I recently began using a pistol cleaning rod made by Pro-Shot Products. It's made of mirror polished stainless steel with a swivel handle, with a brass muzzle guard and patch holder tip. The rod's working length is 8 inches, it's perfectly straight and has absolutely no flex. This is a top quality rod, beats anything from Outers or Hoppes, hands down.
Pro-Shot products doesn't offer on-line ordering, they are mail order only. You can request their printed catalog off their web site. They offer an extensive line of cleaning products at very reasonable prices. Give them a try, you won't be disappointed.