Jan. Giveaway – Real Avid Gun Cleaning Kit

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This month Gun Cleaning Tips.com is going to giveaway one Real Avid Gun Boss Pro Universal Gun Cleaning Kit. This is an awesome gun cleaning kit for all of your weapons!!

How to Enter: Send an email to giveaway(at)guncleaningtips(dot)com with Real Avid Gun Cleaning Kit in the Subject line and your name in the body. I will draw 1 winner on February 1st.

***** Only U.S residents may enter.*********

  • The Perfect Gun Cleaning Kit for All Guns: Acts as a Shotgun Cleaning Kit, Handgun Cleaning Kit, Rifle Cleaning Kit, and will clean your 9 mm, .22, .223, 12 Gauge, and even more
  • A Gun Cleaning Rod That Won’t Let You Down: The Brass 3 Piece Gun Cleaning Rod Threads Smoothly Together to Form a Sturdy 32 inch Cleaning Rod that You Can Trust
  • A Case that Keeps Your Gun Cleaning Supplies Organized and Displayed Proudly: The Modern, Tough, and Sleek Case Keeps all Components Snapped in Place and Comes with Pegboard Holes to Keep your Gun Cleaning Kit Proudly Displayed
  • A Modern Ergonomic Handle that is Packed with Function: The Uniquely Designed Handle Contains an 8-32 Fixed Threaded Receiver for Detailed Cleaning, an 8-32 Rotating Brass Threaded Receiver for Bore Cleaning, and has a Tap Hammer Surface to Help You Remove Pins
  • The Gun Cleaning Supplies You Need: 12 and 20 Gauge Brushes and Mops, .45, .40, .357/.38/9MM, .30, .280/.270/7MM, .243, and .22 Caliber Brushes and Nylon Jags, Large and Small Nylon Slotted Tips, and 50 Gun Cleaning Patches

Mil-Comm Pistol Cleaning Kit

I really like Mil-Comm products and their handgun cleaning kit looks pretty nice. It should be a quality kit.

Here’s what’s included in the Mil-Comm Pistol Cleaning Kit…

  • .22, .38, .40 & .45 caliber bore brushes and jags
  • Gun cleaning rod
  • Mil-Comm TW25B gun grease
  • Mil-Comm MC2500 Gun Oil
  • Mil-Comm MC25 Gun Cleaner/Degreaser
  • Utility cleaning brush
  • Carrying case

I have used the MC2500 gun oil and MC25 gun cleaner and I love them. The gun cleaner is spectacular!!! Spray it on and let it sit for 10 minutes…the carbon fouling wipes off clean. If you want to try this gun cleaning kit, here is a link to buy one online….Mil-Comm Complete Pistol Cleaning Kit at Amazon.com

 

Hoppe’s Gun Medic Cleaner & Lube Test

Hoppe’s Gun Medic is a cleaning and lubricating spray on product.

So how well does it clean?

The only way to know for sure it to test it right?

Hoppe’s Gun Medic vs H4831 smokeless powder residue

Let’s take a look at the test equipment…

I use a metal base (6061-T6 Aluminum alloy) that is finished with 400 grit sandpaper for the gun cleaner test. I pour about 50 grains of smokeless powder on the metal base and then ignite it. I repeat this 3 times to make sure there is a good amount of stuck-on powder residue. I then apply gun cleaner and let it soak for 10 minutes. I then attempt to wipe it clean.

Let’s get started…

Here’s the Hoppe’s Gun Medic, H4831 smokeless powder, cleaning patches and lighter. H4831 is pretty slow burning so it’s pretty safe to experiment with.

I always clean the metal base before starting the gun cleaner test. Here I cleaned the surface with the Hoppe’s Gun Medic before starting the test. You can see that some dirt/oil/cleaner residue was removed from the metal base. Now let’s add some gun powder.

Here is the H4831 smokeless powder…about 50 grains.

…ignition.

This is a close up of the burnt powder residue. It’s stuck pretty good on the metal base. Now let’s try to clean it with the Hoppe’s Gun Medic gun cleaner.

I sprayed the powder residue thoroughly and will let it soak for 10 minutes.

Here is the powder residue soaking. It’s pretty saturated.

