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Old 10-03-2012, 04:01 AM   #1
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Hey to everyone this is my first post.
I'm in the market for a gun safe so, I have been doing a lot of research. I'm curious about fire rated safes for polymer firearms. I see that most are rated for an hour at 1700 degrees while maintaining an inside temp of about 350 degrees.
My question, how will a polymer firearm such as Glocks and Ruger Sr series handle that kind of temp? The reason I'm asking is if polymer firearms won't hold up in the 350 degree range I would save the money and buy a non fire rated safe.
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Old 10-08-2012, 01:27 PM   #2
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The melting point for the Glock frames are more like 425 degrees.

http://www.polymerprocessing.com/polymers/PA6.html

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Regardless of the polymer frames, you still want a fire rated safe. The heat from a fire will destroy metal parts as well.

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Yes go with a fire rated safe, even if your glock melts the rest of your gear and firearms will be ok. Losing one or two firearms isn't as bad as losing all of them because your safe can't take the heat.

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The way I look at it fire rating doesn't mean much. If I have a fire I want my guns destroyed because my home owners will cover full replacement value. That being said I do not have a lot of family heirlooms or high end older guns in my collection.

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The way I look at it fire rating doesn't mean much. If I have a fire I want my guns destroyed because my home owners will cover full replacement value. That being said I do not have a lot of family heirlooms or high end older guns in my collection.
I thought my insurance company would also full replace all my guns but boy was I wrong. Check with them. I did get a brake on my insurance with a fire rated safe. You have to store tax records and the likes in it for Farm Bureau to give a break.
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The gun safe I got was a "Sentry " safe . It's rated for 1800 for two hours and in the safe gets broken into or distroyed in a fire they will replace .for free u pay shipping .
They are made in Californa and sold only through the internet ..
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