Why is Proper Firearm Cleaning Important?

How Often Do You Clean Your Firearm?

How often do you perform routine firearm cleaning and mainteince using a solvent trap? Some firearm owners clean after each use, while others set a regular schedule.
It is important to consider the length between each firearm cleaning session, and how you clean your firearm. Should you clean without a solvent trap, or move away from the traditional methods by using a solvent trap?

What Is Important About Proper Firearm Cleaning and Frequency of Cleaning?

How you clean your firearm really comes down to preference. Generally, there are no rules except for the obvious safety protocols such as ensuring your firearm is unloaded prior to cleaning.
Poor firearm maintenance poses a plethora of risks, which is why consistent maintenance is necessary. Your firearm is like any machine that accumulates dirt over time. Rust buildup is also expected since most firearms are made of corrosive metals.

Regular Cleaning Ensures Your Safety and Those in Your Firing Proximity

Rust and corrosion can cause your firearm damage and can lead to malfunction. Failure to fire and failure to feed, fouling, and other malfunctions can cause harm or even death, but these risks can be reduced by properly and regularly cleaning your firearm.

Extends The Life of Your Firearm

Proper maintenance is a basic and general rule to prolong the life of anything, guns included. Anything that operates in a friction-based fashion needs to be maintained and cleaned, many times oiled rigorously. A clean firearm is a reliable and functioning firearm. Regular firearm cleaning keeps dirt, rust, and corrosion away, saving your firearm from damage, which would eventually affect its performance.
There is no such thing as ‘cleaning your firearm too much’. Excessive cleaning will not cause major issues or damage to your firearm. much cleaning will not cause any major damage to your gun. If you are unfamiliar with firearm cleaning, it is important to understand several factors that help gun owners with their frequency cleaning, such as: shooting frequency, weather, moisture of the environment, ammunition used, type of use, type of firearm and more…

Here Are the Top Reasons Why You Should Be Cleaning Your Firearm Regularly:

Climate: Moisture and Weather

Moisture buildup can happen if you live in a region with high humidity levels. This can happen even if you keep your gun in a safe as the air may seep into it. Your storage location can also be a contributing factor to moisture buildup. If you keep it in a basement or stash it in an area with low temperature, moisture will accumulate leading to rusting. When left unchecked, moisture would settle and will develop rust and corrosion as well.  

Corrosive Ammunition 

Probably one of the most common factors causes a firearm to become dirty and in need of a deep cleaning is corrosive ammunition. Non-Polycoated steel tends to be the dirtiest, which also depends on the type of firearm it is being shot from. Gas impingement-based AR based platforms tends to run very dirty when taking steel loads, yet AK47s and other AK based platforms operate flawlessly and run as dirty as if brass loads are used. Corrosive ammo primers tend to be a culprit too, so it’s best to know your ammo as well as you know your firearms!

Usage Type

The number of times you use your gun matters. Usage is one of the main factors that determine the necessary cleaning rigor and frequency best suited. Obviously, you should immediately perform routine maintenance after firing at the range, especially if you were using steel ammo.

Hunting & Competitions

Competition shooters clean their guns immediately after a match. This keeps their guns in perfect working condition, as a well-maintained gun promises accuracy and higher scores. Hunters seldom use their firearms, but they still clean them regularly. This is because the environment they hunt in exposes their firearms to harsh conditions.

Using a Solvent Trap Firearm Cleaning Accessory or Going With The Traditional Messy Route - Which is Better?

In the past, firearm owners used the standard, steel brush, solvent, and cleaning patches. Eventually, solvent traps were created and used and the benefits were immediately realized.
Cleaning without a solvent trap is like remaining stuck in time with a flip phone when the iPhone 12 is available. Sure, the flip phone will get the job done, but the iPhone 12 Max will make your cleaning sessions more efficient without more headache.

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All New and Innovative AD-4C Adaptive Solvent Trap Kit (AST Model)

Introducing the AD-4C Adaptive Solvent Trap Kit

We’ve been in the Den working up new and innovative solvent traps, and our newest addition is now launched this month as promised!
On average, Armory Den has released a new product every month for the past three months. We have plans to increase the velocity of product launches over time as well. What we’re excited about today is the new launch of our long awaited, perfectly optimized, AD-4C Adaptive Solvent Trap (AST) Kit. All designs and engineering have been documented, time-stamped and ready to continue with our patent process!

What’s This New Product All About?

The AD-4C Adaptive Solvent trap is truly a ‘one of a kind’ solvent trap firearm cleaning kit. If you’ve enjoyed our current Adaptive Solvent Trap Kit models, then you will love the new AD-4C AST!
This Adaptive Solvent Trap has a 1.57″ outer diameter and includes a 1.375-24” tube and cup thread pitch and a 1.1875-24 TPI Adapter. This makes a seamless transition for any 1.57” Adaptive Solvent Trap Kit owner, and is a great solvent trap kit for anyone else that’s in the market for a high grade, unique and versatile solvent trap cleaning kit.
These industry standard thread pitches allow for muzzle extension device compatibility for streamlined cleaning. Armory Den does its best to offer everything needed for firearm cleaning and solvent trapping, but sometimes customers want to source muzzle extension devices from other companies. The industry standard thread pitch makes such a pursuit much more seamless!

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Adam Carruth
June 19, 2021.
Verified
custumer of Armory Den for life. where do i start, well for one thing these people have custumer service covered on a legit level. the best hands down communication with me then any company has ever had. up until my first purchase amazon had that on lock. but Armory Den has them beat. And if your skeptical of the quality of material or machining. one time is all it will take for you to truely trust that every single purchase you make with them will be the best you can buy. The best business and people you will ever spend money with. I am a customer for life and that is a fact! truely greatful for a business that actually cares about the people they do business with. thanks yall god bless you!! Adam Carruth
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William Patterson
May 25, 2021.
Verified
Solid from website to my hand, top shelf As I shopped for the product, I kept returning to the Den website. Descriptions are clear, lots of good information, very good value. Ordering is simple, terms are straightforward. I had special shipping instructions, followed perfectly. Secure packaging. The trap is well machined, fits tight, and is nicely finished. The hand-feel has heft and is of quality. Extra care at every step. Thanks.
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Frank
May 15, 2021.
Verified
Great experience
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Yank
May 3, 2021.
Verified
They did the right thing! Let me just start with Thank you Armory Den! What exceptional customer service! Their response time to emails, is faster response time then the police department has where I live for 911 calls lol j/k. Seriously, they answered me on Sunday, morning and afternoon. No company does that! Also, I asked about a part I thought came with my order. I was ready to pay for it, nope, they sent them to me for free, and shipped on a Sunday! No one does that! I’m a customer for life! I even canceled an order I had with another company, just so I can buy from ARMORY DEN! My business motto is “always do the right thing l, no matter what” they obviously follow it also!
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Paul F
April 7, 2021.
Verified
This company is the real deal I was a little skeptical about ordering honestly. I hadn't heard much about armory den and could only find good reviews lol. But I took a chance and put through an order. Everything arrived as described and is awesome. Be aware that you may receive multiple shipments based on what you order. These guys respond fast and from what i have seen, produce quality products. They have my future business. I've put up similar reviews and given a recommendation on their FB page.
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Michael Whitehurst
February 14, 2021.
Verified
Great experience. Product can exactly on time, as expected. Very pleased with product. Very well engineered and good quality. Customer service is excellent. Answered all questions quickly and very informative about products. Will definitely be ordering more in the future
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Mike Perkins
January 19, 2021.
Verified
Great customer service. When the item I ordered was late being delivered by USPS, they stepped up to the plate and made things right. I would recommend this company to anyone who is interested in well made quality products. You guys rock! Mike
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Shannon
January 13, 2021.
Verified
Very nice quality item and excellent customer service. Prompt responses to questions. Would highly recommend.
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Dwight Ramer
December 9, 2020.
Verified
Excellent customer service, go the extra mile to make sure you are satisfied as a customer. Would highly recommend the Den for any of your needs of there products,
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Mike
December 4, 2020.
Verified
Great customer service I think of all the online retailers I have dealt with, these guys are truly set up for great customer service. They have gone way out of their way to make this buying experience more than great. Quick response to the needs of customers are rare today. Thank you for doing what other online realtors have just forgot to do. Taking care of the customer.

