Are you looking for the best gun cleaning kit?
No doubt that owning a gun is very important for your safety but a very important thing that most gun owners overlook is proper cleaning of their firearm.
Even if you only fired a bullet once with your gun, there would be residue left like lead, carbon and copper and it is necessary for you to clean it to ensure proper life and health of your precious asset.
Table of Contents
- 1 Best Gun Cleaning Kit
- 1.1 YOURBORE Universal Deluxe Gun Cleaning Kit
- 1.2 Otis All Caliber Elite Range Box With Universal Gun Cleaning Gear
- 1.3 Otis Technology The Otis Elite
- 1.4 Gunmaster Wooden Toolbox with Universal Select Gun Cleaning Kit
- 1.5 Otis Modern Sporting Rifle & AR Cleaning System
- 1.6 Hoppe’s Elite EGCOTG Gun Care On The Go Kit W/Case & Pillow Packs Box
- 1.7 HELIKON-TEX Range Line, Service Case
- 1.8 Otis Technology 5.56mm/9mm Defender Series Gun Cleaning Kit
- 1.9 Delta Provision Universal Firearm & Gun Cleaning Kit
- 1.10 Remington Hunting Cleaning and Maintenance Kit
- 1.11 Otis Technology Defender Series Gun Cleaning Kit
- 1.12 Tactical Gun/rifle Cleaning Kit
- 1.13 Hoppe’s BoreSnake Shotgun Soft-Sided Cleaning Kit
- 1.14 Ultimate Gun Cleaning Kit, 65 Pieces by Allen
- 2 Gun Cleaning Kit Buyer’s Guide
Best Gun Cleaning Kit
So, today, we will be looking at 14 of the best gun cleaning kits of 2018 and how they can help you make your firearm cleaner and better.
Take your time to read through our honest reviews.
YOURBORE Universal Deluxe Gun Cleaning Kit
YOURBORE is probably one of the finest and most advanced gun cleaning kit you will find on the market. It is quite a big kit with 100 pieces for nearly all kinds of calibers, rifle, air guns, shot guns, pistols and much more.
This simple looking box contains 100 unique cleaning pieces inside and thus named deluxe gun cleaning kit. There are three diameters which meet different caliber bores, allowing better cleaning for your convenience.
Despite being a very large cleaning kit, it is light in weight and easily portable. The compact and smart casing which houses all the pieces comes nicely encased and has pretty compact dimensions as well.
One thing we really like about this cleaning kit is the damp cleaning mat which helps to nicely and thoroughly get rid of all the dirt and stains on your firearm and make its surface bright and shiny as new. This is something you won’t find in most of the kits out there.
All of the 100 pieces come nicely encased in a lightweight and premium aluminum made case. The dimensions of this case are quite compact, meaning 42” in length, 14” in width and 3” in height.
It has all the gun cleaning oil and other solvent bottles inside but of course they come without any oil inside them. You need to fill them from an external source.
Overall, it is a very handy kit and comes in a nice and beautiful casing for your convenience.
- The only 100-piece gun cleaning deluxe universal kit
- Convenient and easily portable
- Compact and easy to store in small spaces
- Comes with a gun cleaning mat
- Very expensive
Otis All Caliber Elite Range Box With Universal Gun Cleaning Gear
Something you won’t find easily and at such a low price. Otis is a well-known company for their range of amazing gun cleaning kits. The All Caliber Elite Range Box with cleaning kit is one of their most versatile products ever.
This box is perfectly tailored for outdoor lifestyle and is designed to meet all of your demands, whether it be hunting or cleaning your gun.
Otis claims it to be one of their most robust and efficient range of gun cleaning system every made. Nonetheless, the innovative technology used makes it a perfect and product of superior quality.
Whether it be your .17 or .50 caliber rifles, .410 or 12 gauge and even the muzzleloaders, this cleaning kit is for you. It was designed with the idea of it being convenient for widest range of firearms and be able to clean them easily.
If you ask me for which firearm this kit suite the best I would say all but as a whole, users find it to be the most convenient for pistols.
It has more than 60 pieces to clean your firearm and to cover all of your cleaning needs as well. The entire kit comes encased in a plastic box which is compact in size and lightweight as well.
The kit also includes 4 firearm specific ripcords for a quick cleaning in the field. Its 5.56mm B.O.N.E tool quickly and easily cleans all the bolts, bolt carrier and firing pin of nearly all kinds of AR-style rifles.
