Back up parts for your on the go rifle!


#1

Hay everyone!
So everyone knows that the AR-15 is a respectable firearm and with that said I have seen and I have experience a failure or two. With that in mind I wanted to see what you guys think of carrying backup parts. For example I have a extra complete bolt and firing pin stowed in the grip!


This grip is a BCM mod3. The retention on the trap door is really tight and has a rubber liner. There is a small piece of foam to stop them from rattling. Both the pin and bolt have been treated with frog lube.
Magpul also has an interesting offering with a base plate for the bolt and firing pin. They work ok in my opinion.


#2

I like these little Plano boxes, carry it in the range bag.


#3

I carry a full BCG in my range bag, but you could always have an spare in a bug-out bag or wherever you like, they’re small enough.


#4

Spare parts? Nope . It’s not an AR- it’s an AK. :sunglasses:


#5

Awesome idea. Those are cheap, easy, and keep everything organized.


#6

Great idea. It is far more easy to throw in a whole new carrier than just a bolt.


#7

Sad but true. After thousands and thousands of rounds of 7.62x39 and 5.45x39 I can honestly say that I have to this day not had a failure with a AK platform, but I have seen it happen. The guy never cleaned it…EVER. When t took it apart for him I found a rock! Yes a small rock jammed behind the extractor along with massive amounts of carbon build up. That was 7 years ago. The guy still runs it, and I’m pretty sure he still hasn’t cleaned it since.


#8

Murphy sez the part you need will seldom be the ones you have on hand.


#9

Parts in a trap door hand grip?
Smart.
And why I prefer the original stocks with the trap door and cleaning kit


#10

True, you can only prepare for so much before you start to tax yourself.


#11

Nice A1 Brother! I love those!


#12

Only back up part I see a need to have on hand for the AK is a firing pin and possibly hammer spring. One think I can say for my AK is that it has never needed a part replaced because of failure and it’s a older Russian made one (prior to the ban crap) that has seen thousands of rounds.

As much as I love my AR’s and AR based rifles I own, they have had failures that required replacement parts already.