What Makes the AD-4C Adaptive Solvent Trap Kit Unique?

Unlike Armory Den’s current AST models that include 8 storage cups, the AD-4C includes 4 Internal Radial Storage Cups. Between each of the four innovative IRSC’s is an AD Space Connector that links each of the storage cups together and provides added space for storage during transport. Using the tube extension and your preferred thread mount, these will thread onto the four Storage Cups and AD space connectors. Finally, the sealed end cap will complete the kit assembly, and the AD-4C AST Kit will be ready for you to clean your preferred firearm.
The AD-4C Aircraft Grade Adaptive Solvent Trap is engineered with four Internal Radial Storage Cups (IRSC’s) and AD Space Connectors. A minimalistic and modern lathwork design intended for a sharp look and maximum cleaning configurability.
AD-4c Adaptive Solvent Trap Includes: 
  • (1) Sealed End Cap
  • (1) 3″ Tube Extension
  • (1) Thread Mount (1/2×28″)
  • (1) Thread Mount (5/8×24″)
  • (4) Aircraft Grade Aluminum Internal Radial Storage Cups (Modular)
  • (4) AD Space Connectors
  • (1) 1.375″-24 (Male) to 1.1875″-24 TPI (Female) Adapter
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The 7” AD-EX Aircraft Aluminum D Cell Solvent Trap Kit (CNC Storage Cups)

AD-EX Aircraft Aluminum D Cell Solvent Trap

We are continuously asked about standard industry threading, especially with regards to our most popular 7” Aluminum and Titanium 1.45” OD Solvent Trap Kits and our 10” Aluminum 1.75” OD Solvent Trap Kits.
Our loyal and returning customers know that Armory Den listens to new product ideas which are passed to upper management for review. If a new design is determined to be economically feasible, then Armory Den will consider putting a new design into motion for upcoming launches.
Many of our early solvent trap kits were developed for direct threading purposes only, for cleaning firearms that didn’t require devices, such as a muzzle device, for more streamlined cleaning. For example, many customers love our 7” Aluminum 1.45” OD Solvent Trap Cleaning Kits and have asked us about the adaptability to quick detach devices: Or, if it included an industry standard thread pitch that would accommodate a muzzle device for streamlined cleaning.
The only muzzle device that will work for our 7” Aluminum 1.45” OD Solvent Trap Tube kit is our M34 Booster Extension Device, which our video shows on our website homepage. This is great for overcoming the guide rod blocking issue that many Glocks and other polymer-based firearms have.
The Outer and Inner Diameters of the 1.45” OD Tube Kits aren’t setup to allow 1.1875-24 TPI, nor 1.375-24 TPI Industry Standard Threading, so there’s no way to repurpose this design to meet customer demand…demand reflected through the volume of inquiries that we receive on the matter. After a fair amount of research and due diligence, Armory Den settled on its first design, which was launched last weekend.
Thus the 7” AD-EX Aircraft Aluminum D Cell Solvent Trap Kit with Stainless Steel CNC Storage Cups was born, which comes with an industry standard threading for streamlined cleaning and adaptability. This item is currently on backorder, but more be available in the next few weeks.

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Adam Carruth
June 19, 2021.
Verified
custumer of Armory Den for life. where do i start, well for one thing these people have custumer service covered on a legit level. the best hands down communication with me then any company has ever had. up until my first purchase amazon had that on lock. but Armory Den has them beat. And if your skeptical of the quality of material or machining. one time is all it will take for you to truely trust that every single purchase you make with them will be the best you can buy. The best business and people you will ever spend money with. I am a customer for life and that is a fact! truely greatful for a business that actually cares about the people they do business with. thanks yall god bless you!! Adam Carruth
The 7” AD-EX Aircraft Aluminum D Cell Solvent Trap Kit (CNC Storage Cups) Aluminum modular solvent trap Aluminum D Cell Solvent Trap
William Patterson
May 25, 2021.
Verified
Solid from website to my hand, top shelf As I shopped for the product, I kept returning to the Den website. Descriptions are clear, lots of good information, very good value. Ordering is simple, terms are straightforward. I had special shipping instructions, followed perfectly. Secure packaging. The trap is well machined, fits tight, and is nicely finished. The hand-feel has heft and is of quality. Extra care at every step. Thanks.
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Frank
May 15, 2021.
Verified
Great experience
The 7” AD-EX Aircraft Aluminum D Cell Solvent Trap Kit (CNC Storage Cups) Aluminum modular solvent trap Aluminum D Cell Solvent Trap
Yank
May 3, 2021.
Verified
They did the right thing! Let me just start with Thank you Armory Den! What exceptional customer service! Their response time to emails, is faster response time then the police department has where I live for 911 calls lol j/k. Seriously, they answered me on Sunday, morning and afternoon. No company does that! Also, I asked about a part I thought came with my order. I was ready to pay for it, nope, they sent them to me for free, and shipped on a Sunday! No one does that! I’m a customer for life! I even canceled an order I had with another company, just so I can buy from ARMORY DEN! My business motto is “always do the right thing l, no matter what” they obviously follow it also!
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Paul F
April 7, 2021.
Verified
This company is the real deal I was a little skeptical about ordering honestly. I hadn't heard much about armory den and could only find good reviews lol. But I took a chance and put through an order. Everything arrived as described and is awesome. Be aware that you may receive multiple shipments based on what you order. These guys respond fast and from what i have seen, produce quality products. They have my future business. I've put up similar reviews and given a recommendation on their FB page.
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Michael Whitehurst
February 14, 2021.
Verified
Great experience. Product can exactly on time, as expected. Very pleased with product. Very well engineered and good quality. Customer service is excellent. Answered all questions quickly and very informative about products. Will definitely be ordering more in the future
The 7” AD-EX Aircraft Aluminum D Cell Solvent Trap Kit (CNC Storage Cups) Aluminum modular solvent trap Aluminum D Cell Solvent Trap
Mike Perkins
January 19, 2021.
Verified
Great customer service. When the item I ordered was late being delivered by USPS, they stepped up to the plate and made things right. I would recommend this company to anyone who is interested in well made quality products. You guys rock! Mike
The 7” AD-EX Aircraft Aluminum D Cell Solvent Trap Kit (CNC Storage Cups) Aluminum modular solvent trap Aluminum D Cell Solvent Trap
Shannon
January 13, 2021.
Verified
Very nice quality item and excellent customer service. Prompt responses to questions. Would highly recommend.
The 7” AD-EX Aircraft Aluminum D Cell Solvent Trap Kit (CNC Storage Cups) Aluminum modular solvent trap Aluminum D Cell Solvent Trap
Dwight Ramer
December 9, 2020.
Verified
Excellent customer service, go the extra mile to make sure you are satisfied as a customer. Would highly recommend the Den for any of your needs of there products,
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Mike
December 4, 2020.
Verified
Great customer service I think of all the online retailers I have dealt with, these guys are truly set up for great customer service. They have gone way out of their way to make this buying experience more than great. Quick response to the needs of customers are rare today. Thank you for doing what other online realtors have just forgot to do. Taking care of the customer.

The Benefits of Our New Release!

There are many D Cell kits on the market, but here are some good questions before purchasing them:
  • Are they vetted kits, or unvetted kits by unknown suppliers?
  • Are they priced correctly based on the parts and materials/finishes used?
  • Do the kits include extra adapters and two of the most common thread mounts?
  • Finally, have you purchased from Armory Den previously?
There are many illegal, low-grade, or counterfeit (cloned) solvent trap kits on the market sold by U.S Based companies and unknown suppliers overseas. These companies claim to sell only one type of metal, but are actually diluted metals which are weaker than high-grade products. This is so margins can be inflated.
There are also legal issues that may arise when purchasing no-name solvent trap cleaning kits from unvetted companies. This is why it’s best to play it safe with Armory Den. On each solvent trap product page, you will see a “Consumer Protection” tab that provides more detail on our products and info to help our customers understand more about the industry and our company.
Many solvent trap companies have solid solvent traps, built well with flawless finishes. Our customers come to us for the same quality, but at more affordable and reasonable prices. We appreciate our competitors, but competition is what helps manifest innovation and better market prices for you!

