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Posted: 10/28/2002 1:11:07 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 10/28/2002 2:00:10 PM EDT by Venerated]
Just a suggestion for those who fail to consider it, remember to buy spare parts for your pride and joy instead of spending ALL of your money on gadgets, scopes, magazines, etc. The latter are nice to have but you can't predict when parts will fail. I make it a priority to maintain enough internal parts to build 2 rifles. I am far from rich so I know how it goes, but an extractor is worth more than gold when you're in need of one. And what good is your Trijicon when your gas rings need replacing? I've purchased all of Bushmaster's bulk kits and I go to GP for individual parts. Both companies are excellent, price and service wise. Can't recommend them enough. Ven [b]GEORGIA PRECISION[/b] [url]http://www.georgiaprecision.com/cats/cataru.htm[/url] [url]http://www.georgiaprecision.com/cats/catarl.htm[/url] [b]BUSHMASTER[/b] [url]http://www.bushmaster.com/shopping/lowers/arpinpkg.asp[/url] [url]http://www.bushmaster.com/shopping/lowers/arpartskit.asp[/url] [url]http://www.bushmaster.com/shopping/lowers/alowkit.asp[/url]
Link Posted: 10/28/2002 1:19:47 PM EDT
It is nice to have spare parts, but this buy it before it is gone crap is bull, parts will be around long after any ban imposed. At least they have been.
Link Posted: 10/28/2002 1:52:51 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 10/28/2002 1:57:01 PM EDT by Venerated]
Suit yourself friend. [;)] Whooo, just noticed you're an ATF agent. No wonder then.
Link Posted: 10/28/2002 2:05:57 PM EDT
A bird in the hand is worth two in the bush. I doubt the parts will dry up. Heck, you can still get parts for your Springfield Trapdoor. But if you need to replace a part, would you prefer to open up a goodie bag that is within arms reach, or hope for over night delivery? It has been my experience that failures never occur when their repair is convienent. Murphy was an optimist.
Link Posted: 10/28/2002 2:26:58 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 10/28/2002 2:28:37 PM EDT by gus]
Originally Posted By ATFagent: It is nice to have spare parts, but this buy it before it is gone crap is bull, parts will be around long after any ban imposed. At least they have been.
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He never said the supply would dry up. He is talking about what if something breaks or wears out, and now your gun doesn't work. Would you rather be able to repair the rifle right then, or would you rather wait a week or more for your parts to be delivered? And just what ban are you talking about? Do you know something we don't? BTW - Get back to work - you're my employee (as a citizen) and I don't appreciate you wasting company time having fun on the internet....[%|]
Link Posted: 10/28/2002 2:41:12 PM EDT
Link Posted: 10/28/2002 3:04:43 PM EDT
Originally Posted By Venerated: Just a suggestion for those who fail to consider it, remember to buy spare parts for your pride and joy instead of spending ALL of your money on gadgets, scopes, magazines, etc. The latter are nice to have but you can't predict when parts will fail. I make it a priority to maintain enough internal parts to build 2 rifles. I am far from rich so I know how it goes, but an extractor is worth more than gold when you're in need of one. And what good is your Trijicon when your gas rings need replacing?
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Thats why I have 6 AR`s , If one fails I have 5 others.[:D]
Link Posted: 10/28/2002 11:34:39 PM EDT
No problems here. I have enough spare parts to build 3 or 4 more ARs. [:D]
Link Posted: 10/29/2002 3:40:37 AM EDT
Just buy several ARs and you will always have parts.
Link Posted: 10/29/2002 9:27:30 AM EDT
Link Posted: 10/29/2002 9:47:45 AM EDT
[Last Edit: 10/29/2002 9:56:18 AM EDT by imposter]
They have never banned the parts. That and banning already existing weapons raises too many legal issues. That is why they grandfather everything, and let you repair it. They are most likely to ban new production rifles. Eventually, they will ban or register the transfer of magazines and firearms. Best to stock up on rifles, and possibly lowers. That way, the number of rifles in hands of hte right people increases. Buying loads of magazines is kind of a zero sum game, because the supply is pretty fixed. But high demand for magazines does encourage importation, increasing the supply, at least until they close that "loophole." Have enough rifles and magazines to put some away for a rainy day. Enough to equip yourself, a squad, a platoon, or whatever is within your means. When you have done that, worry about spare parts. Put off those expensive scopes, except for your primary rifle, until you have an adequate stock of spare rifles and magazines.
Link Posted: 10/29/2002 10:23:59 AM EDT
I just picked up a spare bolt and cam pin. That, and two complete pins and springs kits, and a complete trigger group, firing pin should keep me going.
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