Cleaning patches

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  1. Nu2U

    Nu2U Member

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    What is the correct size cleaning patch to use with a brass jag on a 9MM semi-automatic pistol?
     
  2. The Bushmaster

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    I use old T-shirts cut into 1" squares. In fact I use the 1" square patches to clean most of my hand guns.
     
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    X2 on cutting them. I save old flannel sheets for patches and wipe down cloths.
     
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    T-Shirts for patches,1" sq. flannel shirts for gunshop rags, about 6" sq.
     
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    In 1977, I bought 5,000 military surplus patches for a song. They were supposed to be for the M-14 and were roughly 2.5 inche squares of cotton fabric packed in little kraft paper envelopes about 20 or 25 each. It is turning into a lifetime supply. I use them as-is on my 45 ACP pistol. I cut them in half lengthwise for use on 9mm and 38 Special. And I cut them into quarters for use with 22 caliber.

    Any size that will fit tightly enough in the barrel that you have to use some effort to push it through will do a sufficient job cleaning the bore and depositing oil back on it.
     
  6. Deltaboy1984

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    I cut up old T shirts and I make 1 inch and 2 inch squares.
     
  7. loose noose

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    Likewise I use old t-shirts as well as old linen sheets and pillow cases cut in various sizes for the cleaning of firearms.
     
  8. Sunray

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    .38 special size. Go buy a couple yards of 45", remnant, flannelette(winter sheets/PJ material. Ask the women working there. They're used to guys asking questions.) in a discount fabric shop(Wally World too maybe) and cut it into 1" x 2" strips. Give you hundreds of patches for under $10.
    2" x 4" for the M-14 or any .30 cal. Wha'd ya sing? snicker.
     
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    2 1/4" to 2 1/2"
     
  10. Shaq

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    Any patch for 38 spl/357 mag. There is only 2 thousandths of an inch difference between 9mm & 38 spl.
     
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