Questions & Answers

Product Specific Questions

The most frequently purchased solvent traps, by surveyed customers who own a .22lr,  is our 7” Aircraft Grade Aluminum 1.45” OD Solvent Trap and our 6″ or 7″ Aluminum Solvent Trap Tube Kit (1.05″ OD).

You will need to use the 1/2×28” thread mount in order to attach it prior to cleaning your .22lr.

If you want a more durable solvent trap with anti-corrosive properties, then the 7” Titanium 1.45″ OD Solvent Trap Tube Kit is also an option, and includes the 1/2×28″ size thread mount.
The most frequently purchased solvent traps for either a .17 HMR or .22 LR would be our 7” Aircraft Grade Aluminum 1.45” OD Solvent Trap, which includes two of the most common thread mount sizes. However, you would want to use the 1/2×28” thread mount so you may attach it to your barrel prior to cleaning either of these calibers.
If you’re looking for a more durable option with benefits to wear-and-tear and anti-corrosive properties, we have our 7” Titanium Solvent Trap Tube Kit. This is a popular option that allows you to choose a 1/2×28” thread mount.
Generally, customers tend to purchase our 6″ or 7″ Aluminum Solvent Trap Tube Kits (1.05″ OD). However, any solvent trap with a 1/2×28″ thread mount will work for cleaning a .22lr or .17hmr.
When it comes to choosing the best Solvent Trap for your .30 Cal Firearm, it comes down to personal preference. Is trapping solvent a primary goal? Do you also want a solution for storage during transport? Or even OCD like tidy storage during non-use? If the thread pitch matches your firearm, then it will work for cleaning your .30 Cal.
The most commonly purchased solvent traps for .30 Cal setups are our Titanium and Stainless Steel models due to anti-corrosive properties, added storage space. They are less susceptible to dings and scratches, and the material can help reduce wear-and-tear regards to consistent threading-on and off. All of these options would use a 5/8×24″ Thread Mount for this setup, and we have 7075 aluminum models as well.
Titanium is more corrosion resistant than aluminum and other metals, but if it helps, our aluminum kits are Aircraft Grade. Therefore, titanium is a more expensive option due to the materials, but the best bang for your buck. Titanium solvent trap kits may also assist as a misfire risk reduction device during transport.
Please note: Armory Den does not claim responsibility for the use of a solvent trap as a misfire risk reduction device, and makes no guarantees that risk of injury or property damage will not occur in the event of a misfire. However, larger caliber firearms would require stronger metals if used in this capacity. Please review our cleaning manual/instructions on all product pages. Firearms should never be loaded while a solvent trap is attached.
Attention AK47, AK74, Yugo Owners: Some firearms, such as AK47s and the like, use an M14x1 LH Eurometric Thread Pattern and we do not have any direct thread mount options for this thread pitch. Eventually, Armory Den will offer 5/8×24″ Male to M14x1 LH Female Thread Adapters, but currently these adapters must be sourced externally in order to adapt to Armory Den kits. Please note, if you do purchase the adapter mentioned above, be sure to select 5/8×24″ as your thread mount of choice when purchasing titanium kits. For more thread pitch information, please visit our Thread Pitch Guide.
When choosing the best Solvent Trap for your 9mm pistol, it will come down to personal preference. Any solvent trap with the correct thread pitch will work for cleaning. Most 9mm pistols with threaded barrels have 1/2×28″ barrel threads, some have 13.5×1 LH.
Commonly purchased solvent traps for 9mm pistols are the 7″ Aluminum 1.45″ OD Solvent Trap Tube Kit or 7″ GR% Titanium 1.45″ OD Solvent Trap Tube Kit. Many of our customers purchase this in conjunction with our M34 Muzzle Extension Device to avoid the guide rod issue posed by many Browning (mainly polymer style) pistols that tends to inhibit the cleaning process.
A new popular launch that has taken off quickly for 9mm pistol cleaning is our 1.50″ OD (D Cell) AD-EX 7075 Aluminum with Stainless Steel CNC Cups Kit. This kit is popular because it comes with a 1.375-24 TPI (D Cell) Industry Standard Thread Pitch and includes a 1.1875-24 TPI Conversion Adapter.

