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?
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.
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.
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; 03-14-2008 at 12:15 AM. 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.