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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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  0 of 0 people found the following review helpful:
awesome piece of kit February 3, 2016
Reviewer: man b from stockton, CA United States  
These wedges are cool, so in a nut shell if u have a single mag pouch u wanna convert into a speed reload source;if these wedges fit, they might be a good choice for you. I used these in my d3 chest rig from HSP. I ran everything from closed top velcro pouches, bungee cord pouches, and even snap button pouches. Being sick and tired of having to fumble with these retention devices, simple friction retention as in the case of the esstac wedges make a great solution for the shooter who likes his reloads smooth

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Great Piece of Kit February 3, 2016
Reviewer: Anonymous Person from Camp Lejeune, NC United States  
Bought these to augment some Tac Tailor shingles for our SSP. They retain magazines well and with minimal fitting, allow you to cut down on extra gear without loosing mag retention.

Having used both HSGI and the ITW fastmags, these are preferred as they are a highly effective low profile, low cost augment to your kit that won't make you look like a geardo.

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kywi February 3, 2016
Reviewer: josh from the dalles, OR United States  
Holds mags very secure. Im using these in a mayflower gen 4 chest rig and the mags are held tighter than I expected good for retention but I find I fight them in and out a little bit maybe they will work in a bit with use. Skd is my go to site shipping is fast and pain free. Keep up the great work.

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smart product February 3, 2016
Reviewer: SCOTT from WESLEY CHAPEL, FL United States  
I love my KYWI pouches ... saw this & took a chance.No regrets ... used 3 separate ( non-Esstac ) pouches & placed it in my "emergency"reload pouch. Works fine just shoved in , but I plan some adhesive velcro on inside of pouch just to make sure .

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  0 of 0 people found the following review helpful:
Excellent accessory for the Recon Rifle Bag January 17, 2016
Reviewer: Bill from NORTH CHARLESTON, SC United States  
Perfect addition to the front mag pouches of the Recon Rifle Bag. They add both form and function by allowing quick and secure placement and removal of 30 round Magpul 556 magazines.

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