LTCF and drinking?????

This is a discussion on LTCF and drinking????? within the Concealed Carry Issues & Discussions forums, part of the Defensive Carry Discussions category; Originally Posted by Anubis I never have more than 1 beer or shot, and always at home or trusted relative's house. Yup. Situation management is ...

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    Quote Originally Posted by Anubis View Post
    I never have more than 1 beer or shot, and always at home or trusted relative's house.
    Yup. Situation management is just as important as "stupor" avoidance.
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    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.
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    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.
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    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

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    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.
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    Call a taxi and send it home!

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    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.

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    Quote Originally Posted by blitzburgh View Post
    A designated CCW'er? That's one interesting concept.
    I love it! I think that is an awesome concept. My husband and I carry so if either of us wanted to drink then the other who is the designated driver is also the designated CCW for the night. One of us is always armed and both of us are armed 90% of the time.
    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. I have good muzzle control and great trigger discipline!!
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    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.
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    Mr wonders what Wyatt Earp did??
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    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.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Tmarkert View Post
    If you drink more than you expected at a friends party, what do you do with your CCW? I plan to put mine in my wifes purse or coat (Shes getting her LTCF as well next week)
    To me drinking alcohol and guns does not mix well!
    On the third drink ( I drink Jack) I put my Carry weapon in my safe....
    What do you do?
    Confused? That is an understatement. In a few short lines you question what to do with your CCW if you drink too much and then you add that in your opinion alcohol and guns do not mix well. Make up your mind, be responsible and act like an adult.

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    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?

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    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.

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    Quote Originally Posted by PEF View Post
    I can feel one beer. If I'm out and I know I'll have a drink (which is rare), I don't bring my gun.

    Besides, if someone tries to rob me when I've been drinking, I'll just charm my way out of the situation. I have found that I become quite sexy when I'm drunk.
    ^ +1!

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