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Essential spare parts?

Discussion in 'General Glocking' started by RaVis, Mar 16, 2012.

  1. RaVis

    RaVis

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    Out of curiosity, what spare parts would you recommend one have for a Glock pistol?

    I'd appreciate it if we could keep the thread clutter free so "more ammo" or "you don't need anything" just won't do. :whistling:

    Thanks.
     
  2. DannyR

    DannyR Moderator Millennium Member

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    Do you keep any spare parts for your car or your computer? Parts seldom break on a Glock. Recoil spring assemblies and magazine springs do wear out. I'd suggest:

    1. A spare trigger spring, although your Glock will function without one.

    2. A spare recoil spring assembly

    3. A few extra magazines
     

  3. SCSU74

    SCSU74 St. Cloud Proud

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    i would just go on gunsprings.com and order a service pack for whatever glock you have. It contains 1 of every spring in the gun and costs about $11
     
  4. DocWills

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    locking block pin. springs,extractorand the firing pin safety and little pushing thing i cant recall name of at moment(like 2$) mag followers. sights if you run the plastic ones,mag catch, slide lock. and the tool.
     
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  5. barth

    barth six barrels

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    My plastic guide rod got chewed up at about 3000+ rounds.
    I guess the springs are good to maybe 5K?

    At any rate,
    I bought a tungsten competition guide rod / recoil spring assembly
    and a stainless steel one for back up - LOL!

    Seriously, the factory recoil spring assembly is fine.
    But having a spare around is a fine idea too.
     
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    It looks like all, or at least almost all, functional spare parts have been listed. I would start with the spring service pack and recoil spring/guide rod. Metal sights and IMO night sights would be the first non function related part to add.


    TS
     
  7. Bald Baron

    Bald Baron Hermit

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    If you detail strip your gun, it might be a good idea to have spare spring cups and spring loaded bearing on hand in case one goes flying off into shag carpet limbo or under the stove never to be seen again. Having spare plastic pins is not a bad idea either, in case you get aggressive when reassembling and break one.:wavey:
     
  8. SCC

    SCC just me

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    are they stock parts ?
     
  9. Bruce M

    Bruce M

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    This has nothing to do with wear or failure of the Glock parts, but I agree completely. :embarassed:
     
  10. C J

    C J

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    Like all the parts everyone listed, I try to keep all the upper parts (slide) on hand. Including a dual recoil spring and a single for two models. With the exception of a striker, unless you have a stock one, after an upgrade of some sort. Just go on Glockstore or Glockworx. The factory parts are so cheap. Why wouldn't you? It's good to have that stuff on hand. You know "two is one" kinda thing. Hate to have a EDC gun go down on you and have to wait 5-7 days for parts. Stay safe.
     
  11. AustinTx

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    Just get another Glock, of the same generation and size and they can back each other up. You will have a spare for everything. That's my easy way.
     
  12. ElrodCod

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    You should have spares of any of the small parts that can be easily lost. You don't want the gun out of service because half a spring cup disappeared in the rug.