I was trying to find one of these locally. The only ones I found were stainless steel. Would these be safe on a barrel?
Go with the Bore Snake, it does a great job on my SR22-CTI do not like stainless steel cleaning rods.
I prefer something made of a softer metal such as brass or aluminum.
And a lot of folks like bore snakes that allow you to pull through the barrel from the breech.