Many of today's firearm enthusiasts are tinkerers at heart, and even those who aren't apt to fiddle with their firearms still need to clean and maintain them. Upgrading, maintaining and cleaning firearms requires a basic investment in certain tools and accessories, and the firearm industry has plenty of options to feed the need. We've gathered seven must-have accessories that make cleaning and maintaining your guns easier and more enjoyable, and they'll make for a perfect holiday gift for your firearm-loving family member or friend.
2 |Barrel Buddy Bore Cleaner A new take on cleaning your barrels, the Barrel Buddy system is easy to use. It consists of a three-dimensional cylinder that provides full, 360-degree coverage of your lands and grooves and can be used with or without solvent. Sizes are available from .22 caliber to 10 gauge. $19.99 per 50; barrelbuddy.com
3 |Real Avid 4-in-1 Glock Tool For the Glock pistol owner in your life, there’s no better tool for basic maintenance than this slim, easy-to-use multitool offered by Real Avid. With four different tools on board, users can adjust front and rear sights, remove frame pins and disassemble other components for maintenance. $24.99; realavid.com
4 |Lucas Oil Products Extreme Duty Bore Solvent and Ultrasonic Gun Cleaner is a premium blend of cleaning solvents and corrosion inhibitors that does more than remove carbon, copper/lead fouling and powder residue from actions, cylinders and barrels; it protects your firearm. Best of all, it requires no mixing, rinsing or oil dip after ultrasonic use, saving you time and money. $15.99; lucasoil.com
5 |Coast Products EAL 22 Offering up to 1,300 lumens of light on high setting or 90 lumens on low, the Coast Products EAL22 light can light up your shop for up to 40 hours when the power goes out. It’s even got a red LED light for low-light applications or to act as an emergency beacon. $44.99; coastportland.com
6 |Fix-It Sticks When installing a riflescope, having the proper torque on both the rings and the mounts is key. Fix-it Sticks has a comprehensive driver kit with adjustable torque settings that is equally at home in the shop as well as on the range. A half-inch socket and 15 bits fit into the nylon pouch with the driver, which is adjustable between 15 to 65 inch-pounds. $112; store.fixitsticks.com
7 |Lyman Essential Rifle Maintenance Mat Whether disassembling, assembling or cleaning your firearms, the Lyman rifle maintenance mat protects your guns as well as the table you are working on. Every part has its place with the molded-in storage compartments. $35.98; lymanproducts.com <br