CZ cleaning brush too short?


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Vermont
August 3, 2008, 08:09 PM
I got my first handgun about a month ago. It is a CZ 75b. It has functioned flawlessly through 500 rounds, and I love it.

A cleaning brush came with the gun. I guess it is nylon or some kind of plastic. The problem is that it is not long enough to go all the way through the barrel before I pull it back out. From what I've read, it is bad to reverse the direction of the brush while it was in the barrel.

Do all CZ's come with a cleaning brush this short?
Did they give me the wrong one?
Is it ok to use this brush?

Should I just quit my whining and go buy a better brush?

Thanks for your help.

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Cliff47
August 3, 2008, 08:25 PM
I would recommend the Bore-Snake by Hoppe's as a very viable replacement for the cleaning brush that comes with your pistol. Drop the weithed tip through the bore, and pull away. The surface on the snake gives you a LOT more cleaning surface working for you. The snake comes in all (or most) popular calibers, and run under $20, if memory serves.

The Lone Haranguer
August 3, 2008, 10:29 PM
Should I just quit my whining and go buy a better brush?
Yes. ;)

Auburn1992
August 3, 2008, 10:31 PM
Is it bad to go through the muzzle, then come back with the bore brush?

The Lone Haranguer
August 3, 2008, 10:36 PM
Is it bad to go through the muzzle, then come back with the bore brush?
Not at all. The problem with reversing direction while still in the barrel is with the stiff bronze brushes, which can actually get stuck. A flexible plastic brush should not be as bad about this.

Auburn1992
August 3, 2008, 10:40 PM
Will a nylon bore brush be as affective as a bronze bore brush?

The Lone Haranguer
August 3, 2008, 10:42 PM
Will a nylon bore brush be as affective as a bronze bore brush?
IMO, OK for a quick swabbing of a bore and chamber that is not too fouled, but not much more. It is better than a bore mop, for which I have utterly no use.

burningsquirrels
August 4, 2008, 12:39 AM
i don't know why yours is short, ask CZ-usa to send you another one.

imo, a nylon brush won't hurt a hammer forged barrel. but like i said, i'd call CZ-usa and ask them what's up with that short brush.

Aka Zero
August 4, 2008, 04:02 AM
I just got a CZ75b-SA. Bore brush goes to about half the bristles out of the barrel before you are at the finger-hole/ handle.

I cleaned my gun after 100 rounds and this seemed to take out anything left by jhp. Couple patches later, barrel was spotless. So, unless you are shooting lead, I think this is an ok brush. I plan on getting something else as well though, eventually.... (out of money.... bought ammo.)

Semi thread hijack: I was always taught to clean a gun from the bore, so you didn't mess up the crown of the barrel. does this apply to handguns as well?

burningsquirrels
August 4, 2008, 07:01 AM
you mean clean a gun from the chamber end instead of the muzzle end? then yes.you don't want to harm the crown of the barrel.

glad to hear you're enjoying it. :)

Aka Zero
August 4, 2008, 06:30 PM
Thanks, for the info. Old habits die hard.

First gun I learned to clean was an old bolt action. take the bole out, clean from the chamber. Messing up the crown sends your bullets wacky.

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