Burned myself with CCW. (funny/stupid)


April 28, 2009, 03:46 PM
Well, i just had an interesting thing happen. My car was left in the sun all day (south florida), and when i got out of work i went to the bank. I have a KT PF9 that i keep in the center consol of my car. The inside of the car after being in the sun all day was hot, but i had no idea it made my gun so hot.

Sitting in the parkinglot of the bank, i move the pf9 to the IWB holster that is almost always on my back. I am not wearing an undershirt. With my body's position inside the car..the slide was not touching any skin, and i had not touched it with my hand yet, as i move the gun into the holster with my hand properly on the polymer grip, with my finger covering the trigger guard.

I then got out of my car and stood up... :fire::fire::fire::fire::cuss::cuss::cuss::cuss:

Dear god it burned of a thousand fires. Once the slide touched my skin it felt like i was being branded. I was already out of my car with people around so i did everything i could to keep my composure. I kept walking into the bank thining..."anytime now, the heat will disipate and it wont hurt anymore."

I was wrong, it was burning me as i walked all the way in, filling out the deposit slip, standing in line, at the front....only on my way out did i start to feel it cool off.

Anyway thats my story. Pretty stupid, but now i have a slide-shaped burn on my lower back, lol.

Things i learned:

-I would rather it burn for a bit, than need a gun and not have it.

-I am happy with the way i took the pain, and kept my composure.

-Florida is hot.

That is all. :)

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April 28, 2009, 03:49 PM
So, you've been branded "Kel-Tec"! :)

April 28, 2009, 03:50 PM
lol. Funny story.

So the sun wasn't shining on the gun? It absorbed the heat while inside the center console. Man it must of been real hot inside that car.

Eric F
April 28, 2009, 03:53 PM
Nice a Kel-Tech tramp stamp burned in for life! Classic!

Funny I had the frost bite from my gun last winter........thats another story though.

April 28, 2009, 03:55 PM
What have we learned:

(1) Black absorbs heat.

(2) Don't "go commando" when going commando, particularly with an IWB. :neener:

April 28, 2009, 03:57 PM
Thats a hoot. I have had frozen gun before but not hot one.

April 28, 2009, 03:59 PM
Didn't you know this is why they call them firearms?

April 28, 2009, 04:11 PM
So, you've been branded "Kel-Tec"!
You mean he's partial to the Kel-Tec brand. :D

April 28, 2009, 04:14 PM
Amazing how much heat that little sucker can hold, right? :o

I've done that, but with a 1911. :eek: Fortunately, no scars.

April 28, 2009, 05:09 PM
Hey, you could always move to the "free" state of Il. It is in the mid 50s here. And you don't have the option of the brand anyway.

April 28, 2009, 05:16 PM
Back in the 60's when transistor radios first came out we got one (in black, of course). We were taking a road-trip to Cape Cod and got out somewhere with the radio on the dash.

When we got back to the car there was a black amorphous blob on the dash. Forgetting about the radio (and not recognizing it) we asked "Hey Dad, what's that?"

For the past 40-something years I've been keenly aware of what could happen to objects left on the dash or seats in a car in direct sunlight, even in the northern climes of New England.

Good luck explaining to your better half that you aren't in some weird cult that brands inductees. :evil:

jim in Anchorage
April 28, 2009, 05:20 PM
:fire:Got my laugh for the day. Why do people live in Florida again?

April 28, 2009, 05:33 PM
To answer the question: Yes, this was IN the center consol, which is in the black dash though.

Here is what im talking about, its a 350z.


April 28, 2009, 05:35 PM
tell you what, ill take that crappy black interior car off your hands, and give you my 2004 honda, it has an awesome tan interior! doesnt even get warm in the heat of summer...

April 28, 2009, 05:42 PM
Maybe a windshield cover ,one of those aluinum ones and a leather and fur zipper'd pistol bags to help keep your gun from shooting off those rounds in the afternoon sun. hehehe.

