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

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List Price: $7.00
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Product Code: ESS.213



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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Perfect match July 21, 2016
Reviewer: John M from Vernal, UT United States  
I purchased the Kydex Inserts for my Condor Double 5.56 Magazine Pouch.  The pouches are staggered, so I was worried that the 20 round inserts were not going to work like the 30 round inserts in the tall magazine pouches.  So, to Mt delight, they fit PERFECTLY!!  I am deploying in 10 days and I was worried that the items were not going to arrive in time, so I took a chance and you guys rock!!!!!!!   I received the inserts so quickly I couldn't belive it when I tracked the package and it said it was delivered.   I will recommend SKD Tactical to anyone and everyone that wants quality tactical equipment at killer prices!  Their shipping is lightning fast and now I am equipped to fight for my country without worrying if my equipment will hold up.

John Mertz
U.S. Army Ranger
1st Battalion,  75th Regiment

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Repeat purchase! July 21, 2016
Reviewer: Youngblood from Texas City, TX United States  
I put these in all my mag pouches. Positive retention without something over the top of the mag. Absolutely love them.

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Excellent product, decent shipping time, can't use July 21, 2016
Reviewer: Jimmy G  
I bought these to put into the kangaroo pouch of my JPC, after reading that they fit and worked well. It took about two weeks for the set to arrive.

I put them in and they stuck out a ton. I tried to run a loop of paracord around the top to squeeze it a bit smaller, but it still wasn't doing the trick.

It's a great product, it's just not right for what I need it for.

Also does not fit in Flyye and Condor shingles.

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Esstac Inserts July 21, 2016
Reviewer: John M from Vernal, UT United States  
I had recently purchased a Condor Triple Stacked 223/5.56 Magazine Pouch.   The magazine pouch was offset (one tall with a shorter one in front of the tall pouch) and came with the paracord lines.  I ordered 1 of the 30 round Esstac Kydex Insert to see if it would fit and it was a perfect fit.  It Fit so well, I could pull the magazine in and out without the insert coming out.  So I ordered 2 more 30 round magazine inserts.  Now the short magazine pouches was much shorter, so when I ordered the 2 tall inserts, I purchased 3 20 round short inserts in hopes they would fit like the tall ones.  Well, to my joyous surprise, they fit PERFECTLY.   The inserts stay in place perfectly without the problem of trying to sew velcro to the insides of the mag pouches.  They work perfectly in my Condor Magazine Pouch.  I have tested them in different environments and under maximum stress and they retain my magazines whether I am running, swimming, climbing,  or upside down.

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Worked in jpc with modifications July 11, 2016
Reviewer: Anonymous Person from Antioch, IL United States  
When I put these in my jpc, it held the kangaroo pouch open too far. I ended up using the fuzzy side of self adhesive Velcro to hold the open end somewhat closed and put additional Velcro that corresponded to the kangaroo pouch on the outside. The finished product looks similar to the Ferro Concepts insert. The Kiwi's work great now.

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