If the law doesn't require you to inform the officer you're armed then don't do it. If the law does require you to inform the officer then check to see what it tells you to do and do it. In TX, if you're carrying and an officer asks you for identification you must present your CHL permit along with the identification he requested. As far as what to do in a traffic stop, here's a good set of instructions. 1. As soon as you realize you're being pulled over, start signalling that you're pulling over. Find a safe spot and pull over safely to the side of the road observing all traffic rules. 2. When you come to a stop, turn off your vehicle (including the radio) and put the keys on the dash. If it's dark, turn on the interior lighting of your vehicle so the inside of the car is illuminated. Hang up your cellphone--or at least inform the party on the other end that you're going to put the phone down for awhile. If it's not raining you can roll your window down. 3. Put your hands on the wheel and leave them there while you wait for the officer to either give you instructions via the bullhorn or to approach the vehicle. Do NOT rummage around trying to find your DL, proof of insurance, registration, etc. The officer is observing you and it makes him nervous when a person goes into a frenzy of activity while waiting for him to approach. Do NOT exit your vehicle unless/until instructed to do so. Do NOT remove your seatbelt. Once the officer has approached your vehicle, let him "run the stop" from then on. Be polite but don't chatter at him or volunteer information. When he asks for something, tell him where it is and then get it out. "It's in my wallet. I'll get it." or "That's in the glove box." etc. If you are required to inform about firearms then inform as required. If the law doesn't tell you how to do it then something along the lines of: "Officer, I believe I'm required to inform you that I have a carry permit and there is a firearm in the vehicle." Let him take it from there. Do NOT reach for the firearm at any point. I've never had an officer ask to see or handle my carry gun, but if one did, I would want to let him do all the handling of the firearm. My preference would be to have him retrieve the firearm. I would tell him where it is, tell him how to unload/clear it and then ask to wait in his vehicle while he retrieved it, unloaded it and examined it. Do NOT say something like: "I have a gun!" or "Do you want to see my gun." etc.