Guns locked in hot cars

This is a discussion on Guns locked in hot cars within the General Firearm Discussion forums, part of the Related Topics category; It doesnt even get hot enough to damage polymer pistols. It can and will damage kydex holsters though....

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    It doesnt even get hot enough to damage polymer pistols. It can and will damage kydex holsters though.

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    Quote Originally Posted by jonconsiglio View Post
    You cannot have a firearm in your car in the post office parking lot?? Do you have a link for this?
    Here is the law concerning postal facilities (note: it states property)

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    as far as rounds going off, the gas tank on your car will explode first ..... before they'll go off.

    As said above, some things such as fobus holsters can soften and be a problem with warping, etc.

    Use a higher temp good gun "grease" along your slide , instead of oil, on your semi-auto.
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    Mythbusters episode 85, airdate was 8/22/2007

    You had to have a pretty hot oven to cook-off the rounds they tested. The important point was that a round detonating in the gun barrel was potentially dangerous while those that detonated in a relatively open space were not. This makes pretty good sense if you consider that Newton's 2nd law:
    The acceleration of an object as produced by a net force is directly proportional to the magnitude of the net force, in the same direction as the net force, and inversely proportional to the mass of the object, works best with a directed force i.e. it can only go out the barrel.

    So, if you think the temperature in your car will go over 300-400 degrees F, you should at least unload the gun and store the ammo loosely.
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    Quote Originally Posted by DonnieD View Post
    I wonder if there is any chance of a gun locked in a car for several hours on these 90 to 100 plus degree days going off from the heat.

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    I'm pretty sure that it needs to be however hot fire is. other than that no. I to have experience with rounds sitting in the iraq heat and nothing. But this one day we had to burn these reeds that were blocking our view of a specific area (don't need to give the enemy a place to surprise us from) and during that you could hear rounds going off that the unit we replaced had thrown in there. So heat from car and sun no, heat from fire yes.

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