I ordered some spare parts from Ruger with the rebate that I got from buying the LCP a few years ago. When the extractor chipped I was able to change it out for the spare. The other day I broke the gun down so that I could carry the slide and barrel in a plastic baggie into the clinic where they don't allow guns. I got back into the car and started to assemble the gun again. The stainless steal guide rod slipped out of place and shot around the inside of the car. I found it down between the seats but I got to thinking that, this is one part that I don't have on hand for a replacement so I would be out of business until I got another one. I just ordered a couple of extras off of Ebay. Just in case the part that wants to shoot away gets lost the next time. I already have a couple of extra sets of return springs too.