Since many polymer based 9mm pistols, mainly Glocks, have a guide rod issue blocking the slide action during cleaning this kit allows for more streamlined cleaning through industry standard adaptability to extension devices and other quick detach muzzle devices (if used on an AR-15 or other type of rifle where removing a flash hider is inefficient and annoying).
Most medium to large frame Glocks, be it Gen 3-5 Glock Model 19, 23, 17, 22, etc. have what’s known as a ‘guide rod’, which poses an issue when it comes to cleaning with a solvent trap. If you purchase a solvent trap and direct thread it to your Glock you will not be able to ‘rack’ or ‘cock’ the slide as your Glock’s guide rod will hit the base of the solvent trap, impeding the slide motion from opening the ejection port area for cleaning.
Therefore, it is best to purchase either our 1.57”OD Billet Aluminum or Titanium Adaptive Solvent Trap with the TPI Adapter Included OR our 7”  Aluminum or Titanium Tube 1.45”  with Stainless Steel Cups Kits.
If you go with our 1.57”OD Adaptive Solvent Trap Kit option, you will want to purchase our ADV1 or ADV2 Booster with the correct thread pitch for your Glock (i.e. 45ACP = .578×28, 9mm = 1/2×28”, 40 S&W = 9/16×24”, etc.). Using the included TPI adapter with the 1.57”OD AST Kit will allow you to adapt to either of the above mentioned boosters, which solves the “guide rod issue”.
If you purchase one of the 7” Tube with Stainless Steel Storage Cups Kits, you will want to purchase the M34 Booster in the correct barrel thread pitch to match your Glock Caliber/Barrel Thread. See our Thread Pitch Size Guide for more information.

This is important since our 1.45”OD Tube Kits have a special non-standardized tube thread. Purchasing this M34 Booster will also solve the “guide rod issue” Then your slide will full rack and you will be able to insert solvents and cleaning tools into your barrel through the ejection port area. See the video on our homepage for more information.
Any of our solvent traps can be used to clean various calibers, whether they be .308, .22, 9mm, 45 ACP or .223/5.56 NATO. More often than not, it comes down to style and material preference, and sometimes supplemental uses. Armory Den recognizes two additional supplemental uses that are elaborated on here:
#1. Will this be used for only cleaning or will it be utilized as a misfire risk reduction device: The Radial-8 kit is made out of 7075 Aircraft Grade Aluminum which is ultra-light and extremely durable. The kit is constructed from a single block of 7075 Aluminum (a billet construction with thinner walls). If you are to use this is a misfire risk reduction device on calibers smaller than a 308, this kit would be fine.
#2. The amount of solvent that will be running through larger caliber firearms, versus a smaller caliber (such as a .22 lr.): Generally, larger calibers like a 308 uses more solvent during cleaning than other firearms such as a .223/5.56 NATO, which means increased possibility of corrosion. Although our 7075 Aluminum Kits are all Type III Hard Coat Anodized, our Titanium is more preferred when it comes down to anti-corrosion properties.
Moreover, some customer use solvent traps products to transport solvents and cleaning supplies, and also transport your firearm safely while a solvent trap is connected. Titanium not only serves as a better solution to minimize damage such as surface scratches and dents, but may also provider better protection if the owner is traveling from one place to another.  Titanium is much stronger than anodized aluminum, and has a polished finish. And again, grade 5 titanium has better anti-corrosive metals while also being lighter than steel.
Den Disclaimer: Armory Den sells cleaning products and recognizes ancillary uses of its kits, such as using a solvent trap to transport cleaning related solvents, cloths, etc., and also in regards to using a solvent trap as an MRRS Misfire Risk Reduction System. With this said, Armory Den, Inc. makes no claims or guarantees that our solvent traps will eliminate risks of damage, injury or death if accidental misfire when and/or if used as an MRRS system.
We get this question quite a bit. The only solvent trap kits that we currently have that have standardized thread pitches are our 1.57”OD Billet Aluminum Adaptive Solvent Trap and 1.57”OD GR5 Titanium Adaptive Solvent Trap Kits. They have 1.375×24”| 1.375×24 TPI tube threads and if the correct kit option is chosen when “Adding to Cart” to include the TPI Adapter, this adapter will convert the 1.375×24” thread pitch to a standard B Cell Thread Pitch of 1-3/16×24” (1.1875×24”).
Therefore, this kit will work with a Quick Detach setup  if you purchase a muzzle break or quick detach muzzle device that adapts to a 1-3/16×24” thread pitch for streamlined cleaning. Our Trinity Trilug works with 3-lug muzzle devices or quick detach muzzle devices setup as 3-Lug Quick Detach Muzzle Breaks and will thread to the 1-3/16×24” adapter mentioned above. Our Halo AST Kit is a B Cell Kit, so it’s thread pitch is 1.1875-24 TPI, which doesn’t require a TPI adapter for our Trilug Muzzle Device to adapt.
Disclaimer: Some of our solvent traps, such as our 10″ Aluminum Tube 1.75″OD | 1.50″ID Stainless Steel Cups Kit, 9″ 7075 Aluminum Tube 1.73″OD | 1.375ID D Cell K Cup Kit are direct thread kits only. Their thread pitches are not industry standard, therefore the only way to obtain any aftermarket quick detach items that will work, is to have someone build one for you custom.
Our 7″ Aluminum and Titanium 1.45″OD | 1.25″ ID Stainless Steel Cups Kits are also direct thread only, but due to the demand for cleaning Browning style pistols that run into ‘guide rod issues’, we developed boosters or booster extension muzzle devices for these kits (M34 Booster). It is important to note though, the 1.45″OD Aluminum/Titanium Tube Kits also have a rare non-industry standard thread pitch. Armory Den is always listening to customer feedback and making adjustments accordingly to product lines.

