Designed at the request of the military, Otis Technology's Ripcord is intended for one-pass cleaning. While many of the Ripcord's competitors require a firearm to be in a down position, the Ripcord's 10-inch helix design can be fed through the barrel from any configuration, which is both ideal and essential for troops who need to complete the cleaning operation in a hurry in the field under hot-barrel conditions.
Another feature that makes the Ripcord ideal for field use is that the Nomex material can withstand temperatures up to 700 degrees, while competitors are made from nylon, where heat is the enemy. Need another reason to try the Ripcord? How about a $14.99 price point.
And if the the Ripcord weren't exciting enough, Otis Technology is also the winner of the American Rifleman 2014 Accessory of the Year Golden Bullseye Award for its B.O.N.E. Tool, designed specifically to clean AR 5.56 rifles. This handy little tool fits in your pocket, and can clean the bolt face, bolt carrier assembly and firing assembly. Look for a 7.62 AR version later this year.
To learn more about the Ripcord and the B.O.N.E. tool, watch the video below, and go to Otis Technology.