Do you have a spare AR15 bolt carrier group or an AR15 .22LR conversion kit and need a protective case for storage and transport?
CMMG brand .22LR conversion kits for the AR-15 brand of rifles are shipped in a cheap plastic tube. It’s very important to store your conversion kit in the tube when not in use so that it doesn’t get bent or damaged in storage or transport. I also keep the rifle’s expensive regular bolt carrier assembly in the tube while employing the conversion kit in the rifle so that it doesn’t get damaged should it be accidentally dropped on the ground. Unfortunately the clear plastic tubes that come with the conversion kits are fragile and will eventually become brittle and crack (as seen in the photo above).
I made a replacement storage tube using a piece of 1 1/4″ diameter PVC pipe and two end caps (as seen in the photo above on the right). I cut the pipe so that the conversion kits fits with little play. I glued one cap onto the tube. The other cap will fit on the tube snugly and not come off unless it is pulled off with a small amount of force. I labeled the tube so that no one would mistake it for a Terminator style pipe bomb.
If I were making another one I would glue a small piece of soft foam in the insides of each end cap so that the conversion kit or bolt carrier assembly would fit nice and snug without any slop.
The total cost of the new storage tube was about $7 US.
Thanks for posting this. Made one for mine and put some foam in each end like you suggested. Perfect durable dyi case indeed sir!
Just found the best protective case I’ve seen yet for one of these bolts. A military parachute flare tube. What I’m talking about is the OD green plastic tube a parachute flare comes in. It’s a solid container that is O ring sealed and waterproof. It’s got the OD green “tacticool” look and the bolt fits the length of it perfectly with about an inch on each end for foam!
Thanks, Scott! Great idea!