Are brass jags safe to use in a Glock barrel?

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  1. moonpup

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    Just as the topic states... Are brass jags safe to use in a Glock barrel when running patches through for cleaning?
     
  2. oldman11

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    Yes, they are safe.
     

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    Yes, they are safe.
     
  4. RonS

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    Just out of curiosity, what concern prompted the question?
     
  5. Wishoot

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    Yes.

    Just used brass today in fact.
     
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    No. The brass jag will eventually wear down and you'll have to replace it.
     
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    I'm just trying to figure out whether I want to use a brass jag, or those felt pellets that slip on a brass rod to clean the bore. Seems like the felt pellets might work better. Anyone use those?
     
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    I get it that a cleaning rod can nick or scratch and ruin the crown of the muzzle, but to be concerned that a few human-powered strokes of a jag, patch, or brush every cleaning session can damage the same barrel that tolerates thousands of copper jacketed bullets propelled up to or beyond the speed of sound by 1,500 degree gasses of perhaps 30,000 pounds per square inch pressure mystifies me.
     
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    I only use the brass to clean all my pistols, never had any issues or nicking.
     
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    I can't believe anyone would use a slotted patch holder.
     
  11. my_old_glock

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    Yes, it is safe. It is very safe.

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    Whatever floats your boat, I am just glad it wasn't another one of those "The guy at the gun counter told me. . ." stories.
     
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    If brass jags weren't safe I would have found out by now as I have been using them for years and years in my handguns and rifle barrels. I now prefer Dewey rods also since they are coated and high quality. That said, before I bought my first Deweys I used cheaper aluminum and brass rods with brass jags. Worked just fine with no bore damage that I could detect by view or shooting results.

    As someone has already pointed out, barrel steel is tough. You don't worry about brushing your teeth with toothpaste do you?
     
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    The plastic rods that ship in the Glock box will accept a brass jag. I just keep jags in 9mm, 40, and 45 attached to one of these and they serve all my pistol need.
     
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    glide Just sayin'

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    I've been using brass bore brushes, jags, and bore snakes over the years to clean my firearms. Just recently I've started using the Patch Worm cleaning kit that uses felt pellets, pads, and weed eater trimmer nylon line. It is a cool setup and will definitely not harm the barrel.
     
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    Brass jags are safe, but too big of a patch will bulge your barrel and knock the color fill out of your slide lettering.


    :supergrin:
     
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    rock_castle Life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness

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    I hope so. I've been using brass jags in my guns (including G17 and G19) for years and haven't noticed any issues. Works better than the slotted patch holders IMO.
     
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    Thanks for the answers everyone, appreciate the help!
     
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    Brass jags are fine and I use them on most of my firearms, but I also really like the nylon ones made by Hoppes. In fact, for .45acp and 9mm, those are the ones I have always used because they were the first ones I acquired in a Hoppes cleaning kit many years ago. They never wear out, and you know absolutely for sure that they cannot harm the inside of a gun barrel. They can be purchased separately (Midway has them for a buck or so apiece). I have several now because I keep several cleaning kits available; my "main" one at home, a "mini" kit to take to the firing range with me and a third; dedicated AR15 only kit.