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Link Posted: 10/22/2009 11:17:35 AM EST
Any one certain brand of cleaning kit worth the price?
Link Posted: 12/27/2009 4:56:23 PM EST

Great post DoubleFeed.  
I have been looking for this info.
This is good info.


Thanks
Link Posted: 1/7/2011 12:59:24 PM EST
I use a J Dewey kit, but that really only covers the breech.  It's a nice kit and includes a breech guide, rod, chamber brush and mop, and lug tip with swabs, and 2 sided brush.  Then i just use a bore snake.  I didn't read all the posts, so if someone mentioned it already, sorry about that.
Link Posted: 6/10/2011 7:32:18 PM EST
Another great post. Thanks
Link Posted: 8/4/2011 12:37:00 PM EST
www.nraguncare.com
Link Posted: 8/4/2011 5:42:04 PM EST
New AR owner as of last weekend. This thread has already been extremely helpful.
Link Posted: 8/9/2011 12:29:40 PM EST
I don't know if this is out of line or not, but the first two links do not work for the site sponsors.

This looks to be the working Bushmaster link.
http://www.bushmaster.com/products.asp?cat=15

And here a working link for Armalite.
http://www.armalite.com/Categories.aspx?Category=72071bf5-5fda-458d-bc2f-46182d6ca1e9
Link Posted: 8/9/2011 3:52:10 PM EST
[Last Edit: 8/9/2011 3:53:05 PM EST by Andrewphillipf]
Link Posted: 10/5/2011 7:32:43 PM EST




Originally Posted By zzz-LAR-8-zzz:

I need help. After reading through several threads and ending up more confused anyway I need some direction. I have Hoppes #9 solvent and lubricating oil with a cleaning rod and patches. My uncle got me all of this for my birthday. But after reading on the internet I read that this solvent is not good on chrome barrels. No bristled brushes were included in the kit. I was wondering what else needs to be purchased to get as good of a job done as possible, without hurting the gun. Do I need a different kit? What kind of brushes do I need? If a new kit is what you think I need which one I have read through the threads but honestly not gotten much out of it (I'm new ). Any help would be appreciated.





Thanks,



Jesse




Similar to this comment any special considerations required for special barrels?
Link Posted: 2/3/2012 3:17:00 PM EST
Originally Posted By Andrewphillipf:
Originally Posted By Neomonk21:
I don't know if this is out of line or not, but the first two links do not work for the site sponsors.

This looks to be the working Bushmaster link.
http://www.bushmaster.com/products.asp?cat=15

And here a working link for Armalite.
http://www.armalite.com/Categories.aspx?Category=72071bf5-5fda-458d-bc2f-46182d6ca1e9


Thanks for the help. First page is updated.


Good stuff. Thanks for posting this.
Link Posted: 3/6/2012 7:26:16 AM EST
[Last Edit: 3/6/2012 7:39:43 AM EST by Andrewphillipf]
The link to Ed's Red homemade solvent in the first post is dead. Here's a revised link.
Link Posted: 3/6/2012 7:39:58 AM EST
Link Posted: 4/16/2012 2:34:15 PM EST
[Last Edit: 4/16/2012 2:42:14 PM EST by tmyoungjr]
The Tapco kits link is bad

http://www.tapco.com/products/ar/index.php?_a=viewCat&catId=15&page=0

Looks to be about the closest to it

Same with floridagunworks

http://www.floridagunworks.com/Merchant2/merchant.mv?Screen=CTGY&Store_Code=FG&Category_Code=CLEANING

Georgia Precision is dead

Global Tactical is now

http://global-tactical.com/cleaningaccessories.aspx

Adco link update

http://www.adcofirearms.com/acc/product_Select.cfm?product_category=AR%20Tools%2FCleaning
Link Posted: 4/16/2012 3:51:10 PM EST
Link Posted: 4/19/2012 2:53:59 PM EST
[Last Edit: 4/19/2012 2:56:29 PM EST by tmyoungjr]
Sorry if I'm being annoying, I'm trying to consolidate all of my various cleaning items (get rid of the crap stuff) and get a solid kit to cover everything so I'm doing my research on peoples preferences and just going through the links so I'll keep submitting updates :)  I intend on also giving some additions :)  hopefully anyone coming along afterwards can find what they need!

mpro7 - probably best to just change it to the new main URL

http://www.mpro7.com/

fp10 - link is dead - not finding a replacement

Entreprise - no more valid link on their site to cleaning products


Fulton Armory - looks like they love their tetra stuff for cleaning

http://www.fulton-armory.com/Tetra-Gun-Care.aspx

Lippman - no longer a valid domain - don't see a replacement - i'd call it dead

New Mexico Tactical - no longer a valid domain - don't see a replacement - i'd call it dead

