It’s kind of like being in a cult when you acquire certain firearms. The Kalashnikov crowd is a cult and so is the AR15 crowd. AR15’s are so common now that it’s not really as much of a cult anymore, but the furniture you use on your firearm and the optics you use may put you in a certain cool category. When I first heard about the Otis gun cleaning systems, I was wondering how someone could have devised a system that would be so much better than a cleaning rod and a cleaning patch, so I walked around at a trade show and went right up to the guy running the Otis booth. I was lucky enough to have asked enough questions that I was given the AR15 buttstock cleaning kit and the Pistol cleaning kit.
When I got home, broke out several of my AR15 guns and a could handguns and tried to use the system. I found the Otis cleaning kits to be very complicated but I have enough life experience to know that that just means having patience and find out why gun cleaning supplies were designed the way they are. I have never had to use a scraper or a brush on any of my AR15 guns because I clean them so often there is really rarely any long term build ups that I missed. I do think that the Otis Cleaning Systems do slow down the cleaning process because of all of the fumbling I do with the accessories, but the compact bags make