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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
Our Price: $7.00

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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  1 of 1 people found the following review helpful:
Great product January 14, 2018
Reviewer: Derek W. from Jacksonville Beach , FL United States  
Running a Ronin Tactics belt and these pouches with malice clips for 2 gun competitions and in general hard use classes. Esstac pouches with the kydex inserts have great retention and donÕt move at all, even during full sprints, kneeling, prone or obstacle movements. They also donÕt have any excess material hanging off of the pouches. Everything you need, nothing you donÕt.

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  0 of 0 people found the following review helpful:
These are great. January 13, 2018
Reviewer: Mark C. from St. Louis, MO  
They're affordable, they work (even in other brands of pouches), and are stupid light. Good stuff.

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  0 of 0 people found the following review helpful:
Taco killer December 24, 2017
Reviewer: Steven Mack from Omaha, NE United States  
These inserts hold better than the taco holders. Tight fit and adjustable with a little heat. Holds fully loaded 30 rounds maha very well. Inexpensive alternative

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  0 of 0 people found the following review helpful:
Great and affordable and not just for Esstac gear December 19, 2017
Reviewer: Mark C from St. Louis, MO United States  
I'm almost ashamed to say it but I put these in a Condor shingle and they stay put. They work great. The angle of the bends combined with the Velcro keep the inserts in the pouch and while I have fielded these yet, about 25 pulls just to test them, they seem to work pretty darn well.

I'm sure they work well for there intended purpose too, but I wanted an affordable upgrade to some gear that hasn't worn out yet and they work great.

BTW, I was using standard USGI mags.

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  0 of 0 people found the following review helpful:
I love these things December 14, 2017
Reviewer: Grant Bacon from Wilmington, DE United States  
I use these Esstac KYWI inserts in all my mag pouches. Affordable, durable, and they work. SKD vame through with top-notch service and shipping, as usual.

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