Armory Den Delivers!

Armory Den is known for putting the cherry on top, when it comes to including extras with our solvent trap cleaning kits. Our new 7” AD-EX Aircraft Aluminum D Cell Solvent Trap Kit is no exception.
This kit sports an industry standard tube thread pitch of 1.375-24 TPI, a standard 1.50” outer Diameter and 1.355” inner diameter. Moreover, this kit includes upgraded CNC 304 Stainless Steel Cups and the same high-grade aircraft 7075 aluminum for the best weight to strength ratio and anticorrosion resistance, supporting even the most rigorous cleaning sessions or consistent transport.
Even better, Armory Den includes the 1.375-24 TPI (Male) TO 1.1875-24 TPI (Female) adapter with this new product launch. So, have you purchased a product from Armory Den in the past, you know customer satisfaction is a given!

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Legal Solvent Traps Cleaning Kits and Consumer Protection

Solvent Trap Consumer Protection

Foreign Purchase Warning for Consumers

As a consumer in the solvent trap market, it’s important to ask the right questions prior to purchasing online. You should understand why certain US solvent trap companies have been shut down, why others still operate, and which specific companies will continue to operate. You should also understand why those who purchase solvent traps overseas are visited by the ATF and receive a letter from the U.S government regarding illegal products they have ordered online from companies they believed to be legitimate. These questions are far more important, as opposed to saving a few dollars by ordering illegal solvent traps that are also made from weak diluted metal composites.
Illegal foreign solvent traps are permeating the US market, and a majority of them are illegal. These foreign solvent traps are not vetted, nor do these companies have U.S attorneys or former Special Agents and specialists to ensure legal solvent traps are being engineered for legal U.S purchase. These same foreign solvent traps contain inferior and diluted metals, and poor finishes. More importantly, they contain clear and unclear characteristics deemed to show ‘constructive intent’ by regulators. This is very important to understand when you shop around for solvent trap solutions.
Although there are solvent traps that may look similar to our product from a design and aesthetics standpoint, does not mean they are engineered the same. For instance, the products listed on our site are released first and only sold via our website. A great example is our AD Radial-8 Adaptive Solvent Trap, which foreign companies have not even attempted to manufacture. This is because engineering such a lightweight solvent trap cleaning kit with high-grade materials that has such complex designs is proven far too difficult to clone and sell as an illegal and counterfeited product.
Even legitimate U.S sources such as firearm and non-firearm auction sites, as well as broker and listing sites are littered with illegal foreign solvent traps sold by their subscribers who list them on these outlets. Even Armory Den products have been cloned and listed on these same reputable auction and listing sites. We process complaints to protect consumers, but it is extremely difficult to get timely a resolution and/or response. The reason foreign companies choose to clone our products with weak materials and illegal versions, are because we dominate search engines. **Armory Den only sells products via our website**

Source A Reputable & Knowledgeable Company

Armory Den is one of the most reputable and trusted solvent trap cleaning solution companies listed on Page 1 of Google, Bing, Yahoo and DuckDuckGo. Any company, counterfeiter, or scammer can easily create a Paid Advertisement in a matter of seconds, but being listed on Page 1 of organic search results takes time, reputability and long-term investment. Companies with long-term views invest in such a thing. Google and other prominent and respected search engines will only show the most reputable companies who sell products consumers can trust, as well as relevant and reliable information.
Foreign companies will advertise their products as legal, simply because they do not know any better, and because they are not legally bound to U.S laws. To them you are a sale and a number on their analytics reports. If you happen to receive one of their illegal solvent traps, you may end up with a knock at your door from the ATF, and/or receive a letter from the U.S government – A risk and headache you don’t want!
Meanwhile, the foreign company who sold you the product will have zero repercussion. Overseas sales are monitored by the ATF through Customs, whether you believe it or not.
There are also companies in the U.S who sell illegal solvent traps, simply because they do not understand what makes a solvent trap legal vs. illegal. These companies will eventually be shut down, and you don’t want to be listed as one of their customers!
This information is to help our consumers make a well-informed decision prior to purchasing a solvent trap online.

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Adaptive Solvent Trap – Products Overview

Some companies refer to them as modular, most companies don’t even offer them, but we listened to customer feedback and came to the conclusion that our Adaptive Solvent Trap cleaning kits are highly sought after. This article will provide more information on each of the Adaptive Solvent Traps to help our customers have a better understanding of each product.
We do not create demand; we facilitate demand by providing quality and a unique supply of products that consist of the legal features that people want. Currently, there are six adaptive solvent trap kits available on our catalog and there are new models currently going through our prototype, quality and design process.
Of the six Adaptive Solvent Trap kits available at Armory Den, five have industry standard thread pitches for cross-industry compatibility for streamlined cleaning. All five of these kits have an outer diameter (OD) of 1.57” and an Inner diameter (ID) of around 1.18”. Of these five solvent trap kits, the build material options are 7075 Billet Aircraft Aluminum, 304 Stainless Steel and Grade 5 Titanium.

Adaptive Solvent Trap (AST) Kit Highlights

Aircraft Aluminum AST Models

Radial-8 Aluminum 1.57″ OD AST

This is one of our most recently launched kits and like our Billet AST Cleaning Kit mentioned above, it is constructed of Billet 7075 Aircraft Grade Aluminum. It comes with an extra cup when compared to all of our other AST kits and due to its slightly thinner wall construction and cup design, it is about 30% lighter than our Billet AST Kit. The radial cups make for an easier solvent cleanup for many customers.
Type III Hard Coat Anodized:
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(1) Sealed End Cap
(1) 3.25″ Tube Extension
(1) Thread Mount (1/2×28″)
(1) Threaded Mount (5/8×24″)
(9) Aircraft Grade Aluminum Adaptive Radial Storage Cups (Modular)
(1) 1.375″-24 (Male) to 1.1875″-24 TPI (Female) Adapter
• Shortest Configuration Weight: 3.5 oz
•Longest Configuration Weight: 9.8 oz
•Shortest Length: 3.25″
•Longest Length: 9″
•Connector Tube Length: 3.25”
•Diameter: 1.57”OD, 1.18”ID

Compatible: Industry Standard Tube-Thread, 1.375”-24 TPI Adapter (TPI Adapter Included)

The exterior design is octagonal and has some very nice lathework that helps with grip during the tightening and loosening of threads and honestly…just looks cool. Just like with the Billet AST Kit, this kit is Type III Hard Coat Anodized, has an industry standard 1.375-24 TPI throughout all mounts, sealed end caps, cups and the tube. To top it off, the octagonal thread mounts included and sold separately are marked on the interior with the thread mount pitch in order to simplify the pitch identification when one decides to clean different firearms with the same kit.
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7075 Billet Aluminum 1.57″ OD AST

