I usually leave my carry gun in my truck during the day when I'm in the office for 7 to 9 hours. Its usually either a G23 or a P229. I have an all black truck, and in the AZ summer it consistantly reaches 115 degrees outside, so I'm guessing its atleast 150-160 inside my truck. My question is... should I be worried about leaving my loaded gun in that kind of heat? I'm not worried about the gun, more so the ammo. I've been doing it for quite a few years now without any problems, but I wanted to hear other poeple's take on it because its always in the back of my mind. What is the heat tolerance of most factory ammunition? A couple hundred degrees, or a thousand? I know brass has a melting point around 1600 degrees, but at what point, if any, will the round discharge?
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7 years 20 weeks ago, 9:46 AM