Best Gun Cleaning Rod ReviewsMaintenance of your essentials is very important you know and you must have a cleaning rod if you own a handgun or a rifle.

Gun Cleaning RodDimensionsRatingPrice
#1 Tipton Deluxe Cleaning Rods .22-.26.27- .45.17 and Shotgun36″ x 12″
#2 Gunslick 32011 Gsl 1-PC Cbn Fib CL Rod 22-26025″ x 18″
#3 Pro-Shot 36-Inch Rifle .22-.26 Caliber33″ x 9″ x 6″
#4 Tipton Max Force Cleaning Rod .22-.45 Caliber 36″ x 12″
#5 Dewey 1-Piece Cleaning Rod 22 to 26 Caliber Nylon Coated 8 x 36 Thread25″ x 12″ x 10″
#6 Gunslick 35002 Gsl 1pc Cbn Fib CL Rod 8″ 22 Cal32.5″ x 9″ x 7.5″
#7 Hoppe’s Bench Rest Stainless Steel 1- Piece Universal Rifle/Shotgun Cleaning Rod (All Calibers and Gauges)11″ x 17″
#8 Pro-Shot .22-.45 Caliber Universal Pistol15″ x 7.2″ x 7″
#9 Dewey Rods Chr-16 Chamber Cleaning Combo22″ x 14.2″ x 11.4″
#10 Allen 30″ Brass Rifle Cleaning Rod32.5″ x 10.5″ x 11″

#10 Allen 30″ Brass Rifle Cleaning Rod

Allen 30

Editor Favorites
  • Conveniently breaks down
  • Versatile, threaded construction means it can be used at different lengths
  • Durable brass
  • Non-standard threading between rods; requires adapters for certain tools
  • May not be as sturdy as a single piece rod
This is a multi sectionbrass rifle cleaning rod. While single piece construction is often favored when it comes to durability, there are certain circumstances that call for multi piece rods. It can be awkward traveling with a 30 inchcleaning rod, for example.

Also, by having the rod break down into ten inch (not counting the handle) lengths, it is effectively three rods in one: a 10 inch rod, a 20 inch rod, and a 30 inch rod. It comes in two widths—suitable for 22 or 30 caliber rifles.

Furthermore, this isn’t your typical jointed cleaning rod. For one thing, it’s made of brass rather than aluminum. This gives it a much greater advantage when it comes to strength and durability, almost on par with a single piece construction rod. The threading will also endure a lot more use than the threading in a comparable aluminum jointed rod.

The threading on the final end piece is 8-32, the typical industry standard. However, the threading between the rods is 10-32, so if you do intend on taking advantage of the different possible lengths, you’ll probably need a 10-32 to 8-32 adapter. That is, unless you happen to somehow have a set of 10-32 threaded accessories!

#9 Dewey Rods Chr-16 Chamber Cleaning Combo

Dewey Rods Chr-16 Chamber Cleaning Combo Review

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  • Designed with AR rifles in mind, and perfectly suited for cleaning the chambers
  • Hardy brass construction
  • Single-piece rod for superior strength
  • Doesn’t break down for easy portability
  • Handle is slightly slippery—difficult to grip in some positions for more petite hands
This stationary brass cleaning rod is probably the best option out there if you have an AR platform firearm. Very heavy duty, sturdy construction, and weighted handle all add up to a tool that you can put some real torque on to get your firearm’s chambers squeaky clean. This is especially true if you tend to use inexpensive Russian ammo; you really want to be cleaning frequently, even in the field.

Great single piece chamber cleaning stationary rods are less common on the market these days, and this is a very versatile choice. While it may have been designed specifically with AR platform firearms in mind, it’s also a handy tool for cleaning pistols and handguns that don’t require a rotating rod (or are best suited to being cleaned without rotation).

The standard threading on the end of the rod means that your current collection of accessories (and any you might plan to pick up in the future) will most likely work just fine. That’s good news, especially because the rod itself would work just fine for cleaning, for example, .308 rifles—you just need to pick up the appropriate chamber brush.

Easily one of the biggest hassles involved with owning any AR rifle is cleaning the chambers. This tool is proof that having the right tool for the job can vastly simplify things. Some gun owners eschew the more specialized tools, but this one is most definitely warranted! If you have an AR you will not regret adding this to your cleaning collection!


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