Rated 5 out of 5 by UncleCy TICO shotgun cleaning tool
These are the amongst the best, quickest and easy way to clean your shotgun barrel(s), I have been using these for many many years. When cleaning my Trap guns I put a patch over the end before pushing it out through the barrel, the patch collects most of the fouling leaving the cleaning tool almost clean when removed. I also use a bore snake for cleaning my semi-1100 competition skeet gun as I can do so quickly without removing the barrel.
February 5, 2015
Rated 5 out of 5 by Poochini Great product that makes shotgun cleaning a breeze
Cleaning a shotgun couldn't be easier. Run this rod through each barrel a couple of times for a polished shine. Very happy with the way it works and its durability. If it wears out ill buy another.
November 5, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by Juliejules Tico Tool
I'm very pleased with my order of the tico tool and i'm very pleased with L.L Beans shipping as well. Over all everything was awesome. Thanks L.L Bean
February 29, 2012
Rated 4 out of 5 by TomJV Tico Tool
Sorry! I haven't actually used the tool yet(hence, the 4 stars). I'll say that I bought this tool because I couldn't find it anywhere else. The price was OK and it arrived as promised. I used to have a couple of these and always liked them. Naturally, you have to clean your shotgun the old fashioned way, but this is a quick and easy way to get it 80% clean after a shoot. My dad likes the bore snake, but I think it's a "pain in the neck" to use.
January 4, 2012
Rated 5 out of 5 by THatch Best Camp Cleaning Tool EVER ! !
I just found my broken tico tool after my wife dropped a baby seat on it. I've had it for 15 years. It has been used weekly during hunting season every year since I bought it new. Mine has had oil and BreakFree sprayed on it hundreds of times and all it takes to clean it is a little BreakFree and a couple of paper towels, or one shop rag. Spray it down and give it a few strokes with the towel and it's ready for storage in the sleeve. If it gets broken during shipping, it's the courier's fault, not cheap manufacturing. The tool was designed to go down the barrel of a shotgun, and that is exactly what it does, and very well, I might add. I am getting another one from LL Bean in 20ga and 12ga, and I hope they lasts at least half as long as the original one did. I have no reason to believe that they won't. Excellent cleaning tool ! ! !
December 24, 2011
Rated 4 out of 5 by trapshot performace expectations
I purchased the Tico tool in June and use it 1-2 times per week. It is performing well and seems to be holding up fine. The oiling attachment is quick and effective. My opinion is this tool saves a considerable amount of time and gives good coverage. After use a quick wipe with a paper towel or cloth seems to keep it clean. The shipping/storage tube is durable.
October 31, 2011
Rated 5 out of 5 by jimmyjames8800 for a quick clean after shooting
Tico tubes have been around a long time and if you go to a big trap or skeet club, they are standard issue. All serious shotgunners use the Tico tube to quickly clean powder residue out of their barrels. When they get dirty black from use. Time to get a new one. Wouldn't be without it.
December 14, 2009
Rated 1 out of 5 by HunterFisherman Hunter/Fisherman
The core of this item is wood and very fragile. The first item I ordered arrived damaged in shipment primarily in my judgement because the item is so flimsy. I do not expect the item to hold up at all in use. I also believe it will be incredibly difficult to clean. The instructions indicate the product will not hold up when used with powder solvents often used for bore cleaning. What's the point if you can't use the right products with this tool. I wish I didn't have it and would not recommend it to anyone.
June 17, 2008