Skip to main content

Real Avid Gun Cleaning Tools: Full Review

Real Avid adds clever tools to its suite of gun-cleaning systems.

Real Avid Gun Cleaning Tools: Full Review
Real Avid makes various system to support firearm maintenance. Often the packaging is included in the organization. Cases with transparent lids open in a way that provides easy access to picks, pull ropes, brushes and jags. (Photo by Michael Anschuetz)

Real Avid has been doing a great job innovating products that gun owners find practical. The packaging is often useful, and the gun maintenance tools are well-made, ergonomic and thoughtfully designed by real shooters and gun owners. Among the newest offerings are the Real Avid Accu-­Grip Steel Picks, Bore-­Max Speed Brushes, and Bore-­Max Speed Jags and Patches.

gaad-rb-real-avid-02-1200x800
The Real Avid Bore-Max features brass brushes that are nickel-coated. The finish prevents corrosion while also being soft enough to avoid scratching the barrel. MSRP $40 (Photo by Michael Anschuetz)

This introduction was the excuse I needed to clean a few neglected guns. I evaluated these products on a 1911, a .44 Magnum revolver, an AR-­15 as well as a friend’s well-used single-stack 9mm carry pistol. (The latter had enough carbon buildup that you could probably get away with calling it a “coal mine.”)

The Accu-­Grip Steel Picks were the first tools to see use for this evaluation. They proved excellent for scraping out heavy fouling. Each pick has two head shapes. With five picks to choose from, I never found a spot in these guns that I couldn’t reach.

gaad-rb-real-avid-03-1200x800
With 10 heads to choose from, the Accu-Grip Steel Picks can get into any nook and cranny while cleaning. MSRP $40 (Photo by Michael Anschuetz)

Both the speed jags and speed brushes attach to the coated steel rod and T-­handle found in the Real Avid Gun Boss Multi-­Kit. The rod is segmented in a few spots that allows it to wiggle around while brushing or swiping the barrel bore.

While the Gun Boss Multi-Kit has all of the basic tools for cleaning included, the enhanced heads provide better detailing, and they are made from stronger materials. Real Avid opted to nickel-­plate both the brushes and the jags to prevent corrosion. Still, I found them soft enough that I didn’t have to worry that I was scoring the bore.

gaad-rb-real-avid-04-1200x800
The tools in the Gun Boss kit do a good job at basic maintenance and cleaning. The kit includes a pick, brushes, and jags. (Photo by Michael Anschuetz)

The Speed Brush and Speed Jag kits come with most common bore sizes, and the packaging also works as an organized carrying case. When opened, the case props the heads up at a 45-­degree angle, and the sizes are clearly labeled above each head. It was easy to simply pop open the cases and set them aside while cleaning. A snap-­in-­place tray holds the Accu-­Grip steel picks, too. These clever, small conveniences add up. Real Avid has made it easy to quickly and efficiently find every tool you need to keep your guns clean and functioning. 




Current Magazine Cover

Enjoy articles like this?

Subscribe to the magazine.

Get access to everything Guns & Ammo has to offer.
Subscribe to the Magazine

GET THE NEWSLETTER Join the List and Never Miss a Thing.

Recommended Articles

Recent Videos

Its seems like every year is a busy year FN, and 2024 is no different. Joe Kurtenbach is joined by Chris Johnson and Ric...
Optics

HIVIZ FastDot H3 Handgun Sights

Its seems like every year is a busy year FN, and 2024 is no different. Joe Kurtenbach is joined by Chris Johnson and Ric...
Optics

Meprolight's M22 Dual-Illumination No Batteries Reflex Sight: Video Review

Its seems like every year is a busy year FN, and 2024 is no different. Joe Kurtenbach is joined by Chris Johnson and Ric...
Other

Ballistic Advantage Continues Excellence in Barrel Design

Its seems like every year is a busy year FN, and 2024 is no different. Joe Kurtenbach is joined by Chris Johnson and Ric...
Rifles

Winchester Ranger Returns! Now In .22

Its seems like every year is a busy year FN, and 2024 is no different. Joe Kurtenbach is joined by Chris Johnson and Ric...
Rifles

Latest Name In Lever Guns: Aero Precision

Its seems like every year is a busy year FN, and 2024 is no different. Joe Kurtenbach is joined by Chris Johnson and Ric...
Rifles

SAKO 90 Quest Lightweight Hunting Rifle

Its seems like every year is a busy year FN, and 2024 is no different. Joe Kurtenbach is joined by Chris Johnson and Ric...
Optics

Warne Scope Mounts New Red Dot Risers

Its seems like every year is a busy year FN, and 2024 is no different. Joe Kurtenbach is joined by Chris Johnson and Ric...
Accessories

New Warne Scope Mounts Skyline Lite Bipods

Its seems like every year is a busy year FN, and 2024 is no different. Joe Kurtenbach is joined by Chris Johnson and Ric...
Handguns

Smith & Wesson Response PCC: Now Taking SIG Mags

Its seems like every year is a busy year FN, and 2024 is no different. Joe Kurtenbach is joined by Chris Johnson and Ric...
Optics

Mark 4HD Riflescopes: The Latest Tactical Line From Leupold

Its seems like every year is a busy year FN, and 2024 is no different. Joe Kurtenbach is joined by Chris Johnson and Ric...
Rifles

Show Stopper: Smith & Wesson 1854 Lever-Action Rifle

Its seems like every year is a busy year FN, and 2024 is no different. Joe Kurtenbach is joined by Chris Johnson and Ric...
Suppressors

FN 509 Pistol Updates and New Suppressors!

Guns and Ammo Magazine Covers Print and Tablet Versions

GET THE MAGAZINE Subscribe & Save

Digital Now Included!

SUBSCRIBE NOW

Give a Gift   |   Subscriber Services

PREVIEW THIS MONTH'S ISSUE

Buy Digital Single Issues

Magazine App Logo

Don't miss an issue.
Buy single digital issue for your phone or tablet.

Buy Single Digital Issue on the Guns & Ammo App

Other Magazines

See All Other Magazines

Special Interest Magazines

See All Special Interest Magazines

GET THE NEWSLETTER Join the List and Never Miss a Thing.

Get the top Guns & Ammo stories delivered right to your inbox every week.

Phone Icon

Get Digital Access.

All Guns and Ammo subscribers now have digital access to their magazine content. This means you have the option to read your magazine on most popular phones and tablets.

To get started, click the link below to visit mymagnow.com and learn how to access your digital magazine.

Get Digital Access

Not a Subscriber?
Subscribe Now

Enjoying What You're Reading?

Get a Full Year
of Guns & Ammo
& Digital Access.

Offer only for new subscribers.

Subscribe Now