So, I know that GLOCK will sell parts to individuals, are there any other companies that have this policy? I have heard that Springfield and Ruger do NOT sell parts. I guess I am mostly concerned with EAA, Rock Island Armory, and Smith & Wesson.
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November 30, 2006, 10:42 AM
I know Sig will sell parts, either in kits (which include the decocking lever spring, slide catch lever spring, trigger bar spring, recoil spring, slide pins and grip screws) or individually. They even give a C&R discount. :) You can also get original Sig parts at Brownells or MidwayUSA.
When buying used Sigs I like to buy the kit, do a detail strip and clean, and replace everything.
November 30, 2006, 10:45 AM
I've bought various springs and pins for my Ruger .22's direct from them.
November 30, 2006, 11:10 AM
The problem is lawyers...
Manufacturers "restrict" the sale of some parts because if they are incorrectly installed, and/or fitted an unsafe condition may occur. Then if something goes wrong and someone is injured or killed it's lawsuit time, and of course the gun maker is the likely target because they, or their insurance company, have the most money. To protect their clients, the company lawyers insist on a very restrictive polcy concerning parts sales. Some more then others.
November 30, 2006, 11:39 AM
I understand that laws could be a huge part of the problem. And I agree that certain things do require a gunsmith's skills. But it would be nice to be able to have the spares just in case.