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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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MAGS / POUCHES NOT INCLUDED

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.

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Adjusting the KYWI for different magazine heights

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give'em the clamps April 20, 2016
Reviewer: paul from Camp Pendleton, CA  
So I had a friend that has these, I liked the idea so I got some as well and I'm very glad I did.  I thought that they would be difficult to install into my chest rig, I was completely wrong, they are so simple to install.  Just pinch them shut and slide in, its the same to take them out.

They keep my mags very secure, and when doing speed reloads while conducting fire and movement its nice to know that my mag wont be 10m behind me when I need it, also because of how the insert helps the chest rig keep its shape, its much faster to put the mags back in.



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556 KYWI April 20, 2016
Reviewer: Smith. S from Grove City, OH United States  
Used in a TAG Gladiator chest rig so I would not have to use the bungies for magazine retention. The fit is excellent and I did not have to add velcro to the inside of the mag pouches to hold in the wedge inserts, they hold in the pouches perfectly without. They do bulge the pouch a bit, however they compress under pressure so it is a non-issue to me.

Would recommend to a friend.

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Inserts April 20, 2016
Reviewer: Chad C from Lincoln, CA United States  
Esstac makes quality gear and SKD ships it with unrivaled speed.

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Esstac 556 KYWI (Kydex Wedge Insert) April 20, 2016
Reviewer: Mark H from Palm Coast, FL United States  
Awesome product. Purchased to use in my SWAT vest. Best option for retention and quick reloads!!!! I will be purchasing more for my patrol vest!!!


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Kydex wedge insert April 20, 2016
Reviewer: Lopez M from Middle East  
Works great. I have 3 in a CRYE Precision JPC. Have not slipped out and keeps magazines secure.

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