Tornado brush-9mm


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camacho
October 15, 2006, 10:05 AM
Hi folks,

Have a dumb question here so do not make fun of me :-)
I got a tornado brush which is meant for .35 cal./9mm Rifle. Now I was looking for a tornado brush for a 9mm pistol. Can I use the rifle brush on my 9mm pistol?

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Onmilo
October 15, 2006, 10:37 AM
Not a dumb question.
Yes, you can use your rifle size Tornado brush on your handgun barrel as long as you remove the barrel from the pistol and clean from the breech to the muzzle.
Going from muzzle to breech may cause excessive wear to the muzzle counterbore/chamfer and if the barrel is left in the gun you may wedge the brush into the bore.
I feel the stainless Tornado brushes are a bit too agressive on barrel bores but that is a choice and decision for you to make.

camacho
October 15, 2006, 12:19 PM
Thanks a bunch!

The guy I took the first step pistol class with strongly recommended the tornado brush because according to him the other brushes scratch the bore. It is just his opinion, of course. I wonder about the opinion ot the THR folks on bore brushes.

JoeHatley
October 15, 2006, 07:33 PM
I use Tornado brushes all the time to clean revolver cylinders. They do a nice job. I'll also pass them 2 or 3 times through the barrel, mostly to clean the focing cone area. They don't do a great job cleaning out the groove to land corners. A regular bonze brush is need to finish up.

Joe

hksw
October 15, 2006, 10:32 PM
They don't do a great job cleaning out the groove to land corners.

That's my opinion. You can't get a curved coil into a sharp corner. The only Tornado brushes I've ever seen were made of stainless steel (SS). IMO, a SS coil would do more damage to a barrel than brass or bronze brush.

Pistol
October 16, 2006, 12:17 AM
+1
I use a regular bronze brush. Some companies make a stainless brush (not Tornado type) and have a warning on the box about excessive wear from use.

The Tornado type only made sense to me for smoothbore use like shotgun.

A Bronze brush and some occasional JB compound will keep it like a mirror.

camacho
October 17, 2006, 06:06 PM
Thanks folks! It is appreciated!

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