The Otis Elite® vs Elite Range Box – What’s the Difference?

So you’ve decided to make an investment in a complete gun cleaning kit for all your gun care needs but now you’re torn between the Otis Elite® Cleaning Kit and the Elite Range Box. Both are great options and will set you up for success but there are some differences. Let’s break it down and give a side by side comparison of some of the biggest differences.

Otis Elite® Elite Range Box
Caliber Range .17 cal – 12 ga .17 cal – 12 ga
Case 15”x8”x4.5” soft carry case 24”x11x8” range box with gun vise
Portable Yes Yes
Removable Tactical Cleaning Kit Yes No
Bore Brushes Included 22 16
Ripcords® Included No Yes - .22/.223cal, .30cal, 9mm, 12ga
Lens Cleaning Included Yes – lens cloth, lens tissue, lens spray, lens brush No
Precision Tools Included Yes – scraper set and nylon AP brush Yes – scraper set, nylon/bronze & stainless steel AP brushes
Solvent Included 3 – 0.5 fl oz bottles of Shooter’s Choice FP-10 Lubricant Elite® 0.5 fl oz bottle AND 4 oz bottle of Shooter’s Choice FP-10 Lubricant Elite®, 0.34 oz syringe Shooter’s Choice All Weather Grease, precision applicator set
AR Cleaning Chamber Brush Chamber Brush and B.O.N.E.® Tool
Price $149.99 $199.99

While there is some variety in the components in each kit, the most notable between the two cleaning kits is the cases they come in. The Elite case is a soft carry pouch. It can be transported easily and comes with a complete Tactical Cleaning Kit inside for an even more portable carry option. The Elite Range Box comes in a portable range box, although it is larger than the Elite case. It does have plenty of extra room for adding to your cleaning gear. It also doubles as a gun vise. There are adjustable arms to hold various firearms and one specifically for AR style rifles.

Consider the Elite if you have a great work bench at home, or plan on doing most of your firearm fine tuning at home as it is more portable than the Elite Range Box. The Elite Range Box is still portable although a big bulkier – but – if you don’t have a dedicated work bench set up, the Elite Range Box can fill that void.

The Elite Range Box has a couple extra cleaning features that the Elite does not. The Elite Range Box includes four Ripcords - .22/.223cal, .30cal, 9mm, 12 gauge. The Ripcord® is a one-pass pull through cleaner and you can learn more about the Ripcord® here or in this blog post. The Elite Range Box also includes the B.O.N.E.® Tool – a handy gadget to clean the bolt carrier group of AR style rifles.

Is lens cleaning important to you? The Elite has it included. Do you want the added versatility of a small carry case to throw in your pack or range bag? The Elite comes with a complete Tactical Cleaning Kit inside it – swap out components to customize for your particular needs that day.

And what about price? The Elite comes in at $149.99 and the Elite Range Box at $199.99.

Still not sure which one is best for you? Send us an email at or give us a call at 1-800-OTISGUN and we’d be delighted to understand your needs and recommend the best option for you.