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Glock in HOT car

Discussion in 'General Glocking' started by glock30ist, Jun 30, 2002.

  1. glock30ist

    glock30ist

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    I live in North Florida and it gets very hot. I want to protect myself and family by carrying my G30 in my vehicle when not on my person. I dont crack the windows as I dont want to give anyone the chance to unlock my truck. I want to keep it in the center console. Will the interior temps get to high for the polymer frame. You all are the experts on all things Glock.

    Thanks in advance.:)
     
  2. dbrowne1

    dbrowne1 Senior Member

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    No. The plastic in the interior of your vehicle will start melting before your polymer frame. It can handle upwards of 400F.
     

  3. day5creations

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    Is there a chance of "cooking" a round in such a gun?
     
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    No. Cooking off a round takes a LOT more heat than that. Usually only happens in rifle-caliber full autos.
     
  5. DannyR

    DannyR Moderator Millennium Member

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    Page 317 of the owners manual states "Store in a cool, dry place, preferably 68 to 72 degrees." NOT. Your dashboard will melt before your Glock ever does.;e
     
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    Just don't play "Hot Potato" with a hot Glock - let it drop!


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    I doubt you'll run into problems. I've carry my glock in center console and under front seat with no issues.

    (btw) I'm south of you and it is hotter.
     
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    How are you going to protect your family if the weapon is not on your person?
     
  9. MrMurphy

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    You or the car will melt or freeze before the Glock will. Literally.
     
  10. Skofnung

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    I too live in N. Florida, and keep my Glock locked in my truck when I can't carry. It has yet to melt.
     
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    Just a thought ...

    The pistol itself will fair much better in temperature extremes than you will ...

    Although ...

    Subjecting a loaded round to a lot of heat can result in increased pressure if the round is fired at the hotter temperature. How hot does your ammunition get stored in the console where you live?
     
  12. Esteban

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    funny ;f ;f
     
  13. Thom

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    Where did you get the message. "Behold I send you........

    Was it from an NRA magazine?

    Thom
     
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    glock30ist:

    I live in Nevada and I have a job that prevents me from carrying my weapon onto the work site. So I keep my weapon in my car with the windows rolled up. The temperature outside my car gets up to 110 degrees during the day. The temperature inside my car gets much, much hotter (140-150). Many times I can't touch the steering wheel without burning my hands, but my Glock has had no problems. I've never cooked a round either and I always keep one in the barrel. Don't worry about it, your Glock will be fine :cool:
     
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    And I was carrying a spatula around in my car in case I have to pry loose my G30 when it melts. ;e

    I suppose spraying non-stick PAM on the Glock wouldn't be too hot of an idea either... ;g
     
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    IT takes at least 350 to 400 degrees to hurt your Glock or cook off a round. You may want to change ammo once a month or so. But I still wouldn't worry about it.
     
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    The plastic used in Glocks is very resistant to heat. However, it does not handle hot water well, so don't dunk it in the water you're boiling for corn.