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Posted: 9/16/2004 1:33:40 AM EST
I read that some guy fired so many rounds through their polymer handgun that the frame actually melted/burned. Possible or BS?
Link Posted: 9/16/2004 1:36:48 AM EST
Link Posted: 9/16/2004 1:37:50 AM EST
Through a handgun? I think it's BS. We ran 3 UMPs through 200 rounds + in about 15 to 20 seconds without any damage.
Link Posted: 9/16/2004 1:38:48 AM EST
I say bs, although I did catch the forearm on my ak on fire once
Link Posted: 9/16/2004 1:39:18 AM EST
I suppose it could be possible if you somehow made it full auto and hooked up a 10,000rd drum to it somehow, but just shooting it I don't know how.
Link Posted: 9/16/2004 1:41:06 AM EST
Link Posted: 9/16/2004 1:43:49 AM EST
Maybe during a deliberate test-to-destruction. But you'd really have to work at it. And a private owner would have to REALLY be stupid to achieve such a result.
Link Posted: 9/16/2004 1:45:56 AM EST
I would think rounds might start cooking off before the gun melts
Link Posted: 9/16/2004 1:50:08 AM EST
A couple of weeks ago I ran 600 rounds through a Mark 23. The magazines were all loaded, the only downtime was for the removal / insertion of magazines.
I found after twenty magazines the slide was extremely hot, unable to touch it with my bare hands.
After I ran through the lot, the pistol was smoking (lube). I did fully expect the pistol to crap out due to the heat but, there was no damage, the pistol still functions flawlessly.

YMMV.
Link Posted: 9/16/2004 1:57:49 AM EST
If you paint or duracoat a Glock it will not melt when it is baked at just under 300 degrees F.
I could not imagine hanging on to one at that or any higher temperature.
How do you shoot if you can not pick it up?
Link Posted: 9/16/2004 2:11:52 AM EST

Originally Posted By sonofbp:
If you paint or duracoat a Glock it will not melt when it is baked at just under 300 degrees F.
I could not imagine hanging on to one at that or any higher temperature.
How do you shoot if you can not pick it up?




That's what I was thinking. Unless you have the weapon in some type of aperatus where you don't have to touch the slide, or use asbestos gloves like we did to change out M60 barrels in the Corps.
Link Posted: 9/16/2004 2:24:41 AM EST
[Last Edit: 9/16/2004 2:26:04 AM EST by cyanide]
Right

Heat won't affect a weapon -- put throught the mill

note the gas tube -




If metals can warp so can plastics.

I just think that it would get way to hot to hold before that could happen though.
Link Posted: 9/16/2004 2:28:23 AM EST
Something stinks..... Oh, its the BS.
Link Posted: 9/16/2004 2:31:50 AM EST
You would think that someone would have done it already with a Glock 18.



Oh wait, it would have K-Boomed before it melted.....
Link Posted: 9/16/2004 2:50:30 AM EST
AAW, Mr. CavalryArms broke his toy. I hope he can find someone to fix it.
Just kidding, I've done that, it takes a lot of ammo to bend that $10 dollar part.
The best fix is to use a pig tail gas tube.
It tricks the short carbine into believing it is a full 20".
Back to the polymer thing, No way in Hell.
Link Posted: 9/16/2004 3:59:15 AM EST

Originally Posted By cyanide:
Right

Heat won't affect a weapon -- put throught the mill

note the gas tube -


img.villagephotos.com/p/2003-3/141064/meltedtube21ad.JPG

If metals can warp so can plastics.

I just think that it would get way to hot to hold before that could happen though.



Wow!...I would never believe it if I haven't seen this. Can you tell us who's the manufacturer of this AR?

Colt, Bushi, Armalite, RRA ? ....Or Norinco?


Link Posted: 9/16/2004 4:11:53 AM EST

Originally Posted By cyanide:
Right

Heat won't affect a weapon -- put throught the mill

note the gas tube -

img.villagephotos.com/p/2003-3/141064/meltedtube21ad.JPG

If metals can warp so can plastics.

I just think that it would get way to hot to hold before that could happen though.



I wonder if all gas tubes are created equal?
Link Posted: 9/16/2004 4:43:36 AM EST

Originally Posted By AR_Rifle:

Originally Posted By cyanide:
Right

Heat won't affect a weapon -- put throught the mill

note the gas tube -


img.villagephotos.com/p/2003-3/141064/meltedtube21ad.JPG

If metals can warp so can plastics.

I just think that it would get way to hot to hold before that could happen though.



Wow!...I would never believe it if I haven't seen this. Can you tell us who's the manufacturer of this AR?

Colt, Bushi, Armalite, RRA ? ....Or Norinco?





Can happen with any manufacturer. I had a BM that I got really hot and the gas tube deformed. Not as bad as the one pictured though.
Link Posted: 9/16/2004 4:50:01 AM EST
The guy was probably bumping that weapon. The only time I've seen metal on a firearm warp was in the Army. An M60 machinegun and an M2 both (with uncontrolled rates of fire) became non-functional.

I look at the C-mag in that pic and the first thought is "bump fire."

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