Both of the MSN groups are dead

home.sprynet.com/~frfrog/cleaners.htm is also dead - however it's been replaced by


http://www.frfrogspad.com/cleaners.htm - the site is up - that specific page is not currently.  i'd update the link and i've emailed him directly
Link Posted: 4/19/2012 5:03:15 PM EST
Link Posted: 4/20/2012 9:55:53 AM EST
Originally Posted By Andrewphillipf:
Fixed, thanks.  I haven't had the time to go through these lately.


thanks :)  no worries - ive had a bit of free time.  think i've hit that whole list.  as mentioned i'll go through and add links to some of the site vendors currently that have cleaning supplies
Link Posted: 4/20/2012 11:25:46 AM EST
[Last Edit: 4/20/2012 11:33:42 AM EST by tmyoungjr]
Remove

CLP information: groups.msn.com/TheMarylandAR15ShootersSite/clpinformation.msnw

Maryland AR15 Shooters Cleaning Kit review: groups.msn.com/TheMarylandAR15ShootersSite/otiscleaningkits.msnw

Cleaning Product Tests: home.sprynet.com/~frfrog/cleaners.htm

Add

Cleaning Product Tests: http://www.frfrogspad.com/cleaners.htm

Individual items dealers

Bravo Company USA: http://www.bravocompanyusa.com/Armorers-Tools-s/24.htm
Brownells: http://www.brownells.com/.aspx/cid=10008/Products/Gun-Cleaning-Chemicals
JoebobOutfitters: http://www.joeboboutfitters.com/SearchResults.asp?Extensive_Search=Y&Search=cleaning&Submit.x=0&Submit.y=0
JT Distributing: http://jtdistributing.net/store/page221.html
MidwayUSA: http://www.midwayusa.com/find?newcategorydimensionid=4027
PKFirearms: http://www.pkfirearms.com/Cleaning_Supplies/5/c
Rainier Arms: http://www.rainierarms.com/?page=shop/browse&category=tools/cleaningsupplies_cleaningsupplies
Link Posted: 5/16/2012 11:28:21 PM EST
[Last Edit: 5/17/2012 4:46:20 AM EST by Andrewphillipf]
- Andrewphillipf
Link Posted: 7/6/2012 6:36:33 PM EST
Originally Posted By KillerTres:

Originally Posted By zzz-LAR-8-zzz:
I need help. After reading through several threads and ending up more confused anyway I need some direction. I have Hoppes #9 solvent and lubricating oil with a cleaning rod and patches. My uncle got me all of this for my birthday. But after reading on the internet I read that this solvent is not good on chrome barrels. No bristled brushes were included in the kit. I was wondering what else needs to be purchased to get as good of a job done as possible, without hurting the gun. Do I need a different kit? What kind of brushes do I need? If a new kit is what you think I need which one I have read through the threads but honestly not gotten much out of it (I'm new ). Any help would be appreciated.


Thanks,

Jesse


Similar to this comment any special considerations required for special barrels?


Not sure what you mean by ' special barrels '. As to the original question of hoppes #9 in a chrome barrel, as I understand it you can use hoppes or any other solvent that contains ammonia, but you can not leave it in long as it will have a chemical reaction with the chrome and cause it to flake. In other words run a patch soaked with hoppes through your chromed bore, wait a minute or two and then run some dry patches through to clean the hoppes out. Dont let the bore soak as it could cause the chrome plating to flake.

That said I generally do not use hoppes in a chromed bore as I find you dont need it. That is one of the purposes of a chromed bore, copper does not stick as well as it does to a chrome molly bore. Breakfree CLP and a borebrush+elbow grease tends to be enough to get out the copper.
Link Posted: 7/19/2012 12:37:20 PM EST
OK guys. Here we go. I am looking for a genuine USGI issue cleaning kit in the nylon pouch. I want the real deal with the phosphated cleaning rod. I have had JUNK imported ones and the rods are crap. I already have an Otis for my guns but want the rods to push out things like a stuck bullet from a squib load (had a few of those). Any idea where I can get them? I have searched the web for hours with no find. Even the big Crossroads of the West Gunshows have nothing but the cheap Chinese crap I refuse to purchase.

Any help will be appreciated.

Feel free to PM me.

