As shooters, we all have to clean guns. At times, we may forego cleaning and wait until a convenient time, or we may make a cursory attempt at parts cleaning, just to get the worst of the grime off or out of our gun. We assume that hand-cleaning and lubricating is the most effective means to maintain a gun. The problem is the time it takes to clean a gun and the results of hand cleaning as sub-par. Hand cleaning tools are based on those tools developed in the early 1700s and do not provide thorough cleansing or lubricating.