No. Our 7” Aluminum or Titanium 1.45” OD Tube with Stainless Steel Storage Cups Kits are not B Cell Kits. D Cell Kits have Outer Diameters of 1.5” and Inner Diameters of 1.3”, while B Cell Kits have Outer Diameters of 1.313” and Inner Diameters of 1.15”. These B and D Cell Tubes normally have 1.1875×24” or 1.375×24” Thread Pitches.
Our kits in question have 1.45” Outer Diameters and 1.25” Inner Diameters and a custom Eurometric Thread Pitch. Therefore, if you are looking for a Booster setup for this kit, you will want to purchase our M34 Booster.
Per our website disclaimers and terms and conditions, our Muzzle Devices (i.e. M34 Device that is the only device that will adapt to our 1.45″OD M34x1.25 Metric Kits for streamlined cleaning) are sold to assist with streamlined cleaning and to help bipass the guide rod issue that causes a slide lock on many Browning Style Pistols of today (please see our homepage video for more information).

**The unique metric thread on our 1.45″OD Kits is not adaptable to any other industry muzzle devices or muzzle extension devices for streamlined cleaning!

This will be purely based on preference and also on the size of the solvent trap being used to clean the rifle in question. Assuming you are using our 10” Aluminum 1.75”OD Solvent Trap Tube kit (includes 9 Stainless Steel Cups), using the spacer plus 4 to 6 cups should be optimal. This kit includes both a 1/2×28″ and 5/8×24″ thread mount.
As you jam your cleaning rod through your rifles ejection port area (after applying your chosen cleaning solvent) your rod will go down your barrel and into your solvent trap. You may not want to use all of the storage cups as this will leave a little extra room for the cups to have some motion and for the solvent to collect and flow around the side of the storage cups.
We recommend playing with the amount of cups you use during the cleaning process to get the best and most comfortable setup that works for you.
The 7″ GR5 Titanium 1.45″ Tube and GR5 Titanium (AST) Adaptive Solvent Trap are two completely different kits with unique differences.

