Hey LC, haven't seen you in a while, personally, when I carry, I have a zero intake position. I love to have an occassional beer or three, but never when I carry. If there here to be a SHTF situation and I had to use my weapon to defend myself or other innocents, you can bet I would have to be tested for alcohol. When judged by 12, alcohol showing up in my system is bad juju. even if my alcohol content is below the .05 level, it just wouldn't look good. I agree that a glass of wine or a couple of beers isn't that big of a deal, but I don't want to leave anytrhing to chance if judged by a Jury.