Firearm parts to have on hand for an extended SHTF scenario?

Firearm parts to have on hand for an extended SHTF scenario?

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    Firearm parts to have on hand for an extended SHTF scenario?

    I'm thinking of keeping a few parts in case SHTF and you couldn't simply waltz into Cabela's and pick up something like a recoil spring or something.

    What parts for a semi-auto pistol, AR, and shotgun would you suggest to keep around in this case.

    Might be a dumb question: is barrel wear something to be concerned about on an AR? assuming the barrel is chrome and phosphate coated? i hear from some people that these wear out after 10k-20k rounds and i hear from others that they should last past your lifetime if you take decent care of it

    I can't think of any parts to get for an 870 though. thing seems to be so simple and solid.


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    The thing that will wear out first is most likely your mag springs, so get some extra ones, and one for your 870, other than that it depends on the gun. For my M1 carbine I have extra pins, hammers and springs. For my revolvers I have extra ammo
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    I have extra recoil springs and guide rods for 4 of my semi autos and those are the only spare parts I keep on hand.
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    Quote Originally Posted by pgrass101 View Post
    The thing that will wear out first is most likely your mag springs, so get some extra ones, and one for your 870, other than that it depends on the gun. For my M1 carbine I have extra pins, hammers and springs. For my revolvers I have extra ammo
    Do they sell all that stuff at places like Cabela's or Gander mtn? I assume springs are pretty cheap.

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    Quote Originally Posted by rammerjammer View Post
    I have extra recoil springs and guide rods for 4 of my semi autos and those are the only spare parts I keep on hand.
    a guide rod is a good idea.

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    Quote Originally Posted by AdBro View Post
    Do they sell all that stuff at places like Cabela's or Gander mtn? I assume springs are pretty cheap.
    I have no idea, but you can order them on line easy enough
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    Quote Originally Posted by pgrass101 View Post
    I have no idea, but you can order them on line easy enough
    thanks

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    For all the miscellaneous crap you'll probably never need, but if you do you'll forget what it was for... or which gun, if you still have that gun.

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    So mag springs go faster than anything? On an AR or on a handgun?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Thunder71 View Post
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    For all the miscellaneous crap you'll probably never need, but if you do you'll forget what it was for... or which gun, if you still have that gun.
    GREAT point.

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    Here is a kit for all the springs on a DPMS. Would these springs work in ANY AR? Such as an M400?

    DPMS AR-15 Replacement Springs Kit All 15 Springs For an AR-15

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    Okay. just came across magpul iphone cases for 10 bucks while looking for springs! iPhone CASES - Magpul® Field Case – iPhone 4/4S

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    For ARs you want to have a couple of spare firing pin retaining pins. They are small, easily lost, and your AR becomes a very expensive canoe paddle without one. Easiest way to deal is just to get a complete pin and spring kit or two.

    For pistols definitely recoil springs.
    Spare magazine springs for all.
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    Quote Originally Posted by mcp1810 View Post
    For ARs you want to have a couple of spare firing pin retaining pins. They are small, easily lost, and your AR becomes a very expensive canoe paddle without one. Easiest way to deal is just to get a complete pin and spring kit or two.

    For pistols definitely recoil springs.
    Spare magazine springs for all.
    yeah, good point about retaining pins.

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    Likely hood of toasting a barrel slim. Seen a few get run over. Barrel was ok lower not so good.
    A complete lower is not expensive. You have a quick change and the base for another one latter.
    As others have said spare firing pins ect.

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