Gun-tips – Lint Free Swabs

    The next entrant into the gun cleaning swab market is Gun-tips from Swab-its.

    What is different about Gun-tips is that they are cleaning foam swabs which are lint-free, washable and re-useable (compared to say RamRodz).

    Gun-tips are made in a range of sizes for cleaning slides, rails, trigger assemblies, crowns and other hard to reach places. The plastic handles are bendable and will not break or splinter like wooden sticks.

    Sizes include:

    • 3-inch mini tip swab
    • 3-inch precision tip swab
    • 5-inch large surface swab
    • 6-inch extended reach swab
    • 7- inch double-ended workhorse
    • 9-piece utility kit.

    I am interested to see how they hold up to solvents and repeated washings.  i.e. what is their actual lifespan.  Has anyone had the opportunity to use them yet?

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    Tom is a former Navy Corpsman that spent some time bumbling around the deserts of Iraq with a Marine Recon unit, kicking in tent flaps and harassing sheep. Prior to that he was a paramedic somewhere in DFW, also doing some Executive Protection work between shifts. Now that those exciting days are behind him, he teaches wilderness medicine and runs an on-demand medical staffing business. He hopes that his posts will help you find solid gear that will survive whatever you can throw at it–he is known (in certain circles) for his curse…ahem, ability…to find the breaking point of anything.

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