Custom Rimfire Handgun Cleaning Rod

Important tips on cleaning those 22 semi-automatic pistols for best accuracy.

by Norman E. Johnson

Cleaning the little .22 rimfire semi-automatic handguns must be done properly or performance will deteriorate. A special cleaning rod makes the job easier as it protects the bore. While we can purchase a suitable cleaning rod for the semi-auto rimfires, making one proved a good choice for me. Much controversy surrounds the care and cleaning of the .22 rimfire bore and chamber. Some of the thinking here is totally wrong, and can lead to poor accuracy and fouled-up bores.

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