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Esstac 556 KYWI (Kydex Wedge Insert)
Esstac 556 KYWI - Kydex Pouch Insert


 
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BLUF: Upgrade your shock cord retention to ultra fast, and secure kydex.


List Price: $7.00
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Product Code: ESS.213


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Esstac 556 KYWI (pronounced "kiwi")


by Sean
Esstac Shingle Mag Pouch with KYWI - I like that these mag pouches bridge the gap between hard plastic and soft/ cloth mag pouches. The retention is perfect. I prefer open top mag pouches to any other type because when you need more ammo you REALLY need more ammo. Fumbling with a velcro flap or even a bungee can be out of the question for the first 4 mags at a minimum. View More SKD Staff Picks


Don't Like bungee topped magazine pouches? Prefer an open topped pouch for rapid magazine changes? Then these new user-installed Kydex upgrades for the Esstac Wedge magazine pouches and Boar series chest rigs are for you.

The Esstac KYWI (Kydex Wedge Insert) allows you to have the option of swapping out all your existing Esstac bungee retention inserts with a quick open topped friction retention design, or swap out just a few for quicker access while leaving the rest of the mags with the added security of the bungee topped inserts. Magazines in the Kydex have enough compression against them to hold the magazines in place even when the pouch is upside down yet with a quick pull on the magazine they release for speedy deployment.

The spring loaded nature of these Kydex inserts keep the mouth of the Magazine pocket fully open for ease of magazine reinsertion yet hold the mags tight under compression. The apex of the KYWI that contacts the magazine sits above the Mag catch bump when the magazine is in place, so the mags "click" into place.

These will work with all Boar series chest rigs and Wedge pouches in 5.56. They are compatible with Pmags, USGI, Orilite, Thermold and Lancer magazines as well as most other 5.56 AR-15/M4/M16 type magazines. Aluminum and steel magazines may need sharp edges chamfered to alleviate excessive wear to the Kydex.

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Adjusting the KYWI for different magazine heights



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Very secure, Faster reload than shock cord April 14, 2014
Reviewer: Derek from FL United States  
I was curious how these would work in my Mayflower UW Gen IV since there is no Velcro inside the mag pockets. They work awesome! the inserts hold fully loaded mags very tight and they take about 5 seconds to install. I'd recommend these to anyone looking to upgrade their chest rig.

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Awesome idea, perfect execution April 6, 2014
Reviewer: adam from RI United States  
Simple idea that makes your mag pouches both more accessible and more rigid. Makes retrieving and inserting mags seamless. LEO necessity.

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Kydex Wedge Insert April 3, 2014
Reviewer: Kirk from CARTERSVILLE, GA United States  
This is a good product and solution for mag pouches. I hated fumbling with the cord that secures the mags in the chest rig as well as manipulating the mags into the mag pouch. The wedges open up the pouches and hold the mags securely in place. I shook the chest rig upside down to encourage the mags to fall out and they retained in the pouch. You need to use a little force to be sure the mags are secured by the wedges as well, give a solid pull to remove the mags. I am quite pleased with this product.

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Just What I Needed April 3, 2014
Reviewer: Wu from Plano, TX United States  
I have a Tyr Hybrid that I had the local Haj tailor modify to fit my Strandhogg. It has retaining bungies which slow my emergency reload. These are being modded to work currently, but these are gonna fit the bill nicely.

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Kydex Wedge Insert March 31, 2014
Reviewer: Voodoo1 from Carmel, NY United States  
The Kydex Wedge Insert's arrived in true SKD Style..FAST ! Fit nicely into the TAG Molle Shingle Pistol Enhanced Mag Pouch (5.56). PMAGS and the standard Colt fit tight and passed the invert test. I believe these will definitely assist in equipment confidence and reloads.

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