So I've been a patch and rod guy my entire life; mainly because that's how I was taught to clean a firearm since I was 8 years old. But I picked up a boresnake today for my PT1911, because using a rod and patch on a pistol is awkward as hell for me. But anyway long story short, I have never cleaned anything so well and so fast before in my life . I would recommend them to anyone with a pistol. This is one thing I will never have buyer's remorse over; in fact I'm kicking myself for not acting on people's recommendations of them earlier. I know how OT loves pix so here ya go.