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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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Does the job September 28, 2014
Reviewer: Orion Pax from Buckeye, AZ United States  
This insert fits in my condor pouch securely without the need for Velcro.  Its a little short but so far it has not affected performance.  Great upgrade to your pouch if you don't want bungee cords.  Good firm grip on full mags without worry of falling out.

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Esstac 556 Wedge Insert September 28, 2014
Reviewer: Anonymous Person from La Habra, CA United States  
Excellent for open top pouches. Holds PMags securely, while allowing quick/easy removal

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Great item September 28, 2014
Reviewer: Foster Liu from Columbus, OH  
Very useful I put 3 in the front panel of my JPC, It works great but little bit thick.

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Esstac 556 KYWI September 28, 2014
Reviewer: Jimmy from OH United States  
In the photos of the description for the product, there are two KYWI's. I was under the impression that they cam in sets of two. My mistake? Probably, but the description could have been a tad more clear. Seems like a good product otherwise.

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Making your exsisting mag pouch better September 28, 2014
Reviewer: SGT Dennis J Morida from Afghanistan  
Placed in my Emdom AK double mag pouch to hold (2) M4 Pmags. They were out of double wedges and I did not want to wait for restock so I used (2) wedges. I heated up one side of both Wedges and straightened it. Placed into the pouch and works great. Good retention and fast smooth draw for speed reloads. great piece of equipment. I wish I had these on my last 4 deployments.

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