Alright everyone - after 2.5 years on ARFCOM, I've finally ordered my first AR15 (Nov 16th), and it should be in mid-January. RRA Elite CAR A4 Middy.
I've got 500 rnds of LC XM195 on order. Realistically, I'll probably only put 1K-2K rounds downrange per year.
On to the question. I have no cleaning supplies. Nada, zip, zero. When I make the trip to the local gun shop to pick up my new girlfriend, what cleaning supplies do I need to pick up?
I was planning on cleaning rod, patches, bore brush, bore snake?, and some type of degreaser and lube. Its been 10 years since I've broken down/cleaned an AR (.mil), but I think I can muddle through it - just need recommendations on supplies.
Thanks in advance!
A gun stand or cradle halps a lot!!!! I have a cradel so I can use it to hold all my guns.
You also need the following:
A dewey coated rod of Tipton Carbon Fiber rod to protect the bore and crown.
Brass jags to fit on the rod and to push the patch down the bore
91% isopropal alcohol to rince parts clean of solvents.
a good gun oil like Slip 2000, FP-10, Mil-Comm or Breakfree.
That will get you started!
Thanks guys - I hadn't thought about the gun stand, but that looks like a great idea. Will have to order that with the next paycheck.
And thanks for the rest of the stuff. I'm sure I could have muddled through it - but would probably have made several trips for stuff I'd forgotten.
Otis Gun M16 cleaning kit