There are many tools that can make your gun cleaning experience more efficient and product as far as time goes, but that might cost you money. One problem many seem to have with this is most gun shops just carry the basic gun cleaning supplies and trying to f ind a tactical shop that sells all of the accessories and cleaning tools for an AR15 is difficult. The AR15 especially the direct impingement version is the dirtiest firearm I own and cleaning the chamber is difficult if you don’t have the correct brush.
Gun cleaning oils and strippers have improved over what simple Hoppes gun cleaning kits use to issue. Cleaners like M-Pro7 are much safer gun cleaning supplies to use and all it takes is a little research to see how dirty and unsafe some of the other products are. If you have to clean it in an open air environment it’s not good to have it on your hands either. Break Free CLP is still the most versatile gun cleaning liquid but there are better and more effective lubricants. Many of my friends actually use Mobil 1 as a gun oil.