At it’s inception, this kit has been one of our most popular kits. The Billet AST Cleaning Kit is rock solid and lightweight, constructed from Billet 7075 Aircraft-Grade aluminum and finished in a nice Type III Hard Coat Anodization. Many of our customers purchase multiple kits as it truly seems that they can’t get enough of this one! This kit has a 1.375-24 TPI Thread Pitch and comes with our 1.375-24 TPI (Male) to 1.1875-24 TPI (Female) adapter for more cross-industry compatibility for streamlined/simplified cleaning.
Type III Hard Coat Anodized:
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(1) Sealed End Cap
(1) 2.5″ Tube Extension
(1) Threaded Mount (1/2×28″)
(1) Threaded Mount (5/8×24″)
(8) Aircraft Grade Aluminum Adaptive Radial Storage Cups (Modular)
(1) 1.375″-24 (Male) to 1.1875″-24 TPI (Female) Adapter
• Shortest Configuration Weight: 4.8 oz
• Longest Configuration Weight: 11.8 oz
• Shortest Length: 2.5” (est. 3″ w/ end cap)
• Longest Length: 8.25”
• Connector Tube Length: 2.5″
• Diameter: 1.57”OD, 1.18”ID
• Compatible: Industry Standard Tube-Thread, 1.375”-24 TPI (TPI Adapter Included)
Booster/Trilug 1-3/16×24″ TPI Adapter Included! This adapter attaches to the industry standard 1.375-24″ TPI tube thread. A setup for those that want to adapt to various industry muzzle adapters, for purposes such as a quick detach setup to simplify the the connection and disconnection of the solvent trap for quick cleaning! One All-inclusive Adaptive Solvent Trap.
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304 Stainless Steel AST Models

304 Stainless Steel 1.57″ OD AST

Due to the price point of Grade 5 Titanium, we observed that there was a demand gap for some time. We had many requests for the rugged anticorrosive features of 304 Stainless Steel, but at a price point a little less than Grade 5 Titanium. After careful research and current customer communication, we decided to launch the 304 Stainless Steel AST Kit. Almost identical in design to the Billet AST Cleaning Kit, the 304 Stainless Steel AST Cleaning Kit touts the same 1.375-24 TPI Thread Pitch and comes with our 1.375-24 TPI (Male) to 1.1875-24 TPI (Female) adapter for more cross-industry compatibility for streamlined/simplified cleaning.
(1) Sealed End Cap
(1) 2.5” Tube Extension
(1) Thread Mount (1/2×28″)
(1) Thread Mount (5/8×24″)
(8) 304 Stainless Steel Modular Adaptive Storage Cups
(1) 1.375″-24 (Male) to 1.1875″-24 TPI (Female) Adapter (Hard Coat Anodized)
• Shortest Length: 2.5” (est. 3″ w/ end cap)
• Longest Length: 10”
• Connector tube Length: 2.5”
• Diameter: 1.57”OD, 1.18”ID
• Compatible: Industry Standard Tube-Thread, 1.375”-24 TPI (TPI Adapter Included)
Booster/Trilug 1-3/16×24″ TPI Adapter Included! This adapter attaches to the industry standard 1.375-24″ TPI tube thread. A setup for those that want to adapt to various industry muzzle adapters, for purposes such as a quick detach setup to simplify the the connection and disconnection of the solvent trap for quick cleaning! One All-inclusive Adaptive Solvent Trap.
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Radial Halo [B Cell] Stainless Steel 1.40” AST

This is our newest kit and reflects our customers demand for 304 stainless-steel, an octagonal exterior design and constant requests for B Cell industry standard threaded kits. The kit comes with 8 stainless steel octagonal radial cups and each cup, thread mount, sealed end cap and tube have an industry standard thread pitch of 1.1875-24 TPI. This solvent trap kit has an industry standard B Cell – 1.1875-24 TPI tube thread and is compatible with our booster and trilug muzzle devices, optional cleaning accessories on our muzzle device product page.
(1) Sealed End Cap
(1) 2” Tube Extension
(1) Thread Mount (1/2×28″)
(1) Thread Mount (5/8×24″)
(8) 304 Stainless Steel Modular Adaptive Storage Cups
• Shortest Configuration Weight: 8.1 oz
• Longest Configuration Weight:  21.7 oz
• Shortest Length: 2” (about 2.25″ w/ end cap)
• Longest Length: 6.8”
• Compatible: Industry Standard Tube-Thread, 1.1875”-24 TPI, B Cell Diameters and Thread Pitch
The engineering and design of our Radial Halo 304 Stainless Steel B Cell 1.4″ OD Adaptive Solvent Trap™ Kit is stunning and sharp. This kit includes both the 1/2×28” and 5/8×24” thread mounts, a sealed end cap, 2” tube extension and 8 octagonal Radial Halo Adaptive Storage Cups.
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Stainless Steel 1.10″ AST (Direct Thread)

This is a very popular kit and was one of the very first Adaptive Solvent Trap Kits offered by Armory Den. It is important to know that this kit is a ‘Direct Thread Only’ kit, thus there are no options available that would allow the installation of muzzle extension devices or the incorporation of cross-industry compatibility for streamlined cleaning. This kit is made of 304 stainless steel and comes with a high quality multi-layered matte black finish. Excellent for cleaning .22LRs, some pistols and other firearms that do not require a rigorous disassembly (i.e. AR-15s that require handguards to be removed in order to unthread a flash hider).
(1) Sealed End Cap
(1) 2” Tube Extension
(1) Thread Mount (1/2×28″)
(1) Thread Mount (5/8×24″)
(8) 304 Stainless Steel Modular Adaptive Storage Cups
• Shortest Configuration Weight: 4 oz
• Longest Configuration Weight: 14 oz
• Shortest Length: 3”
• Longest Length: 6.4”
• Connector tube Length: 2”
• Diameter: 1.10”OD, .89″ID
• Compatibility: Direct Thread Only
The product diameter is 1.10″ OD, which is smaller than our 1.57″ OD AST kits.
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Grade 5 Titanium AST Model

Grade 5 Titanium 1.57″ OD AST

This is definitely one of our most popular and exclusive Adaptive Solvent Trap cleaning kits. Everything comes second when compared to the anticorrosion features, strength vs. weight ratio (for those interested in misfire risk reduction during transport/travels), and aesthetic appeal of this 100% Grade 5 Titanium constructed kit. Just like with the Billet AST Cleaning Kit and the 304 AST Cleaning Kits mentioned above, this kit is identical in design and only differs in built material. The Grade 5 Titanium AST Cleaning Kit also sports a 1.375-24 TPI Thread Pitch and includes our 1.375-24 TPI (Male) to 1.1875-24 TPI (Female) adapter for more cross-industry compatibility for streamlined/simplified cleaning.
(1) Sealed End Cap
(1) 2.5″ Tube Extension
(1) Thread Mount (1/2×28″ OR 5/8×24″)
(8) Grade 5 Titanium Adaptive Storage Cups (Modular)
(1) 1.375″-24 (Male) to 1.1875″-24 TPI (Female) Adapter (Hard Coat Anodized)
• Shortest Configuration Weight: 7 oz
• Longest Configuration Weight:  28 oz
• Shortest Length: 2.5” (est. 3″ w/ end cap)
• Longest Length: 8.25”
• Connector Tube Length: 2.5″
• Diameter: 1.57”OD, 1.18”ID
• Compatible: Industry Standard Tube-Thread, 1.375”-24 TPI (TPI Adapter Included)
Booster/Trilug 1-3/16×24″ TPI Adapter Included! This adapter attaches to the industry standard 1.375-24″ TPI tube thread. A setup for those that want to adapt to various industry muzzle adapters, for purposes such as a quick detach setup to simplify the the connection and disconnection of the solvent trap for quick cleaning! One All-inclusive Adaptive Solvent Trap.
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We understand our customers shop around to purchase high-grade products, not incomplete solvent trap kits.
Quality is more difficult to come by in our industry, therefore buyers should be aware that there will always be an abundance of products on the market comprised of blended steel and aluminum metals. If you are an experienced shopper who cares about quality, then you will find true quality titanium products in the den. Our company takes pride in offering the very best products, and all-inclusive solvent traps which include all parts that make it one complete kit. Only at Armory Den, can you get the best deals, responsive support, and a complete solution without having to purchase each item separately. Browse our den today without headaches and additional grunt work.
If you wish to finance our products, we offer both Afterpay and Sezzle. These are some of the most trusted and reputable, Shop now, pay later features available – Offered for our awesome customers right here at Armory Den. Customer Satisfaction Guaranteed!

