I first bought one for my shotgun to use in the field, now I own one for every caliber gun I own, even my pistols. I love it, they work better than most of the screw together rods and patches. I would highly recomend them to anyone.
I personally don't like the snakes for bores. Just a preference. I like using a good old brass rod and bronze bore brush with some Hoppes No.9 in the bore. I think the rod and brush give you a bit more authority in cleaning stubborn areas.
Let me start off by saying that I am a scaredy cat.
For someone that spent 3 years in 82nd Airborne jumping out of all manner of military aircraft, my friends find this ludicrous - but... it is what it is!
Climbing stand? Yep, still scared - put me up 15' and that is about it.
Ladder stands? I am better in these - but still cautious.
Chain on stands? Used to love them, now they terrify me.
I was once ridiculed for putting chain on stands waaaay too high - some of my friends...