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Otis CQB cleaning kits. Who has them? Do you like them?


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#1 Nathan Reim

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Posted 31 August 2010 - 03:43 AM

I am a new member here and I have read alot about primary weapons, kit load out , secodaries but one of the things I have learned in the military is when you dont maintain you're weapons and have them in fighting condition all that gear is going to be getting a new owner!  I want to see what guys are using to maintain there weapons.

#2 LuckyGunner Ammo

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Posted 01 September 2010 - 04:09 AM

I haven't used the Otis kits.  I have an ammo can full of cleaning gear that I've bought individually and in sets.         6.8 SPC Ammo

#3 Jackel

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Posted 01 September 2010 - 02:03 PM

90% of my firearms can be cleaned and maintained with a small jar of Hoppes #9, some q-tips, a bore snake and a small bottle of extreme weapons lube.  I also keep a small tube of high end Teflon grease on hand, because I find that the rails on my 1911's get dry from riding vertical in the holster.  I can keep all of my cleaning stuff in my 5.11 pull bag that I take with me whenever I practice at the range.  The only other cleaning tool I use is a tico tool for my shotguns, but of course a bore snake would work for them too.  The bore snake is the best cleaning tool ever.

#4 papaswamp

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Posted 16 September 2010 - 07:27 AM

Or you could buy the old GI cleaning kit for ~$15 and add the other items (except the Gerber tool) for probably a total of $20-$30…instead of around $80 (which is mostly the Gerber tool). Might want to consider the Leatherman MUT or the Gerber eFect which are more firearms (AR15/M16) specific (of course then the cost goes way up since they ain't cheap).I do have a few of the compact Otis kits. they are ok, but I find after a year the internal foam that holds the bore brush, cleaning jag, etc.. tends to deteriorate and stops holding items in place.

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#5 John4

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Posted 17 October 2011 - 04:57 PM

I have a Otis CQB kit. I like it a lot, it has a lot of different cleaning tools in it. But that's easy to say when I paid a little over $40 on eBay for a brand new one. I agree with everyone else though, I have a huge cleaning box full of little and big cleaning tools that I have collected over the years. The CQB adds nice value to my whole "system". I say get it if you can find a good buy, if not buy small kits and find out what works best for you.

#6 Wardy

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Posted 13 January 2012 - 03:36 PM

I have the Carbine and Pistol Kit and love it but I still bring my Bore Snake and small parts brush.  the kit works well wether I use the Otis swobs or the issued ones and the CLP/Bore Cleaner are fine but you run out if you're out for any length of time.  I like it.
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#7 Kenny

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Posted 14 January 2012 - 02:31 AM

I have the pistol cleaning kit and I really like it. Although, the patches seem a little small for my M&P .45, so sometimes I wrap a patch around one of their nylon bore brushes that I picked up separately. I keep the kit in my range bag, but I also have a Gerber Multi-Plier, all purpose brushes, wooden stick q-tips, a Norton's UCS (Universal Cleaning Stick) from CountyComm (I haven't had a chance to use it, though) and larger bottle of CLP for serious cleaning. I am, however kinda interested in trying a bore snake.  I'm still in the planning phase of an AR, so I'm wondering how the cable system of an Otis kit compares to traditional cleaning rods.
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