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Old 02-17-2014, 10:16 PM   #1
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What are your preferred gun cleaning products?

I am in need of upgrading my cleaning patches. I have cotton ones that are fraying too frequently and am looking for opinions on the best cleaning patches. As long as we are on the topic I also wanted to know about any other indespensible tools or solvents, oils, etc. ?
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Old 02-18-2014, 04:57 AM   #2
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Boresnake, Hoppes #9, RemOil.
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Old 02-18-2014, 06:44 AM   #3
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I am a frog lube guy. Been using it for two years on all my hand guns. Zero issues so far.
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Old 02-18-2014, 06:50 AM   #4
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I've got a 50+ year collection of gun cleaning stuff, when ever something new comes out I'll probably buy it, try it then go back to what I've always used. I've gotten away from rods (remember when the one piece Dewey rods were all the rage) and like the bore snakes for a quick pull through at the range. For more detailed cleaning I like the Otis kits with pull through cables and the patches they use. When it comes to solvents I grew up on Hoppes No. 9 and still use it, sometimes I'll go down to my work bench and open a bottle just to smell it, LOL.

To me oil is oil, I've used most of the big names and really can't tell the difference between them. I've got to confess to experimenting with a tube of Brian Enos's Slide Glide and before you jump all over me I know that kimber says not to use any kind of grease on their guns. The gun I'm trying it on is very well worn in, over 16,000 rounds have been down it's tube and it runs very well with the grease. I've noticed that the slide and rails don't seem to collect as much crap as they do with oil.

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Old 02-18-2014, 07:23 AM   #5
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Hoppes #9, a bore snake, and I just use plain old Remoil. As far as patches go. No specific brand. Whatever is cheap. Oh, and I am liking the Otis stuff.
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Old 02-18-2014, 06:53 PM   #6
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I like Tipton cotton Flannel patches with M-Pro 7 solvent and gun oil on the Kimbers and Slide Glide on the slides of every thing else. Though I admit that it doesn't smell like you are cleaning a gun unless it is Hoppe old #7.
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Old 02-18-2014, 06:58 PM   #7
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I like Tipton cotton Flannel patches with M-Pro 7 solvent and gun oil on the Kimbers and Slide Glide on the slides of every thing else. Though I admit that it doesn't smell like you are cleaning a gun unless it is Hoppe old #7.

#7, didn't you mean #9?
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Old 02-18-2014, 08:51 PM   #8
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Hey I'm old don't I get to make at least one mistake. I did mean #9.
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Old 02-18-2014, 09:12 PM   #9
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Originally Posted by v35b View Post
Hey I'm old don't I get to make at least one mistake. I did mean #9.
When he started shooting, it probably was #7.
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Old 02-19-2014, 03:28 AM   #10
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Hoppes #9, remoil, my wife's old flannel night gown. it would be easier if I could get her out of it.
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