I bought a Cannon Patriot safe that has 30 minutes of fire protection. It got me thinking, how hot does it need to be to melt a composite gun? I've heard of handloads exploding in the chamber and cracking HK frames in half. Does any one have any horror stories about their composite pistols? Has anyone survived a fire to realize that their Glock is a blob of plastic? Please share.
I don't know the type of plastic they use, or I could find out. Ballparking it from other figures I found, the melting point is probably in the 300s or 400s Fahrenheit. That is well within the range of a house fire.
During the Cedar Fire here in San Diego a few years ago, my girl's dad lost 3 polyframes. It was unreal. He kept his guns in a case in his study. After the fire, the only thing left was a barrel from a Barret.