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

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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.

How to install

Adjusting the KYWI for different magazine heights

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  1 of 1 people found the following review helpful:
almost convienent April 3, 2015
Reviewer: Utter from WY United States  
With my pmags these pulled out of my pouch with the mag really screwing up my reloads. The velcro was a nice thought but ultimately was pointless. I had a chunk of kydex left over from a holster project and just formed a similar setup with a Bic lighter and re shaped these ones to grab my mag pouches better. YMMV but for my setup it wasn't a direct fit. It would have been convienent if I didn't have to tweak it but looking back I should have just made my own to start with.

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  0 of 0 people found the following review helpful:
Excellent! April 3, 2015
Reviewer: Zach from Canada  
The product does exactly what it was designed to do. Kydex is an extremely durable material, and it retains my mags perfectly. 10/10 would recommend buying this from SKD!

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  0 of 0 people found the following review helpful:
Retention! April 3, 2015
Reviewer: Morris Serenatas from Columbus, OH United States  
These little items are fantastic.  Great retention.  Nice and sturdy!  Easy installation.

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  0 of 0 people found the following review helpful:
Awesome product April 3, 2015
Reviewer: Eric Anderson from Lehi, UT United States  
This make re-holster of mags super slick. Definitely a great purchase.

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  0 of 0 people found the following review helpful:
great product April 3, 2015
Reviewer: Tyler Smith from Canyon, TX United States  
These work great in any nylon style AR pouch. They secure the mags well and are a consistent pull to remove. Highly recommended product.

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