After 10 minutes, I try to wipe the metal base clean. The heavy carbon wipes somewhat easily off but not cleanly. There is a lot of yellowish residue and some carbon that does not come off. The Hoppe’s Gun Medic evaporates and therefore does not penetrate well. It’s also a combo product, meaning it’s a gun cleaner and lube. Combo or multi-purpose gun products typically do not perform well at any one task.

Here’s a close up view. It just did not clean well. It might be a good product for the field where you need something quick to flush out loose powder and dirt. Hoppe’s Gun Medic did not perform as well as some of the other straight gun cleaners. If you want to check it out, here is a link…Hoppe’s Gun Medic Gun Cleaner & Lube at Amazon.com

 

Rand Eco Friendly Carbon Cutting Solvent

Looking for a non-toxic gun cleaner that doesn’t smell up the house?

Try Rand Bore & Bolt Carbon Cutting Gun Solvent….

Rand Bore & Bolt Carbon Cutting Gun Solvent is non-toxic, virtually odorless and safe on all metals, polymers and wood. I really like the non-toxic gun cleaners. I remember many years ago when I cleaned my guns, the house would smell for hours. It was a nasty strong chemical smell. I had to open up the windows to air out the house. I’m so glad I don’t have to do that anymore!

Here is just one more “non-toxic” gun cleaner that will make gun cleaning safe and easy. Just spray Rand Carbon Cutting Solvent on your gun and down the bore then let it soak for 10-15 minutes. Then wipe and patch. Want to try Rand Bore & Bolt Carbon Cutting Solvent? …here is a link…Rand Bore & Bolt Carbon Cutting Gun Solvent at Amazon.com

Tac44 Gun Cleaning Kit w/ Roll Pin Punches

The Tac44 2-in-1 Gun Cleaning kit with roll pin punches is an interesting combo. Punches always come in handy when cleaning guns, especially AR’s and AK’s.

If you want to grab one of these handy dandy tool/cleaning kits, here is a link….2-in-1 Gun Cleaning Kit/Roll Pin Punch Set at Amazon.com

  • 9 piece grip roll pin punch set helps to drive out or insert solid pins
  • 5 piece gun cleaning set includes 3 double-ended cleaning brushes and 2 double-ended picks to clean small parts and hard to reach areas
  • Zippered tool organizer pouch keeps everything neatly organized and easy to use!
  • 2 sets in 1: This is the only product on the market with both sets together!
  • Specially designed tool pouch, tools, picks and brushes. All have been tested in the field and chosen to be the Best on the market

Hoppe’s Boresnake Venom Gun Cleaner Test

Let’s see if Hoppe’s Boresnake Venom gun cleaner works as well as the Boresnake.

I’m going to burn some smokeless powder, H4831, on a metal base and then apply the Venom gun cleaner and see how well it removes burnt on carbon/powder residue.

Let’s take a look at the gun cleaner test setup…

It’s a simple yet effective gun cleaner test. I clean the metal base with the gun cleaner then pour out about 50 grains of smokeless powder and ignite it. I repeat this 3 times to get a good amount of residue burnt onto the metal base. Then try to clean it off.

Here’s the H4831 powder used in the test.

First I’ll clean the metal base with the Hoppe’s Boresnake Venom Gun Cleaner.

As you can see the Venom gun cleaner did remove some dirt left over from another test. Now the metal base should be clean and ready for the test.

Here is the first charge of H4831. I’ll ignite this and then pour another charge in the same spot and ignite it. And then do it one more time.

Here’s the result after 3 charges of H4831. It’s pretty heavy with powder residue and carbon. Now I’ll apply the Hoppe’s Boresnake Venom gun cleaner to this carbon pile.

Here is the powder residue with a liberal amount of Hoppe’s Boresnake Venom gun cleaner applied. It’s going to soak for 10 minutes.

…10 minutes have passed. You can see the gun cleaner ran to the bottom of the metal base. Now let’s try to wipe it clean with a few clean patches.

Presto…the carbon and powder residue wipes off like magic. No scrubbing or brushing.