THANKS TO ALL!!.
Link Posted: 11/29/2012 1:34:29 AM EST
great info here for a newbie. Thanks!
Link Posted: 12/17/2012 1:12:04 AM EST
If you wanted something to push a jammed bullet out of a chromelined barrel I would avoid anything metal, I've seen graphite or carbon fiber rods, not sure what they cost, but knowing the strength of both I bet they would get a jammed bullet out, or just a dowel rod might do the trick, anything that would do less dmg to the barrel. Just my 2c on lodged bullets.
Link Posted: 4/16/2013 2:31:00 PM EST
I've got one of the Dewey full kits for my GAP-10 and absolutely love it!  I'll be getting one for the AR-15s very soon.
Link Posted: 8/10/2013 9:23:04 PM EST
Any opinions on Otis 085 cleaning solution?
Link Posted: 8/11/2013 1:11:25 AM EST
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Originally Posted By imjb1911:
Any opinions on Otis 085 cleaning solution?
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I've used it. I suspect its high in mineral spirits as it cleans well and evaporates fast.
Link Posted: 10/8/2013 7:33:37 AM EST
I work for a Police Department and personally witnessed one of our SWAT guys try to use a boresnake on his AR, He actually got the Boresnake stuck in the barrel and the rifle had to be placed in a vice while our armorer used a pair of vice grips to grab a hold of the snake and use all of his strength to pull it out of the barrel. Originally I thought that the SWAT guy used the wrong size boresnake but, as it turned out it was the right one. The other day, I stopped by Gander Mountain and asked the Gal in the gun department why this would happen. She took out a brand new bore snake and tried to put it in the barrel of a brand new AR. that one too was very tight and wouldn't fit properly into the AR barrel. So, I will not use a bore snake on my Colt LE6920. I purchased an OTIS cleaning kit and the cable works GREAT!! ,This is just my personal opinion for what it's worth.
Link Posted: 10/8/2013 7:37:09 AM EST
My wife works at a Pharmacy and they sell them there. the only problem is that they come in a box and are individually packed.
Link Posted: 2/15/2014 3:58:25 PM EST
[Last Edit: 2/15/2014 4:08:53 PM EST by 5nolans]
I hate to comment on this product without actually using it yet (it arrived in the mail today).  However, I ordered a couple of products based on numerous youtube videos.  The Talon Field Kit is the CAT-M4 tool bundled with the Talon Lug Scraper in a belt wearable case.  You can screw in your bore brush into the end of the Talon Lug Scraper to clean the bore and the lugs at the same time.  

Talon Field Kit

Youtube Video Review







You can search youtube as well and find many review videos of people actually cleaning their rifle with it.  I keep my AR inspection ready so I'll have to wait for another range day to check out the new items but they sure appear like the missing link in my cleaning kit.  BTW, I use a bore snake and the USGI cleaning kit I was issued in the late 80's.
Link Posted: 5/19/2014 8:37:33 PM EST
Any thoughts on frog lube?  I just purchased a kit and want to try it out.  Though I may treat a non cary hand gun first.
Long wood qtips are super cheap on amazon.  FWIW,  I use safariland break free CLP and tetra gun lube on all of my firearms.
Anyone else have issues with a boresnake?  I just picked one up and don't want to fubar my brand spanky barrel.
Link Posted: 5/26/2014 4:02:44 PM EST
[Last Edit: 5/26/2014 4:21:19 PM EST by DoubleOhAwesome]
Robot voice: Too......many......choices......brain....overload. Human voice: Sounds like an Otis cleaning kit may be the way to go.



EDIT: Just ordered the Otis Modern Sport Rifle/AR Cleaning System. Please let me know if there are additional tools I will need in the cleaning process.
Link Posted: 10/31/2014 7:23:03 AM EST
[Last Edit: 1/28/2015 1:47:30 AM EST by Andrewphillipf]
Take advertising up with the site. -Andrewphillipf
Link Posted: 11/15/2014 10:04:48 PM EST
[Last Edit: 1/28/2015 1:48:39 AM EST by Andrewphillipf]
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Originally Posted By TetraGun:


There are many choices out there, with many different combinations of solutions.  But I am biased.
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Your screen name almost gave you away.

People actually use Tetra?
Link Posted: 1/27/2015 11:52:42 PM EST
[Last Edit: 1/28/2015 1:48:48 AM EST by Andrewphillipf]
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Originally Posted By GTRider245:

Your screen name almost gave you away.

People actually use Tetra?
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Originally Posted By GTRider245:
Originally Posted By TetraGun:


There are many choices out there, with many different combinations of solutions.  But I am biased.

Your screen name almost gave you away.

People actually use Tetra?



whats wrong with Tetra?
Link Posted: 6/15/2016 1:34:29 PM EST
Thank you for this great resource!  In your opinion, which kit is the best and most effective?
Link Posted: 6/21/2017 7:25:10 PM EST
Does anyone have updated links for the cleaning essentials?
Link Posted: 1/18/2018 3:00:41 AM EST
I use the kit I was issued with Moro gel bore cleaner
Link Posted: 5/11/2019 2:59:52 PM EST
I have found some great deals on Otis military cleaning kits on EBay. I read like the flexible cleaning rods.
Link Posted: 7/22/2019 4:08:25 PM EST
"Otis Technology .223cal/5.56mm Cleaning System" seems like a very good option to me. Here are couple of more good recommendation Gun Safe Spot
Link Posted: 5/3/2020 8:06:36 PM EST
I have an Otis cleaning kit but I got a Otis swab caught in my barrel one time so I have a multi-segment cleaning rod as well in case my Otis swab gets stuck again. I just keeps this clean rod as a backup.

https://www.proshotproducts.com/Premium-Classic-Box-Kits_c_237.html
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