The Safariland Group completed the sale of its KleenBore brand of firearms cleaning accessories to Taylorville, IL-based Pro-Shot Products, a family-owned business and leading manufacturer of American-made firearms cleaning accessories. Financial terms were not disclosed.
“The KleenBore brand has a rich history of providing a comprehensive line of quality gun care tools for law enforcement, military and sports shooters,” said James Imhoff, vice president and general manager for Safariland’s Diversified business unit. “It’s been a trusted brand delivered around the world for more than 40 years, so it’s fitting that Pro-Shot Products, a family-owned business for almost four decades, committed to offering quality gun cleaning accessories, is now home to the KleenBore brand.”
KleenBore was established in 1977 when Paul Judd, a sales associate for Yankee Hill Manufacturing, sought to offer a civilian variant of the M16 sectional cleaning rod set. The original set, sold under The Safariland Group as KleenBore’s Model S170, has maintained popularity through today. A multi-sectional two-piece steel rod made for .22-.45 caliber handguns, it is manufactured with durable nylon handles that rotate smoothly, allowing brushes and jags to follow the rifling while cleaning.
“KleenBore is one of the most reputable names in gun maintenance, offering some of the most dependable products in the industry,” stated John Damarin, president, Pro-Shot Products. “The heritage and dependability of the KleenBore brand aligns with our goal of offering quality firearms cleaning accessories that work faster and easier.”
The KleenBore brand includes an extensive line of precision-machined or crafted brushes, jags, bores, patches and rods designed to keep handguns rifles, and shotguns working properly, especially after a hard day on the range or in the field.
The Safariland Group offers a number of recognized brand names in these markets including Safariland Armor, Duty Gear and Communications, Bianchi, Defense Technology, Break Free, Hatch, Med-Eng, Identicator and NIK.