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This is a discussion on Attn: Fellow cold weather carriers... within the Concealed Carry Issues & Discussions forums, part of the Defensive Carry Discussions category; As already stated...Glocks...they love wet, cold weather....

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    As already stated...Glocks...they love wet, cold weather.
    Proverbs 27:12 says: “The prudent see danger and take refuge, but the simple keep going and suffer for it.”

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    What about having two guns, one locked in the car, and one in the house?
    Better to die on your feet, than to live on your knees.

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    Quote Originally Posted by tkdcoop View Post
    I also have a S&W M&P9c, suppose I could switch to that during the cold season.
    Not a bad idea.

    Quote Originally Posted by Jackle1886 View Post
    What about having two guns, one locked in the car, and one in the house?
    this too could work.

    I tend to do a combination of both of these, depending on time of year and actvity. More concerned about humidity in my area, but so far I haven't had any issues.

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    Revolver? easy to wipe down + lube.

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    First off, I am a S&W J-Frame in the pocket kind of guy.

    But I keep one Semi-Auto just because of its weather proofing. I have a Glock 23 because I previously had a Glock 22 that went up into a tornado when the storm took my house. we found the Glock surfacing in my field 3 months later after a rainstorm. It had been buried by the storm. Took it apart, washed it, lubed it and then proceeded to fire 200 rounds through it without a hitch.

    When I started carrying with a HCP, I traded in the G22 for a 3rd Gen G23 so it would be easier to carry. I save it for when the weather turns really nasty or I get involved in something in the field.

    They aren't pretty but they darn sure are weatherproof! If it can survive a tornado and being buried for 3 months I don't think you have to worry about what happens in your trunk!
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    Keep it in the truck.
    They who give up essential liberty to obtain a little temporary safety deserve neither liberty nor safety. Benjamin Franklin

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    I have to admit I am pretty rough on my H&K in general. Florida carry is unforgiving. Heat and sweat is an everyday issue much like your cold weather issues.

    I constantly clean it and keep is sufficiently oiled and wiped. So far so good. Wrapping it in cloth is a great and easy way to prevent are those silica dry packs if you can find them
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    Quote Originally Posted by nedrgr21 View Post
    Glock :)
    +1 on the GLOCK!
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    The Zip-Loc bag trick sure does work perfectly.

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    Any place that cold is not fit for human habitation.

    Last edited by BikerRN; June 2nd, 2009 at 01:43 PM. Reason: typo

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    I'll stick with my glocks

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    +1 on Glock.
    You'll rock, with a 357 Glock

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    This little trick works good for cameras and other objects. Take a plastic zip lock bag with you. Before you go inside put you pistol inside of it. The condensation will form on the outside of the bag.

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    Thanks guys, all very good insite. I will just keep a gallon zip-lock bag in the car and seal the gun in it before I come into the house. I'll just have to remember to wear an undershirt cause putting my gun on after sitting outside all day will be a wee bit chilly!;-)

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    Quote Originally Posted by tkdcoop View Post
    I realize I am out of season with this question but here it goes anyway. My work place states no weapons in the employee handbook, plus my work takes me to universities, hospitals, etc. so the ALWAYS carry, never tell is a pretty dicey gamble. Plus I really like my job and with the current market, well you know. Anyway, I don't like not having my gun with me while driving too and from work, so I am going to start carrying to work and locking it in a lock box in my car while I am at work. Now during the summer this is fine, but I am worried about during the winter. I am worried that my gun after sitting outside at -20 weather, then being brought indoors at home will condense and rust the poor thing out. What do you guys do? Would I have to tear the thing totally apart once a week and oil the snot out of it or what? Thoughts please.
    Get some silica gel packets, keep one in the car safe, a couple in the home safe and if you put the gun in a baggie to warm up, slip one in there too.
    Wipe the gun down daily with a silicone treated cloth when it's warmed up and you know it's dry.
    I clean my carry gun once a week, even if I haven't been to the range to fire it. Just a quick wipe down to get rid of any lint that accumulates from your clothing and in the holster, and a light lube is enough. Clean the holster too, I treat mine to a few swipes with a bottle brush to keep any dust or lint from building up inside.
    I am a clean freak when it comes to my firearms, hubby says if I suddenly kept house the same way he'd think he was in the wrong place.
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