Crimson Trace

September 13, 2013 |
Otis Technology Launches New One-Pass Gun Cleaning Tool

Otis Technology is pleased to offer a new addition to their gun care product line - the Ripcord™. The Ripcord™ is the fastest, most effective, one-pass clean available.

Composed of heat resistant Nomex® fibers braided over a molded rubberized core/cable combination, the Ripcord™ offers the ability to clean firearms properly from Breech-to-Muzzle® in one quick and easy pass.

Nomex® is the same material used in the protective gear trusted by firefighters, racecar drivers, and the U.S. military. Since it is heat resistant to 700°F, it can be used right off the firing line without fear of it melting in your barrel.

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