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Genuine Grade 5 Titanium Solvent Trap Kits

There are cheap counterfeit solvent traps on the market, which you may already know if you’ve purchased them firsthand. How do you know what is legitimate and legal, opposed to those that are not?  We see advertisements for high-grade, high-quality, and top quality displayed everywhere. So, which products are reliable, legal, true grade 5 titanium solvent trap kit?

An Authentic vs. Counterfeit Solvent Trap

Is it worth saving a few dollars to end up with an illegally constructed solvent trap, or a steel composite of weak leftover metals when you paid top dollar for Grade 5 Titanium? This is the issue we find ourselves in today.
There are many offshore predominantly Asian-Pacific suppliers selling products advertised as Titanium, when they are not. They can turn out to be inferior, lower quality composite metals. Some contain titanium, but diluted with cheaper metal composites.
A majority of these products are imported and seized at Customs due to illegal features that can often create troublesome issues and results for buyers, and generally a visit from the ATF. Funny thing is, all of the overseas websites say, “Proudly Made in the USA”, but if you run a domain search, they are located in regions such as:
Registrant State/Province: Guangdong

Registrant Country: CN

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Constructive Intent & Illegal Solvent Traps

There are several reasons counterfeit solvent traps are seized at customs. The primary reason being constructive intent. For example, center marks on any piece of the product or any indication where the solvent trap would be used for anything other than firearm cleaning.
The issue is that these overseas suppliers will tell you there are no center-marks or post images of products without center-marks, and then they ship you center-marked items anyway. Once your order is seized at customs, you will receive a letter from the federal government. The rate at which products are being seized under the Biden administration is far more than ever before.
Armory Den’s overarching goal that supersedes everything else, is customer satisfaction from outstanding customer service and superior-quality products, such as our 7” GR5 Titanium Tubes, 7” GR5 Titanium Solvent Trap Kits, and our GR5 Titanium Adaptive Solvent Trap (AST) . When we say that our products are Grade 5 Titanium, this can be tested with chemicals and also through the color of sparks when emitting a torch to the Titanium.
[We do not recommend using a torch as Armory Den is not liable if injury or property damage occurs due to testing the titanium with a torch or other type of flame – Please consult a professional].

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Adam Carruth
June 19, 2021.
Verified
custumer of Armory Den for life. where do i start, well for one thing these people have custumer service covered on a legit level. the best hands down communication with me then any company has ever had. up until my first purchase amazon had that on lock. but Armory Den has them beat. And if your skeptical of the quality of material or machining. one time is all it will take for you to truely trust that every single purchase you make with them will be the best you can buy. The best business and people you will ever spend money with. I am a customer for life and that is a fact! truely greatful for a business that actually cares about the people they do business with. thanks yall god bless you!! Adam Carruth
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William Patterson
May 25, 2021.
Verified
Solid from website to my hand, top shelf As I shopped for the product, I kept returning to the Den website. Descriptions are clear, lots of good information, very good value. Ordering is simple, terms are straightforward. I had special shipping instructions, followed perfectly. Secure packaging. The trap is well machined, fits tight, and is nicely finished. The hand-feel has heft and is of quality. Extra care at every step. Thanks.
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Frank
May 15, 2021.
Verified
Great experience
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Yank
May 3, 2021.
Verified
They did the right thing! Let me just start with Thank you Armory Den! What exceptional customer service! Their response time to emails, is faster response time then the police department has where I live for 911 calls lol j/k. Seriously, they answered me on Sunday, morning and afternoon. No company does that! Also, I asked about a part I thought came with my order. I was ready to pay for it, nope, they sent them to me for free, and shipped on a Sunday! No one does that! I’m a customer for life! I even canceled an order I had with another company, just so I can buy from ARMORY DEN! My business motto is “always do the right thing l, no matter what” they obviously follow it also!
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Paul F
April 7, 2021.
Verified
This company is the real deal I was a little skeptical about ordering honestly. I hadn't heard much about armory den and could only find good reviews lol. But I took a chance and put through an order. Everything arrived as described and is awesome. Be aware that you may receive multiple shipments based on what you order. These guys respond fast and from what i have seen, produce quality products. They have my future business. I've put up similar reviews and given a recommendation on their FB page.
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Michael Whitehurst
February 14, 2021.
Verified
Great experience. Product can exactly on time, as expected. Very pleased with product. Very well engineered and good quality. Customer service is excellent. Answered all questions quickly and very informative about products. Will definitely be ordering more in the future
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Mike Perkins
January 19, 2021.
Verified
Great customer service. When the item I ordered was late being delivered by USPS, they stepped up to the plate and made things right. I would recommend this company to anyone who is interested in well made quality products. You guys rock! Mike
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Shannon
January 13, 2021.
Verified
Very nice quality item and excellent customer service. Prompt responses to questions. Would highly recommend.
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Dwight Ramer
December 9, 2020.
Verified
Excellent customer service, go the extra mile to make sure you are satisfied as a customer. Would highly recommend the Den for any of your needs of there products,
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Mike
December 4, 2020.
Verified
Great customer service I think of all the online retailers I have dealt with, these guys are truly set up for great customer service. They have gone way out of their way to make this buying experience more than great. Quick response to the needs of customers are rare today. Thank you for doing what other online realtors have just forgot to do. Taking care of the customer.
We have an aggressive goal in our product launches going forward and we take pride in ensuring that our fit and finishes are flawless before pulling the trigger and setting them live for purchase. Having a perfect fit is important to avoid damaged during delivery and during transport after your product arrives, in 3-7 days after order processing.
Quality is more difficult to come by in our industry, therefore buyers should be aware that there will always be an abundance of products on the market comprised of blended steel and aluminum metals. If you are an experienced shopper who cares about quality, then you will find true quality titanium products in the den.
If you wish to finance our products, we offer both Afterpay and Sezzle. These are some of the most trusted and reputable, Shop now, pay later features available – Offered for our awesome customers right here at Armory Den. Customer Satisfaction Guaranteed!

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The AD Radial-8 Adaptive Solvent Trap

It Might Be Your Favorite Solvent Trap…

If you’ve visited Armory Den before, you know we offer a variety of solvent trap solutions, and new releases will become available soon. After handling several solvent trap kits offered in our line-up, the AD Radial-8 Adaptive Solvent Trap™ kit may be one of the best kits we’ve released thus far. There is no other solvent trap kit on the market that compares.
Its proven difficult for other companies to replicate and counterfeiters don’t even try.
This kit is manufactured with 7075 Aircraft Grade Aluminum and weighs in at 9.9oz. when fully assembled for transport. In its shortest configuration, the Radial-8 solvent trap kit is only 3.5oz.
Armory Den’s Adaptive Solvent Trap Kit lineup and is mechanically identical, touting a modular framework that allows for the user to configure their preferred cleaning setup.
The storage cups (or dividers) are ultra-light radial cups, a different design than traditional cone style storage cups. Customers have reported that the shape of radial cups (or dividers) make for a much easier time cleaning off the solvent and that the design is super sharp!
The radial storage cups, thread mounts, end cap, and base of the tube has an octagonal exterior. This allows easier tightening and untightening of the threads. Tight threads are important so there is no leakage. For now, rubberized tension wrenches or other tools can be used; eventually we will release a rubberized or resin coated octagonal wrench for this model.

