Cleaning your AR with the C.A.T. M-4 Tool


A couple months ago, PoliceOne Firearms Columnist Ron Avery let me know about the C.A.T. M-4 Tool — in fact, like giving me the shirt off his very back, gave me his C.A.T. M-4 Tool to try for myself. At the risk of sounding hyperbolic in my enthusiasm, I must say it’s one of the most ingenious and elegantly simple devices I’ve ever laid hands on.

The C.A.T. M-4 Tool enables law officers with an AR system to clean their weapon and restore the bolt and carrier group to tactical tolerance in a matter of minutes. With just a few turns of the tool on your bolt, bolt carrier, and firing pin, you can take off a stunning amount of carbon and grit. Add a patch or two and some solvent to the process and your results are “inspection clean” in the same amount of time

Its incredibly lightweight yet strong design is impressive — the tool is just 3.5 inches long and weighs only 1.4 ounces — and the company says that if you manage to break it, just send it back and they’ll ship you a new one. The device is simple to use, and is an ideal addition to the go bag of any cop who is fortunate enough to have an AR for a patrol rifle, or any SWAT officer with such a weapon. Check out http://www.catm4.com/index.html for more information on this awesome tool.

 

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Doug Wyllie is Editor at Large for PoliceOne, providing police training content on a wide range of topics and trends affecting the law enforcement community. Doug is the 2014 Western Publishing Association "Maggie Award" winner for Best Regularly Featured Digital Edition Column, and has authored more than 1,000 articles and tactical tips. Doug hosts the PoliceOne Podcast, Policing Matters, and is the host for PoliceOne Video interviews. Doug is a member of International Law Enforcement Educators and Trainers Association (ILEETA), an Associate Member of the California Peace Officers' Association (CPOA), and a member of the Public Safety Writers Association (PSWA).

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