As I was strolling through some of the displays in POMA’s product showcase last week, I stumbled on this. Real Avid, a company with which I was totally unfamiliar, is out with a line of new cleaning mats. Boring, right? Not so much. They’ve put a lot of thought into these things. The material is soft, but completely non-absorbent, so if you spill some Hoppe’s or Rem Oil, it’ll bead right up.
Even better, they make them in five flavors; generic handgun, generic long gun, 1911, AK and the AR version you see above. The USP: printed-on instructions for takedown.
The magnetized parts tray attached to the right side is handy, too. And the whole thing rolls up for easy storage.
Best of all, they’re very affordable. The smaller handgun sized mats go for $14.99. Long gun versions are only $19.99.
Real Avid’s also selling some new handy-dandy cleaning and tool kits.