So I'm following a co-worker to a meeting today, driving separately, and all he told me was that we were going to meet with a client at "their office in Lorton." I just assumed it was the same office that I have visited a few times in the past, so no big deal. I have my G23 in my laptop bag on the passenger seat, I usually have it on my person, but not today because I was wearing different attire for the meeting. All of a sudden my co-worker turns into the entrance of a military base, turns out we are meeting at the client's job site trailer located on this base. So now I'm extremely nervous, because I know the firearm is a no no. I was thinking of just turning around and making something up to tell my co-worker and boss, who was already at the site waiting for us. Then I thought that if I just get up there and they check my ID and let me pass without asking any questions, I should be fine, even though I know that would be taking a risk. So we get to the guard station, and the both of us get waved over to the side. A guard walks up and says "please turn off your engine and step out of the vehicle, you have been chosen for a random search." I realize immediately that I must announce the weapon, and say "sir, I am following the person in front of me to a meeting with a client, all he told me was that we were going to their office in Lorton, I had no clue that we were coming on base, I am a licensed concealed carry permit holder and I have a concealed firearm in my bag." He looks at me kind of funny and says, "I didn't hear anything you just told me, when the gentlemen in front of you drives off, you are free to follow on through, have a nice day sir." I reply, "thank you sir, you have a wonderful day as well." He didn't even search my vehicle. They spent about 5 minutes searching my co-worker's. I can't believe that he let me go thru, I thought at the very least he was going to make me leave, and then I would have had to explain to my gun hating libtard boss waiting for us that they wouldn't let me on for whatever reason. The situation really could not have worked out any better for me. I'm just wondering that if somehow the gun was discovered on me on base after that point, what would have happened, considering that I announced it to security?