ok, well the first day i bought this swab I opened it in the store and I bended it and it broke so i had it in perfect condition for about i would say 3 minutes. I mean it still works because it has a line running threw it like if they knew it would break . But still i literally bended it one time so this would defiantly be a 10 of 10 if the middle rubber peace would actually work for at least a couple of months.
I'm giving this a 1 because something brand new should not break within 3 minutes of doing what its made to do(i bent it once for *** sakes).
PMI blue squeegee swab (garbage falls apart instant it is touched)
Tippmann pull through
98 Platinum ACT
J & J ceramic barrel
Lapco Direct Feed
Halo B w/ rip shocktech spring
Ape rampage board
Opsgear 6.5" M4 Floating Shroud
M4 Carry handle, M4 metal Sight post
Rocket Cock 2
ACT car stock
PE 20oz C02 with remote line
Spec Ops Dagger 7 vest
Does not unravel uses a sock instead of wrap
Rubber in center breaks
Got this a week ago and it broke almost as soon as a i got it, the center uses really cheap rubber and tears . I only folded it twice. Luckily i had some surgical rubber laying around and cut the nylon rope inside and placed it on both ends so i can still use it.
Good squeegee, wish they had a folding mechanism instead of rubber as it breaks. Id give it a 10 if it had one.
7 out of 10
Last edited on Thursday, April 9th, 2009 at 7:39 pm PST
Does not unravel like Reds
Cheaper than other swabs
Diameter is a little small
So ive been using this swab for a couple months now and it hasn't let me down . Its made of microfiber which is an awesome material . its is very soft so it wont scratch anything and it is very absorbent . It folds and fits into your pocket to bring out onto the field .
A couple things that bother me is the diameter of the swab itself . If you compare it to a redz stick it is very skinny . when you swab with the redz stick you can feel the swab wiping the whole inner surface of the barrel . When you swab with the microfiber it feels loose , and doesn't feel like its swabbing everything ( even though it does ) . maybe its just personal preference but i don't like how it feels like it can fall through the barrel with just a little shove.
Another thing is how absorbent this material is . this material is SUPER absorbent . one swab and your barrel is like new . thats is a good thing and a bad thing .. well .. for me anyways .. one day i was using some white box paint and i was getting barrel breaks all day long . when this material is saturated with paint it doesnt wipe clean like other swabs . with other swabs you can take a towel to the swab to get most of the paint out and continue using it all day long . with this swab , if you want to wipe it off with a towel to get most of the paint off, the micfofiber is so absorbent that it doesnt wipe off as easily . it kinda just stays in the swab . sure all the surface paint is gone off the swab but the fibers still leave a greasy feeling in the barrel . so i guess buy 2 or just dont break paint as much as i did that day lol .
other than those two things this is an awesome swab . it gets your barrel super clean , its cheaper than the other high end swabs , it folds , it wont unravel and its washable .
Buy it .
it does its job
and it wont fall apart on you in a week or so ..
Viewloader Proflex (and other ripoffs) - leaves behind paint
Redz Barrel Swab Kit - Weak, fell apart on me
ICD Promaster: Virtue Russian Legion grips, CP Drop, Delrin Spike Bolt Pin, Kila Board and Detents.
Reloader B w/ hybrid shell and speed feed.
Folds in half
Just tested, don't know how long they last
This is the best squeegee I have ever used, and I've used them all (used to own viewloaders). The proflex and others like it leave a little bit of grease behind, just enough to piss you off. Then I tried the battle swab. It ended up unraveling on me in a couple weeks. Then tried the sexiest mother of them all: the CP Micro Fib. WOW!! This squeegee gets EVERYTHING. and folds in half for easy storage. I love it. Will never buy another squeegee again. Will update later on durability.
The best squeegee ever and its cheaper than the redz squeegee!