It’s been awhile since I’ve done a thorough check of my gun cleaning supplies, and today I decided it was time to do a brush check to see if I need anymore gun cleaning brushes. Some of the gun cleaning brushes I have seem to have really taken a beating and especially with my rifles, I thought it was a good idea to replace them because I didn’t know if they were really doing the job anymore. I was happy to find out that I completely forgot that I have an Otis 5.56 grip cleaning kit that was unused from over a year ago.
I met with a rep that worked for Otis at a few conventions and he hooked me up with a few of the Otis gun cleaning kits. The Otis 5.56 grip cleaning kit is meant to fit exactly where you think it goes, the pistol grip on your AR15. These gun cleaning supplies are meant for AR15. When I was cleaning my AR15 rifles, I was thinking that I should be using a chamber brush, unfortunately the Otis pistol grip cleaning kit doesn’t come with one. I find that somewhat disappointing because I would think that any AR15 cleaning kit would come with one of these. The chamber area is one of the hardest parts to get to on an AR15 and on a direct impingement carbine, this is where the most dirt can collect that usually causes jams. The kit is nice for being a compact kit, but I’d still add a a chamber brush to it.