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    Gun Cleaning Kits

    Boys,

    At present the following is the list of my cleaning my arsenal

    1. Brunox Spray
    2. Hoppes No. 9 Oil

    Would you recommend Hoppes Gun Powder Solvent too or Brunox is sufficient ?

    Also I am using home made swabs and the brush provided by the company to clean my weapon. Is this sufficient or I need to get a cleaning kit for my 9mm ? I have noticed that nearly all the cleaning kits come with copper brushes. Are copper brushes recommended ? I mean to say wont they harm / scratch the internals of the barrel ?

    The cleaning kits which I saw whilst window shopping come with bristles brushes, I guess a normal old clean toothbrush would do, but I do not see its utility as the stock nylon brush plus some ear buds dipped in Brunox would do, or I may be wrong....

    Lastly the 9mm cleaning kits by Otis and Hoppes are retailing for around 4-5k but they include everything like bristels brush, swabs, different kinds / types of barrel brushes, but for some reason I do not feel like spending 5 thousand on a kit !! Any suggestions ??
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    i think kit is one time investment!!! but its a personal view, and can a tooth brush enter 9mm barrel?? i just clean my air rifle with any lubricant or organic solvent!! lol
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    I bought Hoppes Universal Gun Cleaning kit from Al Sayyed for about 2600 PKR

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    Quote Originally Posted by SalmanHusain View Post
    i think kit is one time investment!!! but its a personal view, and can a tooth brush enter 9mm barrel?? i just clean my air rifle with any lubricant or organic solvent!! lol
    Yeah but bro like I said earlier that I use my barrel rod as well as the nylon brush to clean the barrel. A tooth brush is used to loosen the dirt, grim etc from the insides like the slides and all
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    Quote Originally Posted by harisnaeem View Post
    I bought Hoppes Universal Gun Cleaning kit from Al Sayyed for about 2600 PKR
    Al Sayyed is located at ?
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    good cleaning kit like otis or hoppes should not cost more than 2500/- & is recommanded for a novice to midlevel shooter.
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    Dear Furrukh Bahi, I am yet to understand the reason of your question or in other words "What is disturbing your mind".

    Because you already have enough tools to remove carbon /dust /rust....and to preserve your jewel for years.

    Bro, All standard Handgun of well known brands and even some local clones have tempered alloy material used in barrels, trigger group and extractor etc... or in parts which are in direct contract with Gun powder...............

    The reason of cleaning is to mainly remove carbon /Rust (If any) and then lubricate. You know "Hobbies" does not count money or efforts, so few members has made wonderful Target stands, Carrying Boxes etc just due to enjoying their hobbies, some member have spend hundreds & thousands on cleaning kits.

    So it all depends how much you can spare out of pocket !!!!, like in another thread I have explained my method of cleaning (which does not involve costly kit) with a proven track record of standard cleaning for years !!!!

    And even you have also explained your experience which seems wonderful.

    Therefore if you can spare few thousands then do buy any kit, but if you are looking forward to calendar dates to fill your wallet then your existing stuff is "All YOU NEED" just take care that "YOU remove Carbon and Lubricate" .................

    Hope I have made myself & your mind clear !!!!!!!!!!!!

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    Furrukh bro all you need is hoppes elite kit for a 9mm, it costs 2500, it has a oil boresnake, its a wonderful device,

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    Quote Originally Posted by ACHILLES View Post
    good cleaning kit like otis or hoppes should not cost more than 2500/- & is recommanded for a novice to midlevel shooter.
    Yeah these butchers in Karachi are charging 4 to 5 k for the kits. I saw a kit at a leading supermarket in Karachi and he was charging 2500 but the kit was for a rifle !!!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Trigger_happy78 View Post
    Furrukh bro all you need is hoppes elite kit for a 9mm, it costs 2500, it has a oil boresnake, its a wonderful device,
    Trigger bhai, the boresnake kit was for 6000 and reduced down to 5000 !!!!
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    Quote Originally Posted by HussainAli View Post
    Dear Furrukh Bahi, I am yet to understand the reason of your question or in other words "What is disturbing your mind".

