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Has anyone use the Otis MSR/AR cleaning kit?

Discussion in 'Shooting Gear and Storage' started by HOOfan_1, Jul 17, 2013.

  1. HOOfan_1

    HOOfan_1 Well-Known Member

    Is it work the money? Midway is running it on sale this month and I have been thinking about buying one.
  2. YZ

    YZ member

    Yes - if you don't have any components yet. I bought only separate items, such as the wire floss. Otis products are top quality. I don't know the sale price though. The company is good, quietly endorsed by the US armed forces. I remember buying a couple of brushheads, and they were kind enough to refund me the shipping charge because it was such a small order.
  3. seanie!

    seanie! Well-Known Member

    Hands-down the best cleaning kit I've ever used for an AR, and it came directly from Afghanistan.
  4. Magnuumpwr

    Magnuumpwr Well-Known Member

    I agree with both above posters. The one I have was purchased from their business in New York by my father-in-law as a Christmas present.
  5. HOOfan_1

    HOOfan_1 Well-Known Member

    Well I bought one. I mostly bought it for the BONE tool and the scrappers and picks.

    The BONE tool works ok.....but not as well as I expected it too.

    It came with a few Otis specific patches...the package said 5.56....but those were the tightest patches I have ever dealt with. I almost thought I was going to have those things stuck in my barrel.....

    I am a big fairly strong guy and it took a ton of effort to pull them through, the little brass T handle meant to pull it through actually bent almost in half and I had to put it in a vice to straighten it out (I have read reviews saying they break and bend too easy)

    Thing was so tight it actually pulled out some copper fouling. I wonder if they make .17 caliber patches and if they would work better......the problem is, the Otis specific patches are so much more expensive than regular Hoppes patches.

    Overall....not sure I think this was worth the $40 I spent on it...
  6. wgaynor

    wgaynor Well-Known Member

    My wife bought me the Otis Elite cleaning kit for Christmas and it came with the AR15 cleaning kit. Works great. Better than the kits you get at the big box stores.
  7. OpticsPlanet

    OpticsPlanet Well-Known Member

  8. HOOfan_1

    HOOfan_1 Well-Known Member

    Has anyone else found that the patches are too hard to pull through? I followed the instructions on threading the patch onto the slotted tip. Like I said above, I bent the heck out of the T handle and I thought I was going to dislocate my fingers.
  9. del4

    del4 Well-Known Member

    I've haven't found them too hard to pull through. Sometimes you have to play with it.
  10. OpticsPlanet

    OpticsPlanet Well-Known Member

  11. HOOfan_1

    HOOfan_1 Well-Known Member

    I'll have to watch that video....I threaded it just how the pictures showed....looks like the guy in that video used several different methods though.
  12. HOOfan_1

    HOOfan_1 Well-Known Member

    Well after watching the video....I folded the patch at the opposite end...not the near end....but the directions which came with the kit did not say anything about folding from the near end. I am almost gun shy (so to speak) about trying it again though. I pulled two through yesterday and like I said, I bent the T handle in half and nearly pulled my fingers out of joint.

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