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A gun cleaning gun (no, not a typo)

Discussion in 'General Gun Discussions' started by Nightfall, Dec 16, 2003.

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  1. Nightfall

    Nightfall Member

    Feb 24, 2003
    Was reading around about different cleaning/lube/etc products (might as well try something other than Hoppe's #9 and oil :p), and I found this on the FP-10 page. It appears to be a gun that shoots a sort of cleaning patch down the bore of the firearm. Crazy!

    So anybody used this thing? Any opinions on how well it works, and how much (if at all) it expedites cleaning? I have to admit I'm just a wee bit skeptical. :scrutiny:


  2. TarpleyG

    TarpleyG Member

    Dec 28, 2002
    North Carolina
    Another gimmick to pry more $$$ out of your wallet if you ask me.

  3. sm

    sm member

    Dec 22, 2002
    Between black coffee, and shiftn' gears
    I'm not against new stuff per se'.

    I just think the $75 is better spent on ammo, training , mags and speedloaders. As a rule I inspect and maintain, focus on chamber, extraction ( pipe cleaner, long wooden q-tip, toothbrush works) and the action. Not big on cleaning bores as per Shuemann. If I shoot lead, and since my Lewis Lead remover walked off, I use wisps of Chore Boy copper and some oil to remove.

    Range/Afield my Kleenbore all steel uncoated rod, or my Otis pull through , either of which I've owned forever will remove any mud, stuck wads, or pass an oil patch if I fall in and get wet, or I get exposed to snow/rain. Heck, I still like a pc of rawhide with a slit to run an oil patch with...taught as a kid to do this, still works and I didn't have anything else for a long time. I deny that it is sentmental at all btw.

    Dunno maybe growing up poor has advantages. Funny, as a kid I recall my uncle getting razed for not "jumping on the bandwagon"...then many times my uncle would notice the fellas were back to doing what he ( and they were taught and used)...until anothr bandwagon came along. How many folks that cursed,laughed at the folks with revolvers and played with every whizz bang new "tactical" gun...finally discovered the revolvers were favored for a reason.

    Gee, If for some reason all this new-fangled stuff disappeared...I guess people couldn't shoot, be tossing guns in the trash or something.
  4. 444

    444 Member

    Dec 26, 2002
    Very interesting device. I have never used it or heard of it before, but I can see where it would be nice to have, assuming that it works. I wouldn't be interested in it for regular cleaning, but I can see several situations where it might be nice. First of all it is very compact. You could drop that in your shooting bag and not have to contend with carrying a cleaning rod. Just the other day I was firelapping a barrel and took two cleaning rods out in the field with me, one with a bore brush and the other with a standard cleaning jag on it. Neither rod would fit in my shooting bag, so I had to carry them seperately. Second, when I shoot rifles for serious groups at a rifle range, I usually fire five shots and run a patch or two down the bore so that each group is starting out at a common point - a pretty clean bore. With this device you could just shoot that wad through the bore. It would be quick and again you wouldn't have to carry around a rifle cleaning rod. Third, when big game hunting from a camp, it might be nice to shoot one of those wads down your bore each night to make sure there is no moisture or dust in your bore, again without having to carry a cleaning rod into the field with you.
    All that being said, you can do all the same stuff with a boresnake.
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