Conclusion: Hoppe’s Boresnake Venom Gun Cleaner is an excellent carbon and powder residue cleaner. It soaks in and under the fouling making it easy to remove. I recommend it. If you are interested in the Venom Gun Cleaner, here is a link….Hoppe’s Boresnake Venom Gun Cleaner at Amazon.com

 

Hoppe’s Carbon Fiber Gun Cleaning Rods

Carbon fiber gun cleaning rods are most likely the best based on safety and durability. Hoppe’s makes some really nice carbon fiber gun cleaning rods at a great price too. Hoppe’s makes a really nice ergo handle with ball bearings. It’s a great cleaning rod.

Here are the benefits of a carbon fiber gun cleaning rod

  • Will no harm gun barrels
  • Will not get embedded with sand or other hard debris that can scratch the inside of a gun barrel
  • Will not bend
  • Will not break under normal usage
  • Light weight
  • Last forever

If you’re intertested in a carbon fiber gun cleaning rod, here is a link to buy one online….Hoppes Carbon Fiber Gun Cleaning Rods at Amazon.com

Real Avid Gun Boss Shotgun Cleaning Kit

If you’re looking for a flex-cable type shotgun cleaning kit then take a look at the Real Avid Gun Boss Shotgun Cleaning Kit. The flex-rod eliminates the need to assemble a cleaning rod and protects the bore from damage caused by steel or dirty aluminum rods.

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Flex-cable/rod type cleaning kits make gun cleaning fast, safe and compact. The coated flex-cable won’t harm shotgun barrels and won’t require a lot of space to store or assemble. Just attach the T-handle and pull bore brushes and patches through the barrel from breach to muzzle. Here is a link if you are interested in buying on of these shotgun cleaning kits….Real Avid Gun Boss Shotgun Cleaning Kit at Amazon.com

Real Avid Gun Boss Shotgun Cleaning Kit Features

  • Gun Boss Compact Shotgun Cleaning Kit for field or bench
  • Fits 20 ga. & 12 ga.
  • Machined aluminum tools, brass brushes and flex-rod
  • T-Handle, Flex Rod, 20 & 12 gauge brushes and mops, 1 aluminum slotted tip, thread connector, 30 cotton patches and .5 oz plastic applicator bottle (no Solvent)
  • 6″ X 6.5″ waterproof zippered EVA case w/ ballistic nylon shell to hold all your tools

December Giveaway – M-Pro7 Gun Cleaner 32 Oz

*****Congratulations to Jeremy Wessels. Jeremy was drawn in the December Gun Cleaning Tips.com Giveaway.

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I’m giving away one 32 oz bottle of M-Pro7 Gun Cleaner in the December Gun Cleaning Tips.com giveaway. It’s a super non-toxic gun cleaner that doesn’t smell up the house.

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How to Enter: Send an email to giveaway(at)guncleaningtips(dot)com with M-Pro7 Gun Cleaner in the Subject line and your name in the body. I will draw 1 winner on January 1st.

***** Only U.S residents may enter.

M-Pro7 Gun Cleaner Benefits

  • Significantly cuts cleaning time
  • Improves accuracy and reliability
  • Conditions metal to reduce future fouling
  • Removes carbon, lead and most Copper fouling
  • Maintains weapon reliability and performance
  • Odorless
  • Non-toxic
  • Biodegradable

Real Avid Cable Gun Cleaning Kit

Cable gun cleaning kits have some advantages over rigid gun rod cleaning kits.

  • Can’t damage the bore
  • Easier to pull bore brushes and patches than to push them
  • Smaller footprint
  • Cheaper

Let’s take a look at the Real Avid ZipWire Gun Cleaning Kit. It’s similar to the well known Otis gun cleaning kits but uses a slightly different technology when it comes to patches and jag attachment.

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Nice and simple kit….and organized. If you are interested in this gun cleaning kit, here is a link….Real Avid ZipWire Rifle Cleaning Kit at Amazon.com

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Compact case fits anywhere.

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Excellent nylon coated steel cable.

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Brass bore brushes snap on to the flex cable instead of screwing…NICE

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…quick connects and disconnects are great.

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Cable with T-handle attached pulls easily through bore.

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Here’s the real beauty of this system….patches are easily threaded in and removed on a special jag/slotted tip.

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Pulling a bore brush through the bore keeps it centered and is much easier than pushing one.

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…nice contoured T-Handle with non-slip texture.

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Easily clean any type rifle from action to muzzle

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…can’t harm the bore or muzzle crown.

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Special patches are easy to insert and scrub the bore with the aide of the special jag tip.

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