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Posted: 1/12/2006 6:40:26 PM EDT
How many of you have bought or been issued Otis Cleaning kits?
Link Posted: 1/12/2006 7:12:36 PM EDT
Not I. Steal/Acquire a USGI one and keep that baby! Suppliment with Hoppes No9 and you are set.
Link Posted: 1/12/2006 7:24:35 PM EDT

Originally Posted By Busch308:
Not I. Steal/Acquire a USGI one and keep that baby! Suppliment with Hoppes No9 and you are set.



yes
Link Posted: 1/12/2006 7:55:29 PM EDT
I was a Battalion S4 in the run up to our deployment to the sandbox. We purchased these cleaning kits and issued them prior to the deployment.

Link Posted: 1/12/2006 9:01:45 PM EDT

Originally Posted By piccolo:
How many of you have bought or been issued Otis Cleaning kits?



They have them at the PX/BX in Afghanistan.
Link Posted: 1/12/2006 9:12:04 PM EDT
They issued Otis kits to us before we came over here. Still got it and still use it.
Also using militec
Link Posted: 1/12/2006 9:24:35 PM EDT
Nope we got them cheesy 20 dollar kits.
Link Posted: 1/13/2006 4:02:56 AM EDT

Originally Posted By ajm1911:
They issued Otis kits to us before we came over here. Still got it and still use it.
Also using militec



+1

Also our supply has them....just go in and get one.

Altho, the cleaning rods from the old kits are useful.....I do like the flexible cord that comes with OTIS.
Link Posted: 1/13/2006 4:21:34 AM EDT
We got the Otis kits, but I still prefer the older USGI kits. Get a dental pick.
Link Posted: 1/13/2006 5:01:59 AM EDT
What make the Otis kit better? Never had experience with it so I don't know.
Link Posted: 1/13/2006 5:08:18 AM EDT
I got them at my first unit in 2001 and my 2nd and 3rd unit although at the last two I had to order them.
Link Posted: 1/13/2006 5:13:58 AM EDT
only place I've seen 'em is at the store.
Link Posted: 1/13/2006 5:27:48 AM EDT
[Last Edit: 1/13/2006 5:31:44 AM EDT by Garand_Shooter]
1005-01-424-2999 M16A2/A4 kit class II
1005-01-526-7294 M4 kit


The rest are on the Otis website, so far we have done pretty well ordering them, for those I could nto get through the regular supply system I got pretty fast via DOD Emall. The .50 kit took longest.


Guys fight over Boresnakes however, and they are not in the system.
Link Posted: 1/13/2006 5:42:26 AM EDT
I was issued one in '03. +1 on the Boresnakes, though...since they came out I've carried one in a ziploc bag.
Link Posted: 1/13/2006 10:19:41 AM EDT
[Last Edit: 1/13/2006 1:42:56 PM EDT by piccolo]

Originally Posted By redleg13a:
What make the Otis kit better? Never had experience with it so I don't know.





They clean from breech to muzzle and do NOT FUBAR the crown of your barrel like steel rods do.

Know where a lot of the muzzle wear comes from on CMP M1s?

Cleaning with a steel rod and no bore guide.

NONE of my match rifles have had a steel rod in them. EVER.


ETA:corrected
Link Posted: 1/13/2006 10:37:00 AM EDT

Originally Posted By piccolo:

Originally Posted By redleg13a:
What make the Otis kit better? Never had experience with it so I don't know.





They clean from bore to muzzle and do NOT FUBAR the crown of your barrel like steel rods do.




I think you mean from breech to muzzle.

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