Minnesota Hunter Safety Course


Cleaning Materials

When cleaning firearms, always clean from the breech end if possible. This will push out all powder residue and cleaning solution out the muzzle and prevent damage to the muzzle crown. Disassemble your firearm according to manufacturer's recommendations.

Cleaning patches that fit the bore size of the firearm


A firearm holder to hold the firearm firmly in a horizontal position 


Cleaning rods or a bore snake  


Gunsmithing screwdrivers   


Brass or nylon brushes that fit onto the cleaning rods    


A slotted tip or jag for cleaning patches     


A short copper cleaning brush or an old toothbrush      


Bore light/Light Pipe       


Latex gloves        


Eye-protection gear         


Clean rags          


Gun cleaning solvents, oil and grease