Reading through the press release at ammoland.com for a new triangular-shaped cleaning patch [after the jump], I was horrified to encounter this little anecdote from Eric Feldman. “Something I learned in gunsmithing school,” BoreSmith’s Director Of Operations’ recalls, “was that people cause more damage to their firearms by improper and over cleaning than by actually shooting.” Oh great. As if I don’t have enough anxiety about cleaning my guns, from using too much lube to not using enough lube, to not getting it done with a BoreSnake and more. So, how do you clean your guns, what products do you use and how often do you use them? . . .
Gardena, CA -(Ammoland.com)- Shane Smith, BoreSmiths Chief Operating Officer returned home after a day at the range and broke out his gun cleaning kit. He located the proper bore brush, patches, and spear jag to perform a proper barrel clean on his .223 caliber rifle.
Shane brushed his bore until he felt like all carbon deposits and fowling had been broken up and switched to his spear jag and properly sized square patch. What happened next is something that has happened to most of us but few will never admit. The patch made it about half way through the barrel and then came to an abrupt stop. Shane pushed harder on the rod with no movement. He had to take out a rubber mallet and tap the handle. Luckily, the patch started moving and Shane was saved from the embarrassing trip to the gunsmith to remove the stuck cleaning gear.
Shane made the decision to examine what had happened and come up with a solution. What he eventually realized is that the traditional square or round patch is very inconsistent when it is pushed through a barrel. The patch will fold up on itself an odd amount of times and there is a very fine balance between a patch being tight enough to clean properly and too tight where the possibility of excess rod flexing and stuck patches exists. It was with this realization that Shane decided that a newly shaped cleaning patch was the answer. One that was repeatable and consistent every time it was used. BoreSmiths patented Triangle Shape was born.
“I can’t begin to guess the amount of stuck cleaning tools I have had to remove from barrels as an Army armorer,” says Eric Feldman, BoreSmiths Director Of Operations. “I have had to use some pretty creative ways to get patches out.”
Eric ran his companies arms room for about four years before leaving the Army and attending the Pennsylvania Gunsmith School where he graduated with a Master Gunsmithing Diploma.
“Something I learned in gunsmithing school was that people cause more damage to their firearms by improper and over cleaning than by actually shooting. I began to think back to all of the rifles in my arms room and how some began to show a decrease in accuracy faster than others. I now attribute this to improper cleaning being performed by the soldiers. Getting a patch stuck in a barrel can be a worst-case scenario. If the patch and jag are too tight, the rod can excessively flex wearing away at the throat, rifling, and crown area.”
BoreSmiths Triangle Patch can be used with a standard jag with better results than a square or round patch, but it works best with the company’s patented JagBrush. The JagBrush is a bore brush that has two different diameters. The smaller bristles in the front allow a patch to wrap around it while leaving the longer bristles exposed in the rear. Using the products this way creates a dual action system that allows the user to get their firearms cleaner faster but more importantly is not cause the accuracy decreasing damage that other products on the market can cause. Shane was selling both products out of the gun store where Eric was working as a gunsmith. It was there they met and began to talk about bringing the cleaning tools to a larger market.
“We truly believe that we are producing the gun cleaning products that everyone should be using,” says Shane. “Our goal is to get cleaning tools in the hands of firearms users that protects their investments and at a price they are used to paying. We will always strive to make premium gun cleaning products.”
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