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Old 10-21-2010, 17:18   #1
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What are the essential AR15 spare parts?

From your experience with AR15, what parts wear soonest and/or most often?
I want to have at least those parts on hand.
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Old 10-21-2010, 19:32   #2
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jampac,

This is not an exhaustive list, and they're not placed in any particular order, but I have these "spares" on-hand:
  • bolt assembly
  • bolt cam pin
  • firing pin
  • firing pin retaining pin
  • pivot/takedown pin detent and detent spring
  • selector detent and detent spring
  • trigger and trigger spring
  • hammer and hammer spring
  • gas tube (one extra for each gas length that you own)
  • gas tube roll pin (get several as these can get mangled if you're not careful)

Of course, your best "spare" part is another AR-15 sitting in your gun case.
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spares

Thanks for info.
I'll guess they're in order of importance.
helpful list!
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They're not really in order of importance, but all are nice to have on-hand.

They're all considered replacement parts, but some are more prone to wear-out faster based on their function.

If there were one "extra" part to have on-hand, I'd probably say get an extra bolt. It's an easy part to swap-out, and it's small enough to carry within the buttstock or pistol grip of an AR-15 (provided you have a compartment in either one).

I hope this helps.
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jampac,

I agree with alaj70's suggestions. DPMS makes a spare parts kit that is very affordable and I keep one handy.

http://www.cheaperthandirt.com/ARR538-7.html

I do need to pick up a spare bolt, though. I just need to resist the temptation to use that as an excuse to start another build
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