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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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Does as advertised July 30, 2014
Reviewer: Robert Maeker from College Station, TX United States  
Great addition to a mag pouch. I despise bungee retention. It defeats the purpose of a quick reload. These allow for full exposure of the magazine with full confidence in the magazines retention.

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Esstac 556 KYWI (Kydex Wedge Insert)30rd June 25, 2014
Reviewer: Walker Chapman from MI United States  
Best kydex inserts I've ever used. I recommend this amazing product 100%. This is great for reloading quickly without havin to worry about those pesky pull tabs.

Cheap, great quality, works, easy installation, and works perfectly in my Tactical Tailor Fight Light Shingle

A little hard to swap mags in and out at first but after doing it a few times there's a little more give but definetly not enough for the magazine to just fall out.

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KYWI good...! June 2, 2014
Reviewer: justin metcalf from martell, NE United States  
Love these things. All retention bungiees are getting cut off my mag pouches & replaced with KYWI's.

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Crye JPC with Esstac 556 wedge June 2, 2014
Reviewer: Jim Matthews from So Cal  
I took the chance these would work in my Crye Precision JPC.  Fit was perfect and these inserts make the Crye JPC even better.  No w I need to retro fit my BCM split front harness.  Outstanding product.

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  1 of 1 people found the following review helpful:
Very secure, Faster reload than shock cord April 14, 2014
Reviewer: Derek from FL United States  
I was curious how these would work in my Mayflower UW Gen IV since there is no Velcro inside the mag pockets. They work awesome! the inserts hold fully loaded mags very tight and they take about 5 seconds to install. I'd recommend these to anyone looking to upgrade their chest rig.

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