Unlike the YOURBORE kit, it has 2 oz. bottle with a bio-clp 2 oz. which includes a cleaning agent inside. Also included in the case is a 2 oz. of firearm lubricant and 2 oz. firearm protectant along with applicators and a user manual for your convenience.
On the top compartment of the plastic casing, you will find 15 bronze bore brushes. These are designed for cleaning different types of firearms on the go. This makes it a perfect cleaning kit for the professional gun owners who own a range of different guns.
Even if you are a seasoned hunter and looking to play a big game or maybe you a competitive shooter improving his skills, this kit is for you.
It has nearly everything housed inside from precision cleaning tools and accessories to cleaning solvents, brushes and equipment to keep your firearms in their best condition.
One thing we really liked about this kit are the specialized tools inside which are designed specifically to remove any obstruction. These tools prove to be very handy for guns that get jammed when shooting them.
- Includes all the precision tools along with accessories both for cleaning and proper maintenance of your firearms
- Features efficient memory-flex cables for better cleaning
- Obstruction removal tools design for the jammed firearms
- Very high quality and premium grade tools for proper cleaning
- Comes with optics cleaning gear for rifles, scopes and rangefinders
- Extra pockets for storage
- Plastic casing prone to damages and may break
Otis Technology The Otis Elite
Otis Technology The Otis Elite is designed for all types of gun owners. Whether you are a hunter or a competitive shooter or even a collector of firearms, this kit is for you. It comes with all the necessary tools inside along with lubricants that you need to clean your firearm properly. From .17 to .50 cal. Rifles and pistols, .410 to 12/10 ga. Shotgun and even those in-line muzzleloaders, it can handle all.
It is a pretty small case but still has over 40 unique cleaning equipment inside. All of the items are housed inside a nice nylon casing which looks cool and stylish.
Inside this packing, there are six memory flex cables of different lengths, designed for extremely effective and correct breech-to-muzzle cleaning. Moreover, there are 23 bronze bore brushes which help to easily remove the copper residue after firing.
Since obstruction or firearm getting jammed is common, there are special tools for such blockages and to get rid of them. Overall, it is a highly specialized cleaning kit made for all types of cleaning and jams.
- Over 40 unique cleaning equipment and lubricants inside
- Obstruction removal tools included
- Optics cleaning gear
- Comes in a nice nylon casing
- No drawbacks
Gunmaster Wooden Toolbox with Universal Select Gun Cleaning Kit
I wasn’t a big fan of Gunmaster brand previously but ever since I used their cleaning kit, I’m quite surprised with their quality and the convenience they offer to their customers whether it be price or the use of their product.
This wooden toolbox with its cleaning kit houses 63 pieces and is a universal cleaning kit, which means it can clean nearly every type of firearm you own. Whether it be guns, rifles, shotguns or pistols, you can count on this deluxe kit.
Inside the casing, you will find more than 63 pieces which includes e-handle, chamber brushes, caliber bore, shotgun slotted tip, .30 caliber slotted tip, .22 caliber slotted tip, small and large patch savers, shotgun brush adapters, small obstruction remover and large obstruction remover.
In Short, it is tailored perfectly to meet all your needs. All of these cleaning equipment come packed in a very soft black colored zipper nylon case which is tough and sturdy enough to bear the harshness of any environment. You can easily transport it in your car without losing any tool.
- High quality kit with 63+ equipment
- Simple and easy to use
- Protective nylon casing
- Special tools to remove residue form hard to reach areas
- Slightly expensive
Otis Modern Sporting Rifle & AR Cleaning System
Another very handy cleaning kit from Otis is their Modern Sporting Rifle and AR kit and is a symbol of pure excellence. It comes in a very unique and beautiful bag which has a humungous zipper and looks badass. It is easily portable and houses some of the most powerful cleaning tools inside it.
Ideally, this kit is perfect for 223 calibers and 5.56mm rifles and is ready to be used on the go. Whether it be that stubborn residue sticking inside the gun or copper leftovers which might have blocked your rifle, it has everything to help you get rid of it.
One of its unique equipment is the B.O.N.E tool which is common in all OTIS cleaning kits. It is used to clean bolt carrier assembly and is very handy.
