Traffic stop yesterday

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    Traffic stop yesterday

    My first traffic stop since I got my CPL was yesterday, and it was fairly positive.
    I drove my daughter to school as I do every morning, dropped her off at the door and drove about a half mile. Stopped at the traffic signal and I see the patrol car behind me. The signal turns green, I proceed on my way and a block or so later the light go on. What? I look at the speedometer, OK I'm doing 2 MPH over the limit, odd but I put on my turn signal, turn on the first side street, pull to the curb, window down, engine off, get my DL and CPL out of my wallet and wait for the officer to approach.
    He starts the conversation with " You must wonder why I stopped you"(yeah I was). I held the DL and CPL where he could clearly see both and replied "Officer I'm required by law to inform you I have a CPL and I'm carrying a firearm". He counter with "you're not going to shoot me are you"(in a joking tone). He says when I stopped at the traffic signal it appeared that my left brake light wasn't working, but when I turned the corner and stopped, he could see that it was working. He suggested I press the brake pedal a few times to make sure it was working and not a possible short circuit. The lights worked fine as he checked them, and he suggested that the sun angle must have made it appear that it wasn't working, and he was sorry to bother me.
    He then asked if I minded telling him what kind of firearm I was carrying. I answered "today I have my S&W Model 65". He gets a big smile and says he loves revolvers and that is a big revolver for a petite lady. Then he tells me how great it is that I carry. We ending up having a nice roadside chat about revolvers, range time and personal safety.
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    Now THAT, is a good LEO stop. The guy made a reasonable stop, had a sense of humor instead of pulling you from the car (for your safety and his... ) to disarm you and unload the gun so he could stuff the gun in your trunk.
    Glad you met a cop with a common sense as well as a sense of humor.
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    Sounds like he was hitting on you.. WHATEVER works!

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    Every job has it's benefits...sounds like a nice guy, good stuff.
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    That was a good traffic stop. More LEO's should have that positive an attitude toward citizens legally carrying firearms. Congrats on a good traffic stop!
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    Sounds like a good stop. Positive interaction with the LEO, and no ticket. What more can you ask for.
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    I am always amazed when you guys are amazed that a traffic stop went well. Unless you give the LEO PC, there's no reason for the stop to NOT go well.

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    Of course being a woman doesn't hurt.

    I get tickets for 2mph over, my wife can run a stop sign with expired tags while leaving her license at home and she gets a warning.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ncglock View Post
    Sounds like he was hitting on you.. WHATEVER works!
    Could be, but I really have some doubts, unless he likes women old enough to be his mother?
    He genuinely seemed happy that I carry, big smile and mentioned it three times.
    He is a revolver guy too, and said he carries his off duty, got all excited about me having so many and a .44 as well. The stop ended up being more of a chat than a traffic stop by the time it was over.

    And Keltyke, you're exactly right.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Rugergirl View Post
    I answered "today I have my S&W Model 65".
    Rugergirl carries a S&W Model 65

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    Quote Originally Posted by DaveH View Post
    Rugergirl carries a S&W Model 65

    Or a GP100, or a Model 36, or a 686+, or a Model 29, or a Kimber Pro Crimson Carry II

    One to go with each pair of shoes, oh wait, I don't have that many shoes.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Rugergirl View Post
    Or a GP100, or a Model 36, or a 686+, or a Model 29, or a Kimber Pro Crimson Carry II

    One to go with each pair of shoes, oh wait, I don't have that many shoes.
    LOL, my type of gal. A keeper, for sure!

    Maybe, you could talk to my wife.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Rugergirl View Post
    Could be, but I really have some doubts, unless he likes women old enough to be his mother?
    Your going to have to change your screenname to Cougargirl.

    Sounds like a good stop all around. Glad it was just a mistake on his part.
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    glad to see

    That a traffic stop went well.... I bet he knew all ready you had a cpl/ccw... If remember right the state was linking your cpl to your DL,But you did what we all have to do is tell the officer you are arm here is my ccw/cpl ID.....



    Also it appears that he was making conversation on that you and that LEO share a common firearm....

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    Quote Originally Posted by farronwolf View Post
    Your going to have to change your screenname to Cougargirl.

    Sounds like a good stop all around. Glad it was just a mistake on his part.
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    That went the way they should always go.
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