Is it safe to leave your firearm in your vehicle?
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    Is it safe to leave your firearm in your vehicle?

    Hey everyone,

    I've been debating on wether or not I should leave my firearm in my vehicle (if theres a no carry zone) for a long period of time. My main concern is the heat factor. I never crack my windows when leaving my car even if it is hotter than hell outside. So question..is it at all possible for a round to get so hot that it can fire? I've never heard any cases.. but would like to get some input on this! Thanks!

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    Your car would literaly have to be in flames before a round could go off, then assuming you keep it loaded and a rd chambered the rounds in the mag would most likely go off before the cambered rd, in which case it would just explode the grip of the pistol, if the chambered rd got hot enough then the gun would fire, I do not know the specific temp it would take to pop off a rd, but like I said the inside of your car would have to be on fire, in other words don't worry about the gun being in the car

  4. I know many folks take their guns to work with them and lock them in their glove compartments while they are working. I have yet to hear of a case where they have gone off inside there. So it should be ok.

    I have had a box of 30-06 rounds in mine and they have yet to explode and we have had some days here where it has hit 90 degrees.

    I am not what you would call and expert though so you might wish to talk to someone who runs a gun shop.

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    Where I work I cannot have a firearm which means I have to keep my gun in the car while I'm in the office. To solve the problem I have a gun safe that is cable locked to the frame of my car. The gun is unloaded and the ammo kept separate from the gun. Never an issue for the ammo or gun (Glock) and I live in the Mojave Desert.

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    Interesting, was this made to be bolted down? Or did you modify it a bit?

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    Quote Originally Posted by advw View Post
    Interesting, was this made to be bolted down? Or did you modify it a bit?
    The type I use can also be used in air travel, securing the safe to the inside of the suitcase. Here is a link to a similar product.

    SecureIt KeyOperated Handgun Storage Safe - product summary - Bing Shopping

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    I leave my glock 23 and have left my g17 in my truck while at work I normally don't leave one chambered just in case but have not had any problems and heat index has reached well over 100 here in Iowa

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    If bullets were that sensitive to heat, the manufacturers would have already put a label on their ammo boxes saying to store the rounds within a certain temperature range.

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    Safe. Have not heard any reports about this causing any issues.

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    You are safe from a round going off but your gun's lubrication will take a beating in the heat.

    I'd recommend a more rigorous visual inspection after it has been stored in an elevated temperature. Some guns work better dry - for awhile - but it wouldn't hurt to relub more often.

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