Which part is the firearm?
In SC you must obtain permission before carrying into a private residence. I will be traveling to see one of my friends on the other side of the state today and really do not wish to get into the whole "Can I bring a gun into your house?" bit. I am considering leaving my weapon in the glove compartment of the car, but I would prefer to leave it unassembled, this way I can take part of the gun with me and leave the other part in the glove compartment. My question is which part of the pistol is actually the "firearm." I have an XD and the slide, the frame, and the barrel all have the serial number stamped on them. Could I just strip the slide off and leave that in the glove compartment and take the frame in with me or visa versa?