Gun Cleaning Mat
A gun cleaning mat can make gun cleaning more organized and faster. There are many gun cleaning mats available from Tipton, Tekmat, Lyman, UTG, Glock, etc. Most are made from some sort of foam rubber material and provide a non-slip surface to layout your parts on. They all seem like the greatest thing since sliced bread but are they really?
I have used several different gun cleaning mats in the past but now only use a white cotton towel or t-shirt. Here the the reason…most gun cleaning mats are gray or black which is a somewhat dark color. Now think about the color of most gun parts….they’re black. It’s really hard to see small black gun parts laying on top of a dark gun cleaning mat. I also like a towel because it stops round parts from rolling around and getting lost on the floor. Towels are cheap too…like $6.00 at Walmart.
If you really want a gun cleaning mat, there are some that are not too dark like the Tipton Cleaning Mat and the Lyman Essential Gun Maintenance Mat. I have a Tipton Gun Cleaning Mat for rifles and like it because of it’s light color. You can buy gun cleaning mats here at Amazon.com.
Lyman Essential Gun Maintenance Mat
Tipton Gun Cleaning Mat