9, 2013
  5. cadillacguns

    cadillacguns Millennium Member

    Jan 20, 1999
    Indianapolis, IN USA
    Wow mass confusion, I have a Indiana LTCH, and will be travelling to Florida for the week, starting soon. I am or should be legal in every state I pass through and stop at along the way (KY/TN/GA/FL), and if not on me (concealed) then MR. Glock will be secured in the vehicle.
    I hope to STAY SAFE at any cost.
    Last edited: Jun 10, 2013
  6. fuzzy03cls


    Jan 28, 2010
    Yeah but but but........:rofl:
  7. poodleplumber


    Apr 23, 2009
    Even without a CWP, in Florida handguns only have to be inside some sort of container. Glove box, consoles, zippered cases, and snapped holsters are all, IIRC, listed as acceptable storage for handguns in the handbook issued by the state. The post saying that they have to be unloaded, boxed, and in the trunk is not at all accurate.
  8. Open carry would have prevented this.
  9. My paperwork has been sent in for six weeks now for my CCP. A friend of mine took 15 weeks to get hers. From Jan to end of March this year Florida has had 30000 people apply to get their CCP. Simply amazing.
  10. clarkz71


    Aug 24, 2012
    South Florida
    I had mine within 90 days last fall at
    a regional office
    Last edited: Jun 10, 2013
  11. ParabellumChambered


    Jan 11, 2013
    You are incorrect about that last part. You can open carry in your car with a CWP. But it must be concealed before leaving the car.
  12. ParabellumChambered


    Jan 11, 2013
    I was under the impression that the permit allows you to carry in any fashion you would like in the car. I know many many,any CWL holders who agree and a lot of them will have the gun in their cup holder or below the radio or something of that sort.
  13. ParabellumChambered


    Jan 11, 2013
    This is the Gunshine State my friend. No worries here :)
  14. ca survivor

    ca survivor

    Dec 25, 2011
    This "A LOT OF POLICE OFFICERS DO NOT KNOW THE LAW. They are still taught (incorrectly)"
  15. Florida ?Nope your wrong if your speaking of flori-duh.

    We have no open carry and where it's authorized and by who is very very minor, and a car is not mention.

    if your going to post misleading information, try to read the 790 statue b4 doing so :upeyes:

    Scary thing, someone would read this, not conduct any research it, and then pass your misguided/informed information along to the next person and so on.

    and btw here's how you provide information and correctly;

    790.053 Open carrying of weapons.—
    (1) Except as otherwise provided by law and in subsection (2), it is unlawful for any person to openly carry on or about his or her person any firearm or electric weapon or device. It is not a violation of this section for a person licensed to carry a concealed firearm as provided in s. 790.06(1), and who is lawfully carrying a firearm in a concealed manner, to briefly and openly display the firearm to the ordinary sight of another person, unless the firearm is intentionally displayed in an angry or threatening manner, not in necessary self-defense.
    (2) A person may openly carry, for purposes of lawful self-defense:
    (a) A self-defense chemical spray.
    (b) A nonlethal stun gun or dart-firing stun gun or other nonlethal electric weapon or device that is designed solely for defensive purposes.
    (3) Any person violating this section commits a misdemeanor of the second degree, punishable as provided in s. 775.082 or s. 775.083.
    History.—s. 1, ch. 87-537; s. 173, ch. 91-224; s. 3, ch. 97-72; s. 1205, ch. 97-102; s. 3, ch. 2006-298; s. 1, ch. 2011-145

    I a lot of CWP should actually read the law, b4 posting.
  16. RussP

    RussP Moderator

    Jan 23, 2003
    Central Virginia
    Well, if you are going to post leading information, perhaps you need to post the statute to support it.:upeyes:
  17. right back at you hoss, :upeyes:

    You should get your eyes check
  18. fuzzy03cls


    Jan 28, 2010
    Don't recommend it but I know people do it. You can open carry while going to or from hunting, fishing, camping & range trips. That includes in a car.
    790.25 section 3 H
  19. Bruce M

    Bruce M

    Jan 3, 2010
    S FL
    I am going to go with "carried on or about a person in such manner as to conceal the firearm from the ordinary sight of another person" (790.001) and with the ability of a car door to successfully conceal the firearm from ordinary sight of another, presuming the gun is worn somewhere on the waist. I could see an issue with a Jeep without doors, a step van with the driver's waist higher than the bottom of the window, and perhaps a convertible from some elevated angles. Otherwise I am going to guess meeting the elements of open carry of a handgun at the waist in a vehicle is going to be an uphill battle.
  20. I would love to see someone actually try that.

    Not sure a LEO will buy it, & if you where in your car traveling 100miles to the keys with a open gun on your side. Could be a interesting topic in the Carry Forum.


    Hope some one does something like the above, get's stop, & takes a video.

    This why, GT'er can MQB your actions, and tell you how wrong it was, and that right is not always right, or can be down right painful or a expensive lesson.

    And then tell us how much rights he/she has, and how much it was worth it exercising your right.