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Are you always losing your gun’s little jumbly bits when you take it down for cleaning? Not any more. Not if you use Secure Firearm Products’ new Secure-Mat. They’ve embedded a magnet in the corner to hold those hard-to-corral parts until you’re ready to put your mohaska back in one piece . . .

Carl Junction, MO –-(  Secure Firearm Products (SFP) recently unveiled and sold to shooters, the shooting Press, dealers and distributors, their revolutionary, new Secure-Mat at the recent NRA show in Houston, TX .

Secure Mat:
The Secure-Mat from Secure Firearm Products (SFP) is a much needed tool for anyone from the occasional/avid shooter, home gunsmith, or pro gunsmith that enables everyone to have a soft, non-slip neoprene mat surface to work on or clean firearms… without worrying about loosing small pieces or parts!

The Secure-Mat measures a full 12 inches by 18 inches and is made from high quality neoprene with a non-slip backing to keep it securely in place on your gun bench or work area. The soft finish of the mat enables the user to not worry about scratching or damaging their favorite firearms, while at the same time protecting the gun/work bench are from damaging oils, chemicals or solvents. The mat cleans up easily with soap and water, and comes complete with a roll-up storage sack.

What makes Secure-Mat unique from all the other “gun mats,” is that there is an integrated magnet system in the upper right hand corner of the mat that enables the shooter to place small pieces, parts, springs, etc., and have them held securely. No more worries about misplacing or loosing all those small parts that can easily become lost.

“Ask anyone who thoroughly cleans or disassembles a firearm, or does home repairs on their guns, and everyone has had small parts and springs get lost, misplaced or roll off their traditional gun mat,” says Tammy Surgi, Secure Firearm Products.

“With the integrated magnet in the corner of the Secure Mat, and marked— Secure Parts Here, its now easy to put these pieces in the upper right hand corner of the mat and not have to worry about loosing them.”

Secure Firearm Products (SFP) encourages gun owners to check out their entire line of shooting related products and accessories to include Firing Pin Tools, Spring Testers, High-Security Firearm Cases, and many of their Target Systems. For information on the Secure-Mat and all other SFP products, check out their website


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  1. Nothing worse than a little fiddly spring, springing away into uncharted territory in your work space.

    • I still have a Beretta ejector spring stuck down a crack in the floor… somewhere. After hours of looking I just ordered a new one.

    • Can’t be worst than me not paying attention as I was cleaning some AK mags and replacing the springs, only to slip my finger off accidentally, sending it rocket across the room after scratching my cheek.

      • Best be careful when pulling the bolt apart on a mosin nagant. That firing pin looks like an ice pick on steroids and that spring belongs in the under carriege of a pickup truck.

  2. Sounds simple and brilliant.

    Now what’s the catch? Most of the fiddly parts are made of plastic or something?

    • Had to laugh here. I had to replace our kitchen sink due to Hoppe’s staining.
      The wife unit had quite the fit when I stained the previous one. Oh well, good excuse to build a great cleaning station in the shop.

    • Ladies and Gents, off topic here, but I gotta share….
      Sitting by an open fire in South Africa. Just spent 2 weeks hunting and fishing.
      If any of you have an opportunity to go, DO IT!
      I’ve seen everything but leopard, lion and cheetah.
      Got to hear the lion and leopard.
      Sleeping in a tent and hearing a lion growling 300 yards away is an experience that is not easy to describe.
      Suffice to say, I was ready to be lion poop.
      Back on a 21 hour plane ride tomorrow.
      By the way, a .308 will take almost everything here. A .375 h&h is way preferable. Nothing moves after that freight train hits it. Oh, blue wildebeest tastes AWESOME!

      • Enjoying yourself in a place where everything is trying to kill you sounds like a weekend in Chicago.

        Have fun!

  3. I used shelf liner that has a rubberized “grid” with open holes with another piece of white, coated paper behind it. Almost nothing rolls off the bench.

    That said, the reason why I’ve had to do “spring crawls” along the floor are because I didn’t contain a spring as I was disassembling a gun. No magnetic bench mat will solve this. There are some guns that have the potential of launching lots of stupid, little springs and detents (the Beretta M-9 or 92 series) and there is no solution to launching springs other than to use a vise to hold the larger parts and be ready to contain the springs with your hand(s) when you’re drifting out pins that hold the parts together.

    As for using a magnetic mat (or more likely among some older ‘smiths, a magnetic parts bowl): There are some guns where, if you magnetize some parts in the lockwork, as you’re trying to get the parts to stay still as you’re re-assembling the gun, you will curse the day you bought a magnetic parts retention device.

    • I use a cheap $1 utensil drawer tray. All my parts stay neatly organized and I have room for longer parts as well. My mat is just a Walmart towel, nothing fancy.

      • If a gun is going to stay apart overnight (or longer), I use little organizing plastic boxes with lots of little compartments. I always buy the type that will close (and stay closed) securely in the event the box is dropped.

        • Great tip! Those boxes are perfect to hold stuff. I have knocked over little parts a million times until I got some of those.

          Really dig the hints and tips you have posted previously. Any chance the Eds. Can convince you to do a regular feature?

  4. My cleaning mat is the skin of my most recently defeated enemy. I use the skull to hold small parts.

  5. I could have used one of these yesterday. For the first time I took the bolt out of my 10/22 that I have had forever and things flew everywhere…If I had this maybe the bolt and guide rod would have stopped on the mat before hiding behind my workbench. I know, I probably should have been cleaning this a long time before now but did not know how to get it out. After I found everything I have to thank a Youtube video on how to put it back together.

  6. My best purchase for my workbench area was those rubberized floor mats that fit together like puzzle pieces, in bright yellow! Little springs and such show up really well against that yellow background. Of course if a spring flies across the garage…

  7. the heck w/ spell check!
    I have stripped a Lahati and re assembeled it without directions, same for a Mk1 Webley,
    same for almost all ‘common’ mil firearms, right down to a Reising auto rifle

  8. I picked one of these up off the prize table at a match recently. It works pretty well, though I do wish the magnet was a little bigger, or on top corners.

    But for the intended purpose (range gun work) it works quite well. Being that I fly to many of my matches it is small and light enough that it doesn’t overload my already close to maximum weight bags.

  9. I’ve used a cafeteria tray for years. Raised edges stop small rolling parts.
    I paid a buck for it at a garage sale. It resists oils and solvents and cleans
    easily with a paper towel. It’s also fairly dense, so small dropped parts
    don’t bounce off. Any good restaurant supply store should have some.

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