    Because you already have enough tools to remove carbon /dust /rust....and to preserve your jewel for years.

    Bro, All standard Handgun of well known brands and even some local clones have tempered alloy material used in barrels, trigger group and extractor etc... or in parts which are in direct contract with Gun powder...............

    The reason of cleaning is to mainly remove carbon /Rust (If any) and then lubricate. You know "Hobbies" does not count money or efforts, so few members has made wonderful Target stands, Carrying Boxes etc just due to enjoying their hobbies, some member have spend hundreds & thousands on cleaning kits.

    So it all depends how much you can spare out of pocket !!!!, like in another thread I have explained my method of cleaning (which does not involve costly kit) with a proven track record of standard cleaning for years !!!!

    And even you have also explained your experience which seems wonderful.

    Therefore if you can spare few thousands then do buy any kit, but if you are looking forward to calendar dates to fill your wallet then your existing stuff is "All YOU NEED" just take care that "YOU remove Carbon and Lubricate" .................

    Hope I have made myself & your mind clear !!!!!!!!!!!!

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    Too be very honest Hussain bhai, your method of cleaning for a bloke like me is too lenghty. Now whats disturbing me..... Gun powder solvent or Brunox ? Copper brush or Nylon brush ?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Furrukh View Post
    Too be very honest Hussain bhai, your method of cleaning for a bloke like me is too lenghty. Now whats disturbing me..... Gun powder solvent or Brunox ? Copper brush or Nylon brush ?

    For routine (after each range/shot session) cleaning Brunox + Nylon brush+++ snugly fit cotton rag with rod for final cleaning.
    After every 500 or so rounds use copper brush first for thorough scrub then above, you can do brushing with copper/gun powder solvent for better result. Thorough cleaning of internals is also advised after 500 rounds (if you are comfortable with doing that).

    And dont get afraid of copper/bronze brush it will not hurt the barrel, if you still are reluctant try inserting the projectile side of bullet from the muzzle you will have an idea how much abuse a barrel can withstand to.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Furrukh View Post
    Too be very honest Hussain bhai, your method of cleaning for a bloke like me is too lenghty. Now whats disturbing me..... Gun powder solvent or Brunox ? Copper brush or Nylon brush ?

    Dear Furrukh Bro, You really got my point, Yes I do it as a "Long Method", but save money sometimes when cleaning mix handguns, rifles and some PB ........ some 4 to 6 weapon it easily takes 2 to 3 hours end-to-end...

    But yes if I start using the complete cleaning kit like the one mentioned.....then my cleaning time will be half to quarter or so...

    So this is what I highlighted in your hobby you have to "Invest" either "YOUR TIME" or YOUR MONEY".

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    Quote Originally Posted by Denovo87 View Post
    For routine (after each range/shot session) cleaning Brunox + Nylon brush+++ snugly fit cotton rag with rod for final cleaning.
    After every 500 or so rounds use copper brush first for thorough scrub then above, you can do brushing with copper/gun powder solvent for better result. Thorough cleaning of internals is also advised after 500 rounds (if you are comfortable with doing that).

    And dont get afraid of copper/bronze brush it will not hurt the barrel, if you still are reluctant try inserting the projectile side of bullet from the muzzle you will have an idea how much abuse a barrel can withstand to.
    Thanks for taking the time out and putting in your 2 cents Den bro. I was under the impression that after that entire episode of Bhooka Nanga you were pissed off, but I guess I was wrong

    Brunox can states that it removes moisture, sweat, copper, rust and lead so I thought that just using Brunox was sufficient. Besides I seldomly visit the range and the max I shoot is 30 to 40 rounds but I guess when I cross 500 rounds in total I have to start using copper brushes too. What if I use the gun powder solvent after shooting only 40 rounds ? Or just Brunox would do ?
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    Boys,

    I have my eyes on this baby for the past 4 months. Tell me if it is worth 4000 bucks.

