Gun Cleaning System

While its certainly not as exciting as looking at new guns or accessories, gun cleaning is an essential part of any shooters routine. Without proper maintenance, guns simply can not be expected to perform reliably. Today we’ll take a look at some of my favorite products in this category.

First up is the OTIS Elite Gun Cleaning System:

Specifications from Manufacturer:

The most innovative gun cleaning system in the Otis line of products is the Otis Elite®. Suitable for an armorer but used by thousands, the Otis Elite® is designed to maintain all rifles .17 to .50 caliber, pistols .17 to .50 caliber, shotguns .410 to 12/10 gauge, and all in-line muzzleloaders. The Otis Elite® contains the world famous item #750 Tactical Cleaning System, and the entire line of bronze bore and chamber cleaning brushes from .17 caliber through 12/10 gauge. Also included in this extensive cleaning system are six Memory-Flex® cleaning rods, an all purpose nylon receiver brush, a T-handle, three slotted tips, obstruction removers, small and large Patch Savers®, a bore reflector/flag safety, small caliber and all-caliber 100% cotton patches, and two .5oz. tubes of Otis O85® Ultra Bore® Solvent. All of the components are neatly stored in a black nylon, rust proof case which includes a lock and keys for additional security. The Otis Elite® now includes the brass scraper tool set, optics cleaning gear and an interactive instructional DVD. With over 40 gun cleaning components, detailed gun maintenance guide, and a lifetime warranty, the Otis Elite® is the Hallmark of Excellence in firearm maintenance.

– Item Number: FG-1000
– Caliber/Gauge: .17 – .50 Caliber Rifles; .17 – .50 Caliber Pistols; .410 – 12/10 Gauge Shotguns; In-Line Muzzleloaders
– Dimensions: 15 1/4″ x 8 3/4″ x 4 1/2″
– MSRP: $136.22
– Manufacturer’s Website: OTIS Elite Gun Cleaning System

While I love the OTIS cleaning kit for tools and materials, I prefer a couple other types of cleaning chemicals, lets take a look at these next – for gun cleaning/degreasing, I go with Hornady One Shot:

Specifications from Manufacturer:

One Shot reduces friction, cleans grit, grime and old oil from firearms and reloading equipment. It leaves behind a thin dry lube impervious to heat, cold or buildup.

– Item Number: 9990
– Size: 5.5 oz. Aerosol
– Material: Non petroleum dry lubricant
– MSRP: $9.08
– Manufacturers Website: Hornady One Shot

Last up are my favorite gun lubrication products, these both come from Mil-Comm:

Specifications From Manufacturer:

TW25B® lubricating light grease penetrates the pores of metal surfaces and creates a roller-bearing smooth surface on all weapon parts and on bore surfaces. TW25B® super-lubricates and lasts up to ten times longer than other lubricants. In the bore, on working parts, TW25B® makes every weapon and every part work to its maximum best.

– Item Number: 25241
– Size: 4 oz Tube
– Material: Light grease
– MSRP: $21.95
– Manufacturers Website: Mil-comm TW25B

Specifications From Manufacturer:

MC2500® Oil is engineered with the same chemistry that distinguishes TW25B® — but it’s specially formulated in a lighter “oil” viscosity. MC2500® delivers the same exceptional performance that TW25B® grease is known for. Its lighter viscosity allows for easy migration to hard-to-reach weapon parts, such as trigger assemblies. Ideal for dispensing into parts where a full disassembly is neither desirable nor practical. Also excellent for general quick-lubrication replenishment to all parts. All synthetic, non-toxic.

– Item Number: 26151
– Size: 12cc Syringe
– Material: Synthetic oil
– MSRP: $21.95
– Manufacturers Website: Mil-comm MC2500

All of these supplies can usually be found for less at MidwayUSA.


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  1. Hey Mike I really like the Mil-comm products myself. I use those two exclusively. So I picked up the Hornady One-Shot on your recommendations alone. Have a big shooting day planned at the end of the week, so everthing will get dirty!


    1. Flint, did you have a chance to try the Hornady One Shot out yet? Do you like it?

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