Newton shooter here, I got my CCW permit a few weeks ago after crime has been escalating in my area. I went to the range for the 1st time yesterday and bought 100 rounds to shoot. I took the ammunition I didn’t shoot with me and it’s in my center council of my truck. I’m just curious if this is safe? It might be a dumb question but as a new shooter I have anxiety about this
Completely safe. Only real risk will be if someone breaks in to your truck that’s one other thing that you risk being stolen.
It’s not ideal for ammunition to go through big temperature changes, but ammo is very resiliant and being in your truck console for awhile won’t bother it. Even with the temp changes it’s really only a near-issue when it creates condensation/water on the ammo but inside a closed vehicle that doesn’t happen.
Ammo can get very hot or very cold and be just fine.
(it can be a thing to consider a possible over pressure if the ammo gets super hot inside a closed car in the summer, like sitting in the sun in Phoenix in the summer on a particularly hot/+P load that is pushing the limits of the gun then shooting it while it’s still that hot…but we are way out on the tippy tip end of the bell curve to have any concern about the temperature factory ammo is at when you shoot it, it’s really not something you have to worry about unless you are trying hard to make it a problem)
Awesome, thanks for easing my fears. I was pretty sure the instructor at the range said it’s ok but just wanted to double check
Hello and welcome @Trent77
What @Nathan57 said
Question already answered
… so… welcome to the Community
BTW… I like your “double check” habit. It’s very important in firearm’s World.
It will still work. I have ammo that’s literally 50+ years old that’s rattled around my belongings through more than a dozen states and it still works.
Welcome to the Community sir!
I agree with @Nathan57 said and would add. Visible ammo might be seen by a scum bag as an indication that there is a firearm in the vehicle, giving them more motivation break in and look around.
Totally agree, we’ve actually had a few cars broken into with irresponsible gun owners leaving guns in their cars in sight and well they got stolen. The ammo is in the center council, covered so not seen. As far as my weapon, I have yet to find the right pistol for my concealed carry weapon. I have been shooting the Sig Sauer P226 legion but I think it might be to heavy to carry on a regular basis?
Not with the right holster and belt. I’ve carried a 5” 1911 with a leather holster and steel-core leather belt with no problems
If you like P226, you should be comfortably with P229 then.
This one conceals perfectly and has no disadvantages with its shorter barrel comparing to P226.
Didn’t notice you were thinking about weight. Well, heavier pistol gives you more accuracy in dynamic situations and forgives user’s technique errors.
With good belt and holster you shouldn’t feel huge difference in weight. Of course all depends on your weight and body type, but whatever is below 40 oz (fully loaded) should be good for average male.
I’ll keep shooting the 226 and I’ll also try the 229. I might just have been intimidated by the gun therefore thinking it was to heavy? I’m sure the more time I spend shooting it the better it will feel
Personally my extra ammo that I keep in my vehicle is also kept in my two spare Glock mags that are kept in a tandem kydex magazine holder, it’s more convenient and quicker in case of a reload situation but it’s all about what your comfortable with. Also for when I wanna shoot at the range some.
Remember - the best EDC firearm is the one you like the most.
I’ve tried 6 or 7 different handguns for last 4 years. Started with recommended one (didn’t work for me), then I used few that seemed to be good for carry but I didn’t feel good shooting them.
I eventually found The One.
So it might happen that you like P229 but don’t feel either comfortable carrying or accurately shooting it. And you need both to be a happy carrier.
Keep in mind that places like massachusetts you need a permit to possess
So anyone else driving will have big issues if pulled over
As long as you don’t have a Bears sticker on your truck you’ll be ok.
My understanding is that as long as they don’t get overheated, you’ll be fine.
But i have to agree with the other poster who mentioned B&E on your vehicle.
Fwiw, i recently saw an advertisement for a center console (as opposed to council) locking safe.
It’s not inexpensive, but better safe than sorry.
I’m not specifically recommending it, but you can Google “center console lock box” and get the results.
The one in particular i saw did have year/make/model specific devices.
They apparently also allowed for electronic connections in the newer vehicles too.