For gun maintenance and cleaning, Flex-Hone® for Firearms tools get great results. Made in the USA by Brush Research Manufacturing (BRM), these gun tools remove residues, surface imperfections, and machining marks from any type or size of cylinder, slide, chamber, magazine tube, or smooth bore barrel. By improving cylinder surface finish, flexible honing promotes lubrication and reduces fouling, too.
Flex-Hone® for Firearms tools don’t require any special training or instruction, but there’s a right way to use BRM’s gun tools. Here are five gun maintenance tips for shooters who want to target surface finishing success in 2017.
1. Smooth Bores – Not Rifled Bores
Flex-Hone® for Firearms tools are designed for smooth bore applications such as shotgun barrels, revolver cylinders, and pistol and rifle chambers. In other words, they’re not meant for rifled barrels. That’s because rifling has raised “edges” – not surface imperfections – that support firearms performance.
2. Don’t Skip the Safety-Check
Before using the Flex-Hone® for Firearms tool, always make sure that the magazine and chamber are empty. Never skip the safety-check, even though it’s a basic rule of firearms safety that a gun should be unloaded when not in use.
3. Protect the Part
Flex-Hone® for Firearms tools clean, smooth, and polish the bores of gun cylinders. But don’t neglect to protect the outer-diameter (OD) of your gun parts. For best results, secure the cylinder in a padded vise.
4. Secure and Lubricate the Tool
The Flex-Hone® for Firearms has a metal stem that supports its use with handheld power tools such as electric drills. Always lubricate the gun tool generously, preferably with Flex-Hone® oil. Then, before entering the cylinder, spin the Flex-Hone® for Firearms to remove the excess oil.
5. Keep Spinning and Stroke Smoothly
With the gun cylinder held in a padded vise, rotate the Flex-Hone® for Firearms tool prior to entry. Stroke the tool at a smooth, constant speed. Continue to spin until the Flex-Hone® is fully removed from the cylinder.
For more information about BRM’s gun tools, download the Flex-Hone® for Firearms Brochure and also watch the Flex-Hone for Firearms Instructional video on YouTube. If your tradeshow plans take you to Las Vegas for SHOT Show 2017, connect with BRM in Booth #1617.