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Esstac 556 KYWI (Kydex Wedge Insert)
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


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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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5 of 5 KYWI October 21, 2019
Reviewer: Scott Winkler from Marsing, ID United States  
Great product, holds the Mags in great in both my plate carrier and chest rig, excellent balance in retention  (not too tight, not too loose).I will recommend them to others. Fast shipping aswell. Great customer service. Will definitely order more gear from this company for all my Kits.

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5 of 5 Better than expected October 17, 2019
Reviewer: Anonymous Person from Fredericksburg, VA United States  
I had seen the KYWI online, but they are better in hand. Real good product.

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5 of 5 gets the job done September 17, 2019
Reviewer: Phantom30 from Niceville, FL United States  
The inserts are indeed for 20 round magazines, they slide down into a 30 round pouch.  I have put steps in the bottom of the pouches so they are lifted just be below the lip of the pouch.  They grip a little tight when fully inserted, but you can partially slide the mag up so the extraction drag is lighter.  they do the job

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5 of 5 Can you use them with AK mags August 24, 2019
Reviewer: Jason from Texas  
Can you use them with AK mags

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5 of 5 5.56 kydex wedges August 19, 2019
Reviewer: Brandon Lok from San Francisco , CA United States  
Instead of buying the esstac 5.56 pouches with inserts, you can buy the wedges for a fraction of the price and insert them into existing pouches you have in seconds and they work the same, excellent!

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