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CZ cleaning brush too short?

Discussion in 'Handguns: Autoloaders' started by Vermont, Aug 3, 2008.

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  1. Vermont

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    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.
     
  2. Cliff47

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    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.
     
  3. The Lone Haranguer

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    Yes. ;)
     
  4. Auburn1992

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    Is it bad to go through the muzzle, then come back with the bore brush?
     
  5. The Lone Haranguer

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    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.
     
  6. Auburn1992

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    Will a nylon bore brush be as affective as a bronze bore brush?
     
  7. The Lone Haranguer

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    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.
     
  8. burningsquirrels

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    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.
     
  9. Aka Zero

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    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?
     
  10. burningsquirrels

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    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. :)
     
  11. Aka Zero

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    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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