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Posted: 1/25/2014 5:50:05 PM EDT
Haven't cleaned my last G17 since I bought it like two years ago. Also want to buy a new kit. Must do everything from 9 to 45.
Link Posted: 1/25/2014 5:52:32 PM EDT
Link Posted: 1/25/2014 5:55:42 PM EDT
Boresnakes, copper brush, old toothbrush, Qtips, CLP and old tshirt will cover 90% of weapon cleaning needs.
Link Posted: 1/25/2014 5:56:31 PM EDT
I've been using an MPro7 kit I snagged on Black Friday from Brownell's a few years ago.
Link Posted: 1/25/2014 6:16:54 PM EDT
Originally Posted By ColdEngineer:
Haven't cleaned my last G17 since I bought it like two years ago. Also want to buy a new kit. Must do everything from 9 to 45.
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Any kit will do, really. You just need the rod. Buy your Hoppes #9 and whatever oil you want, and get the brushes you need piecemeal. Patches are a luxury, you can tear up an old shirt or your underwear with holes the wife keeps trying to throw out, fer chrissakes. This ain't rocket surgery.

Find a nice box to put it in and you're GTG.

Link Posted: 1/25/2014 6:18:51 PM EDT
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Originally Posted By GunslingerPoet:


Any kit will do, really. You just need the rod. Buy your Hoppes #9 and whatever oil you want, and get the brushes you need piecemeal. Patches are a luxury, you can tear up an old shirt or your underwear with holes the wife keeps trying to throw out, fer chrissakes. This ain't rocket surgery.

Find a nice box to put it in and you're GTG.

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Originally Posted By GunslingerPoet:
Originally Posted By ColdEngineer:
Haven't cleaned my last G17 since I bought it like two years ago. Also want to buy a new kit. Must do everything from 9 to 45.


Any kit will do, really. You just need the rod. Buy your Hoppes #9 and whatever oil you want, and get the brushes you need piecemeal. Patches are a luxury, you can tear up an old shirt or your underwear with holes the wife keeps trying to throw out, fer chrissakes. This ain't rocket surgery.

Find a nice box to put it in and you're GTG.



There you go. My cleaning kits are WAY better than what one can buy.
Link Posted: 1/25/2014 6:19:31 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 1/25/2014 6:21:56 PM EDT by leatherman84]
Check out the Winchester brand pistol kit. The rods and attachments fit inside the handle. It's pretty handy and covers all the major handgun calibers.

http://www.walmart.com/ip/Winchester-8-piece-Compact-Universal-Pistol-Cleaning-Kit/16782813
Link Posted: 1/25/2014 6:19:32 PM EDT
Boiling water....
Link Posted: 1/25/2014 6:21:40 PM EDT
shoe string + cut-up sock + degreaser= pretty darn cheap.
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Link Posted: 1/26/2014 5:06:00 AM EDT
I buy kits at a local shop from a company called DAC, I think they run like $7-8, its the epitome of cheap but they work.
Link Posted: 1/26/2014 5:10:26 AM EDT
Don't Glocks still come with a bore brush?   I would think between that and stuff in your house, you have everything you need.
Link Posted: 1/26/2014 5:12:57 AM EDT
A Boresnake, CLP, Q-tips, cut up thin T-shirt and Mobil 1.
Link Posted: 1/26/2014 5:24:16 AM EDT
A G17?

Dish soap, old tooth-brush and hot water in the kitchen sink for the frame.

CLP, paper-towels and Q-tips for the slide. Unless you detail-strip the slide, then it can get washed in the kitchen sink with the frame.

CLP and a Bore Snake for the barrel.

Mobil1.

A less manly firearm may not like the kitchen sink part.

Link Posted: 1/26/2014 5:26:10 AM EDT
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Originally Posted By Defcon6280:
Boresnakes, copper brush, old toothbrush, Qtips, CLP and old tshirt will cover 90% of weapon cleaning needs.
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What I use.  But I also have 2 otis kits.
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Originally Posted By Defcon6280:


Boresnakes, copper brush, old toothbrush, Qtips, CLP and old tshirt will cover 90% of weapon cleaning needs.

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Yep.  I put my stuff in a small Harbor Freight toolbox.  



