American Built Arms Company AR Essentials Kit

AB Arms Essential Kit

American Built Arms is now selling something they call the AR Essential Kit. The parts package contains:

  • Nickel-boron coated cam pin
  • Chrome coated firing pin
  • Firing pin retaining pin
  • Ejector
  • Ejector spring
  • Ejector pin
  • Extractor with attached extractor spring
  • Extractor spring with insert
  • Extractor axle
  • Gas rings

All of the parts are designed to work with any standard AR-15/M-16 type rifle chambered in 5.56 NATO. This kit is different from the previously announced Mission Critical Kit that was discussed on this site here. The manufacturer’s suggested retail price on the AR Essential Kit is $49.99.

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  • Joel

    Wow, what an innovative product! How has no one ever thought of this before!? More great news stories from TFB.

  • Vitsaus

    Looks like some one at HQ said “what are we going to do with all these extra parts laying around… Starbucks gift card to the guy that comes up with a way to unload these by 3 o’clock.”

  • gggplaya

    For about $80 you can just get a whole bcg for backup.

  • SSgtG

    Twelve little metal parts. I’ll give ’em $12.00 and not a cent more.