What tool do you use to clear jams?

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    What tool do you use to clear jams?

    What do you guys have in a range kit or pocket to clear a jam?

    I was reading my LCP manual and it said to use a pointy wood dowel, not a metal blade that could (quote) "damage the cartridge or ignite the primer" (unquote).

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    The end of a chopstick. 'Works every time.
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    Quote Originally Posted by cammo girl View Post
    it said to use a pointy wood dowel, not a metal blade that could (quote) "damage the cartridge or ignite the primer" (unquote).

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    That would be bad
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    The wood dowel or a brass cleaning rod will not damage the barrels rifling unlike a steel rod that may scratch the barrel,pistol cartridges can usually be punched out pretty easily,But I had a friend that had a 223 jammed so tight in an AR15 I first tapped it hard enought to set the bullet back then flooded the barrel with wd40 to soak the powder just in case the primer got set off,after a coupla really hard whacks the cartridge came out.I really hate tapping on live rounds
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    Quote Originally Posted by wkientz1 View Post
    The end of a chopstick. 'Woirks every time.
    I like that idea. Never had it happen, but now that we mention it, I will keep one in my kit.
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    Thank you for the input everybody.

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