TekMat began on a whim when Dan, inventor of TekMat, was cleaning his AR-15 on his dining room table using his wife’s dish towel as a gun cleaning mat. After many ruined towels, she got fed up and bought him an “official” gun cleaning mat. The gun cleaning mat she purchased was little more than a long piece of felt. It stained easy, it wouldn’t stay in place on the table, and little pieces of fiber kept getting stuck on the greased parts of the gun. This is when Dan decided to make the best gun cleaning mat.