The first thing I noticed is that the kit is similar in size and contents to the better-known Otis tactical kit, which retails for around $50,
Cedar Mill’s kit has an MSRP of $16.99. That’s a savings of $33.
The Cedar Mill kit has all the contents I need to clean a weapon at home or in the field: bronze and wool brushes, a flexible rod and T-handle, a brass adapter and slotted tips, 3”x3” patches, an empty 5oz bottle for the CLP of your choice and a multi-tool I’m still finding uses for.
It has all you will need to clean a firearm from .17 caliber to .308 (4.3mm to 7.8mm), with barrel lengths up to 34-inches.
The kit is light – very light – and compact. It fits easily into a pack, range bag or thigh pocket. I’ll be ordering more for all of my tactical gear bags.
I’ve cleaned two rifles using the Cedar Mill kit – a filthy AK and an AR – and two 9mm pistols. The cleaning gear works fine.
There is ample room in the pouch for additional items: I added two .45 caliber brushes, cue tips and a small toothbrush.
If you are looking for a good-quality tactical weapon cleaning kit at a fantastic price, this one is a no-brainer.
Lee Williams, who is also known as “The Gun Writer,” cofounded Armed American News. Lee is also the chief editor of the Second Amendment Foundation’s Investigative Journalism Project, and serves on the board of Florida Carry, Inc. Until recently, he was an editor for a daily newspaper in Florida. Before becoming an editor, Lee was an investigative reporter at newspapers in three states and a U.S. Territory. Before becoming a journalist, he worked as a police officer. Before becoming a cop, Lee served in the Army. He’s earned more than a dozen national journalism awards as a reporter, and three medals of valor as a cop. Lee is an avid tactical shooter.