 
Link Posted: 1/26/2014 5:46:32 AM EDT
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Originally Posted By leatherman84:
Check out the Winchester brand pistol kit. The rods and attachments fit inside the handle. It's pretty handy and covers all the major handgun calibers.

http://www.walmart.com/ip/Winchester-8-piece-Compact-Universal-Pistol-Cleaning-Kit/16782813
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this ^
Link Posted: 1/26/2014 5:47:55 AM EDT
The cheapest combo kit that cabelas or bass pro sells.
Link Posted: 1/26/2014 5:55:21 AM EDT
bore brush, cut up T shirt, some Hoppes 9 or CLP  of your choice & get busy
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Originally Posted By Defcon6280:
Boresnakes, copper brush, old toothbrush, Qtips, CLP and old tshirt will cover 90% of weapon cleaning needs.
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This.  Once you have a cleaning rod, no need to keep buying new kits.  Maybe a brush now and then and some Hoppes.
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and call it a day. i rarely ever clean my pistols and if i do i just blast with break cleaner and lube them down. then again i am lazy.
Link Posted: 1/26/2014 6:05:10 AM EDT
picked up a little screwdriver looking thing at gander I've been using..  the handle holds the rods and bore brush, swab and jag.  pretty portable and no cables like otis  (haven't been able to get myself into them..  )





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http://contentinfo.autozone.com/znetcs/product-info/en/US/crc/05084/image/2/
and
http://www.thegunzone.com/images/eezox.jpg





and call it a day. i rarely ever clean my pistols and if i do i just blast with break cleaner and lube them down. then again i am lazy.
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ive had brake clean..  chlorinated and non chlorinated affect a few finishes in the past.. nothing drastic or really major but i could tell..  




bore scrubber seems to do the same job with less harshness.
Link Posted: 1/26/2014 6:06:33 AM EDT
Q-Tip and a bottle of Hoppes #9
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Originally Posted By Smallmouth:
I buy kits at a local shop from a company called DAC, I think they run like $7-8, its the epitome of cheap but they work.
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I also buy Gunslick jags for each caliber..
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Ultrasonic cleaner?
Link Posted: 1/26/2014 9:36:00 AM EDT
Clean a Glock? Meh.
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Originally Posted By brass:


Bore:  Otis Kit



They make a bigger kit with brushes for full cleaning which is still very portable.



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The LE Tool Kit?  I have it.  Great for everything from .223 to 12 gauge.  Expensive though.







 
Link Posted: 1/26/2014 10:50:41 AM EDT
Hoppes kit, available everywhere. Old toothbrush, wood stick q-tips, etc. Cold beverage, good tunes and BAM good to go.
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Originally Posted By ED_P:
Don't Glocks still come with a bore brush?   I would think between that and stuff in your house, you have everything you need.
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Yes
Link Posted: 1/26/2014 10:55:47 AM EDT
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Originally Posted By VacaDuck:
The LE Tool Kit?  I have it.  Great for everything from .223 to 12 gauge.  Expensive though.

http://i.imgur.com/70a20Jd.jpg
 
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Originally Posted By VacaDuck:
Originally Posted By brass:
Bore:  Otis Kit

They make a bigger kit with brushes for full cleaning which is still very portable.

The LE Tool Kit?  I have it.  Great for everything from .223 to 12 gauge.  Expensive though.

http://i.imgur.com/70a20Jd.jpg
 


What's that orange candy cane looking thing for?
Link Posted: 1/26/2014 11:07:27 AM EDT
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Originally Posted By leatherman84:
Check out the Winchester brand pistol kit. The rods and attachments fit inside the handle. It's pretty handy and covers all the major handgun calibers.

http://www.walmart.com/ip/Winchester-8-piece-Compact-Universal-Pistol-Cleaning-Kit/16782813
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Yeah came in here to post that one I got it when I bought me M&P two years ago. It good for the price
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Originally Posted By Andrewc_c:
What's that orange candy cane looking thing for?
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Originally Posted By Andrewc_c:



Originally Posted By VacaDuck:


Originally Posted By brass:

Bore:  Otis Kit



They make a bigger kit with brushes for full cleaning which is still very portable.



The LE Tool Kit?  I have it.  Great for everything from .223 to 12 gauge.  Expensive though.



http://i.imgur.com/70a20Jd.jpg

 




What's that orange candy cane looking thing for?
Bore light.



 
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