Avid Gun Boss AK47
By Dr. Jim and Mary
Illustration courtesy of REAL AVID,
the past few years, a new breed of firearms owners has emerged. It is
difficult to pinpoint an exact time, whether it was when the AR or
AK-platform rifles were introduced or with the advent of the polymer
frame pistols; but, this new breed of owners are highly motivated to
learn all of the finer points of how their weapons operate AND to be
able to perform many of the tasks previously left to gunsmiths
With that demand for knowledge came a demand for
better, higher quality, and easier tools with which to DIY their
firearms. That is where the folks at REAL AVID came into the picture.
They tapped into the knowledge and experience of professional
gunsmiths, armorers, and builders across the world, adding to the mix
of law enforcement and military personnel to produce
professional-grade products for you and me.
All of their
equipment/tools are designed and tested in their laboratories and on
the range before they are produced for the public. That is why we
consider REAL AVID products among the best that can be obtained
anywhere. And NO, we are not paid for our opinions. We just believe
that their tools are well built, easy to use, and priced right.
the above being said, we decided to take a look at their Gun Boss for
the AK47 platforms. Now, everyone has an excess of gun cleaning
tools. Cleaning rods of all sizes and lengths, patches of every size,
and enough brushes/jags to swab an army arsenal. But, very few of us
have a single kit that is designed specifically for the AK47 which is
small enough to easily fit into your range bag.
The Gun Boss
AK47 is just such a kit. If you take another look at the picture at
the head of this review you will see what we mean. The components of
the kit include:
1. Compact, weather proof, zippered case with
ballistic nylon shell.
2. Gas tube mop
3. 6 Threaded steel
rods with durable E-coating and swivel tip, which form a
4. 9-Function compact AK47 scraper
5. Bolt and piston
6. Cleaning patches
7. AK47 drift pin punch with gas
port scraper tip.
8. 7.62mm bore brush
9. Nylon slotted
10. Chamber brush which is threaded on both ends
T-Handle for cleaning rod
12. Bore lluminator / safety flag
Gas tube nylon brush
A chamber brush, carbon scraper, gas tube
brush & mop help to clean more than the bore and keep your bolt
cycling reliably. No annoying loose parts, as every component is
smartly organized and held securely in place. Combine all of these
components in the convenient carrying case and you have a complete
package for the range or in the field.
The kit is priced right
with an MSRP of $29.99. If you have an AK-platform rifle, you should
consider picking up one of these kits… you won't regret it.