Sure, doesn't everyone?
Yes, kkeep spare parts
No, don't keep spare parts
Guns, like automobiles, folks, refrigerators, washing machines and vacuum cleaners, break down on occassion. I've found it practical to keep a few apare parts on hand, ejector housing screws, transfer bars, side plate screws, etc. How many of you do the same thing? And, if you do, which parts?
Sure, doesn't everyone?
I have a few 1911 parts despite no longer having a 1911. But for my current guns - all polymer 9mms, no, I really don't. I have an extra rear site for my Walther, and the parts the gun comes with (replacable front sites and grip inserts), but that's about it. If something broke, I wouldn't be able to fix it anyway.
I don't keep any spare parts. I work on computers but don't keep spare parts. As fast as delivery service is, I've found it best for me to order what I need instead of trying to stock it. I always have a backup Gun or Computer if one goes down. Works best for me.
I keep all gun & reloading parts, new & used. Never know when the garage floor might eat one that you need.
The spare part I have for my Glock 26 is a Glock 17!
My Glocks are box-stock internally (only changes are night sights and CT lasergrips), so I am not particularly worried about them breaking.
I do keep spare parts for my M4. If I still carried a 1911, or if I shot revolvers, I would be sure to keep some spare parts handy since the older designs with more small parts aren't generally as rugged as the Glocks.
As a bullseye shooter, I have inadvertantly procurred several spare parts. Every 1911 shooter must have spare springs. Not to mention barrels, bushings, and that amazing dissapearing spring plug.
I guess being pretty new or just having some good pistols, I have yet to have anything break. So I haven't found the need to carry spare parts yet.
I carry extra recoil, magazine, trigger, striker and extractor springs for my Glocks along with some extra pins. Glockmeister sells a field emergency kit that I keep in my range bag when I am competing. If something does go wrong with my Glock 34 or 35, there is a fairly decent chance I can fix it in time to complete my shooting. If something more serious goes wrong, I probably need to take the gun to a smith, anyway.
I keep spare guns around.
After almost forty years of shooting and tinkering with the 1911 type guns it is only reasonable to say that there might be enough parts to build a gun,minus the frame of coarse..
Tell the wife that I have a pilot's license,pile it here and there because you never know when or what you might need..
I shoot a lot and its worth keeping a few spare parts fro the Kimber and other 1911 around . I keep mostly springs, and mag parts .
The parts I keep on hand depends on the make/model gun and how much it's used. Generally speaking however, for semi's used regularly I'll keep spare springs, at least 4 magazines, extractors, firing pins and a spare barrel. I may also have other parts if the gun has something unique that is easily lost, like the assembly pins on my P-3AT or SKYY CPX-1.
I keep any spare part I come come in contact with. May never need it but I will have it.
I have a box of all kinds
Well...if it is something that is hard to find parts for,I'll pick up the spare parts if I run across them.Unless it is so rare that you will never shoot it!
I've got all kinds of parts ..mostly for 1911's. I have a special; tool box just for things like that. I work on computers a little and I always kept parts for stuff like that. Just made sense to do the same with gun parts. I even carry a few tings in my shooter bag in case of a range problem
Last edited by DevilsJohnson; 03-13-2008 at 11:15 PM. Reason: Just because you're paranoid don't mean people aint out to get you.
Springs (all of them for each gun; they DO wear out), pins/screws or other easily-lost-during-disassembly parts, spare magazines (not just extras in or out of "rotation"; I'm talking about having a few still new-in-wrapper), grips for wood- or thin-plastic-gripped handguns, firing pins/strikers, and other parts subject to high levels of wear-and-tear like extractors/ejectors.
Many parts cost very little so when ordering a required part I always order a few springs, pins etc which are most likely to fail or be lost when performing thorough cleaning. Shipping cost is normaly greater than parts cost.
Pins and springs have a nasty way of jumping to never never land even when care is taken.
I keep spare parts---a bunch of them, for everything. I can also installl them.
aside from springs if i get a new part to swap out an old one for cosmetic reasons, I sell the used one on ebay.
Ben might keep parts for my gun, but if he does, I don't know...