Dedicated Parts/Tool Boxes just for your AR

Discussion in 'AR-15 Discussion' started by Triumphman, Apr 6, 2014.

  1. Triumphman

    Triumphman Active Member

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    Are you like others I've seen, that now you have an AR Rifle, you have all your tools, cleaning equipment and other items in 1 BIG box, to tear that box apart just to find what you need on the bottom?

    Or, are you like me, you've found that putting the many different Tools/Supplies/Ammo that the AR needs into various Tool/Fishing Boxes has made owning/repairing/building/shooting an AR so much easier?

    I use only 1 Box for my Cleaning Supplies since I use the same Oil/Bore Cleaners with a change in size of Cleaning Rods on all my many different Calibers. Only big difference is using a Bore Guide with the AR.
     
  2. KG7IL

    KG7IL Well-Known Member

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    I'm a process guy. All my cleaning gear is in a fishing box. Everything I need to clean any of my firearms. Assuming I'll actually clean one.....

    But then again, I also have a 9mm pistol subset that travels, and a .45ACP kit that travels. oh, and one for .22 also.

    I try to keep all my spare parts from builds in a cardboard box. (A true container that I can afford!).. .. With my AR Wrench. . and maybe some allen wrenches, s. . . . .

    What I lack in organization, I make up in time spent looking for stuff. It's kinda win-win. After looking for a while, I often forget what I was trying to do and go mow the lawn or something.
     

  3. armsmaster270

    armsmaster270 New Member

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    Here is my solution.

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  4. sputnik1988

    sputnik1988 Active Member

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    I've got a big cardboard box, the digging around is common.:p
     
  5. KG7IL

    KG7IL Well-Known Member

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    Hey....... Are high capacity storage boxes legal in CA. ? ?
    Nice solution.

    I always end up with parts that won't fit into the largest section :(


    Let's hear it for the cardboard box.. . . (maybe even two of them!)
     
  6. armsmaster270

    armsmaster270 New Member

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    Hi cap boxes ok hi cap mags not.
     
  7. sweeper22

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    One box? Not really an option.

    The 'diseased' among us might have 5-10 LPK/LBKs, 3-5 spare BCGs, a few extra CHs and sights, several stripped and completed lowers waiting to build on, 100+ mags in plastic, and a couple ziplock bags full of spare parts (formerly complete LPKs that had a piece or two commandeered for one reason or another).

    I really need to get organized one of these days. Fortunately, I know where to find whatever I need in short order. Having this stuff is a positive. But I'd eventually like to provide a little order for the parts/pieces I've amassed.
     
  8. fsted2a

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    I got a craftsman roll-away and top box combo. Got a few mechanics tools in it, but mostly AR stuff, like sweeper has, such as a torque wrench, AR wrench, etc.. I got a ROCKWELL JAWHORSE to use as a vise to hold a receiver in my Brownell's armorers block to install barrels, gas blocks, flash hiders, and buffer tubes. The rest of the space is filled with boxes of ammo.
     
  9. John_Deer

    John_Deer New Member

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    I use the plano tackle boxes similar to the ones armsmaster270 uses. Everything about the plano tackle boxes is stackable. I use plastic pencil boxes for tools that need to be in a box by themselves.
     
  10. TekGreg

    TekGreg Lifetime Supporting Member Lifetime Supporter

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    Thanks for the brand of those boxes, John. Does anyone have brand/model information on good (or great) parts boxes? Three big junk drawers prove that I haven't found a good system yet.
     
  11. Triumphman

    Triumphman Active Member

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    For all my small parts(springs/pins/etc) I went to WalMart and over in Hobby/Sewing area, I found a plastic, divided container that has cylinder tubes that screw into each other and I've got all the same parts in each separate container.

    For my larger components I have a dedicated Stanley 16" Tool Box where I keep Armor Tools/Punches/Hex Wrenches(scope/ring mounts)/ear plugs/eye protector/and other various AR only equipment for build/repair.

    For my Ammo needs, which I'm starting to stockpile, some to keep at home safe, and what I take to Range is another Stanley 16" Tool Box with various Manufacturer's Ammo that I can grab and run if need be that will hold around 2000 rounds. The type of Stanley Tool Boxes I choose is one that is "weather tight" with an O-Ring in lid, and steel locking mechanisms.

    As time has come around, I'm now seeing a need to get another Tool Box just for the larger AR components like Hand Guards, Buffer Tubes/Springs/etc that I've changed on the AR over time for better fit and shooting needs.

    It's a never ending process as anybody with an AR knows all too well. I'm not one of those who sells off parts. I just accumulate parts here/there for the next build. Good thing too, as last AR I built, it didn't have all the small parts in the parts bags.
     
  12. fsted2a

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    I have a Plano for my range tool kit. Good to keep stuff for a quick fix on something.