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Esstac 762 KYWI (Kydex Wedge Insert)

Esstac 762 KYWI (Kydex Wedge Insert)
Esstac 762 KYWI

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Our Price: $7.00

Stock Status: In Stock
Product Code: ESS.214


Esstac 762 KYWI (pronounced "kiwi")

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 7.62. They are compatible with M14, FAL, SR-25, DPMS, Pmag magazines. 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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4.5 of 5 Total Reviews: 11 Write a Review

  0 of 0 people found the following review helpful:
Inserts July 7, 2017
Reviewer: Anonymous Person from Dickinson, TX United States  
Bought these to insert into my 7.62 placard for the Mayflower APC for quicker access during matches. No velcro in the placard but they held in just fine, even when the M14 locking tabs would grab the divider webbing. Quick shipping.

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Doesn't really fit m1a mags February 24, 2017
Reviewer: Steve from GARDEN GROVE, CA United States  
If you take your time... You can squeeze them in... But as they are they are too tight to realistically fit 3 mags. I had to modify and rip stitches so they would fit. Also the bottom of the pouches are folded inward and stitched so the "lip" catches the edges of the mag so they have to be forcefully pushed in/past the stitching. Not a lot of options for us m1a guys...I was really hoping these would work. I also bought judex inserts to try and aid in magazine inserting but that also isn't work. There isn't enough room/fabric to fit around the magazines. If they were about .25-.5 inches bigger all these issues would be mitigated... Too bad...

All the materials used were good and the stitches were great.

This product shouldn't be labeled as usable for m1a magazines. Also mags fit perfect with room to reinsert one handed. Ar10 mags were the same. M1a, fal, steel box mags are a no go.

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Quality product November 8, 2016
Reviewer: John H from Randolph, NJ United States  
These inserts are well made and have Velcro that keeps them nice and snug inside the pouch. Not much else to say about them other than they do the job quite well. A big thanks to the skdtac team for the quality service and fast shipping!

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Holy Grail for mag pouches...not yet. October 7, 2015
Reviewer: Charles Ho from Hayward, CA United States  
These inserts are about 4" tall and I found that they will fit inside a TT open top .308 single mag pouch perfectly.  The top of the insert is just flush with the mouth of the pouch.  I was hoping to put together a chest rig that would pull double duty with 5.56 and .308 mags.  5.56 mags aren't quite snug enough.  .308 mags slide in and out great with just the right amount of friction.  I haven't tried AK mags yet.

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762x54..... not 7.62x39 August 3, 2013
Reviewer: erik deshane from Owasso, OK United States  
the m4 kiwi's seem to hold ak mags with the same retention

I guess these may be necessary for an 7.62x54 /.308 magazine.

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