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Help the troops clean their guns FAST

Discussion in 'General Gun Discussions' started by MikeHaas, Aug 17, 2005.

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  1. MikeHaas

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    I like it,it's a good idea.
     
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    I was under the impression that they had the Otis gun cleaning kits.
     
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    Is there a central source with links to "who needs what" webpages? I've seen sites for supplies, scopes, magcinches, boresnakes, etc but they're all over. It would be nice if there was a central website that would direct you to the different places so you can see what you've got in your inventory that you can mule overseas. Not sure if there is such a thing...but if there is, don't hesitate to mention it.
     
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    They do, but apparently it takes a lot longer to use the kit than it would just to run a Boresnake through.
     
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    anysoldier.com

    See the anysoldier.com website which is a great clearinghouse for how to get in touch with soldiers, Marines, Air Force or sailors for correspondence and sending care packages.
     
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    excellent idea -- one thing to add is to send Hoppes elite as it is safe for the USPS to carry I am constantly refilling my buddies supplies
     
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    FYI, there are 2 different types of programs - "to any serviceman programs" are frowned upon by DoD because they represent a security hazard.

    The other type (that DoD hasn't a problem with) is where a specific soldier is directly sent items by those who know him, like a family member or friend. Since Project Bore Snake contributions are solicited by friends and family (or communicates directly with soldiers themselves) and includes the known nonimator's name on the outside of the package for recognition, it is not an "any serviceman" type program.

    This is not to say one should not organize to support the troops, but it's best to do so by working with friends and family of the troops so that donations aren't unsolicited. Like http://ProjectBoreSnake.org/ - check out the testimonials at http://ProjectBoreSnake.org/testimonials.html

    More at:
    http://www.defenselink.mil/releases/2003/b03222003_bt139-03.html

    Mike

    PS. http://www.anysoldier.com/index.cfm seems good to - sending everything through a known entity seems like another good approach to the security issue. Whatever helps our fighting men, eh? (Let's just not accidentally cause anyone to get hurt! After all, there are bullets flying through the air over there. I'm sure everyone here remembers the title of the book "Unintended Consequences" :)
     
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