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Sealed end caps play an essential role in the firearm cleaning process. Sealed end caps are a component of a solvent trap, which is a tool that attaches to the end of the barrel of a firearm and is used to capture or “trap” cleaning solution. End caps serve the purpose of creating an air-tight seal at the end of the solvent trap tube so that it effectively contains the solvent and prevents any leakage.

Typically, there are two types of end caps for each solvent trap – a threaded end cap and a sealed end cap. The sealed end cap attaches to the side of the solvent trap tube on the opposite side of the barrel, or the end of the tube, while the threaded cap is used to attach the tube to the firearm. The sealed end cap serves the most significant purpose, as it is designed to ensure that the solvent and any debris dislodged during cleaning remains trapped within the tube and does not escape.

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Sealed End Caps

Routine cleaning is pivotal to the performance, reliability, and longevity of a firearm. That being said, most of the cleaning solutions used in the process of firearm maintenance contain strong chemicals that can be toxic and dangerous if allowed to come into contact with human skin. Using a solvent trap that includes a high-quality, properly installed sealed end cap is the key to preventing this from occurring, protecting the user, and allowing for the safe and proper disposal of used solvent once the cleaning process is complete.

One may wonder why a removable end cap is necessary… instead of just making it a forged closed-off end-piece. Well, with a removable end cap, you can easily remove the internal components for draining and cleaning to ensure your solvent trap can be reused endlessly without damaging the device or leaving material built up inside.

Sealed end caps can be constructed of a variety of different materials. For best results, we strongly recommend choosing sealed end caps made from either stainless steel, titanium, or high-grade aluminum, such as aircraft aluminum. This is critical because the use of low-quality alloy materials can lead to eventual breakdown and malfunction of the end cap. And when this happens, your risk of exposure to cleaning chemicals will dramatically increase.

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Different Materials

If you’re looking for a solvent trap, you will find three different materials that most are made from. These include aluminum, steel, and titanium. Similarly, sealed end caps are made from these materials, so let’s consider the advantages and disadvantages of each. Sealed end caps also come in various shapes and styles, including round and hexagonal, which tend to be easier to tighten and loosen with a wrench.
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Materials

Aluminum

This is an extremely lightweight material and perfect for bringing your solvent trap with you to the range for mid-session cleaning. Unfortunately, this metal is also far more delicate than the other options, and it is easy to cause damage when taking the end cap on or off as well as when placing the weight of the firearm on it during cleaning.

Steel

With a steel end cap, you will not have to worry so much about causing damage from over-tensioning or abuse. This metal is some of the most durable on the planet. However, it is also much heavier than the other options. This can make it more unwieldy to use during cleaning and more cumbersome to bring on the go. Plus, unlike other options, it can suffer from rusting if it is not drained and appropriately cleaned after every use, potentially leaving your end cap stuck and difficult to remove.

Titanium

Titanium is likely the most popular choice out there, and this amazing metal combines some of the lightness of aluminum with the durability of steel. This makes it a solid choice for end caps, and unlike steel, you will not have to worry about rusting.

One other important thing to note when considering which types of sealed end caps to purchase is whether or not they have been designed within legal parameters. Sealed end caps that feature dimples or center marks can raise a red flag with the ATF, as they may indicate the user’s intention of solvent trap modification. To avoid this and ensure compliance with the law, users should purchase ONLY sealed end caps that do not contain any type of center mark.

Final Thoughts

Besides the other components that a solvent trap is composed of, such as the thread mount, storage cups and the tube, the sealed end cap is an important component that allows solvent to be trapped and released during and after cleaning sessions.

Armory Den manufactures and sells solvent trap kits and parts that are within legal parameters and known guidelines. This includes our sealed end caps, which do not contain any illegal center marks. To view our extensive inventory or to place an order, please click here.
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