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Thursday, July 19, 2012

When I'm Bored

Here at the shop I do one of several chores to keep myself busy and alert. I dust and clean the shop - a daily routine, or the ever present paper work. When these small task are completed and all else fails, and when I'm alone and I'm sure I'll not be caught in the act, I nap. Really though I'd prefer to read. But, if I'm not in the mood to read there is always Netflix, but to tell you the truth their selection of movies is extremely limited, at least for my taste.

Many days I'll simply grab my portable phone and take a walk around the building. The promise of found treasure gives me an excuse to scour the parking lot for dropped change, pennies mostly, which I take home and drop into Little Bit's silver fund.

To tell you the truth my favorite time killer is to simply break out my handgun cleaning kits and purge away the  grim and dust from my firearm. Recently, while browsing Gander Mountain, I came across a neat compact unit. Its the Kleenbore Pockit.


I know, fuzzy terrible picture but I'm not in the same class as Brigid.

When I came across these neat little plastic bundles I thought what a great item for my Get Home Bag. Just select the caliber of your daily carry piece. I grabbed both 9x19 and .45 caliber. I should have and will buy another in .40 caliber.

Each kit, obviously, is self-contained. Grab a bottle of Breakfree and you're set to clean anywhere anytime.


Simply unscrew the cap and the cleaning rod, bore brush, and other attachments drop free. See the red button, just snap in the cleaning rod and it locks into place.



Slick little unit. I tucked mine in a plastic bag with a handful of cleaning patches and a shop towel, along with a four ounce bottle of Breakfree, and dropped it into my satchel. Since I have a weird habit of switching out my carry piece I keep both the nine mil and the forty-five PocKits with me at all times.

Just never know when you're gonna get bored. Oh, they're not expensive...if I remember correctly each retails for less than twenty bucks. Here, check it out.

For your entertainment here's a video review of the PocKit.



Stephen

24 comments:

  1. That's a nifty little idea, right there. I hadn't thought about a cleaning kit for the bug-out bag; thanks!

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    1. My pleasure, and you're welcome, Rev. Paul...my kind friend.

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  2. Thanks for the info. Small and compact is a great idea.

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    1. Yes it is indeed, Rose, Thank you.

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  3. Yep, I have a couple of these for my Basic Pistol class. Winchester also has a great little kit for under $10 as well. What a great way to spend down time! Clean on sir!

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    1. Thanks, my friend. Good to 'see' you.

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  4. Definitely now on my list to get! Thanks for the tip!

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  5. You should get a paint ball gun and post photos of your lest favorite people on the shop walls, and shoot at them.
    No live ammo wasted. :0

    Nice to see they make little handy kits like these.

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    1. Can't shoot my customers, Bubba. I need 'em. Thanks.

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  6. Stephen,

    Now thats sweet, much more compact than the case we have. I will show your post to Bulldog Man (hubby), he likes all the compact tools.

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    1. They are neat...thanks, Sweet Sandy.

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  7. Kind of resembles a compact military cleaning kit

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    1. Exactly, and you know the idea was copied from those little kits. Thanks, Bubba.

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  8. Very cool idea; might have to pick a few up.

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    1. They work...and I like the idea of tucking them away in my bags. Thanks, my friend.

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  9. I like. I have a Gander Mtn right up the road from me....I'll have to check them out.

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    1. Nice to meet you, CI. I hit your follow button a couple of days ago. You have a great blog. Do grab a couple, they're handy. Thanks, my new friend.

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  10. I think Remington has a universal one in a red metal container that the rod screws into the container top for the handle. Not sure where I saw it but I did pick one up.

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    1. I bet there are many variations on the market...thanks, my friend...and hope the girls are fine.

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  11. If I clear my magazine of 20 bullets during short practice, is it necessary to clean my 9mm? I don't use leaded ammo and wonder I should break it down or just wipe the bore.

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    1. No, it isn't necessary to clean it. It's sufficient to just run a swab through the barrel with a dab of bore solvent. Now, if you fire a few hundred rounds, that's a different story. Thanks, my dear.

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  12. Well now I see some Christmas gift ideas here...hmmm wonder who will be getting one of these in his stocking :)

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    1. Denise, I hadn't thought about gifts, but it's a great idea...sorry for the late reply. Thanks, my dear.

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