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Posted: 7/25/2002 6:37:30 PM EDT
Summer heat with guns and ammo in the car.
How hot is too hot ?
I leave the gun/guns in the car during working hours.
Should I be worried about anything ?
Link Posted: 7/25/2002 6:48:18 PM EDT
Link Posted: 7/25/2002 6:51:16 PM EDT
I leave me G19 in the car during the day, and it ain't blowed or nuthin', ever.
Link Posted: 7/25/2002 6:53:01 PM EDT
Don't worry, they should last long enough to make it to the Central Texas shoot.
Link Posted: 7/28/2002 9:00:26 AM EDT
Down in Texas here, at my local gun store, the owner tells me that when ammo deliveries come off the delivery truck, they are so hot that they can put burn marks on the wood which he sets the ammo tins on in the back of his shop. Seems that the ammo gets shipped in big shipping containers and can sit in the hot sun for days. Reaching temperatures of God only knows how hot. Thus, your car ain't gonna do diddly squat compared to what the ammo has already been through.
Link Posted: 7/28/2002 9:07:31 AM EDT
Here in So. Calif. Los Angeles County, I left a thermometer that I use for doing A/C & refrig work in the car with the windows up during a sunny afternoon at around 3pm it hit between 150-160 F.
Link Posted: 7/28/2002 9:19:43 AM EDT
Ammo is fine. Guns are fine for the most part, just don't leave your glocks in the car.
Link Posted: 7/28/2002 1:08:54 PM EDT
I usually leave my gun in the car with no ill effects. When the summer temps hit triple digits, I take the mags indoors with me, just in case.

Link Posted: 7/28/2002 1:48:30 PM EDT
Remember, it's not the heat it's the humidity. Don't forget that they may start to rust (mine did) after a awhile.
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