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NewGunz 06-15-2010 10:45 PM

Good Cleaning Kit?
I went on and I couldn't find a pistol cleaning kit with consistently good reviews. Do you guys recommend any in particular or should I just shop around and make up my own kit from scratch? This will be used to clean and oil a SIG Sauer P226 9mm.

hillbilly68 06-15-2010 10:56 PM

Assemble your own if it is a single purpose one; the cheap pistol kits are sub standard for the most part. And the lubes are usually on the crap-pay side.

Buy a rod section or cable (Otis), patches, cleaner and lube you are good to go. Add a bore brush (non metallic). Tear up your old REO Speedwagon T shirt for rags and you have it all.

Flat4sti 06-16-2010 12:17 AM

get yourself some hoppes, iosso bore cleaner, a good brush and a brass rod. I prefer "Change yes we can" shirts for my cleaning and bore rags.

sweeper22 06-16-2010 01:45 AM

If it's going to be for one -and only one- pistol, just piece together your own kit. 9mm cleaning parts are easy to find, and your Sig will require nothing beyond the basics.

Sigs do soak up oil, so keep those rails slippery. Almost any gun oil will suffice, but I've gone to "Slip 2000" lube products for all my firearms.

jpattersonnh 06-16-2010 01:53 AM

Get an Otis. You will smile every day.

ScottA 06-16-2010 04:25 AM

Here's my recommendation:
  • boresnake (makes cleaning the bore 10x faster, 10x easier, 10x cleaner)
  • bottle of hoppes
  • brush
  • gun oil (take your pick)
  • patches

Other things you might want: paper towel, silicone rag, disposable rubber gloves, a cleaning mat.

freefall 06-17-2010 09:23 AM

No way will I part with my old REO Speedwagon shirt!!

NewGunz 06-22-2010 06:55 AM

Thanks for all the good info. Is Hoppes oil any good? My SIG Sauer came with Mil-Comm TW25B lubrication. Should I try to find some more mil-comm or is Hoppes or Winchester fine?

ScottA 06-22-2010 12:05 PM

Hoppes, Winchester, Remington, Castrol...

All of it is good quality stuff.

JoeB1987 06-22-2010 11:42 PM


Originally Posted by ScottA (Post 304434)
Hoppes, Winchester, Remington, Castrol...

All of it is good quality stuff.

Personally I like Valvoline full synthetic, but that's just me :rolleyes:

But really, synthetic oil = less wear on engines; Would it be safe to assume synthetic oil = less wear on guns? :confused:

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