The GR5 Titanium 1.45″ Tube has a m34x1.25 thread pitch (euro-metric) and the GR5 Titanium 1.57″ OD AST Kit has a 1.375×24″ thread pitch (more standardized). Therefore, the only muzzle extension available for the 7” GR5 Titanium Tube Kit to support the cleaning process (video on homepage) for firearms with guide rod issues is the M34 Booster Muzzle Extension. There is nothing else available on the market to adapt to this rare euro-metric pitch.

Because the GR5 Titanium 1.57”OD AST Kit has a more standardized thread pitch (1.375×24 TPI – 1.375×24”), there are many items on the market that may adapt it to support cleaning processes. Additionally, the GR5 Titanium 1.57”OD AST Kit can be purchased with the optional 1.375×24”(male) to 1.1875×24”|1-3/16×24”(female) TPI adapter to adapt to muzzle devices such as our ADV1 and ADV2 Booster Muzzle Extension Kits to support the pistol cleaning process for those with guide rod issues.

The GR5 Titanium 1.57”OD AST Kit also allows for additional storage space and ability to create storage compartments.

For a .223 the 7” titanium tube with stainless cups with 1/2×28 thread mount is a popular option, if you want to do a direct thread setup.

If you want to do a quick detach setup (so you don’t have to remove your flash hider every time you clean), our 1.57”OD Titanium or Aluminum AST (with the TPI adapter | optional) is a good option too. Then you can go with the Trilug muzzle device we offer. You may be interested in sourcing the market for a 3 lug muzzle break for your .223 so you can quick detach easily when you want to trap solvent, without removing your flash hider/muzzle break.

Note: Just make sure, if your hand guard overlaps your flash hider that it has a diameter of at least 1.6” so the solvent trap will fit in without a problem

Example: PSA .223 rifles have an issue with handguard diameter when the handguard overlaps the flash hider is longer than the barrel

Billet is similar to the term Milled, meaning the solvent trap kit is built from a single block of 7075 Aircraft Grade Aluminum. Conversely, if something is not Billet or Milled, then it is most likely Forged.

Forged means that the metals are shaped and fused through a forging process that’s inherently not as sturdy. For those using the solvent traps as misfire risk reduction systems during transport and travel, the Billet feature of this solvent trap is appealing.

T6 6061 Aluminum is not as strong as 7075 Aircraft Grade Aluminum, but the former is much more popular on tube kits and holds it’s own during the cleaning process or during misfire risk reduction uses.

This is a very common question and the short answer is yes, you can use the 1.57” Billet Aluminum Cups, Tubes, End Caps or Thread Mounts on the Titanium and visa versa.

If you are threading Titanium to  Aluminum, thread the parts together carefully, otherwise the hardness of the GR5 Titanium parts can cause unnecessary wear and finish removal of the 1.57” Billet Aluminum Adaptive Solvent Trap Kit.

This is a great question, we get this one quite a bit! “Direct Thread Only” means means that the solvent trap was built to be directly threaded to a firearm for cleaning using a thread mount. The tube threads on these kits were not threaded with aftermarket adaptation in mind. Some of these kits have rare eurometric thread pitches. For example, Our 9″ 1.73″ OD D Cell K Cup Kit was created with 1.375″ diameter D Cell sized K Cups, but we did not use a standard D Cell Thread Pitch (normally that is 1.375-24 TPI). The reason for this is because this is a heavier kit that one would not normally use in conjunction with a booster to a clean a pistol. Putting such a kit on a pistol will most likely make the cleaning process more of a chore than not using a kit at all – this is due to the fact that this kit comes with 304 stainless steel K cups and is on the heavier end.

The 1.10″ Stainless Steel Adaptive Solvent Trap Kit is another example of a direct thread only setup – 1.10″ is very small in outer diameter as is and even if there were a thread pitch available that is more standardized, there exist no muzzle devices on the market that will adapt to such a small diameter kit.

Additionally, our 10″ Long by 1.75″ OD Aluminum Tube with 1.25″ID Stainless Steel Cups Kit is another direct thread only setup; it’s Eurometric thread pitch does not allow for aftermarket muzzle devices.

So if these are direct thread only setups, what do you offer that is not?

