Most of the time, when going on trips I will take two defensive pistols that compliment each other. The late great Jeff Cooper once said that a good quality firearm will last you a lifetime, but get two so you have spare parts, or a backup should one go down. On a recent road trip, I went shooting with a friend about 300 miles away from my home and only took my g26. We were doing some informal shooting and his g26 had a breakage of the trigger disconnector spring. It was an easy fix, but that got me to thinking that for those who only travel with one handgun, and are able to do their own repairs, it may not be a bad idea to take along a little bag of parts that would be the most likley to fail, such as springs, ejectors ect..and a tool to replasce them. Just something I thought worth considering and sharing.