So, I'm a little late to the bore snake thing. I grew up with my dad teaching me to clean guns with a rod, brush and patches. That's how he did it and that's how I did it...until I actually tried a snake. I have a .22LR that has such a tight bore it was really hard to get patches down it...so at the advice of a friend (who actually have me a .45 snake years ago that I never tried and still have in the box) I ordered a Hoppe's Bore Snake. Amazingly...it worked. It was awesome...and now I'm a believer. One question I have is this. This snake is marketed as a rifle bore snake...I also see they make pistol .22LR snakes. I assume this snake can be used in my .22LR pistol with no problem. Is the difference between the pistol and rifle snakes just the length or is there some reason why I shouldn't use it in my pistol?