Overall, all of the cleaning items come in a lightweight and durable bag and is easily portable.
- Lightweight, convenient and portable
- Perfect for 223 calibers and 5.56mm rifles
- Includes B.O.N.E tool
- Helps to get rid of copper deposits
- Though it works perfect and is easily portable but can be a bit tedious for normal use
Hoppe’s Elite EGCOTG Gun Care On The Go Kit W/Case & Pillow Packs Box
If you are looking for a super quick and effective way to clean your firearm, Hoppe’s Elite EGCOTG Gun care kit can surely help you. It comes with fire assorted bore brushes along with a lockable gun case.
This means, you can safely carry your and clean it after using. It is a simple lock and not a biometric one. Inside the kit, you will a large foam gun pad which helps to nicely get rid of the dust and dirt on your precious firearm.
The multi-section cleaning rod which comes with a folding handle is something unique. This rod helps in reaching the tough areas of your firearm. Other than the cleaning foam, it also has a lint-free gun cloth which further helps to bring shine to your rifle, pistol etc.
As a whole, Hoppe’s has offered a full cleaning kit which has housed everything that a gun owner needs to clean the gun at home or maybe in the field. As a bonus, Hoppe’s Elite Gun oil with T3 is included inside.
- Multi-purpose cleaning kit
- Includes a lockable gun case
- Portable and easy to use
- Comes with Hoppe’s Elite gun oil
- Equipment quality is satisfactory
HELIKON-TEX Range Line, Service Case
A new product on the market but gained a lot of popularity mainly because of its range of cleaning equipment and color options as well. It is a tactical portable workstation which includes a handy cleaning kit as well.
All the equipment is housed in a durable carry case which has a carry handle on each side for your convenience. There is a front zipper pocket as well with outer hook and loop panel for quick IDs or patches.
The bag is padded and has a stiff inner compartment which is PU coated along with two zipped mesh pockets and six elastic loops. Moreover, there is a removable internal organizer which has two hook and loop pockets as well and two zipper pockets along with twelve elastic loops for your convenience.
On top of the case you will find elastic shock cord which also has a cord lock and a large detachable cleaning mat along with a removable dish which has PU coated bright yellow bottom and an elastic loop for easy and quick handling.
- Easy to use and highly convenient
- Multiple storage pockets
- Durable case
- Other than being slightly expensive it has no drawbacks
Otis Technology 5.56mm/9mm Defender Series Gun Cleaning Kit
You simply can’t make your firearm a better possession without having the Otis Technology gun cleaning kit. This is a small and compact kit which is tailored to meet all your needs. It is designed for proper breech to muzzle cleanings.
Inside its nice and small case, you will find memory flex cables, bore brush, slotted tip and patches. This equipment not only help you to get rid of the stubborn residue stuck inside your firearm but also help with reaching hard to reach areas.
One thing we really like was the ripcord which allowed a quick and one pass cleaning. In fact, it makes cleaning your gun hassle free as you simply hold and twist it around to get rid of the dirt.
Though this kit is ideally perfect for the soldiers but hunters, shooters and gun collectors are encouraged to try it.
There is an all-purpose receiver brush as well along with solid rod sections. It helps in cleaning with different types of firearms and give you the most out of your cleaning kit.
- A perfect and compact gun cleaning kit
- Includes multiple equipment for all types of cleaning
- Easy to use and store
- Designed for soldiers
- Small kit may not help with cleaning rifles and large firearms
Delta Provision Universal Firearm & Gun Cleaning Kit
Say hello to this 120+ pieces gun cleaning kit which comes at a very reasonable price and stands out from others when it comes to convenience and user experience. This kit is capable of cleaning all calibers, especially the modern firearms.
Its unique design helps for tactical and well-organized system which aids in better cleaning and maintenance of your gun. Though its fabric may feel thin and the case is lightweight but is built from heavy duty durable nylon case and zipper which is guaranteed to last for years.
Since the kit is compact and well-organized you can easily carry it anywhere you want. It is also MOLLE & PALS compatible which is great.
Delta has gone a step ahead to offer value to their customers by adding optics cleaning kit inside. This helps to make the lens crystal clear for a better view and thus resulting in more accurate shots.
