A Cleaning Rod
Remove Surface Rust & Barrel Leading.
Use a cleaning rod made of a material that’s softer than the steel of the barrel such as brass. If used improperly a cleaning rod can damage the barrel of your gun. When you have stubborn leading in your barrel use Big 45 Frontier Metal Cleaner, you will be amazed with the results.
A Jag or Loop
The attachment that goes on the cleaning rod.
The Jag or loop is the little attachment that goes on the end of a cleaning rod that holds the cleaning patch in place in order to push it through the barrel. They come in brass or plastic.
Cotton patches are inexpensive.
You need to run a clean patch through the bore with every pass of the cleaning rod. If you Re-use a dirty patch it will just swirl the fouling around.
A Cleaning Brush
Bronze or Nylon.
You want to use a brush that won’t damage the inside of the barrel. Bronze brushes work great, for lighter cleaning you can also use brushes made of nylon. Use a brush for each caliber and gauge of gun you own. Brushes wear down with use and become less effective so replace them every so often.
Lubricants, Solvents, Big 45
Extreme Heat, High Speed & Friction.
All these make for a harsh environment inside your gun. Gun-cleaning fluids not only have to work and perform through long-term exposure to continue protecting sensitive parts. The items needed to protect your gun are: Solvent, Degreaser, Lubricant, Protectant and of course Big 45 Frontier Metal Cleaner.
A Gun Toothbrush
It’s better than your old bathroom toothbrush.
A Gun Toothbrush is designed to use on guns. You can get these made of nylon for general use, or brass for tough, carbon areas. It’s a great way to clean trigger parts and the grooves in your gun.
These items can make cleaning even easier.
Bore Guide. Keeps the cleaning rod centered in a rifle’s bore.
Gun Cleaning Pad. Prevent solvents from leaking onto your workspace.
Pad Picks and Swabs. For getting those hard to reach spaces.
Cleaning Cradle. It holds the gun it in place while you scrub the bore.
Purchase a Complete Kit
This can simplify things.
You can find a caliber-specific kit or better yet, get a multi-caliber kit that will cover handguns, rifles and shotguns.