This is a discussion on Leaving Gun in Car During Summertime within the Concealed Carry Issues & Discussions forums, part of the Defensive Carry Discussions category; Originally Posted by MinistrMalic (but it's a DRY heat!) I love that expression. me-"man it was hot out there" some jackalope-"hey but at least it ...
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+1 on the general feedback
Don't worry about the heat, but lock it up and don't leave it in the sun.
I have a COM car safe and it works just fine.
I assumed that I could not carry at my current employer's because I used to work for the same owners at a different company. The old company had a "No guns on property" paragraph and much of the new company handbook was copied verbatum. However for some reason the no gun policy did not make it into the handbook.
Can I carry here? Yes. Would they be happy if they found out? I don't think so. Could they fire me? Yes, but not for violating the no gun policy but that doesn't mean they couldn't fire me for not being productive enough.
I'm in the same boat. I leave my gun in the car while I'm at work here in southern S.C. I haven't had any problems.
I live in the hottest part of the country and I never worry about the effects of heat on my gun. I do tuck my gun somewhere in the car when I dart into the post office. Still, I don’t feel comfortable whether it’s locked in a box or not, but that’s just the way it is.
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Keep in mind that both firearms and ammo are built to withstand quite high temperatures. Even polymer will not melt at temperatures that will happen inside a vehicle. I would rotate the ammo more frequently, but otherwise, not worry about it.
Edited to add: Just don't use antique ammo! There were incidents in the 1980s of the case-mouth sealant melting down into the powder when cartridges were stored bullet-up. 1980s.
Just don't leave it out in plain view and your good to go
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I have a quick-access gun vault tack-welded and through bolted to the floor of my service truck, between the seats. I get in the truck in the morning and drop my Glock22 in the safe and it resides there all day long.
The only time I carry my firearm into someones home is if I'm in the inner city and not because of the people I'm working for, but because I tend to walk back and forth to the truck a lot and I'm exposed to more "unsavory" type folks.
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Look at the obvious. It doesn't melt the plastic interior of the car, does it? What deterioration does occur is from the ultraviolet light, not the heat.
So as long as the firearm isn't exposed to direct sunlight (and why would anyone leave their gun exposed like that?) it should be good to go.
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No, not a problem.
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