- A perfect kit designed for all calibers
- Tactical and nicely organized for proper cleaning and maintenance
- Durable and tough nylon construction and smooth zipper
- Compact, easily portable and user-friendly
- No drawbacks
Remington Hunting Cleaning and Maintenance Kit
A unique type of kit which looks more like a first aid box but is very useful on the field and when you are on your camping trips and carrying your firearm with you. The first unique equipment worth mentioning here is Rem Squeeq-E which helps to easily remove the dislodged barrel debris and that too in a single pass.
Next comes its highly durable and coated Rem Flex rod cables which offer extra protection to the barrel finish. For protection of the kit equipment inside and other valuable items, there are machine washable Rem Pad velcroed bag protects surface.
There is a Rem All In Bore cleaner which helps you to easily remove the carbon residue, plastic, lead and copper fouling as well. It is quite handy and helps to reach those blind areas and thoroughly clean them.
Along with other cleaning tools, you will find two extra-large cleaning brushes, a brush revolver adapter and a gun cloth which helps to get rid of the dirt on your firearm and nicely clean it.
- A multi-purpose and reasonable gun cleaning kit
- Features cleaning brushes, brush revolver and gun cloth
- Kit bag has proper padding for protection
- Multiple storage compartments for your valuables
- Not for .22 and .223 bores
Otis Technology Defender Series Gun Cleaning Kit
Because cleaning your firearm better isn’t possible without OTIS, here is another handy kit which helps to easily get rid of the copper fouling and other stains off your firearm. Though Otis has .223/.45 cal., .223/5.56mm, .308 cal., .338 cal. Defender Cleaning System, .40 cal., .45 cal., .50 cal., 5.56/9mm and 5.56mm/.40 cal. Kit, this is the first time they introduced a .38 cal./9mm kit.
It comes with nearly all the tool that a gun owner needs to breech to muzzle cleaning. Despite it is limited to certain type of guns, you can still expect outstanding cleaning service. One thing we really liked about this kit is its compact size and smooth zipper which gives you quick access to all the equipment inside the bag.
Inside the case, you will find memory flex cables, bore brushes, slotted and patches that help you to nicely and easily get rid of the copper fouling and other residue off your gun. It also helps to reach blind spots as well.
- A very handy .38cal/9mm kit
- Helps to easily clean your firearm
- Perfect for breech to muzzle cleaning
- Compact, lightweight and easy to use
- Slightly expensive
Tactical Gun/rifle Cleaning Kit
Need a bulky and badass looking gun kit which comes with endless cleaning equipment? You probably need the Tactical Gun Rifle Cleaning Kit. This kit comes packed inside a tool box which is designed for different types of guns, tactical rifles, 12 and 20 gauge shotguns and helps with MSR cleaning components.
Other than the kit, it has plenty of extra space for storing valuables or may be cleaning chemicals and lubricants you want to use for your firearms. The bronze bore brushes help with better cleaning.
Cotton swabs, brass slotted tips, brass jags, brass adapters, special MSR tool, upper receiver brush and many other equipment are included in this compact kit.
When you open the top cover, you will a labeled slot which easily pops out and has plenty of storage space underneath. This slot helps to keep your kit more organized.
Whether it be your .357/9mm, .40 and .44/.45 caliber firearms this cleaning kit is perfect to meet all your needs.
- Very reasonable price
- Comes as a tool box with all the cleaning equipment
- Plenty of extra space for other storage items
- Top slot labeled for better organization of your kit
- Box made of plastic and is prone to damages
Hoppe’s BoreSnake Shotgun Soft-Sided Cleaning Kit
A very popular and reasonable kit for beginners is the Hoppe’s BoreSnake which is ready to clean all your firearms in no time. This is a pretty small and compact kit which is light in weight and is easily portable.
Its end has a brass weight to drop through its bore. This kit has been officially designed and tested for some of the toughest situations and environments. This makes it perfect to be carried literally anywhere you want.
Whether you are a gun collector, shooter, hunter or a professional soldier, this kit is perfect for you to try.
It has a rugged and soft sided case which nicely attaches to your belt and also fits easily inside your bag or a small box. There is a BoreSnake, Hoppe’s No. 9 Solvent and Lubricating Oil, Hoppe’s Weatherguard and a pulling tool as well all included to offer you the best experience.
Ideally, this kit is made for 12-gauge shotgun but can help to clean lot of other firearms as well.
