Not just guns, ammo and optics: some humble and inexpensive items are actually quite useful for firearms users. It's the case of gun cleaning and gunsmithing mats. TekMat, an industry leader in the sector, is expanding its product offerings for 2020. For cleaning and maintenance: TekMat cleaning mats offer a wide choice of designs.
Tekmat products are proudly made in the US (Texas, to be precise) and “designed to keep firearm components organized and protect workbenches”. They “include firearm-specific diagrams and parts listings to aid in takedown and reassembly”. You can choose between two sizes. 36” x 12” (for rifles) or 17” x 11” (handguns) – enough to handle a fully disassembled handgun with room to spare for tools and accessories. Prices are 23.99 USD and 13.99 USD respectively. The mats are washable, waterproof, and oil resistant, featuring a soft thermoplastic fiber surface to protect guns from scratching. A non-skid neoprene back grabs onto your workbench while keeping harmful chemicals, oil, and dirt from penetrating down to your work surface. The mat is pliable and will easily roll up for compact storage.
Dye-sublimation printing – unlike simple silkscreening used by other mat manufacturers – ensures that the design will not fade or wash away because the heat transferred printing impregnates the ink into the fibers for a lifetime of durability. Moreover, the diagrams, parts listings and illustrations are useful when disassembling and re-assembling. Some mats are even double-sided, with diagrams and illustrations on both sides (price for these is 16.99 USD).
Over 60 firearm diagrams and designs are available, including Beretta, Browning, GLOCK, M&P, Ruger, Sig Sauer, Smith & Wesson, and many others.