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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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MAGS / POUCHES NOT INCLUDED

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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Try this one November 22, 2016
Reviewer: MacTaggart from USA  
Pop one of these in each back pocket of your jeans or carhartts and you have a genuine hillbilly mag pouch sure to infuriate and agitate your local spec ops seal ranger wannabe.  Try it, you don't have to look like you are going to Abbottabad to be ready to throw down.  It works, surprisingly well.


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Love it October 25, 2016
Reviewer: Giovanni S from Fayetteville , NC United States  
I use it on my kit and it does wonders. Easy to use takes a bit of practice to get use of them. If you don't want hard tacos buy this.

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Necessity is the mother of invention October 24, 2016
Reviewer: Majorwest1 from East Alton , IL United States  
No more bungee type retention that dry rots, breaks, melts and all the other failures. I guess you could wear the kydex out after about 100,000 pulls. Great product. My wife says the make me better at sex.

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Great insert October 24, 2016
Reviewer: Anonymous Person from Tyler, TX United States  
Debated between this and the Haley insert. Picked this one based on cost (cheaper but it was also on sale on top of that) and the fact that it functions more or less the same. Used it in a carbine class today and had no problems with it not holding form and they never moved from the pouch (Haley Strategic D3 chest rig). I liked how the velcro hooks helped keep things more in place. However, I think maybe something that might be as sticky but less abrasive (depending on your application) might be some type of tacky rubberized material.

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Great August 1, 2016
Reviewer: Paul D from Temple Terrace , FL United States  
Worked as advertised, fast shipping!!!

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