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Adam Carruth
June 19, 2021.
Verified
custumer of Armory Den for life. where do i start, well for one thing these people have custumer service covered on a legit level. the best hands down communication with me then any company has ever had. up until my first purchase amazon had that on lock. but Armory Den has them beat. And if your skeptical of the quality of material or machining. one time is all it will take for you to truely trust that every single purchase you make with them will be the best you can buy. The best business and people you will ever spend money with. I am a customer for life and that is a fact! truely greatful for a business that actually cares about the people they do business with. thanks yall god bless you!! Adam Carruth
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William Patterson
May 25, 2021.
Verified
Solid from website to my hand, top shelf As I shopped for the product, I kept returning to the Den website. Descriptions are clear, lots of good information, very good value. Ordering is simple, terms are straightforward. I had special shipping instructions, followed perfectly. Secure packaging. The trap is well machined, fits tight, and is nicely finished. The hand-feel has heft and is of quality. Extra care at every step. Thanks.
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Frank
May 15, 2021.
Verified
Great experience
The AD Radial-8 Adaptive Solvent Trap Solvent Trap Aluminum modular solvent trap 7075 aluminum solvent trap
Yank
May 3, 2021.
Verified
They did the right thing! Let me just start with Thank you Armory Den! What exceptional customer service! Their response time to emails, is faster response time then the police department has where I live for 911 calls lol j/k. Seriously, they answered me on Sunday, morning and afternoon. No company does that! Also, I asked about a part I thought came with my order. I was ready to pay for it, nope, they sent them to me for free, and shipped on a Sunday! No one does that! I’m a customer for life! I even canceled an order I had with another company, just so I can buy from ARMORY DEN! My business motto is “always do the right thing l, no matter what” they obviously follow it also!
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Paul F
April 7, 2021.
Verified
This company is the real deal I was a little skeptical about ordering honestly. I hadn't heard much about armory den and could only find good reviews lol. But I took a chance and put through an order. Everything arrived as described and is awesome. Be aware that you may receive multiple shipments based on what you order. These guys respond fast and from what i have seen, produce quality products. They have my future business. I've put up similar reviews and given a recommendation on their FB page.
The AD Radial-8 Adaptive Solvent Trap Solvent Trap Aluminum modular solvent trap 7075 aluminum solvent trap
Michael Whitehurst
February 14, 2021.
Verified
Great experience. Product can exactly on time, as expected. Very pleased with product. Very well engineered and good quality. Customer service is excellent. Answered all questions quickly and very informative about products. Will definitely be ordering more in the future
The AD Radial-8 Adaptive Solvent Trap Solvent Trap Aluminum modular solvent trap 7075 aluminum solvent trap
Mike Perkins
January 19, 2021.
Verified
Great customer service. When the item I ordered was late being delivered by USPS, they stepped up to the plate and made things right. I would recommend this company to anyone who is interested in well made quality products. You guys rock! Mike
The AD Radial-8 Adaptive Solvent Trap Solvent Trap Aluminum modular solvent trap 7075 aluminum solvent trap
Shannon
January 13, 2021.
Verified
Very nice quality item and excellent customer service. Prompt responses to questions. Would highly recommend.
The AD Radial-8 Adaptive Solvent Trap Solvent Trap Aluminum modular solvent trap 7075 aluminum solvent trap
Dwight Ramer
December 9, 2020.
Verified
Excellent customer service, go the extra mile to make sure you are satisfied as a customer. Would highly recommend the Den for any of your needs of there products,
The AD Radial-8 Adaptive Solvent Trap Solvent Trap Aluminum modular solvent trap 7075 aluminum solvent trap
Mike
December 4, 2020.
Verified
Great customer service I think of all the online retailers I have dealt with, these guys are truly set up for great customer service. They have gone way out of their way to make this buying experience more than great. Quick response to the needs of customers are rare today. Thank you for doing what other online realtors have just forgot to do. Taking care of the customer.

We Listen to Customer Feedback!

Customer’s that have done business with Armory Den, know that we invest in our staff, infrastructure, and value not only our customers, but their feedback as well. Our chief cornerstone value is customer service, and we take pride in all feedback provided, and our staff speaks with upper management to take action on customer feedback, if possible. A great example of Armory Den’s propensity to act on customer feedback, is evidenced in the thread mounts included in our AD Radial-8 Adaptive Solvent Trap Kit.
Customers that purchase multiple solvent trap thread mounts had issues identifying the TPI of each mount. Generally, it is easy to identify the most common a 1/2×28” and 5/8×24” thread mount size. However, when placing the 1/2×28” and 5/8×24” beside the 9/16×24” or .578×28”, it proves difficult to know what size is what.
In response to this feedback, we had our product development team include imprints of the thread size on the internal side of the AD-Radial-8 thread mounts, including the 5/8×24” and 1/2×28” thread mounts which are included with each kit. The rarer thread mounts are sold separately.

Industry Standard Thread Pitch and Configurability 

We pride ourselves on keeping up to date on market demand and what our customers actually want. Armory Den is not new to firearms, and our owners and operators each have at least a decade of experience in the industry, from firearms training, to licensed dealer experience, and more, so we only create and stock items we know the people want and that we would personally purchase for ourselves!
The Radial-8 Solvent Trap kit storage cups, end caps and the 3.25” base tube all come equipped with an industry standard thread pitch 1.375-24 TPI. Through our research and customer feedback, we found that some customers do not want to deal with direct threading their solvent traps to their firearms. This is because some firearms require tools and time to remove flash hiders and other parts they own in order to thread the solvent trap on for cleaning.

But There Is More! 

To take configurability to the next level, we have decided to include our 1.375-24 TPI Male to 1.1875 TPI Female adapter in with this the AD adial-8 kits! This adapter converts the solvent trap kit into another industry standard thread pitch of 1.1875-24 TPI for further compatibility!
This allows this solvent trap kit to adapt to some of Armory Den’s muzzle devices for streamlined cleaning, and adapt to many other third-party devices sold by other companies.

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What Is A Solvent Trap Adapter?

If you’re searching the web for a solvent trap adapter, you will find a variety of results. You will quickly realize that there are two ways the term solvent trap adapters are used. Some companies refer to a solvent trap adapter as a “catch all” term, where they reference them as solvent trap cleaning kits themselves.
Other companies use the term solvent trap adapter more specifically, which is to reference thread conversions, quick connect, trilug and various other devices that simply the firearm cleaning process.

A Solvent Trap Adapter Makes Life Easier

We provided the ways a solvent trap adapter can help firearm owners make their cleaning process more efficient and solve problems with connectively issues.

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Adam Carruth
June 19, 2021.
Verified
custumer of Armory Den for life. where do i start, well for one thing these people have custumer service covered on a legit level. the best hands down communication with me then any company has ever had. up until my first purchase amazon had that on lock. but Armory Den has them beat. And if your skeptical of the quality of material or machining. one time is all it will take for you to truely trust that every single purchase you make with them will be the best you can buy. The best business and people you will ever spend money with. I am a customer for life and that is a fact! truely greatful for a business that actually cares about the people they do business with. thanks yall god bless you!! Adam Carruth
What Is A Solvent Trap Adapter? Solvent Trap Adaptor
William Patterson
May 25, 2021.
Verified
Solid from website to my hand, top shelf As I shopped for the product, I kept returning to the Den website. Descriptions are clear, lots of good information, very good value. Ordering is simple, terms are straightforward. I had special shipping instructions, followed perfectly. Secure packaging. The trap is well machined, fits tight, and is nicely finished. The hand-feel has heft and is of quality. Extra care at every step. Thanks.
What Is A Solvent Trap Adapter? Solvent Trap Adaptor
Frank
May 15, 2021.
Verified
Great experience
What Is A Solvent Trap Adapter? Solvent Trap Adaptor
Yank
May 3, 2021.
Verified
They did the right thing! Let me just start with Thank you Armory Den! What exceptional customer service! Their response time to emails, is faster response time then the police department has where I live for 911 calls lol j/k. Seriously, they answered me on Sunday, morning and afternoon. No company does that! Also, I asked about a part I thought came with my order. I was ready to pay for it, nope, they sent them to me for free, and shipped on a Sunday! No one does that! I’m a customer for life! I even canceled an order I had with another company, just so I can buy from ARMORY DEN! My business motto is “always do the right thing l, no matter what” they obviously follow it also!
What Is A Solvent Trap Adapter? Solvent Trap Adaptor
Paul F
April 7, 2021.
Verified
This company is the real deal I was a little skeptical about ordering honestly. I hadn't heard much about armory den and could only find good reviews lol. But I took a chance and put through an order. Everything arrived as described and is awesome. Be aware that you may receive multiple shipments based on what you order. These guys respond fast and from what i have seen, produce quality products. They have my future business. I've put up similar reviews and given a recommendation on their FB page.
What Is A Solvent Trap Adapter? Solvent Trap Adaptor
Michael Whitehurst
February 14, 2021.
Verified
Great experience. Product can exactly on time, as expected. Very pleased with product. Very well engineered and good quality. Customer service is excellent. Answered all questions quickly and very informative about products. Will definitely be ordering more in the future
What Is A Solvent Trap Adapter? Solvent Trap Adaptor
Mike Perkins
January 19, 2021.
Verified
Great customer service. When the item I ordered was late being delivered by USPS, they stepped up to the plate and made things right. I would recommend this company to anyone who is interested in well made quality products. You guys rock! Mike
What Is A Solvent Trap Adapter? Solvent Trap Adaptor
Shannon
January 13, 2021.
Verified
Very nice quality item and excellent customer service. Prompt responses to questions. Would highly recommend.
What Is A Solvent Trap Adapter? Solvent Trap Adaptor
Dwight Ramer
December 9, 2020.
Verified
Excellent customer service, go the extra mile to make sure you are satisfied as a customer. Would highly recommend the Den for any of your needs of there products,
What Is A Solvent Trap Adapter? Solvent Trap Adaptor
Mike
December 4, 2020.
Verified
Great customer service I think of all the online retailers I have dealt with, these guys are truly set up for great customer service. They have gone way out of their way to make this buying experience more than great. Quick response to the needs of customers are rare today. Thank you for doing what other online realtors have just forgot to do. Taking care of the customer.