Our 1.57″OD Billet Aluminum Adaptive Solvent Trap Kit with Adaptive Storage Cups, Our 1.57″OD GR5 Titanium Adaptive Solvent Trap Kit with Adaptive Storage Cups Kit and our Radial-8 Billet Aluminum Adaptive Solvent Trap Kit with Radial Storage Cups Kit along with other Adaptive Solvent Trap and D Cell Tube Kits, all come with 1.375-24 TPI Tube, End Cap and Storage Cup Thread Pitches. This is a standardized thread pitch that adapts to many muzzle devices on the market to support the cleaning process. Furthermore, these kits come with an optional 1.375-24 TPI (Male) to 1.1875-24  TPI (Female) Adapter that allows for further adaptation to devices such as boosters and trilugs, again to support the firearm cleaning process.

Our 7″ Titanium Tube 1.45″OD with 1.25″ID Stainless Steel Storage Cups Kit and our 7″ Aluminum Tube 1.45″OD with 1.25″ID Stainless Steel Storage Cups Kit both come with a M34x1.25 Eurometric pitch. Though these two kits do not adapt to aftermarket muzzle devices,  for those looking to clean their pistols and avoid the “Guide Rod Issue” inherent in pistols such as Glocks, Armory Den offers the M34 Booster that will work with these kits.

13.5×1 LH is popular, but most firearms companies such as Sig are phasing them to the 9mm American Standard thread pitch of 1/2×28”  — Due to the phase out that’s happening, Armory Den limits the product offering of the 13.5×1 LH thread pitch . We may eventually offer an adapter but at the time of this writing the three options are:


1) If you have a guide rod issue on your pistol, you can purchase a 1.57” AST Solvent Trap or a 1.40” Halo AST solvent trap, coupled with an ADV1 or ADV2 with a 13.5x1LH thread pitch

2) You may purchase our Radial-8 kit and the additional 13.5×1 LH thread mount

3) Lastly, you may choose to purchase any kit or titanium kit and select the 1/2×28” thread adapter option before adding it to cart. Then you can source external companies for a 1/2×28” Male to 13.5×1 LH Female thread pitch and this will allow for adaptation for cleaning

We get this question quite a bit! These details are included in each of the 1.57″OD product specs and description areas, but we understand that there’s a lot of information to consider.

For each of the 1.57″OD Adaptive Solvent Trap Kits, whether it be the GR5 Titanium, 304 Stainless Steel, Billet Aluminum or Radial-8 Kit, have a 1.375-24 TPI or Thread Pitch.

This thread pitch does not only apply to the tube and thread mount, but to the sealed end cap and each of the storage cups on each of the aforementioned kits, respectively.

Armory Den’s AD-EX D-Cell Solvent Trap kit and 1.57″OD Adaptive Solvent Trap kits, come with standardized 1.375-24 TPI and include a 1.1875-24 TPI Conversion Adapter. The depths of the TPI adapter and cleaning storage cup spacers are fairly deep.
Many muzzle devices or extension devices used on the open market should work, if they do not adapt, we have a Return and Exchange provision within our Terms & Conditions. Stipulations Apply:

Armory Den does not guarantee that muzzle devices, extension devices, or other quick detachable devices for streamlined cleaning that are on the open market will adapt to its products, even if the industry thread pitch matches. Other machining sizes or shapes may create fitting issues. We have yet to hear such feedback, but if you have an issue, we will refund you as long as you meet the refund requirements in the link shared above.

As disclaimed thoroughly on both the AD-EX D Cell Solvent Trap Cleaning Kit and the AD K Cup D Cell Solvent Trap Cleaning  Kit, the term “D Cell” is used simply to give our customers an idea of the size of the kit. Regarding the AD-EX D Cell Kit(s), the storage cup and inner tube diameter is 1.355″. The 9″ K Cup D Cell Kit has an inner tube and storage cup diameter of 1.375″. Therefore, the cups are not interchangeable between these two kits.
Armory Den does not test nor guarantee that its storage cups will adapt to other products on the market, this is not our goal in making our D Cell Kits. Starting with the AD-EX D Cell Kit, all of our D Cell Tube Threads will be industry standard at 1.375-24″, which is the main benefit of the D-Cell referencing.

