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Old September 11th, 2016, 09:11 AM   #1
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A Noob question, I know the ARs are hardy rifles, BUT alittle broken part can give you a bad day What would be a couple of parts that can break or easily get lost IE: little springs, I am looking at the firing pin cotter pin,maybe a cam bolt, maybe extractor? I am thinking too far ahead? Thanks
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I've got maybe 20,000 rounds through AR's, at least 10,000 through my first AR, I have yet to break or wear out a part, but it never hurts to have some spares on hand. Springs, pins, gas rings, things like that, most anywhere that sells AR parts will offer a spare parts kits of common items. Another thing I like to keep handy, I keep one inside the compartment inside the stock, is a broken shell extractor. I have had a couple of shells separate, but never a problem with them coming out, but you never know.

Something like this:
PSA AR15 Field Repair Kit - 1356

AR-15/M16 FIELD PARTS KIT | Brownells

BROKEN SHELL EXTRACTOR - 223 REM | Brownells

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I would keep a spare parts kit as described above, charging handle and maybe an extra bolt carrier group complete. Bolts have broken before or even extractor issues. A new bolt group would cure all of that quickly.
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I've got maybe 20,000 rounds through AR's, at least 10,000 through my first AR, I have yet to break or wear out a part, but it never hurts to have some spares on hand. Springs, pins, gas rings, things like that, most anywhere that sells AR parts will offer a spare parts kits of common items. Another thing I like to keep handy, I keep one inside the compartment inside the stock, is a broken shell extractor. I have had a couple of shells separate, but never a problem with them coming out, but you never know.

Something like this:
PSA AR15 Field Repair Kit - 1356

AR-15/M16 FIELD PARTS KIT | Brownells

BROKEN SHELL EXTRACTOR - 223 REM | Brownells
John Thanks That is what I was looking for.. Just a few littel items that can be loast during a cleaning etc! Thanks and site book marked
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I would keep a spare parts kit as described above, charging handle and maybe an extra bolt carrier group complete. Bolts have broken before or even extractor issues. A new bolt group would cure all of that quickly.
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I have an extra BCG. I also have more than one AR. I have never had one go down that needed a part or gun swap in a class or match.

I had them jam so bad they need mortared, but once cleared, they ran fine.
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I have an extra BCG. I also have more than one AR. I have never had one go down that needed a part or gun swap in a class or match.

I had them jam so bad they need mortared, but once cleared, they ran fine.
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Windham Weaponry should have spare parts kits; they did when it was Quality Parts. I think it was for Fathers Day they ran a special on their lower parts, buy 2 and get an assembly mat and free shipping, so unless you're in a hurry you might wait for a special. Their parts are really good quality as you would expect; though not the least expensive. If you're ever in Fairfield Center, A&G has all sorts of parts on their racks. I'd be surprised if Maine Military doesn't as well.

Make your own lowers (ar15mold.com) and lower parts kits come in very handy indeed. I think everyone should have a few lowers w/o serial numbers in their spare parts. They can't be sold, probably can't be given away either. The person making the lower owns it. It's very easy to pour a lower and no one says that the person doing the pouring can't have guidance :-) .
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Brian thanks for the info. I am in no rush for spare parts so thats on my side I was just looking for a few small parts off the bolt that can break of drop and bounce to no mans land :O


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