AND...while the whole thing was a little "tense" I never felt that the officer was out of line and other than the poor handling skills, and being taken aback about me being armed, he conducted himself in a polite professional manner, he didn't yell, he didn't call for back up, he didn't draw, he didn't have me get on the ground, he didn't try to cuff me....he acted OK, but in this case OK wasn't good enough, and it still should have gone much better.
In almost every case where I've been stopped, I generally do show my permit with the DL, in this case I never got the chance.
Earlier in the thread I suggested that the officer may have been complacent, but it was MY actions overall that tipped him off that I might be armed, when all I was trying to be was polite, usually it pays off, in this case it didn't. As someone else noted, I don't think it would have made a difference in THIS case.
I don't fuss with anything in the car once I'm being pulled over, other than turning off the radio and I usually do that while pulling over.
I don't want the officer to see me moving around in the car and either think I'm hiding something or that I'm getting something, like a gun. It's just the way I do things, again never had an issue till this one stop.
99 times out of 10, the shortest answer is the best answer, this was the one time where a longer answer might have been better.