I'm not as diligent cleaning guns as most of you guys but having a little free time this afternoon, I pulled three overdue handguns out of the safe for a little cleaning. Cleaned two 1911's then a .22. I'm kind of old school cleaning with oiled cotton patches, brush, Q-tips, etc. This .22 is way overdue for cleaning. A CZ 85 with .22 slide that has hundreds of rounds and runs like a Glock, so why clean it right? Anyway, I noticed a new in the package .22 bore snake in the cabinet that has been in there for years, decided I'd open it up and give it a try. Man, a couple passes, that .22 bore was shiny as new. Don't know why I've waited so many years to try a bore snake but that thing is so easy to use makes patches seem "primitive." Got to buy some for 9mm and 45acp.