Real Avid: Gun Oil and Cleaning Supplies Worth Checking Out

Real Avid makes some of the best gun cleaning products currently on the market, including gun oil, plastic & stainless-steel cleaning pics, cleaning mats, and more. Guns are not cheap, so we must take care of them.

How often someone chooses to clean their gun will vary a great deal. Some people like to clean their guns every time they shoot them, while others might only clean their guns once a year or so. My opinion is that all guns need to be cleaned, oiled, and maintained regularly for safe and reliable operation.

Real Avid AK-47 cleaning kit.
Real Avid AK-47 Gun Boss tactical cleaning kit.

However, the frequency with which we should clean our guns is not a debate we will jump into today. Instead, we’ll look at some great cleaning products made by Real Avid.

I’ve used Real Avid armorer’s tools for years, and I have a lot of respect for the company and its products. Just about everything they make places a focus on a specific product for a specific task. I keep some of their tools in my range bag, and the rest are on my workbench. Whenever you decide to give your gun a good cleaning, it’s nice to have the right tools and a good place to handle the task.

On occasion, even the toughest of guns need a good cleaning to ensure proper function. Real Avid offers a lot of products, but here are some of my favorites when it comes to cleaning firearms.

Real Avid Cleaning Mats

The first thing you want to pick up with your gun cleaning tools is a good cleaning mat. This helps protect the firearm from getting scratched, but it also protects your work surface. I have a workbench to clean my firearms now, but I used to use my kitchen table or coffee table to clean my guns. There’s nothing wrong with cleaning your guns at the kitchen table, but gun solvents, oils, and other things can easily destroy the finish of a piece of furniture. Hence the need for a reliable cleaning mat.

Real Avid cleaning mat and kit.
The cleaning mat is attached to the cleaning kit, making it easy to keep track of. [Photo: Jason Mosher]
For handguns, I like the Real Avid Handgun Smart Mat. This mat is about 15.5×18 inches and has a 1-inch-wide plastic tray down the side of it. The plastic tray is a great place to put small pins, screws, and tools while cleaning the gun. The mat rolls up, making it easy to store.

If you are cleaning an AR-15 or some other rifle platform, Real Avid makes a Master Cleaning Station that comes with some cleaning tools. Available options are “universal” and “AR-15” cleaning stations. These mats are wide enough to accommodate a full-length rifle and come equipped with plastic compartments on the side with basic cleaning tools stored inside them.

ACCU-Grip Picks & Brushes

A good pick and brush set is almost a necessity if you have a dirty gun. Getting down in the small grooves and crevasse of a slide, pistol frame, or some other part of a gun can be rather difficult. Carbon builds up, and dirt and other debris work their way down into the interworkings of a gun and have to be scraped out. I have a metal set that works great, but sometimes, you need something softer. Metal will scratch a gun, so you must be careful where you use it. Luckily, Real Avid makes both metal and plastic picks and scrapers. They also make both steel and nylon brushes.

Real Avid stainless steel gun picks.
Real Avid stainless-steel picks made to last a lifetime. [Photo: Jason Mosher]
My favorite set is the ACCU-Grip Pick & Brush set, which retails for about $12. This set is made of plastic and works great because you don’t have to worry about scratching the gun. You get six multi-tipped tools in this set with bronze and nylon brushes. The four picks and scrapers have different-sized heads on them to help clean any type or size of the gun. If you want a nice set of steel picks, the ACCU-Grip Steel Pick set is a perfect price. It includes five multi-tipped stainless-steel picks with a rubber grip for control and comfort. They snap into the case for easy storage and retrieval.

Gun-Max Oil

Some people use solvents, and others don’t. I tend to just wipe off the dirty oil and put new oil back on my guns. But regardless of how you clean a gun, it will need some oil when you’re done. Real Avid offers some great options for solvents and oils. First, they have small packs of Gun-Max wipes. These come in a box of 25 individual packs, which are great for your range bag. You can wipe a gun down on the range and apply a small amount of lubricant at the same time.

Real Avid Gun-Max oil
Real Avid Gun-Max oil is great for general purposes and rust protection. [Photo: Jason Mosher]
Next is their 4-ounce bottle of Gun-Max oil. This little bottle is great for a range bag or at home and allows you to apply it as needed through the small opening on the plastic applicator. My favorite, however, is their 12-ounce aerosol can of gun-max oil. I like to use this on my AR-15s or other guns that need a lot of oil to function correctly. The spray can features a two-position needle, which makes it easy to get oil down in specific places on your gun. It provides superior lubrication and protection from rust at the same time.

Ready to start cleaning?

Real Avid also makes bore cleaners, the Chamber Boss with multiple attachments, and plenty more. Find specific cleaning supplies for Glock, AR-15, AK-47, and other firearms. The AR-15 scraper and brush combo set are perfect for cleaning those AR-15 rifles. I have the Gun Boss AK-47 Cleaning Kit, and it works great for my AK. Real Avid also offers CLP and Bore Foam cleaner if you need that for your shotguns or rifles.

From cleaning mats to tools, oils, and everything in between, Real Avid offers a wide selection of products to help care for your firearms. With a good mat, you can set up your cleaning station at the kitchen table or coffee table, and work while you watch a movie. Toolboxes are great for making gun cleaning kits, and Real Avid has just about anything you need to clean, repair, or upgrade your firearm. If you plan to store your gun in a safe or other place for extended times, don’t forget to apply some Real Avid Gun-Max oil on the outside of your firearm.

Sheriff Jason Mosher is a law enforcement generalist instructor as well as a firearms and tactical weapons trainer. Jason graduated from the FBI-LEEDA (Law Enforcement Executive Development Association) and serves as a Sheriff for his day job. When he’s not working, he’s on the range, eating steak, or watching Yellowstone.

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