The Ripcord™ is composed of heat resistant Nomex® fibers braided over a molded rubberized core/cable combination and offers the ability to clean firearms properly from Breech-to-Muzzle® in one quick and easy pass.
The Nomex® material acts as both a brush to loosen and a patch to capture fouling particles. The molded rubberized core keeps the Nomex® cleaning surface pressed against the bore, ensuring an aggressive all-around cleaning. Additionally, the core is a helix shape, which helps engage the rifling throughout the length of the barrel.
Some added features to this one-pass cleaning tool are its ability to act as an obstruction remover for jammed cases and other blockages, and its 8-32 threaded ends for accommodating additional Otis cleaning components, if desired.
The Ripcord™ is simple and easy to use – just insert the longer, narrower end in the chamber and then pull it through from Breech-to-Muzzle®. Because of the rigidity of the Ripcord™, there is no need to gravity feed it through the barrel – making cleaning anywhere a breeze.
The Ripcord™ retails for $14.99 and is currently available in .22/.223 caliber, .308 caliber/7.62mm, 9mm, and .45 caliber, with other calibers coming soon. They are sold at major sporting goods retailers, and online at www.otistec.com.