Important Note: Our 9″ K Cup D Cell Kit has a eurometric thread pitch and is made to be direct thread only for firearms cleaning and will not adapt to any muzzle extension devices.

Pressed stainless steel storage cups are included with our 1.45″OD, 1.05″OD and 1.75″OD Solvent Trap Tube Kits. Depending on the amount and type of ammo used since your last cleaning (i.e. brass or steel), it may require cleaning rods, brushes and tools to be plunged more drastically to free up the debris. Pressed cups are not CNC machined, which we do offer, but can still hold up to heavier or forceful cleaning. However, you were to leave these cups sitting around and dropped something heavy on these thinner stainless steel storage cups, they could potentially end up being damaged or dented. This can prevent usage while cleaning or storing back into the tube for transport.
We also offer more durable kits, such as our GR5 Titanium 1.45″ OD Solvent Trap Tube Kit and 7″ AD-EX Aircraft Aluminum Solvent Trap Kit which include CNC Storage cups. These kits and storage cups have a higher quality build. You do not have to worry about stepping on or dropping something heavy on them and denting them. They are stack easier and harder to knock over during cleaning sessions. The lighter and thinner pressed stainless steel cups can be easily knocked over. If you clean your firearm in your garage (or even a den), they are less likely to be lost, roll under a mounted work bench, or something heavy that you really have no desire of moving.

Certainly! Like any online store, it’s important to offer replacement parts in the event of loss or damage. You may click here to be brought to our Solvent Trap Parts. Search a variety of items that will allow you to continue routine firearm cleaning. If parts are out of stock, please visit us again later for updated stock quantities.

if you purchased one of our Adaptive Solvent Trap kits an would like to create additional storage compartments, feel free to check out our AD Space Connectors that are compatible with 1.57″ OD AST models. How to create more storage compartments with AD Space Connectors.

We have many requests for various thread pitches. Armory Den tries accommodate demand for what is economically feasible. Metric thread pitches are being phased out by many manufacturers with a US presence. Even though AK-47s may always have original threads when it comes to it’s major European manufacturers, the thread pitch is not in enough of a demand for it to be considered as a product addition, production costs would outweigh revenue opportunity.
Currently: 6/13/2021: “Armory Den is researching conversion adapter options that would allow the male/female M14x1 LH thread to convert to a male/female 5/8×24” thread for business feasibility. Please remain subscribed to our e-mail list for future product updates.
Both the ADV1 and ADV2 Muzzle Extension Devices sold by Armory Den for streamlined cleaning and/or to assist in overcoming the ‘Guide Rod Issue’ posed by many modern Browning Style Pistols. Other than external lath-work differences, both of these muzzle devices are identical.

The ADV1 and ADV2 both come threaded in a 1.1875-24 TPI Industry Standard Pitch.

Included Standardized 1.1875-24 TPI Adapter:

This item converts a thread of 1.375-24 TPI to a 1.1875-24 TPI.  This adapter attaches to the industry standard 1.375-24″ TPI tube thread. A setup for those that have a need 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 streamlined cleaning!

This is a very common question and there are many brands, types and models out there. Armory Den does not test products that are sold by other companies, but we do have an entire line of Adaptive Solvent Traps with industry standard thread pitches. Our 1.57” OD GR5 Titanium AST Kit, 1.57” OD 7075 Billet AST Kit, 1.57” OD 304 Stainless Steel AST Kit, and our 1.57” Radial-8 AST Kit, all come with an industry standard 1.375-24 TPI cup | divider and tube thread. These kits will adapt to our optional 1.375-24 TPI (Male) to 1.1875-24 TPI (Female) Adapter.
Our 1.40” Halo Stainless Steel AST Kit comes with an industry standard 1.1875-24 TPI storage cup and tube thread. Even though these are industry standard thread pitches, many third party companies will use slightly different thread pitches, but the same companies or competitors of these companies will offer adapters to convert the threads to one of the two industry standard thread pitches mentioned above.
Armory Den, Inc will not be able to go into detail regarding which third-party company products work with our kits. We recommend sourcing adaptability using the industry standard thread pitches mentioned above!
At the time of writing this FAQ Response, Armory Den’s AD-EX  7″ D-Cell Solvent Trap Cleaning Kit is a brand new launch. The tube comes with an industry standard thread pitch of 1.375-24″, which allows for the adaptation to many muzzle devices on the market that facilitate streamlined and simplified cleaning.
Included TPI Adapter

