If I've had too much to drink at a party while carrying my weapon, I impress everyone by showing them the weapon. First I unload by racking the slide, and then dropping the mag. Then I fire at a wall to show to everyone that the gun is not loaded.
It's a funny story until you hear that some "impressive" young man did exactly that a few months back a few miles from where I live and shot a young lady in the next room. She died.
If alcohol is around, ESPECIALLY if there are others around, the guns stay away.
I think the best advice would be: If you are going to carry, just don't drink. If you even think you're going to drink, just don't carry.
When I started carring a gun I gave up drinking, if you drink and drive you could die or kill some one else if you drink and carry a gun you coud die or kill some one else. no brainer
In some states it is illegal to drink any amount of alcohol while armed. Even though, most people's judgment will not be impaired by having one or two beers/drinks, I don't think that drinking and carrying is a good idea. Just think what would happen if for some reason you discharge your gun (justified or not) and you are found to be "under the influence." I don't think that will go too well in a court of law. JMHO.
Call a taxi and send it home!
Call a taxi and send it home! But seriously, I don't drink anymore. I would think sometimes you may not plan on being tempted to drink. If you are, just leave. Retreat is O.K. In this situation.
I love being a husband and wife tactical team. Although he does tease me and say I go in front so I don't sweep him. :frown: I have good muzzle control and great trigger discipline!!
I don't drink,I don't have a problem with people drinking,but if you drink to the point your trashed it's a good idea to lock your gun up beforehand.The problem with getting drunk to the point where your motor skills are affected is IMHO if you are drunk as a skunk and walking to your car with a sober designated driver that could be the time a PREDATOR decides you would make a good robbery victim.
Mr wonders what Wyatt Earp did?? :wave: :danceban:
My solution isn't the one most would choose but I decided to quit drinking. I gave it a lot of thought and ultimately decided that while it was fun to have a few (or even more than a few) being drunk was incompatible with what I want out of life. I've begun to get pretty serious about CCW after a period of complacency where I had almost completely stopped carrying. And booze doesn't mix with firearms. Even at home. What if you hear that dreaded "bump in the night" after a five drink nightcap?
Ultimately I have chosen to be in full command of my faculties at all times.
So, let me get this straight. You are carrying a loaded, deadly, weapon, which takes some level of skill to manipulate, and folks have "accidental" discharges with all the time. Normally these ADs are caused because they somehow got a finger or object on the trigger. And, after having too much to drink, you are planning on handling (even if to put it in your wife's coat) this loaded, deadly weapon? You, while impaired, to some level, are planning on doing exactly what causes most "accidental" discharges? And probably leave it in a place where it is unattended around other folks who are impaired?
What am I missing?
If I plan on drinking, the gun stays locked up in the truck. My lady friend is my DD, and knows how to open the truck safe and work the Glock if anything should happen in the extremely odd chance that I've had too much.