TYR Tactical

MS Clean: The Magazine Shaped Cleaning Kit


Peter Palma used his experience as a Marine, including his dissatisfaction with the issue cleaning kit, to create the MS Clean. The MS Clean is a hard plastic cleaning kit shaped like a 30-round STANAG magazine, which allows it to fit into any pouch, pocket, etc. that would fit a STANAG mag; it’s dimensions are slightly larger than the actual magazine so it can’t accidentally be seated into a mag well. This makes the kit readily available while also keeping parts organized. The MS Clean is currently in the prototype phase and is available for funding on Kickstarter.



19 Responses to “MS Clean: The Magazine Shaped Cleaning Kit”

  1. Flight-ER-Doc says:

    Wow. What a brilliant idea! Can’t wait to get one.

  2. reverend says:

    (forehead slap) That’s one of those “WHY DID I NOT THINK OF THAT!?!?” idea!

  3. Andrew says:

    Eh, I don’t understand why it has to be the shape of a mag… If it was not curved and just a rectangle, it would still fit in the same pouches and not be mistakable for a mag at night time. I don’t want to wait until i try to stuff it in the gun to find out its my damn cleaning kit.

    • Oglee says:

      5.56 mags have a very slight curve, it should not make much of a difference. I have got to get one. This is a great idea for a cleaning kit.

      • Andrew says:

        I’m not saying it’s not a good cleaning kit (although I do not know the contents so I cannot really comment on that)… Why is it a great idea? Why is it beneficial for it to mimic the shape and texture of a mag? Perhaps I am missing something, so please enlighten me (don’t take that sarcastically, I am really trying to figure this out).

        • Justin says:

          Fair point, but Why would you put your mag shaped cleaning kit into a mag pouch that you would try to access for actual ammunition? I think it’s a cool idea that takes advantage of the fact that there are a myriad of mag pouches out there. If nothing else, it’s a novel idea.

          • Andrew says:

            You obviously wouldn’t place a mag shaped cleaning kit in a mag pouch used for sourcing ammunition… However often times mags are stashed all over, whether its inside a pack, on the back of a pc, on the back or side of a pack, etc… So why have something that could be mistaken for a life saving item that you may need in a time is life situation even in the equation. You hit the nail on the head with “it’s a novel idea,” but it should be treated as nothing other than this IMO.

        • NICKydex says:

          If the shape did not mimic a magazine, they couldn’t call it the M(ag) S(haped) CLEAN(ing) KIT, now could they???

  4. Bill says:

    Bad idea to carry it in a magazine pouch.

    • In a mag pouch where you keep mags, you’re correct. Putting a mag pouch on your pack or somewhere else and stashing this seens like a cool idea. It needs a lube bottle profiled to fit inside it.

  5. Chris says:

    I can see the idea behind it fitting in a pouch benefical with all the molle covered packs/rucks that are out there. You could take any pouch from CIF and attach it to your ruck/assault pack and always have access to your cleaning kit. Carrying it in the same area as your reloads would be a fail.

    Also, the shape and design will appeal to folks who are obsessed with all thing magpul and will buy it simply for that fact.

  6. 2-BPM says:

    The next person I see using a TACO pouch for anything other than mags or a pistol mag pouch to hold their leatherman, Or double M4 mag pouch to hold smoke grenades is getting throat punched. They might try to stick their water bottle, dip can or purple smoke into their mag well!

    • I think rather than what they choose to put in a Taco or other pouch typically used for mags, would be the thought process of placement. It is not so much the pouch itself, but where they place it as it relates to where they generally draw ammunition from.

      That said, please do not let this ruin your plans to throat punch people for doing things you do not like. πŸ˜‰

      • Joshua Breaux says:

        I think 2-BPM was being sarcastic, stating that you should not put anything in a pouch other than what the pouch was intended for. What I think he is trying to say is that we all have put things in pouches that are not specifically intended for warfighting and the idea that you can’t use a magazine shaped cleaning kit because you might ry and place it in your weapon during the heat of battle is obsurd. We train and train until changing magazines is second nature and we sometimes place certain pouches in a standard place as per SOP; example our first aid/blowout pouch. So I presum that if you had a magazine shaped cleaning kit in a pouch placed in a standard specified place on your rig and train with this in place I don’t think it would be an issue, in addition it could be produced in a color such as red or blue or what ever color so as to stand out from actual magzines so that you would know immediately that it was a cleaning kit. In closing, I don’t think that a magazine shaped cleaning kit is an issue and look forward to getting one when production begins.

  7. Ryan says:

    I like this idea. There are huge numbers of civilian shooters who have ‘tactical’ rifle cases that have pockets for mags, and not much else. This is just the thing for them.

  8. Ken says:

    I am going to dissent. A cleaning kit has no business displacing a loaded magazine in first or second line kit. It definitely should not be packaged like a magazine when shit hits the fan. It may be a tacti-cool package for the PX but has no place in a load-out outside the FOB.

  9. CapnTroy says:

    Looks like a great place to store extra rounds!

    Would be really cool if it had some sort of compressed metal wire in it to push the extra rounds through a slot in the top so that I didn’t have to open it up to access the extra rounds…