The Importance of Proper Gun Cleaning
Firearm users know that keeping a firearm clean is a critical responsibility and is often compared to the importance of properly maintaining a vehicle. The number one reason for maintaining a clean firearm is safety. A firearm that is not regularly cleaned is prone to all sorts of safety issues including slam-firing, or the premature, unintended discharge of a gun that happens as a round is being loaded into the chamber. In the same way that vehicles require regular upkeep, firearms must be cleaned to stay in safe working condition and be free from damage.
Deposits from the rounds fired, as well as carbon buildup from the charge, are left behind in a gun’s barrel, requiring a regular cleaning regimen to optimize use as well as extend the life of the barrel. A firearm cleaning kit typically contains all of the items necessary for good gun cleaning, and an important component of any gun cleaning kit is the brush. It should be of high quality, maintain its physical characteristics during use, and clean the barrel without causing excessive wear.
For more than 50 years, Sanderson MacLeod has manufactured high-performance firearm cleaning brushes that consistently outpace the competition. As a large-volume twisted wire gun cleaning manufacturer, Sanderson MacLeod sells directly to firearm owners, manufacturers and OEM firearm equipment companies all over the world. All of Sanderson MacLeod’s twisted wire brushes are designed, manufactured, and shipped directly from the company’s plant in Palmer, Massachusetts.
Large-Volume, Factory-Direct Firearm Cleaning Brushes
Many of the world’s largest firearm companies choose Sanderson MacLeod as their twisted wire firearm cleaning brush source. Our product line includes rifle, pistol and shotgun cleaning brushes, and cotton gun swabs.
Sanderson MacLeod produces firearm cleaning brushes that are distributed exclusively in large volumes to consumers, OEMs and firearm companies. As a large-volume manufacturer, we don’t sell directly to the public. This business model has allowed firearm companies unparalleled access to the highest-quality brushes at the most competitive prices. Our dock-to-stock capabilities ensure rapid production, order fulfillment, and delivery directly into inventory without the need and expense associated with inspection and validation.
Every part of our twisted wire brush-making process—from concept to delivery—happens in the company’s plant.
Rapid Virtual Prototyping with SanMac 3
DWe turned to the software used by major motion picture animators to allow us to produce realistic renderings of design prototypes that can be easily modified. The SanMac 3D software is less expensive and faster than traditional sampling methods, letting us create virtual twisted wire brush designs that offer 360-degree visibility and industrialization feasibility testing prior to prototype build-outs. By using this method, we maximize design creativity while saving time, money, and unnecessary delays. This technology, combined with 60 years of experience and expertise, guarantees that development is quick, on budget, and ready for large-scale production.
Domestically Produced: Twisted Wire Firearm Cleaning Brushes Made in the USA
All firearm cleaning brushes are available in nylon, phosphor bronze, stainless steel and cotton swabs.
Nylon cleaning brushes are ideal for lighter cleaning jobs. Durable nylon fiber gently and safely removes residue from barrels and will not break down in commercially available cleaning solutions.
Phosphor bronze brushes are excellent for moderate general-purpose cleaning. Abrasive, yet gentle on the finish, phosphor bronze brushes quickly and effectively remove performance-impeding residue.
Stainless steel rifle cleaning brushes are used for the toughest cleaning jobs. Ideal for removing caked-on powder residue and burn marks, our stainless steel brushes are available in multiple fiber diameters and sizes.
Made from 100-percent cotton for maximum absorbency, our cotton swabs are ideal for removing any cleaning solution after cleaning. Custom swab designs include colored cotton, combination swab/brush, and step-trimmed models.
Sanderson MacLeod follows a strict closed-floor production model, allowing only our own employees in the production area. This practice ensures the highest level of confidentiality when manufacturing proprietary brushes. Brushes are never outsourced to other plants, mitigating risk of intellectual property theft or misuse.
Design Breakthroughs: Sanderson MacLeod Leads the Way in Creating the Perfect Firearm Cleaning Brushes
A key differentiator that separates Sanderson MacLeod from other brush manufacturers is the company’s dedication to perfecting the brushes they produce. From the on-site design laboratory to the production floor, every step of the twisted wire brush manufacturing process is completed in-house, allowing innovations to happen quickly.
A Trusted Partner
Sanderson MacLeod works diligently to be not just your supplier, but also your trusted partner in the development and sale of twisted wire gun cleaning brush products.
The Sanderson MacLeod Difference
Sanderson MacLeod is the only brush manufacturer that specializes in twisted wire brushes. For more than 50 years, we have been the source of twisted wire brushes for some of the largest companies in the world. We have a demonstrated history of innovation, including the distinction of inventing the first twisted wire mascara brush.
Our company employs approximately 100 people in a state-of-the-art, 137,000-square-foot facility in Palmer, Massachusetts. We are equipped with a modern, FDA-compliant quality control laboratory to ensure that our products are of the highest quality.
A LEAN Manufacturing Company
One of the most compelling aspects of Sanderson MacLeod’s business is our dedication to LEAN Manufacturing. This philosophy allows us to produce twisted wire brushes more efficiently and effectively. Enhanced inventory control systems, product use analysis, and on-floor production optimization save our customers money in innovative ways. Sanderson MacLeod has been widely recognized as a LEAN Manufacturer, leading to awards such as Business of the Year, Employer of Choice, the Super 60 Award, and the coveted ABMA William A. Cordes Innovation Excellence Award.
Our quality control department uses the latest metrology equipment, including the Nikon I NEXIV Vision system, which lets us conduct fast, accurate measurements on first-piece, in-process, and finished-good parts. Our quality control program also includes video-edge detection and automated statistical process control documentation to ensure fast, accurate, and demonstrably superior inspection capabilities.