I had cleaned my guns after shooting on Black Friday using my normal cleaning process. I thought they were clean. Wrong. As stated in another post on our Black Friday experiences, I had stopped at a local gun store. While I was there I purchased som cleaning jags among other items. I had never seen the jags before but I was told that they make a dramatic difference, well they certainly do! This is from my 1911. I had already cleaned the gun as usual and this morning I decided to use the jag and clean it again to see if it did clean better and here are the results: Man, what a difference and I thought this gun was clean before. The patches had come out clean before using the jag. Well it is clean now. I definitely recommend using a cleaning jag now that I've seen the results for myself. This gun was cleaned Friday. I used a brush with Blue Wonder followed by dry patches then followed up with Hoppes Elite cleaner and more dry patches, followed yet again with Hoppes Elite Oil on a patch. The patches were clean when finished. Now today I cleaned again as a test but using the jag instead of the loop for a patch. The jag bushes the patch into every little nook, cranny and groove and makes a dramatic difference.