Car fire and a Glock

Car fire and a Glock

This is a discussion on Car fire and a Glock within the General Firearm Discussion forums, part of the Related Topics category; Thought you might want to see what happens when a car burns to the ground with your Glock 27 in the glove box Before: During: ...

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    Car fire and a Glock

    Thought you might want to see what happens when a car burns to the ground with your Glock 27 in the glove box



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    OUCH!

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    Impressive; nobody is going to use this one anymore ...
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    Ohhhhhh, the inhumanity........!!!!
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    That beautiful car hurts much worse!
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    Thats not going to buff out
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    I guess that is one way to get a Glock to stop working.
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    Ok, so why did the car catch fire?
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    Electrical fire under the dash. Cause is speculation. Most likely explanation is that the Auxiliary water pump seized and then this caused a short to the Climate Control unit which overheated and ignited the wires that run just over the top of it.

    I am sickened by it. Lost it all. All the work and effort. Insurance might take some of the sting but not all of it. Not near all of it.

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    And the saddest part is you have to get a new GLOCK!!!
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    Oh... learn from me... get a good Halotron fire extinguisher and a battery cut off for each vehicle. You may never need it. I hope you never do... but... I did. And I didn't have one.

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    it woulda been worse if the bullets decided to start firing off too...

    but i guess the glocks arent as good as they say haha.
    sorry to see that go man, beautiful car and good gun gone up in smoke sucks. hope insurance takes care of ya

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    Oh they indeed DID cook off. All of them. However there is little in the way of velocity out of a bullet that cooks off like this. Something like 50-75 Feet per second. The brass expands and cracks long before the primer can go off. They normally will pop open and the powder then ignite. They all went off just before that picture was taken with my Phone cam. But notice how far away I was? Heh... I didn't even think about the gun until it was too late to get back in there. I was too busy trying to think of ways to stop the fire and calling fire dept and such. All happened so fast but yet seemed so slow ya know. It was too late to go back by the time I got around to thinking about things like that. I lost my iPod in the glove box too. And all the records on the car. A good number of tools in the trunk. A lot of period correct rare accessories too.

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    Quote Originally Posted by cphilip View Post
    Oh they indeed DID cook off. All of them. However there is little in the way of velocity out of a bullet that cooks off like this. Something like 50-75 Feet per second. The brass expands and cracks long before the primer can go off. They normally will pop open and the powder then ignite.
    so at least u got a half way decent sounding fireworks show

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    Yea. I was standing there with a passerby that stopped to offer me a fire extinguisher (but it failed to work) when I made him get away. They then went off in fairly quick succession while we waiting for them. And while we were waiting on the Fire Dept to get there.

    The really weird thing about it all was while we were waiting back there, the car cranked itself (keys in my pocket) and ran. Then it turned on all its lights. Then over about five minutes it started racing up to full RPM and one set of lights goes out, like it is winking at me, and the engine dies and a great gush of fluids comes out from under it. And it was done. Fire was about burning out when the fire dept got there.... they then attacked it with axes.

    it was spooky... with the grave yard in the back ground. The only other person that saw it was the guy who stopped. He was freaked out too. But he left before I could ever get his name.

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