Solvent Trap Cleaning System – Does it Really Work?

What makes the solvent trap cleaning system perfect is that the firearm must be cleaned out for a proper operation, so there’s an undeniable need that you must clean your firearm…but then it comes to the mess made. As far as cleaning without a mess, it effectively executes this task. There are a million different solvents to use to clean your firearms. Any outdoor firearm shop dealing with anything, including a few firearms, would have solvents.

What is a Solvent Trap?

A Solvent Trap is a cleaning accessory attached to firearm barrels that offers a simple way to dispose of or recycle solvent, thereby saving money and preserving the environment. Additionally, it is simple to assemble and to use Solvent Trap Kits, especially those offered by Armory Den.

Simply screw the end cap and the threaded connector to the tube and screw the device to your barrel’s thread – Yes, you do need a threaded barrel to use a solvent trap. When you clean your firearm the solvent trap catches the excess solvent you pour into the barrel. Zero fuss, stink, and no mess!

Why Use a Solvent Trap to Clean a Firearm?

A clean firearm is a working tool, a tool that may very well be the difference between life and death. Like so many members of the police and armed forces, you must routinely clean your arsenal, if you shoot often you know just how dirty it can get. Making a mess during cleaning is only one of the problems that can get on our wives’ bad sides, cleaning with solvents also creates a harmful odor that has been known to offend more than a couple of wives as well. It is the potentially harmful chemicals of bore cleaning solvents that may also prove harmful if they come into contact with the skin or other surroundings.

Solvent traps catch solvent during the bore cleaning process, minimizing the solvent’s ability to harm the user or the area. In comparison, it saves cash for conscientious firearms owners. For thrifty firearms owners, the solvent is caught by the trap and the cups help filter the debris for future reuse. Many would agree that, most importantly, a solvent trap decreases the environmental effect of the chemical solvent disposal after a firearm cleaning routine.

It is very straightforward to use a solvent trap. The user threads the solvent trap in its preferred configuration (if an Armory Den Adaptive Solvent Trap is used) to the firearm barrel and pours solvent as needed into the barrel, cleaning with whatever preferred tools the user desires. The solvent trap then does its job by trapping all of the solvents. The hassles, smell, and mess of spilling solvent are reduced, many times prevented. It offers cost savings to filter the solvent and reuse it and is beneficial to our environment.

 

Firearm Malfunctions and How the Solvent Trap Cleaning System Helps

A common malfunction of a dirty firearm is related to cycling. Specifically, not feeding the next round properly.

Another issue is the inability of the firearm to revert to the battery because its chamber has gotten smaller due to carbon buildup. That’s actually the not-so-bad scenario; the alarming possibility is that you could have something called a catastrophic failure, which is pretty much what it sounds like. Effectively, a bullet can get lodged incorrectly and blow the entire barrel and firearm up into lots of pieces. This could lead to loss of fingers or worse. The solvent trap cleaning system helps firearm owners properly clean so their firearms operate smoothly, as they should.

A solvent trap’s primary aim is to catch cleaning fluids from the barrel’s muzzle end to reduce the mess produced when cleaning a firearm. To work correctly, most need to have a threaded barrel.

Solvent traps have one end threaded to allow for a connection to a threaded rifle or pistol barrel. Inside the device, there are designs and dividers used to catch and retain debris produced during the cleaning process while enabling fluid to travel to the next divider or cup.

Visit Armory Den, if you are interested in buying high-quality solvent traps.