Esstac 556 KYWI (pronounced "kiwi")
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.
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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