April 28, 2009, 06:01 PM
Sorry that happened to you OP.
But that's funny stuff right there. lmao :D

April 28, 2009, 06:09 PM
I left my sunglasses on the dash once and nearly burned my face off

April 28, 2009, 06:40 PM
Same happened to me in Central Ohio this last weekend... left a 1911 in the center console overnight and into the next day with temperatures in the high 80s... reached in to grab it, it was hotter than I have ever felt it before.. it was like the barrel after numerous rounds at the range. I was surprised the CT grips still worked.

April 28, 2009, 06:51 PM
welcome to florida, brew!

April 28, 2009, 06:58 PM
Betcha don't do that again! :D

April 28, 2009, 07:53 PM
I live in Florida too! Do you have the darkest legal tint shade to your car? It really does help cool down your interiors.

April 28, 2009, 07:56 PM
(2) Don't "go commando" when going commando, particularly with an IWB.

hmmm.... a butt holster would be an excellent way to go commando while going commando. I'm not sure if anybody makes one though.

Carne Frio
April 28, 2009, 08:04 PM
Hey, Jim in Anchorage; it's the gators, bugs and snakes that keeps people in Florida. They do have lots more bikini and thong action, though. And grabbing a cold gun at wrong temp can wake you up !

Keltecbutt....a new syndrome.:D

April 28, 2009, 08:05 PM
I have the opposite problem in the winter time. I'm not a huge fan of putting a 20 degree slide against my skin, and that big hunk of metal takes a while to change temperature.

April 28, 2009, 09:50 PM
Got my laugh for the day. Why do people live in Florida again?

ask that question again in the middle of february! then you'll remember!

April 28, 2009, 10:20 PM
Here in Texas it gets pretty hot too, I'll have to remember this one.

April 28, 2009, 10:21 PM
I had my auto darkening sunglasses on my dash, they darkened then they lightened to a white milkey can't see through color.

April 28, 2009, 10:32 PM
I have done that with sunglasses, not fun!

April 29, 2009, 09:16 AM

you could sell that idea on Ebay. Instead of getting a business name tattooed for money, you could start a branding trend!


Glad you isn't scarred for life mon.. :what:

Dave P
April 29, 2009, 09:39 AM
Don't you know you could have been thrown in jail for carrying in a bank?! Did you ask permission first??? :neener:

And don't forget, pain is just weakness leaving the body. You are a stronger man now!

April 29, 2009, 12:24 PM
You Glock guys might want to be careful they don't melt in the heat... ;)

April 29, 2009, 01:45 PM
I've been there man...too many times. I live in South Florida too, and have a car with a black dash. Tint helps overall, but not much on the dash, those mirrored sun shades help, but are a pain.

I've experienced something similar with an all-black steel 1911, but I'm a DAILY victim of being burned with the seat belts and my all-metal shift knob. It's scary.

You guys up in North in the cold don't know how good you have it.


Just One Shot
April 29, 2009, 02:57 PM
That's one reason I like these............


The sweat shield keeps the hot/cold metal off the skin.

April 30, 2009, 12:28 AM
ever put your arm up on the window sill where there may or may not be a chrome strip..


April 30, 2009, 12:47 AM
lol. get a holster that has a cover for your skin

April 30, 2009, 12:53 AM
Was out shooting in the Southern Nevada desert in the middle of summer, around 130 degrees air temp in the sun. Shot a couple (5 or 6) 30 rd mags through my Mak90 in less than 10 mins and set the gun down on the truck tailgate. Went to pick up my Ruger P89 (i think) and brushed my hand across the Mak90 barrel.

You'd think i'd be used to being burned, being an asphaltic paver and all, but I wasn't. Still have scars from that day.

April 30, 2009, 12:54 AM
Heh. There's a reason my Jeep is white. Even so, it gets really hot in there.

April 30, 2009, 04:01 AM
Lived in AZ desert my whole life, you get used to taking precautions. One easy one is the reflective sunshade you deploy over the inside of the window. Excellent sun fighter. Ditto on the high sweat shield, and THICK. You will need that extra insulation.

April 30, 2009, 04:03 AM
when I read this the other day I laughed so hard I couldn't even post. I needed the laugh too, so thanks a million.

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