We don't need to tell you that the only good gun is a clean, well-maintained gun. You're not the type who's going to neglect your collection because of a little laziness or forgetfulness, right?

Then you ought to at least put some thought into what it is you're using to take care of the maintenance every firearm asks for. It's a necessary part of owning a gun, and making use of the best equipment available doesn't have to be hard.

You just have to know what to look for. And more importantly, you have to know that using the wrong equipment, the wrong way, could seriously diminish the integrity of your gun.


The Tipton RAPID™ Deluxe Bore Guide Kit contains several great tools that provide the safest, easiest, and most effective cleaning process possible.

Most importantly, it helps keep your gun in top-notch shape, saving its best qualities and lengthening the life of your investment.

A bore guide will ultimately help protect the bore and action of your rifle by properly aligning the cleaning rod and reducing solvent overflow.

If you're using a particularly aggressive solvent and that overflow makes its way into the action and trigger, you're risking serious rust and damage to parts of your firearm.

The RAPID™ system allows you to easily align and secure a patch for applying solvent, then hold it with the correct amount of tension for ideal jag penetration. When the rod is pushed into the RAPID™, it automatically releases the patch. It also prevents harmful solvents from contacting, and often ruining, your gun's finish.


What happens if you don't use a bore guide? Unless you're perfectly precise every time, you can allow the rod to bow, or bend, and gouge the chamber and throat of the bore. That causes real damage to the inner workings of your firearm, not to mention a serious loss of accuracy.

Keeping the rod properly aligned with a bore guide not only protects your barrel, but it properly directs the force exerted on the cleaning rod handle. You need that force to clean it, but not enough to bow the rod. Using Tipton's tight patches to be pushed safer and easier.

You can buy many of these Tipton items separately, but the Bore Guide Kit brings together everything you need. Here's what comes in the Kit: the RAPID™ patch insertion device, an integrated solvent port, four muzzle guides, an anodized aluminum tube and a hard plastic storage case.

Above all, the RAPID™ Bore Guide Kit cuts cleaning time and saves you the stress of doing more harm than good when you're trying to maintain your guns. It fits most bolt action rifles and AR-15s. Simply put, it is a must-have if you're taking your gun ownership seriously.