Solvent Trap Adapters for Cleaning Pistols

If you have purchased or thinking about purchasing a solvent trap cleaning kit for a browning style pistol, such as a Glock, you may have run into a common issue depending on the diameter of the solvent trap. Glocks have guide rods like many other firearms in its class. When the solvent trap is connected to a Glock, and the slide is racked (or cocked), the guide rod protrudes from of the front of the pistol hitting the installed solvent trap. This is a very common problem we solved.
When this occurs, the slide of the firearm is stopped in its tracks and will not rack at all. This makes it impossible to run solvent through the firearm when a solvent trap is installed. Armory Den is extremely in tune with customer feedback. We responded to our customers through action and problem solving. The way we solved the guide rod problem is by offering boosters that work with select solvent trap kits. This allows the slide to rack and provides enough room for the guide rod to stick out fully, without coming in contact with the solvent trap kit.
The video on our homepage provides a visual demonstration of the guide rod problem on a Glock 19 Gen 5 MOS, and the booster as a solution. The solvent trap that was used during this video is a 7” Aluminum Tube 1.45”OD | 1.25” ID Stainless Steel Cups Kit and the compatible AD M34 Booster in a 1/2x28” thread pitch.

Solvent Trap Adapters for Cleaning Rifles

Rifle cleaning can be straightforward, but when it comes to efficiently using a solvent trap on popular rifles such as the AR-15 or AR-10, selecting the correct kit can be the difference in a 45 second connect/disconnect process and a 30 minute connect/disconnect process.
Standard AR-15s come with a flash hider that is threaded onto a 1/2x28” barrel. Likewise, AR-10s come with a flash hider threaded onto a 5/8x24” barrel. In either case, flash hiders are not hand tight, they shouldn’t be… They are normally installed so securely that it takes a vice and an AR-15 Wrench equipped with a flash hider remover to remove the part. This is required because the solvent trap must take its place during the cleaning process.
There are many items on the market that can be used to quickly and conveniently connect and disconnect the solvent trap to AR-15s and AR-10s. What is important though is that you know what you are getting into and that the correct kit is purchased, with standardized thread mounts and adapters, allowing for these solvent trap adapters adapt. Armory Den’s 1.57” Outer Diameter Adaptive Solvent Trap Kits are one of the most popular options because they come with a 1.375-24” thread pitch on the tubes and cups and an optional 1.375-24 TPI to 1.1875-24 TPI Adapter.

Threaded Stainless Steel Adapter CNC Converter 

High-grade Stainless Steel 1/2x28″ ID (Female) to 5/8x24″ OD (Male) CNC Converters are manufactured with high-grade Stainless Steel. This product has a three quarter inch (3/4″) hex outer diameter (OD) by 0.78″ overall length. The 3/4″ Hex outer diameter is for easy installation and removal. Our den specialists state a 19mm wrench will also get the job done.
This adapter was machined with an increased outer thread length, ensuring a secure attachment to any muzzle accessory. All threads are CNC cut for smooth and easy installation. All adapters are checked with go/no go thread gauges to confirm the threads are cut and sized correctly.
Our CNC machinist’s ensure a precise fit and a very easy installation.
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Purchasing Solvent Traps

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Adam Carruth
June 19, 2021.
Verified
custumer of Armory Den for life. where do i start, well for one thing these people have custumer service covered on a legit level. the best hands down communication with me then any company has ever had. up until my first purchase amazon had that on lock. but Armory Den has them beat. And if your skeptical of the quality of material or machining. one time is all it will take for you to truely trust that every single purchase you make with them will be the best you can buy. The best business and people you will ever spend money with. I am a customer for life and that is a fact! truely greatful for a business that actually cares about the people they do business with. thanks yall god bless you!! Adam Carruth
Purchasing Solvent Traps solvent traps Solvent Trap adaptive solvent trap
William Patterson
May 25, 2021.
Verified
Solid from website to my hand, top shelf As I shopped for the product, I kept returning to the Den website. Descriptions are clear, lots of good information, very good value. Ordering is simple, terms are straightforward. I had special shipping instructions, followed perfectly. Secure packaging. The trap is well machined, fits tight, and is nicely finished. The hand-feel has heft and is of quality. Extra care at every step. Thanks.
Purchasing Solvent Traps solvent traps Solvent Trap adaptive solvent trap
Frank
May 15, 2021.
Verified
Great experience
Purchasing Solvent Traps solvent traps Solvent Trap adaptive solvent trap
Yank
May 3, 2021.
Verified
They did the right thing! Let me just start with Thank you Armory Den! What exceptional customer service! Their response time to emails, is faster response time then the police department has where I live for 911 calls lol j/k. Seriously, they answered me on Sunday, morning and afternoon. No company does that! Also, I asked about a part I thought came with my order. I was ready to pay for it, nope, they sent them to me for free, and shipped on a Sunday! No one does that! I’m a customer for life! I even canceled an order I had with another company, just so I can buy from ARMORY DEN! My business motto is “always do the right thing l, no matter what” they obviously follow it also!
Purchasing Solvent Traps solvent traps Solvent Trap adaptive solvent trap
Paul F
April 7, 2021.
Verified
This company is the real deal I was a little skeptical about ordering honestly. I hadn't heard much about armory den and could only find good reviews lol. But I took a chance and put through an order. Everything arrived as described and is awesome. Be aware that you may receive multiple shipments based on what you order. These guys respond fast and from what i have seen, produce quality products. They have my future business. I've put up similar reviews and given a recommendation on their FB page.
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Can You Buy Solvent Traps?

The short answer to this is yes, you can buy solvent traps in any state, they are not regulated items. Many people think that just because something connects to a firearm, that it automatically becomes a firearm part or part that somehow falls under the ATF/NFA regulatory umbrella or becomes part of the Gun Control Act of 1968.

These devices have become extremely popular in the firearm community, and the demand for these products continue to grow in the industry. If you often clean your firearms, using a solvent trap can be very helpful if you wish to prevent a total mess. Because our company clearly states our intent for the use of our solvent traps on our site, our customers enjoy asking us questions regarding the best products to clean their firearms with. Firearm owners love conversations and talking about their firearms, and cleaning is fun topic!

Solvent traps also help our customers trap and reuse cleaning fluids at a later time, depending on the frequency of their routine maintenance.

