So here's my situation. I understand there is always a gray area, and that police are not lawyers. So my question is 2 fold. One side (most important to me) what is legal to the best of everyone's knowledge and the other is what is preferred/passable/harassment free. My situation is that I drive an extended cab nissan pickup. Nothing in the cab locks (except the doors) and everything is reachable from the drivers seat. It is small. Also, open bed and its raining outside (ie. nothing going in the bed of the truck.) Trying to take my handguns somewhere (revolvers, but it doesn't matter) I need to have them in the cab of my truck. I currently do not have cases for them, they are in holsters. So I take them unloaded and usually put them together in a box and throw a coat or something over them so in case I get out of my car I don't forget to hide them before I lock it and run into a gas station or something. I also have the ammo in the cab because again, its raining outside and don't really want to stick them in the open bed. My glove box btw is tiny and full of crap, none of this would fit in there even if it were cleaned out. So my question is how do i travel with my handguns? Is it LEGAL for me to have them unloaded and in the car, with a coat over them (in a holster) in a box and the ammo in my car. Is it legal for me to have them UNCOVERED in the car? Are both these options technically legal under WA state law? Also, what is advised given my situation. Cops don't always know all the laws and I don't want to have to deal with lawyers, so what would they PREFER to see in my situation so that I didn't have to go to court and could avoid it on the spot. I am interested in both questions, one because I want to know the FACTS and two because I would prefer to avoid trouble (but still know what is technically legal). It doesn't really clarify for the sake of this situation in the RCW. And dont tell me to get a CCW, I am planning to but haven't yet, the rules for that are clear. I'm concerned about this gray area that I have presented. PS Complete sidenote, but there are exemptions for going to or from shooing events, hunting, hiking and crap like that. Say I'm going somewhere for a weekend to see friends and do some of those things, and am on my way back to my house across the state after the weekend. I wouldn't be DIRECTLY coming to or from those activities, but they were performed in a small window and it was part of my intent of the trip... thoughts?