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

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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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Works Great October 30, 2015
Reviewer: Anonymous Person from TX  
No issues so far. Easy to install and they work perfectly as advertised.  Perfect level of mag retention.

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Simple secure solution October 7, 2015
Reviewer: Jeffery Hamilton from Castle Rock, CO United States  
Of course, SKD customer service is a benchmark for what others should aspire to.

The item itself fit nicely into my mag slots, and I did a pretty aggressive test - no falling out, even with a loaded mag, but were easy to draw from. I've not ever been a fan of mag pouches with any kind of closure, even the bungee cord.

Problem solved! Now I wish ESSTAC would sell the darn things separately for handgun mag pouches like they do for rifle pouches!

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this is the coolest thing October 7, 2015
Reviewer: Martin Pazdera from Ft. Worth, TX United States  
I wish I'd thought of this.  It has great retention on all my mags in all of my pouches that I have.

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Esstac Kydex inserts work great! October 7, 2015
Reviewer: Julio Arnez from Fort Washington, MD United States  
I purchased to work with my Haley Stategic D3 Chest Rig. They work perfectly. I decided to trim them for a better fit but wasn't necessary. I would definitely recommend these for your pouches.

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Great Product October 7, 2015
Reviewer: Ben from OH United States  
Exactly what I was looking for.

Hold my magazines without the need for bungees.

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