Product Specific Questions
You will need to use the 1/2×28” thread mount in order to attach it prior to cleaning your .22lr.
- GR5 Titanium 1.57″ OD Adaptive Solvent Trap™ Kit (additional storage capability during transport)
- GR5 Titanium Series II 1.57″ OD Adaptive Solvent Trap™ Kit (additional storage capability during transport)
- 304 Stainless Steel 1.57″ OD Adaptive Solvent Trap Kit (additional storage capability during transport)
- 7” GR5 Titanium 1.45”OD Tube Kit with 9 Stainless Steel Storage Cups
**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!
The GR5 Titanium 1.45″ Tube has a m34x1.25 thread pitch (euro-metric) and the GR5 Titanium 1.57″ OD AST and the GR5 TITANIUM 1.57″ OD AST Series II Kits have a 1.375-24 TPI thread pitch (more standardized). Previously, 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 Muzzle Extension Device.
The Armory Den Product Development Team is always listening to customer feedback and one of the most common requests related to the 7″ GR5 Titanium Tube Kit was related to standardized configurations for streamlined cleaning. Many of our customers expressed their need to clean AR Style Platform Rifles (AR-15 and AR-10 Rifles), but did not want to dedicate unnecessary time and energy removing their firearm flash hider with a vice and AR Wrench in order to attach and detach their 7″ GR5 Titanium Tube Solvent Trap, but many of these customers really liked this kit. Furthermore, customers’ wanted more a more streamlined cleaning approach that a standardized tube thread would provide; allowing for adaptation to various muzzle devices for quickly attaching and detaching their solvent trap for each cleaning session.
The Armory Den Product Development Team listened and created the M34x1.25 Metric to 1.1875-24 TPI Stainless Steel Conversion Adapter. This adapter also work on the 1.45″ OD Aluminum version.
Because the GR5 Titanium 1.57”OD AST Kits (Series I and II) have 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 Muzzle Extension Kits to support the pistol cleaning process for those with guide rod issues.
The GR5 Titanium 1.57”OD AST Kits (Series I and II) also allow for additional storage space and the ability to create storage compartments for various cleaning supplies.
The Series I and Series II GR5 Titanium AST Kits are very similar in many ways, but there are some notable differences as well –
- Grade 5 Titanium
- 1.18″ Inner Diameter | 1.57″ Outer Diameter
- Adaptive Modular Storage Cups that provide additional cleaning supply storage compartments
- 1.375-24 TPI Kit Thread Pitch (Applies to the Adaptive Modular Storage Cups, Tube Extension, Sealed End Cap, and Thread Mounts)
- Interchangeable with other Adaptive Solvent Trap Kit parts that sport a 1.375-24 TPI Thread Pitch
- The Series II GR5 Titanium AST Kit has a max length of 7″
- The Series II GR5 Titanium AST Kit has an octogonal exterior that many customers prefer (some claim it allows for easier loosening and tightening to ensure a tight seal and minimal leakage)
- Different tube extension exterior with with different lathe-work
Due to product liability purposes, we are unable to make specific kit recommendations. It is important to know though, as long as the solvent trap cleaning kit comes with the correctly threaded mount (1/2×28″), then any solvent trap will work for cleaning your .223 | 5.56 NATO. For a .223 the 7” titanium tube with stainless cups with 1/2×28 thread mount is a popular option by far.
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.
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. Stainless Steel has a polished finish like titanium and won’t have the issues that threading onto aluminum would have since these two metals have a similar hardness.
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 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.
The only option that is currently offered by Armory Den is our 13.5 x 1 LH mount that is made for our AD Radial Series 1 Kit. This mount is standardized though at 1.375-24 TPI and thus, should work with other cleaning kits that match this thread!
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.
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.
Armory Den will not claim to know each and every firearm, nor has Armory Den tested the cleaning of each and every firearm in existence that a solvent trap kit will work with. If a bolt action rifle has a threaded barrel, it is possible to clean the firearm, but many firearms have different takedown mechanics. Therefore, users should study the firearms they own to understand if it makes sense to attempt to supplement firearm cleaning with a solvent trap cleaning kit!
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.
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.
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.
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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