Real Avid Premium AR15 Pro Pack

By Dr. Jim and Mary Clary

Illustration courtesy of REAL AVID, Inc.

All of us have a plethora of jags, brushes and patches on our home workbench for cleaning our guns. A few of us take that same equipment to the range and even fewer have any of those essentials along on a hunting expedition. There in lies the problem. As great as the modern sporting rifles (AR-platform) are, they only function properly when kept clean. Otherwise you will likely experience a stove pipe case, a misfeed or a jam, to mention just a few potential problems.

If any of the above happen at the range it may not be critical, as you simply pack up and go home to clean your gun, BUT, if it happens when you are on your annual big game hunting trip...well, it will ruin your entire trip.

This compact kit is a “Premium All-in-One Maintenance Kit” for AR15s. First, it is compact, measuring just 6” in length by 4” wide by 2.5” deep and comes with a hard waterproof case... both are ideal for the backpack into the mountains. It is complete with all the jags and brushes needed, yet unobtrusive in your pack, or range bag.

The six-piece sections of a 33” cleaning rod with a rotating seventh section are solid brass for a lifetime of use/abuse. Add in the following and you have a very complete cleaning kit:

T-handle for the cleaning rod

5.56/ .223 Bore brush , phosphor bronze bristles

Brush fittings on cleaning rod sections

Star Chamber brush

Slotted bore patch tip

Bolt carrier brush

Angled cleaning pick

Bore obstruction clearing tip

5-wool-star chamber cleaning pads / safety flag

3-n-1 Bore Illuminator / punch for take down pin

50-1.5” x 1.5” cleaning patches

BUT, there is more. An AR15 Scraper that precisely and quickly removes heavy carbon build-up and keeps the bolt cycling reliably. It is constructed from a non-hardened stainless steel to prevent marring your firearms components. If you don't have one of these on your home-bench, you need to buy an additional one and leave the scraper in the kit

The carbon scraper will quickly scrape the carbon from 12 surfaces of the gun:

1. Small diameter of firing pin

2. Large diameter of firing pin

3. Bolt arm pin

4. & 5. Two interior bolt carrier surfaces

6, 7 &8. Inside and outside of bolt tail and bolt tail shoulder

9. Bolt waist

10. Between the lugs

11. Bolt face

12. Behind carrier extractor

And to make sure that everything is done correctly, an AR15 Field Guide is included. The illustrated field guide provides detailed step-by-step take down, cleaning, lubrication and reassembly instructions in clear, easy to read pages. The twenty-two page field guide is on plasticized card stock for durability. It is clear, concise and well illustrated. Whether you are an expert or novice, you will find this Guide useful, as it ensures that one does not forget important steps in the disassembly, cleaning and reassembly of your firearm.

Over the past few years, a new breed of firearms owners has emerged. It is difficult to pinpoint an exact time, whether it was when the AR platform rifles were introduced or with the advent of the polymer frame pistols; but, this new breed of owners are highly motivated to learn all of the finer points of how their weapons operate AND to be able to perform many of the tasks previously left to gunsmiths themselves.

With that demand for knowledge came a demand for better, higher quality, and easier tools with which to DIY their firearms. That is where the folks at REAL AVID came into the picture. They tapped into the knowledge and experience of professional gunsmiths, armorers, and builders across the world. Adding in to the mix, law enforcement and military personnel to produce professional-grade products for you and me.

ALL of their equipment/tools are designed and tested in their laboratories and on the range before they are produced for the public. That is why we consider REAL AVID products among the best that can be obtained ….. anywhere. And NO, we are not paid for our opinions nor are we employees of REAL AVID. We just believe that their tools are well built, easy to use, and priced right. That makes them a winner in our view. With an MSRP of $49.99 the PRO-PACK AR15 is a good deal. We recommend it.

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