Top 5 Things To Know About A Steel Solvent Trap

Solvent Trap Legality

First and foremost…
The purchase of a solvent trap is 100% legal, without a Form 1. However, there are very important restrictions and regulations you must be aware of prior to purchasing these products. For instance, You cannot alter, modify, or redesign them into a device for muffling, silencing, or diminishing the report of a firearm, without first filing and receiving back from BATFE an approved Form 1. You must always be aware of the restrictions and regulations, especially within the state you reside.
Only after getting the approved Form 1 back can you make any modifications to the product. You will be committing a crime if you make the alterations or modifications prior to obtaining the paid tax stamp. A Felony Alert: Do not make any alterations or modifications to our products, or any solvent trap product or part for that matter, before getting back the approved Form 1.
To learn more, please review our ATF Legal Den and website Terms & Condition.

Attn Online Consumers: Please Use Caution.

When shopping around, you will come across websites that provide links in their blogs that direct you to overseas companies who list low-grade solvent traps, or even worse illegal solvent trap kits. If you click a link that directs you to a page with “spiral looking” solvent traps, these are highly illegal and can lead you to a felony charge once seized at customs.
Don’t be fooled with the text, “fuel filter.” The law doesn’t care what an overseas manufacture calls it, they care about who made it, and who purchased it! Think twice when you are inputting your shipping address, because once you hit submit, you are tied to that illegal product.
Armory Den takes pride in selling legal solvent traps. We do not sell illegal solvent traps or products such as:
  • Monocore Solvent Traps
  • Storage Cups w/ Center-Marks (aka ‘dimples’)
  • Other indications or parts that are not intended to be used in the cleaning process
Our end caps and storage cups do not include illegal center-marks, our solvent traps are within legal parameters and within known guidelines. Purchasing products overseas from shady suppliers may result in felony charges as your shipping address will be tied to the illegal product once seized at customs.

How They Work

Solvent traps are devices that can be attached to the threaded muzzle of a firearm in order to capture the fluids that are used to clean your rifle and/or pistol. Cleaning your firearm regularly can help improve performance, and help improve safety and reliability.
Solvent traps have a female threaded end, so that you can attach it to the threaded barrel of a firearm, the male end. Although solvent trap kits have various designs when it comes to aesthetics, they also have mechanical designs. For instance, if you are looking to purchase a steel solvent trap, you should first understand the mechanical design needed for your firearm.

Understanding What’s Needed

Once you have an understanding of the product that will be comparable with your firearm and/or other firearm accessories you own, only then should you  choose one based off the aesthetic design. Remember, the main idea is to catch cleaning fluids from the end of the barrel so that you alleviate the mess during bore cleaning processes, etc.
Unlike a AR-15 which comes standard with a threaded barrel, all pistols without a threaded barrel will need to purchase one in order to use this device. Again, all solvent traps come with the threaded end, the female end. This way it can attached and work properly.

A Solvent Trap, Versus Other Similar Looking Products

A solvent trap does not have a hole for a projectile, or a bullet to pass through. Solvent traps are a ‘firearm accessory’ made for cleaning your firearm, such a bore cleaning processes. Solvent traps are for trapping solvent to make the cleaning process easier and/or more efficient. Catching solvent is the purpose of a solvent trap kit, legally and mechanically. Frequent cleaning can also improve the performance of your firearm, as well as make it more safer and reliable.
Catching solvent is the purpose of a solvent trap kit, legally and mechanically. Frequent cleaning can also improve the performance of your firearm, as well as make it more safer and reliable. Like any products in a home appliance or hardware store, they need to be as intended. They are not devices for muffling, silencing, or diminishing the report of a firearm.

The Good News!

Armory Den sells high-grade solvent traps that are 100% legal. Our products are tested and go through quality control testing prior to delivery. Moreover, our high-grade products are sold without center-marks (dimples) as they are made for cleaning purposes only. Between the sales from both our customers and our dealers (members of our Dealer Den), our volume allows us to offer the most competitive prices on the market!
Armory Den is a U.S. company that carries the best quality solvent traps, firearms cleaning kits, accessories and parts. We are proud of our quality control, with our research team constantly updating the best and lowest prices in the industry.

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What’s The Best AR Solvent Trap?

What’s The Best AR Solvent Trap?
We receive many very good questions from our customers. Many of the questions are asked multiple times, such as “What’s the best solvent trap for my AR-15?”. Due to receiving many of the same questions, we have started a Frequently Asked Questions area that can be found here. Armory Den recommends checking this area for any questions you may have prior to sending the question through e-mail or via the form submissions throughout the site.

Considering that many of the questions received relate to asking for a recommendation on the best AR-15 solvent trap, we thought it best to write a blog post with more detail than is available through our FAQs area. When looking into the best AR-15 solvent trap setup, it really does come down to how you would prefer it to be configured: Direct thread or quick connect/quick detach. Sure, picking Aluminum or Titanium is a choice too, but you can go either way on the material side, but it is true that Titanium will always prove to be the best option for an AR Solvent Trap.

Direct Thread Configuration

If you don’t mind removing your flash hider to install your solvent trap every time you have a cleaning session, the Direct Thread option may be your best bet. For AR-15s, our most popular direct thread setups are our 10” Aluminum Tube 1.75”OD|1.50”ID with Stainless Steel Cups Kit, the 7” Aluminum Tube 1.45”OD|1.25”ID with Stainless Steel Cups Kit and the 9” 7075 Aluminum tube 1.73”OD|1.375”ID D Cell Sized K Cups Kit. These three kits are very popular, the D Cell Kit is a little heavier but is very popular for AR-15s and sports Stainless Steel K Cups. Due to the pitch on these three kits not being standardized, there exists close to no available quick detach/quick connect or other muzzle device attachments on the market that will adapt to these kits. One must use an AR-15 wrench to remove their flash hider and then install the AR Solvent Trap over the thread, that since removing the flash hider will now be exposed. Each of the kits above come with a 1/2×28” and a 5/8×24” thread mount.
The Titanium version of the 7” by 1.45”OD|1.25”ID kit is very popular as well for those that would like to get the absolute best quality by spending an extra $100+. This kit is identical to the 7” Aluminum Tube Kit mentioned above, but the tube is Grade 5 Titanium and the thread mount and end caps are as well. Titanium kits only come with either a 1/2×28” adapter or a 5/8×24” adapter, so be sure to get the 1/2×28” thread mount if an AR-15 is the rifle you would like to use the solvent trap to clean. You can also purchase 1/2×28” and 5/8×24” 1.45”OD|1.25”ID  titanium thread mounts individually if you want to have both thread types.

3-Lug/Trilug Quick Connect Configuration

Many of our customers want a more streamlined approach to using their solvent traps. These individuals do not want to deal with removing their AR Flash hider to install their 1/2×28” AR Solvent Trap. In this case, we recommend either our 1.57”OD Billet Aluminum Adaptive Solvent Trap ™ or our 1.57”OD GR5 Titanium Adaptive Solvent Trap ™. Again, if you decide to proceed with the Titanium version of our 1.57”OD Adaptive Solvent Trap ™ Kit, you will want to purchase a 1/2×28” thread mount to direct thread. But a more streamline option is available by purchasing the kit with the TPI Adapter option or you purchase the TPI Adapter separately. This is the first step in setting up a Quick Connect/Quick Detach Configuration. Next, you will want to look at the AD Trinity Trilug Muzzle Device. This Muzzle Device will adapt to the 1-3/16×24 TPI|1.1875×24 TPI adapter mentioned above.
Then, you can source the market for a 3-Lug Muzzle Break. The muzzle break would replace your AR-15 Flash Hider and would allow your 1.57”OD Billet Aluminum/Titanium Adaptive Solvent Trap ™ kit using the Trilug Muzzle Device, to quick connect to your AR-15 – This is the best way and the most streamlined AR Solvent Trap setup. This way, you don’t have to remove your flash hider every time you want to install the AR Solvent Trap for a cleaning session, just quick connect to your 3-Lug Muzzle Break and you are ready to clean!

It Really Comes Down To Preference

Again, whether you buy aluminum or titanium, a direct thread solvent trap or a solvent trap with standardized TPI Adapter Options for a quick connect setup, is completely up to you and is a preference. There’s no one right way or one solvent trap that is the absolute best for all AR-15s.

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