- Lightweight and easily portable
- Rugged, soft-sided and easily attaches to your belt
- Compact and reasonably priced
- Perfect for shotguns
- No drawbacks
Ultimate Gun Cleaning Kit, 65 Pieces by Allen
Last but not the least on our list is a premium quality gun cleaning kit by Allen. Not to mention that Allen Company is quite popular and known for its quality products. This kit which comes in a tool box case with a removable slot has more than 65 pieces.
It is a professional grade kit and has all the cleaning equipment for a rifle, pistol, 12 gauge shotguns, 20 gauge and even .410 bore shotguns.
Some of its main components include bronze brushes, brass jags, cotton swabs, brass slotted tips, brass adapters, muzzle guards, cleaning rods, pick, cleaning brushes, cotton patches and much more. In simple, it has everything that a gun owner needs to keep his firearm clean and new.
And despite the fact it comes in a bulky tool box style case, it is still compact measuring only 15” x 10” x 8.75” and has dual latches for proper locking and protection.
The pick and one cleaning brush are made out of nylon, whereas the other cleaning brush is manufactured from brass material.
- Professional gun cleaning kit
- Tool box style storage case for maximum protection and easy handling
- Comes with plenty of cleaning equipment
- Satisfactory material quality
Gun Cleaning Kit Buyer’s Guide
Before you buy a kit here is what you need to know about a firearm cleaning kit.
When it comes to a professional gun cleaning kit, here are some important things you should consider.
Of course your kit has to be something of superior quality to offer you the best cleaning experience. You shouldn’t invest in something that doesn’t help you properly clean your firearm. Here are the essentials that every kit must have.
- Cleaning Tools
- Cleaning materials
- Chemical Solvents
- Oil and lubricants
- Carrying case
Kits usually come in simple zipper bags made out of nylon or they can be in large plastic boxes like a tool box.
Questions to Ask Yourself?
Before you buy a kit, always consider its cost. You don’t want to break your bank to buy a firearm cleaning kit. The best way to invest is to first see what type of weapon you will be cleaning and then determine which kit fits the best to fulfill all your needs.
Cleaning Kits for Field
These are portable kits and allow you to clean your firearm on the go. Maybe you are out for hunting or shooting and you feel like cleaning your weapon. This is where portable kits prove to be handy.
Ideally, a kit which is housed inside a nylon bag is more preferred here over a large box styled kit. Needless to say, if your weapon is dirty, it will not work perfectly, may not fire accurately, can be very dangerous and also reduces the lifespan.
Necessary Items In Your Kit
If this is the first time you are buying a weapon cleaning kit, you probably need to know what’s included in it. It isn’t a guess work but a proper research of the must has items for proper cleaning of your gun or rifle.
Important to mention here that no matter how expensive kit you purchase, none of its items will last forever. Eventually you will have to buy a new kit for better cleaning. Like any other cleaning items breaks or depreciates, equipment in a weapon cleaning kit like brushes, lubricants, oil etc. also have a limited lifespan.
Other than that, here are the necessary items your kit must has:
- A solvent, oil or a lubricant for proper cleaning
- Patches and cotton swabs
- Bore cleaning brush made out of bronze
- Durable patch holders
- Patches and jags
- Rod and cleaning cloths
- Cleaning bushes
Cleaning Your Weapon
Before I conclude our discussion, here is a quick overview of how to cleaning your firearm with your kit.
- Scrub: You will start by scrubbing the bore of your weapon which is found inside the barrel from the chamber where the bullet is usually fed to the muzzle’s tip or simply where the fired bullet exists. Copper residue builds up in this area and must be cleaned in order to ensure the health of your weapon. Use the brass or nylon brush to properly scrub this area. Alternatively, you can also use a wire or nylon brush dipped in a solvent to scrub the area
- Solvent: Apply the solvent on the dirty areas of the gun. This usually includes the barrel or bore. Use cotton swabs for this purpose
- Patches: The clean patches should be treated with solvent soaked patches
- Wipe: The final wipe is the most important thing. It helps a lot in cleaning the gun and getting rid of any dirt of residue left over. You don’t need to apply any solvent on the cloth. Simply wipe the gun
- Lubricate: Finally, use the lubricant to ensure that no solid chunk of any metal is left or causes any friction
So, that’s it for today guys. I hope this article was helpful. Don’t forget to share it with your friends. Also subscribe to our blog for more exciting stuff like this.