Geissele Armorer’s Packages have all the tools necessary for working on your AR-platform rifle, including the company’s Reaction Rod for removing and installing barrels, flash suppressors, gas blocks and handguards. The Trigger Fitting Pin is the same size as the trigger and hammer pins to help remove or install a new trigger. The Gas Block Roll Pin Holder is designed to securely hold the roll pin to start the installation of a gas block. The Gas Block Pin Punch Set is for the roll pin that secures the gas tube to the block.
This tool is designed to aid in the assembly of lower receivers. Once you’ve installed the buffer tube, the lower receiver can then be slid into the Geissele Reaction Block at the 12, 3, 6 and 9 o’clock positions. This allows you to rotate the lower receiver in 90-degree increments in the block simply by loosening the provided nylon screws, removing the lower receiver and sliding it back in at its desired orientation. The Reaction Block provides a stable platform for performing an array of lower receiver operations as well as making the installation of the buffer retainer nut quick and easy.
This new Gerber multi-tool offers uncompromising performance thanks to its revolutionary design. The innovative center-axis driver opens to align like a real screwdriver, yielding maximum torque and rotation. No productivity is sacrificed with a 3.25-inch outboard blade and one-thumb-opening sliding jaws. These are full-sized tools to handle real tasks.
Guntec USA’s second-generation armorer’s wrench is designed to completely take down and disassemble AR-platform rifles. One side handles 5.56mm rifles while the other is designated for .308/7.62mm weapons. Applications include installing or adjusting barrel nuts, castle nuts, muzzle devices and more.
Available as non-rinse wipes, soaps and surface cleaners, these LeadOff products remove lead oxide as well as dirt and other pests. Hygenall LeadOff is made from safe and sustainable “green” materials and is 100-percent safe for everyday use. If rinsing water isn’t available, Hygenall LeadOff is available in non-rinse wipes that can be used to clean off skin and can be stored in a typical range bag.
This rugged case is built for storing and transporting cleaning rods. It’s capable of storing four rifle or shotgun cleaning rods up to 47 inches long within its interior. Each rod is held in an individual slot, making transportation rattle-free—perfect for being in the field or in the back of your truck. Inside the case there is also room for storing patches, jags and brushes.
NFUSED is a synthetic weapon lubricant that bonds to heated gun metal, making it self-lubricating under the toughest environmental conditions. It seals and conditions the heated metal, leaving a surface that reduces heat, improves performance, and prevents jamming and corrosion. NFUSED also has a corrosion inhibitor that works well with the NFUSED Weapons Cleaner, which is water based and doesn’t have that solvent smell.
This ODIN Works combo tool is made for assembling and maintaining your favorite billet and forged AR-platform uppers. The vise block itself is machined from a billet of aluminum. Included with the vise block are two stainless steel pins that hold the upper in place on the vise block. Both pins come with a retaining O-ring installed for ease of use and a long service life.
The Barrel Badger from Outers—the same company that unveiled the BoreSnake—comes with a brass weight so you can simply drop it into the chamber and feed it through the barrel. The Barrel Badger’s two brushes loosen fouling and buildup as it’s pulled through the barrel. It has 160 times more surface area than a traditional patch, giving you a quick clean in no time. Use it dry or with Outers’ gun cleaning products. Various versions are available for different calibers.
RamRodz offers low-lint, industrial-grade and highly absorbent cotton heads that are designed to quickly and easily clean barrels, slides, receivers, chambers, magazine housings, breeches and more, and now they are available in three new sizes for rifles and shotguns: .30/.308/7.62mm, 12 gauge and 20 gauge. These cleaners will not drip or splatter. Each comes with an adapter that allows you to attach it with a 3-inch flexible bamboo handle to a standard cleaning rod.
The Bore Boss is an ultra-portable bore cleaning system. The flex-case handle doubles as a storage option for the one-piece, dual-action cleaning cable, which features a phosphor bronze brush. The durable polycarbonate handle is surrounded by flexible overmolding. Various Bore Bosses are available for various calibers.
The Real Avid Carbon Boss for ARs is precision-cut with 12 surfaces to clean the most critical parts of your bolt, bolt carrier, cam pin and firing pin. It also includes a cotter pin puller, a replaceable rotating phosphor bronze brush and an imbedded bolt tail detailing brush. It’s an extremely versatile multi-tool.
The Gun Tool Max was designed with gun-specific functionality to make sure you are prepared for any scenario. This highly versatile tool repairs, customizes and makes disassembly and reassembly fast and easy. Included are needle-nose pliers with carbide cutters, a universal choke tube wrench, a three-position locking bit driver with 12 quality bits and a heavy-duty 440 stainless steel knife. The tool can be carried in an included nylon sheath.
Slip 2000’s EWL 30 has the same long-lasting extreme wear properties as the original EWL, but with the viscosity of a 30-weight oil. This new lubricant is perfect for shooters who live in very hot conditions. It stands up better in the heat, for long-term storage and functions well in suppressed weapons. Since it’s thicker, it does not migrate and stays in place better than the standard EWL. In other words, it’s perfect for applications where you want the surface to stay wet longer.
Tipton designed the Power Clean Electric Gun-Cleaning Brush Kit with interchangeable heads so you can get into different spaces and clean your firearm with different materials. It’s powered by four AA batteries and has a soft-touch rubberized handle with pulse and continuous modes that scrub at 3,600 oscillations per minute. The interchangeable bristle heads include plastic, stainless steel and bronze bristles as well as an adapter head that accepts 8-32-threaded cleaning brush tips. The handle is also sealed and resistant to gun-cleaning solvents and oils.
The Ultra Gun Vise is a rigid steel frame with a modular chassis. Different modules can be quickly moved, rearranged or removed anywhere along the main rail. Overmolded rubber contact pads throughout the device prevent damage to your firearm, and the ball-and-socket articulating clamp pads allow for the pads to adapt to any surface. Leveling feet on all corners makes scope leveling easier. An AR Vise Block module is included for working on and cleaning AR-15s.
Every year, the firearms industry pushes forward with innovative guns and gear. But after you’ve begun to build an arsenal—and shoot the snot out of it—you’ll need a variety of equipment to keep your favorite weapons running in top order. Here’s a selection of the 16 of the latest and greatest gun cleaning and maintenance products to hit the shooting market this year.
For more information about the gun cleaning and maintenance products featured in the photo gallery above, please visit the following sites.
Geissele Armorer’s Packages
Geissele Reaction Block
Guntec USA AR Armorer’s Combination Wrench
MTM Case-Gard Cleaning Rod Case
ODIN Works AR10-15 Combo Vise Block
Outers Barrel Badger Bore Cleaner
Real Avid Bore Boss
Real Avid Carbon Boss
Real Avid Gun Tool Max
Slip 2000 EWL 30
Tipton Power Clean Kit
Tipton Ultra Gun Vise
This article was originally published in “Tactical Weapons” November/December 2017. To order a copy and subscribe, visit outdoorgroupstore.com.
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