As a Marine, competitor, instructor, and firearms enthusiast, I seek to learn as much as I can about my passion for shooting. At many points along my journey, I’ve come across some useful tools for cleaning and maintenance as well as some pure gimmicks. In this article, I will review what I believe to be a very impressive, effective, and inexpensive tool to clean and maintain the AR-15. It is the AR-15 Scraper Tool manufactured by Real Avid. Trust me, it is not a gimmick. It is $19.99 very well spent.
Throughout my 20 years in the Marine Corps, in competitions, and for recreation, I’ve been shooting variations of the AR-15 from standard service models through accurized competition models. I will gladly tell you how much I enjoy shooting this platform. It is lightweight with fast target acquisition and very low recoil for rapid follow-up shots. I’ve also found it to be extremely reliable as long as you take the time to maintain it. However, in spite of all the AR-15′s merits…… I HATE CLEANING IT!!!! Continue reading