Pistol ONLY Cleaning Kit

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  1. Gator

    Gator New Member

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    [I swear I searched the forum before posting this...]

    I'm having a difficult time locating a pistol ONLY cleaning kit. Most of the stuff is either appropriate for cleaning everything from a .22 to your exhaust pipe or some cheap crap in a plastic wrapper (not a "box") or something they sell to LEOs for $150.

    I don't need all that stuff. I'm just looking for something to clean/maintain a .380 (sig 232).

    Should I just buy the component parts and forget the kit?

    See Me: Newbie

    Thanks
  2. 22WRF

    22WRF Well-Known Member

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  3. DWARREN123

    DWARREN123 New Member

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    For just one hand gun I would get the components, I have a Otis pistol kit I like a lot but it is multi caliber and not cheap.
  4. Oneida Steve

    Oneida Steve Active Member

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    I would buy the components. My number one recommendation is a good cleaning rod.

    I assume you are shooting jacketed bullets through your .380 auto. Jacketed pistol bullets shoot clean. Your SIG won't need much effort to keep it working.
  5. Bindernut

    Bindernut Well-Known Member

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    If you've only got one caliber, you could go with a kit or build your own kit using individual pieces. Will probably wind up being about the same price.

    I built up my pistol kit from pieces (started with just 9mm and .357), but added new jags and brushes for each new caliber I acquired. I picked up a little Plano tackle box to store it in...has plenty of room for expansion as I added more calibers (jags and brushes). Takes up about the same space in my range bag as a couple 100-rd ammo boxes.

    I've got better S/S one piece rods in both pistol and rifle length that usually stay at home on the bench, but this is my range kit...
    (Not shown is a small aerosol can of Kroil and bottle of BreakFreeCLP)
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