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What spare Glock parts to keep on hand?

Discussion in 'General Glocking' started by emt1581, Jan 13, 2010.

  1. emt1581

    emt1581 Curious Member

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    I'd like to be able to pass my Glocks on to my children and grandchildren so that they'll still be able to shoot/protect themselves a hundred years from now.

    I know that my Grandfather's 1911 from WWII still shoots just as good as it did when he was using it in Japan. However, he may have replaced the barrel just because my father gave me a spare one with it. The springs, levers, etc...everything is original. So I'm not sure that Glocks will need spring replacements...but I know that's what everyone jumps to when thinking of spare parts.

    What I'm curious about, which will help me answer my question, is what parts have been known to wear out or break in Glocks?

    Thanks!

    -Emt1581
     
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    Recoil spring
    trigger spring
    slide lock spring
    slide cover plate
    I would also keep an extra firing pin assembly, the extractor parts, and a trigger group.
     

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    I keep a couple trigger springs, mag releases, extractor plunger springs and a cuple firing pin sleeves. I should probably add a recoil spring since that's probably the only spring I'll have to replace.
     
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    texas 48 Gold Member

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    I have a spare set of internals for
    all my Glocks. This includes
    Trigger spring
    Firing pin spring
    Trigger bar w/smooth trigger
    Ejector
    Extractor
    Plunger spring (easy to loose)
    Channel liner
    Spring cups
    Firing pin channel
    Back cover plate
    Recoil spring
    Firing pin plunger
    Connector
    Spare barrel for each model (I have multiples of one model)
    Will be getting a firing pin for each caliber
    I like having the ability to fix my own weapon and Glocks are easy to work on. If the SHTF or the Dems have their way and the government tries to retrict weapons I may not be able to get them and if they are in short supply I don't want to wait weeks to get them. Many will think that it's overkill but when I started to stock pile ammo and reloading supplies in late 2007 and people could not get them in 2009 I never ran short and bought them when prices were low. Now I know that I did the prudent thing.
     
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    +1 :supergrin:
     
  7. emt1581

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    So all of these parts that yall are listing...you've SEEN wear out/break?

    Can you share some links/pics?

    Thanks!

    -Emt1581
     
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    no but most are very cheap and good insurance in case something were to happen. at the local gun shop they wanted $25 for an extended slide release and $10 for installation
     
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    emt1581 Curious Member

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    While true, I'm curious what parts people have had break/wear out.

    My (grandfather's) 1911 has gone through a war...heavily used and won! And then once home had the snot shot out of it...no springs or levers or anything broke.

    So while I think it's a great idea to keep spares on hand just in case...I want to know what has ACTUALLY broke/worn out.

    Thanks!

    -Emt1581
     
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    my oldest glock is 3 years old and no broken parts yet. Others have reported recoil and triggers springs being replaced after heavy use. Some have also reported replacing the slide lock spring but I'm not sure if it was due to it breaking or just changing after heavy use. The pins are good to have on hand because they can be misplaced during take down and may be hard to find. Like the poster mentioned earlier, many small part can be misplaced and lost. And I almost forgot about magazine springs...although Ive never heard of them breaking down, some people still swap them out after years of use.
     
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    Atlas transmogrifier

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  12. emt1581

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    Do they sell something like a Glock armorer's kit that has all the springs/parts good to keep on hand in it? That might be worth it to have assuming they include parts that are either universal or one of everything to fit various calibers/frames.

    Thanks!

    -Emt1581
     
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    SCC just me

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    the only two parts i have seen brake a trigger spring and the older slide lock spring
     
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    Don't forget an extra mag spring for each mag.
     
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    Dont need no extra parts. A friend of mine has a glock19 and he goes to the range twice a week for the past 6 years and nothing broke yet.
     
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    Glockmiester has a compleat spring kit you most likely will never need it, when your pistol get up around 5,000 rounds you might want a recoil spring and guide rod assembly OEM is just fine you do not need stainless anything, my g-21's are at over 50 K rounds the barrels almost look new on the inside, unless you are wanting to shoot lead or handloads you can pretty much stay with a stock barrel as well. While I have only replaced the recoil spring guide rod assembly in my pistols in twenty years that is mainly due to advice I got from Glock as to when to replace them I have all the ones I have replaced and they all still work fine. I did have to replace my OEM night sites but that was at fourteen years, they are garanteed for twelve.
     
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    I think Ive seen one on Cheaper than dirt that comes with some of the springs, a punch and orange slide cover plate but not positive, have to check again
     
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    I just realized where I went wrong. I should have been buying spare parts instead of two of each in 9mm.
     
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    I keep whole spare GLOCKs on hand
     
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    I keep everything but a spare slide and receiver on hand for the 9mm Glocks.