The large size as a have a shotgun to clean as well. I have the machine washable one:
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Those that chose to use towels and rags need to remember that when we get solvent or oils on the they cause spontaneous combustion if not properly stored before being tossed or cleaned.
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I picked up a S&W M&P gun mat from a local gun show last week, was $10. I've seen it on some diff websites... seems to be good enough. Has an exploded diagram of the gun, fancy fancy lol.
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Chunks of cardboard boxes work for me. My wife buys "stuff" and I get the box to cut up and use to clean my CC guns. Oh yeah I don't enjoy the cleaning thing like some others do so I don't go thru many boxes in a year. Fewer than she has available for sure.
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For cleaning any type of gun, I always use a newspaper or coupon book to protect the table from solvents/gun residue/oil or minimize exposure to those same contaminants. I also use a special bag (called "Barrel Boss") to cover the front of the barrel when cleaning the barrel as well as place the soaked patches/used pipe cleaners/dirty rags/soiled rubber gloves/etc. inside it. For the long gun, whether shotgun or rifle, I also use a cleaning rack which also has shelves in the bottom for where I can put my gun parts as well as cleaning solvent and also provides additional protection other than just a newspaper.
last time I checked cardboard boxes are free and they work great too
The Dollar Tree sells generic Sham-wows...two for a dollar. One set of those works for me.
I have been using a plastic/rubber placemat that was on clearance at Meijer with a cloth diaper on top of it.
*Those placemats are awesome. We also use them when the kids want to paint, color, play with play dough, or when I am doing anything else that might damage the table. I think they were 50 cents each.
Trust me it won't protect the kitchen table if you spill something.
I use a gun mat now, it will protect the kitchen table.
Thank goodness the table was just a coated butcher block top so I could refinish it and not have to buy a knew table.
I've had a couple of the "gun cleaning rugs". I don't remember brands, but I know they were both under $10. Plastic on the bottom, to keep fluids off the table. As cheap as they are, and they are available at any LGS, doesn't take much to replace it when needed. You're supposed to be able to wash them after several gun cleanings, but I just buy a new one.