Guns are a big part of the world, with there being millions and millions of guns of all various types. In america, at least 50% percent of all households own guns. Guns are extremely important in many survival situations, whether it be for safety or for hunting. A well rounded emergency kit should include a gun and more importantly a gun cleaning kit. A gun cleaning kit consists of the following:
Bore Cleaner- a bore cleaner will help to loosen the gun powder and other chemicals released when the bullet is released.
Gun Oil- Gun oil is effective for preventing rust and making sure all parts are lubricated and no damage is being done.
Rod- A rod is important to push the cleaning cloths through the gun in order to remove chemicals and to apply the oil.
Metal brush tip- A metal brush tip goes on the end of the rod and is used after the bore cleaner is applied. This brush will grind away at the hardened chemicals, leaving the gun barrel smooth and clean.
Cloth tip- A cloth tip can be used to apply oil to the gun barrel or to apply bore cleaner.
Cloth- This is used to wipe the barrel clean and to apply oil.
These are the basic items necessary in any good gun cleaning kit. In order to put these items in an emergency kit, you need to take a small amount of each. For example, a gun cleaning kit could fit in an altoid box, when using a foldable rod and small bottles of oil and bore cleaner. There is a lot of information about cleaning guns, but exactly how necessary is it in a survival situation? The answer really depends on the gun and the condition of it. A gun that is new and that is built well, (Smith & Wesson) will most likely fire better when dirty than with a cheap built gun. Also, a revolver might last longer due to having fewer moving parts. In a survival situation, cleaning your guns after 300-500 rounds is ideal, but the exact situation will vary. In conclusion, cleaning a gun is very important and should be something to include in a emergency kit.