    Product Details
    The Deluxe Military Cleaning System is specifically designed to clean and maintain all 5.56MM, 7.62MM, 9MM, .40 caliber, .45 caliber, .50 caliber, and 12 gauge weapon systems. Now automatics can be cleaned correctly from Breech-to-Muzzle® without disassembly. The Memory-Flex® cleaning rods, slotted tips, 100% cotton cleaning patches, bore brushes, and CLP allow you to quickly clean the receiver, chamber, neck and bore. The obstruction remover is used to knock out bore obstructions and stuck cases. Components from the scraper tool set are also included. These tools are key to precision cleaning of your weapon. They are designed to clean areas such as the bolt, bolt face, receiver, trigger group and slides, as well as any other hard to reach area of your firearm is worth 4000 bucks or not.
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    Quote Originally Posted by HussainAli View Post
    Dear Furrukh Bro, You really got my point, Yes I do it as a "Long Method", but save money sometimes when cleaning mix handguns, rifles and some PB ........ some 4 to 6 weapon it easily takes 2 to 3 hours end-to-end...

    But yes if I start using the complete cleaning kit like the one mentioned.....then my cleaning time will be half to quarter or so...

    So this is what I highlighted in your hobby you have to "Invest" either "YOUR TIME" or YOUR MONEY".

    Regards
    No wonder I respect you so much. You are one suljha hua and practical individual. You are right about the time / money investment lolzzz. I have posted the product details below. Have a look and lemme know what you think.

    It is one hell of a kit and I guess its a life time investment.........
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    Quote Originally Posted by Furrukh View Post
    Thanks for taking the time out and putting in your 2 cents Den bro. I was under the impression that after that entire episode of Bhooka Nanga you were pissed off, but I guess I was wrong

    What exactly does that mean? by the way I was under the impression that you were a shareef admi but it seems your above quoted post was written under the influence.
    Last edited by Denovo87; 16-07-2011 at 11:33 AM.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Furrukh View Post
    No wonder I respect you so much. You are one suljha hua and practical individual. You are right about the time / money investment lolzzz. I have posted the product details below. Have a look and lemme know what you think.

    It is one hell of a kit and I guess its a life time investment.........
    Dear Furrukh Bahi, Many Many thanks for your kind words, really makes me glad......... God Bless You too Brother....

    About the cleaning kit........ I figured out you have a "Soft Corner" for this cleaning kit............. Bro "Go for It" its is sure a life time investment.

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    Last edited by HussainAli; 16-07-2011 at 10:50 PM.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Denovo87 View Post
    What exactly does that mean? by the way I was under the impression that you were a shareef admi but it seems your above quoted post was written under the influence.
    Lolzz no. We had a slight disagreement on that thread, that is what I was referring to. But doesn't matter, I really value your feedback and suggestions. God bless you brother.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Furrukh View Post
    Boys,

    I have my eyes on this baby for the past 4 months. Tell me if it is worth 4000 bucks.

    Product Details
    The Deluxe Military Cleaning System is specifically designed to clean and maintain all 5.56MM, 7.62MM, 9MM, .40 caliber, .45 caliber, .50 caliber, and 12 gauge weapon systems. Now automatics can be cleaned correctly from Breech-to-Muzzle® without disassembly. The Memory-Flex® cleaning rods, slotted tips, 100% cotton cleaning patches, bore brushes, and CLP allow you to quickly clean the receiver, chamber, neck and bore. The obstruction remover is used to knock out bore obstructions and stuck cases. Components from the scraper tool set are also included. These tools are key to precision cleaning of your weapon. They are designed to clean areas such as the bolt, bolt face, receiver, trigger group and slides, as well as any other hard to reach area of your firearm is worth 4000 bucks or not.
    its very good universal cleaning kit, i bought mine in 2500 RS from Lahore.
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