The included TPI Adapter, is a 1.375-24 TPI Male to 1.1875-24 TPI Female adapter. This adapter can be used (optional) in order to convert the solvent trap cleaning kit to 1.1875-24 TPI, which is also a popular industry standard thread pitch for further muzzle device adaptation for streamlined and simplified firearms cleaning.

This is a very common question and a fairly straightforward one for us to respond too. Depending on the firearm that you are intending on cleaning using an Armory Den Solvent Trap, may require you to establish a few things first: 1.) You must establish if the type, make and/or model has a threaded barrel at all and 2.) If it is equipped with a thread, you must determine what the thread pitch is.
Is it threaded?

AR Style Platforms, such as AR-10s and AR-15s, along with AK Platforms, such as AK-74s and AK-47s, all come equipped with threaded barrels. Therefore, with a few tools you are able to remove the thread protector which is normally a flash hider, then proceed by replacing the exposed thread with the solvent trap of your choice. Once complete with a cleaning session, you will then be able to replace the exposed thread with the flash hider or thread protector. For those interested in streamlined cleaning that does not require the constant removal of the item that serves as the default thread protector, there are muzzle devices such as the AD Trilug that can save a lot of time during cleaning sessions.

Pistol threading is very easy to ascertain whether they are threaded or not. Whether it be a Glock, Sig, HK, or other brand, if you do not see the thread protruding from the front of the pistols’ muzzle (i.e. the barrel is flush or close to it, and ends where the front part of the slide ends), then it is simply not threaded and a threaded barrel will need to be purchased for that specific firearm. If the pistol is threaded, then there will be a threaded portion protruding a fair amount from where the slide ends. This is up to the user to determine as most brands handle factory threaded barrel offerings differently. For example, Sig Sauer offers factory threaded barrels, they offer pistols without threaded barrels and even have multiple lines of their own threaded barrels. Glock on the other hand, ceased production of factory threaded barrels years back with the exception of certain exclusive offerings available from certain distributors (i.e. Lipsey’s and Davidson’s have offered threaded Glock models that were specifically made and branded for said distributors).

*Note: If you desire to use an Armory Den Cleaning Kit for firearms cleaning and your firearm does not come equipped with a threaded barrel, you must purchase one in order for any of our kits to attach to the firearm. Armory Den does not supply these items and due to product liability, can not communicate on any external company products. 

Mine is threaded, but how do I know what the thread pitch is?

Armory Den provides as many resources as possible to assist its customers in finding the best cleaning solution for their firearms; This is specifically why we have provided our Thread Pitch Guide. There is one thing that we recommend customers determine though, prior to moving forward with a solvent trap purchase. Most threaded barrels will correspond with our Thread Pitch Guide, but in light of metric vs US Standard threadings, there are sometimes more than one pitch that a barrel may be threaded in. For example, Sig Sauer barrels and other European firearms used to be threaded metrically. Therefore, rather than a 9mm having a 1/2 x 28″ thread pitch, it would be a 13.5×1 LH (Left Hand Rotation) metric thread pitch. In the same manner, a .45 ACP would have a 16×1 LH metric thread pitch, rather than a .578 x 28″ thread pitch. Many of these metric threads are phasing to US Standardized pitches, but in light of the various aftermarket variations and even factory variations, it is the customer’s responsibility to determine these characteristics.

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William Patterson
May 25, 2021.
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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May 15, 2021.
Great experience Great experience
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May 3, 2021.
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.
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.
Great experience 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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